Sample Documents

Tier 3 museum members can login and search for almost 1000 sample documents related to museum operations.

Professional Networks

Organized around job responsibilities and areas of common interest, Individual Members can access 22 Professional Networks.

The Bookstore

The most informative and authoritative professional literature on every aspect of museum operations. 

Recorded Webinars

Affordable, accessible and convenient online learning opportunities for you, your staff and your colleagues.

Financial Stability


The Alliance shares standards on Financial Stability


This section has resources on assessing readiness; case statements (including economic impact); development program management; fundraising software; development planning; and evaluation of fundraising efforts; and trends in philanthropy.

Fundraising Methods and Sources

This section has resources on fundraising methods and sources, corporate sponsorship and in-kind goods and services.

Earned Income

This section has information about revenue generated when someone purchases a product or service from the museum. This includes revenue from facility use, food service, licensing, museum store and travel programs.

Financial Management

This section addresses accounting asset management, audits, budgets, financial reports, internal controls and retrenchment.

Legal Issues

This section provides resources on legal and tax financial issues relating to museums.