Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Des Moines County Historical Society

  • Burlington, IA
  • WWW.DMCHS.ORG

Mission Statement

The mission of the Des Moines County Historical Society is to educate and communicate to residents and visitors the history and creative spirit of those who have lived in the area known as Des Moines County, Iowa.

Main Programs

  1. DMCHS Museums
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

ruling year

1975

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Ms. Lyle Magneson

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Also Known As

DMCHS

EIN

42-1001602

 Number

6161790921

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

History Museums (A54)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Programs

Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

DMCHS Museums

DMCHS operates three museums, The Heritage Center, Phelps House and Hawkeye Log Cabin, all dedicated to the preservation of this county's heritage.

Category

Museums

Population(s) Served

Adults

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

None

Budget

$138,000.00

Charting Impact

Self-reported by organization

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  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    Improve Operations
    Improve Finances
    Increase Volunteers
    Increase Marketing
    Improve Programs and Increase Education
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    Staff - 1. Provide clear expectations of job duties 2.Establish and implement 6 month reviews 3. Create opportunity for salary increases
    Policies - 1.1 per month to review and approve at each Board meeting
    Technology - 1.Update operating systems for computers 2. Register with Guidestar to create new website 3. Build website with free web hosting through Grassroots.org 4. Install projector in classroom 5.Connect sound system in classroom 6.Purchase and install 3 new computers – classroom, archives, staff break room
    Develop 3 year plan -1. Endowment building 2. Planned giving 3.Memorials 4.Increase annual giving 5.One Time needs 6. Community Foundation 7. Operating Reserve
    Membership - 1. Expand corporate membership 2. More member benefits 3. CNH Day 4. Offer free merchandise 5. Communicate more and better
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    Educational programming - adults and children
    Collections management
    Exhibition
    Development - fundraising - grant writing
    Tours
    Research
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Increased membership
    Increased fundraising
    Expanded and increased tours
    Efficient operations with professional staff
    Increased community benefit resulting in increased support through volunteerism and gifts/donations
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    Strategic planning completed and strategies being implemented
    Current development of new membership structure with increased benefits
    Created position of Museum Registrar and have hired trained professional
    Expanding programming options
    Successfully acquired new technology to meet needs of organization.
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

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Financials

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DES MOINES
Fiscal year: Feb 01-Jan 31

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Operations

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Des Moines County Historical Society

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Ms. Lyle Magneson

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Randy Bloomberg

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?


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CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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