For the past year, we have posted our newsletters - typically sent to only our members - online for everyone in the local history community. Free! Yes, we admit that it's a way to lure in more members and attract new people to our conference and new events like the Fall Workshop and MALHM Mingle.
We're happy to say that strategy has worked. If you still need more convincing, check out the Fall issue of our newsletter - just one of our new member benefits, which also includes a discount on Gaylord Archival products.
Read about "How to host an Instameet," a gathering of Instagram photographers. Glensheen's Marketing Manager Jane Pederson and Instagrammer Rachel Ewell, co-founder of the group @MNCommunity, talk about their recent Instameet #sunriseatGlensheen that produced these great photos by @MNCommunity (left) and @jlberge5 (right) below.
If you're struggling to find enough interesting photos for your Instagram feed, an Instameet can generate 200 to 30o photos AND help you reach a new (and most likely younger) audience.
Those groups who have plenty of funding can ignore our story on "How to win funding from your local townships." The other 99 percent can learn tips on how to successfully ask for this often untapped funding source. Chris Schuelke from Otter Tail County Historical Society, Jill Wohnoutka from Kandiyohi County Historical Society, and Dustin Heckman from Goodhue County Historical Society tell how they went from almost no township funding to thousands of dollars annually from their local groups.