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Organizations in the New England region, especially all-volunteer ones, can save money and  put their organization on a path to progress as the result of two offers now available from AASLH and the New England Museum Association.

First, all-volunteer organizations in the New England region that are not currently members of NEMA are now eligible for a complimentary one-year Volunteer Institution Membership (VIM) at NEMA when they enroll in AASLH’s Standards and Excellence Program for History Organizations (StEPs). Membership in NEMA offers a wide variety of benefits including training, advocacy and networking.

stepsbadges-goldStEPs is a self-study program offered by AASLH designed specifically for small- to mid-sized history organizations including all-volunteer ones. The StEPs workbook guides organizations in assessing their policies and practices using a Basic, Good and Better benchmarking system. This allows them to measure progress while working incrementally to make improvements. Bronze, Silver and Gold certificates are earned and help organizations communicate their exciting progress to their community and stakeholders.

Second, ALL current and new institutional members of NEMA that enroll in StEPs receive a complimentary registration for one AASLH live webinar. AASLH maintains a year round calendar of continuing education programs.

Details on how to redeem both offers is sent with StEPs enrollment materials. For more information, contact Cherie Cook, AASLH Senior Program Manager, at or 573-893-5164.

AASLH is excited to join with the New England Museum Association to make these special opportunities available.