Webinar on Strategies for Financially Sustaining Historic Buildings

The California Preservation Foundation, a statewide historic preservation organization, has been offering a series of lunchtime webinars (well, lunchtime on the West Coast) on a variety of topics that would interest staff and volunteers who work with historic sites, including window restoration, fundraising, architectural styles, historic landscapes, and tax credits.

On Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 12 noon Pacific time, I’ll be sharing a webinar with Jim Newland of California State Parks on building a stable financial foundation for historic sites by rethinking educational programming, strategic planning, revenue generation, and many other topics.  I’ll be talking about the challenges facing historic sites across the nation as well as some basic strategies for balancing mission and money, engaging the community, and becoming a learning organization.  Joining the conversation will be Dr. Diane Kane, a trustee of the California Preservation Foundation and a longstanding preservationist, teacher, and city planner in southern California.

Webinars are a great way to keep informed on the field in the comfort of your home or office at a greatly reduced cost.  The cost of this webinar is $40 per registration for members of CPF; $60 for nonmembers.  And here’s the real bargain:  whether it’s one person or 20, the cost is the same as long as you are all watching from the same computer, so invite everyone you know to join you for lunch!