Standard Services

Ready to take things in a different direction, but not sure where to start? Let’s start here.

Strategic Planning

Systems and plans are key for small organizations to maximize their impact. Everyone’s time is valuable, and it’s essential to regularly assess systems to make sure they’re working well for your entire team. Only by having a good handle on your processes can you begin to discover the best ways to grow. Together, we’ll walk through the process to create a great strategic plan to guide your work.

Packages start at $4000

Education and Interpretation Planning

What’s a museum without people? You have great stories, but are you telling them in a way that connects with your community? Let’s take a look, and together, we can build your audience.

Packages start at $4000

Revenue Planning

It never fails–we always seem to have more ideas than dollars to make those dreams a reality. By taking a hard look at all revenue streams, both earned income and fundraising, we’ll develop a manageable plan to maximize your income potential.

Packages start at $3000

Accreditation or STePS Coach

Great! You’ve made the decision to begin Core Document Review for accreditation or joined the STePS program. But as you get going, is it starting to feel a little overwhelming? I’m here to help, whether it’s providing resources, facilitating meetings, writing policies, or just listening. A monthly retainer program gives you consistency for your budget–and the time to accomplish your goals.

Packages start at $500/month

Public Programs

I’ve given talks on subjects ranging from the suffrage movement to the Texas Centennial to tuberculosis in children’s literature. But I’m always learning, and happy to develop something with your institution or exhibit in mind. Complete list of talks available upon request.

Packages start at $250

Melissa Prycer’s experience as a consummate museum professional has honed her skills at community engagement, program development, informal education, and strategic planning, among many others. She has a vision of nonprofit excellence that enables her to pinpoint institutional challenges, actively listen to stakeholders inside and outside an organization, and ultimately recommend solutions that are right-sized and doable. She regularly shares her knowledge and experience with others in the field, keeping her on the cutting edge of thinking about the role of museums in the nonprofit landscape.  Melissa’s enthusiasm and positive attitude is inspiring and makes working with her a pleasure, and she gets results.

— Elizabeth Stewart, Director Renton History Museum, Renton, Washington.

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