When Director Charlene Akers arrived at the Museum the organization was floundering; she knew they needed help.
The question was where to start.
first step would be to apply for a CAP grant.
Having gone through CAP while at the Brown County Museum
(CAP 1990) in Minnesota, she
knew that their CAP report would help put them on the road to recovery.
has started an informal consortium of museums within a 100 mile radius.
Looking back on their experiences, Charlene
advises other CAP museums to look over their reports carefully and determine what can realistically be achieved in terms of both funding and staff time.
key to successfully applying for grants is to, "Just go for it and don't be afraid to fail.
Thank you to Charlene Akers
and Kristen Hoffmann for their assistance with this article.