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2017 TAM Fundraising Conference

We have recognized a need for more programs that support the requirement for institutions to stay abreast of current trends in fundraising.  TAM is pleased to announce our first fundraising conference, which we hope will become an annual occurrence.


The 2018 Chairs are Allie Nikolaisen, Director of Development for the Fort Worth Modern, and Angie Bulaich, Head of Development for the Kimbell Museum of Art, and we will be welcoming Texas museum folks on Monday, August 28th and Tuesday, August 29th in Fort Worth.


The target audience for this program is Executive Directors, who often wear the hat of fundraiser for organizations that have an annual operating budget of less than $250,000, or senior-level fundraisers working for museums with budgets over that amount.  Session topics will include campaign trends, individual giving structures, and how to build a program for sustainable corporate partnerships.


Registration is now open and a preliminary program is available.  For those joining us from outside DFW, TAM has a block of rooms at the Residence Inn by Marriott Fort Worth Cultural District for $159/night (Monday night only.)  For reservations, call 817-885-8250 and mention the Texas Association of Museums or click here.  For questions and more details regarding this important and exciting program, please reach out to Jennifer Coleman at


Summary Schedule


Monday, August 28 - Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

            12:00 - 1:15 pm         Keynote Luncheon

            1:15 - 1:30 pm           Break

            1:30 - 3:00 pm           Planning a Successful Fundraising


            3:00 - 3:30 pm          Break

            3:30 - 5:00 pm          Corporate Partnerships

            5:00 - 6:30 pm          Cocktail Reception at the Amon

                                             Carter Museum of American Art

            6:45 - 8:45 pm          Dinner - sign up at registration


Tuesday, August 29 - Kimbell Art Museum

            8:15 - 8:30 am          Continental breakfast

            8:30 - 9:15 am          Donor Advised Funds

            9:15- 9:30 am           Break

            9:30 - 10:45 am        Individual Giving: One Size Does Not

                                              Fit All

            10:45 - 11:00 am       Break

            11:00 - 12:00 pm       Special Event Fundraising