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May 2007

Federal/State Partnership Website

launch date
10 May 2007

Federal/State Partnership is delighted to introduce the executives of the 56 state and jurisdictional humanities councils to its new "Working Together" website. This site is designed to be a central repository of the documents and information you need to do your work with Federal/State Partnership, available when you need it.

Our goal is to make this website a useful resource.

This e-newsletter will introduce you to this password-protected site and help you find your way around it.

The url is www.neh.gov/partnership.

Working Together
Click on this image or the url above to enter the site. The username is fed state and the password is partnership.
 
the entryway
what Federal/State Partnership does
mark the calendars for the next site visit
content-rich websites & other council activities
resources for nonprofits
NEH



Thank you for helping us with the initial test of the site. Please feel free to share it with your colleagues and to be in contact with us about it.

Websites must constantly change to remain current. We look forward to your guidance as our website continues to grow.

 

the entryway

The first page of the site serves not only as a detailed navigation tool to the site, but it also provides a description of the work of Federal/State Partnership. You can get up-to-date contact information for each council, with notes about changes of executive, council, name, and address. Get a quick email link to Sara Ogger, for example, so that you can welcome her as new executive of the New York Council for the Humanities. While you're there, read her bio.

Need to check out the legislation or the finer points of NEH grant management and matching guidelines? No need to run to a file cabinet—just check online.

Perhaps a new board member has joined your council since the last NEH new board member orientation session at the annual Federation conference last November. Introduce your new colleague to the work of NEH even before the meeting in Williamsburg by using the orientation slide show available on the first page.

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what Federal/State Partnership does

Federal/State Partnership is the office of the National Endowment for the Humanities that is devoted to working with the 56 state and jurisdictional humanities councils.

On the Federal/State Partnership page there are links to our staff's contact information and bios, as well as information about the general liability insurance provided the councils by NEH (the 2007-2008 policies will be in the mail to you within a few days), information gleaned from the annual compliance plans submitted by councils—take a look at that chart of governance data, and NEH grants awarded to councils.

If everyone on your staff does not receive the e-newsletter sent out by Federal/State Partnership approximately every six weeks, there is a link where they can sign up to get it.

This section includes a slide show on the work of Federal/State Partnership.

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mark the calendars for the next site visit

The Federal/State Partnership website provides the full packet of information about the self-assessment reports and site visits for the 2007-2011 five-year cycle.

You can also find in which year your council's self-assessment and site visit are scheduled as well as when your interim narrative report will be due. As you think about who would be the best site visitors, review who has served which councils as site visitors in the past.

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content-rich websites & other council activities

One of the striking changes that has happened on the web over the last few years is the development of content-rich websites by state humanities councils.

The section of the website dealing with council activities includes a section about these websites—take a course in Alaska history, listen to terrific radio programs, read magazines online, discover the history of the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands, travel Arizona, learn everything that can be learned about Georgia.

NEH's We the People initiative has led councils to deliver an array of creative programming about American history and culture. See the range of this work in the presentation Dwan Reece made to the National Council in 2006.

We will be adding to information about the work that the councils do. Please send information about your council that you would like posted on the Federal/State Partnership website to Kathleen Mitchell.

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resources for nonprofits

Build a logic-model, buy software at a very reduced price, read the latest wisdom from Ruth McCambridge of the Non-Profit Quarterly—the place to go for a quick library of resources is the resources page of the Federal/State Partnership website.

If you have favorite sites to share, please let us know so they can be added to the page.

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NEH

The National Endowment for the Humanities is the largest funder of the humanities in the country. It provides general operating support grants to the 56 congressionally-designated state humanities councils and it also makes competitive awards to councils through its other divisions and offices.

To reach people and offices in NEH, go to the main contacts page. There you can get links directly to NEH offices, program, and staff.

While the We the People section of the Federal/State Partnership website deals with the work councils do under this initiative, the NEH We the People site covers all WTP projects funded by NEH. That link is on the first page.

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FEDERAL/STATE PARTNERSHIP
National Endowment for the Humanities
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 603
Washington, DC 20506
202.606.8254, main number
202.606.8365, fax

Edie Manza, director
202.606.8257
Kathleen Mitchell, senior program officer
202.606.8302
Shirley Newman, program assistant
202.606.8254
Dwan Reece, senior program officer
202.606.8266

visit www.neh.gov to keep up with the
National Endowment for the Humanities