1. Your Society's Next Generation: Reaching Out to New Communities


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    In today’s world, a vast community of supporters for your genealogical society might fall outside the standard definition of “genealogists.” Learn how to work with historians, archivists, government officials, librarians, youth, and others to enhance your society’s meetings, publications, and overall success. Focusing on the resources of the FGS Outreach Committee, this lecture is specifically geared towards Society officers seeking to expand their membership and their societies’ activities. The lecture will begin with an introduction of the various communities (including historians, archivists, librarians, government, and youth) that a genealogical society can perform outreach activities towards, focusing on specific success stories from FGS member societies. The lecture will then focus on methods for developing outreach plans, and implementing them within a genealogical society. Attention will be spent towards developing lectures, newsletter items, and other functions to bring in members “outside’ the genealogical community. This webinar is presented by FGS board member D. Joshua Taylor. “Josh” is a nationally known and recognized genealogical author, lecturer, and researcher. Currently, Joshua is the Director of Education and Programs at the New England Historic Genealogical Society in Boston, Massachusetts. He is a frequent speaker at genealogical societies, libraries, and other organizations across the United States. Active in the genealogical community, Joshua is the current Vice President of Administration for the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS), where he also serves as chairman of the Conference Planning Committee and co-chair of the FGS/ISGS 2011 National Conference. He holds an MLS (Archival Management) and an MA (History) from Simmons College and has been a featured genealogist on NBC’s Who Do You Think You Are? with actresses Sarah Jessica Parker and Ashley Judd.

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    • Social Networking for Genealogy Societies


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      [Note: there is about 6 minutes of audio before the slides start moving!] While thousands of genealogists and family historians have discovered new ways to expand and improve their genealogy endeavors using social networking, there is a dire need for genealogy societies to understand and begin using these same communication tools. This webinar will give genealogy society leaders and members an overview with real examples of how genealogy societies are successfully leveraging social media websites and applications to attract new members and expand their member services. If you think Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites are “just for kids” then think again. Most businesses and non-profits are learning how to attract new customers and members merely by having a “presence” on many of these sites. In this webinar you’ll learn about the latest websites and tools available for free and how some genealogy societies are already using them. These same societies are not only attracting new members but they are also effectively marketing their events and services to the genealogy community and beyond. This webinar is presented by FGS board member and nationally-recognized genealogy educator Thomas MacEntee. MacEntee is a professional genealogist specializing in the use of technology and social media to improve genealogical research and as a means of interacting with others in the family history community.

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      • How to Develop and Implement Affordable Membership Benefits


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        Genealogical and historical societies are struggling to attract and retain members while striving to stay solvent. It is essential to offer tangible benefits year-round. This session discusses best practices that can be put in place to provide affordable benefits to members.

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        • The Shape of the 21st Century Genealogical Society


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          We've come a long way as genealogical and historical societies. New technologies such as blogs, print-on-demand publishing, Facebook, Twitter, mobile phone apps, podcasts, webinars, and others have drastically changed what we can do for our societies. This session discusses how the modern society can provide a rich experience for its members and get its message out to the world. The webinar is presented by George G. Morgan, FGS' Vice President of Membership. George is president of Aha! Seminars, Inc., and an internationally recognized genealogy expert who presents at conferences and on genealogical cruises around the world. George is the prolific author of hundreds of articles for magazines, journals, newsletters, in genealogical publications, and at online sites internationally. In addition, he is co-host with Drew Smith of The Genealogy Guys Podcast, the longest running genealogical podcast, with thousands of listeners around the globe.

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          • Harness the Power of Email in Your Society


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            Email is a powerful tool that, within your society, can build excitement and encourage member participation. Learn the types of email communications that capture attention. Create a professional presence for your organization. Discover strategies for effectively using and managing email. Uncover ways to publicize who you are and what you offer. Attract and keep members!

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            • Calgary Reads - A People Lens


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              • Cultural Humility | Department of Health Education & College of Health and Human Services at San Francisco State University


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                San Francisco State University Professor Vivian Chavez asked me to work with her to produce a 30 minute educational documentary about Cultural Humility, a concept originally developed by Doctors Melanie Tervalon and Jann Murray-Garcia to address health disparities and institutional inequities in medicine. Cultural Humility is now used in public health, social work, education, and non-profit management. Chavez wanted to combine music, poetry, interviews, archival footage, nature and dance to portray the concept. The above documentary is what we collectively created. Rhis documentary has received nearly 16,000 hits on YouTube since August, 2012: http://bit.ly/1aM7IWY.

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                • Food Justice at The New School: Corbin Hill Road Farm


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                  Founded by Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy Professor Dennis Derryck, Corbin Hill Road Farm is a network of rural farms and urban communities in New York. The farm share offers fresh and local produce to those living in the Bronx, Harlem, and The New School, while also encouraging members to invest in the farm itself. By reinventing the traditional Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) model, the shares are designed to be accessible for communities across all income levels. Corbin Hill is a food justice movement that empowers individuals and strengthens community relationships. On one autumn day, New School alumni joined community shareholders for a trip to Corbin Hill Road Farm in Schoharie County for a guided tour and farm-to-table lunch. It was a chance for shareholders to witness the progress of their investment while further enhancing their connection to the rural farmers, investors, and each other. Study non-profit management, urban and environmental policy, human resources, and international affairs at the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy, a part of The New School in New York City. Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy | http://www.newschool.edu/milano THE NEW SCHOOL FOR PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT | http://www.newschool.edu/public-engagement THE NEW SCHOOL | http://www.newschool.edu

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