The Museum of the Aleutians shall collect, preserve, and share the rich cultural legacy of the Aleutian Islands Region. Approved by the Museum of the Aleutians’ Board of Directors, March 19, 2012
How Pick.Click.Give. makes a difference
The Museum of the Aleutians (MOTA) serves local, regional (stretching from Attu to Anchorage), and temporary residents, as well as researchers, cruise ship tourists, company heads, birders, and more. We serve elders, many ethnic groups, families, and school children. We work closely with other non-profit entities and volunteers to accomplish our mission and to improve the quality of life in our community. Volunteers and other organizations including the Qawalangin Tribe, the University of Alaska Fairbanks Marine Advisory program and others contribute more than 700 hours of volunteer time by helping with different Museum events. They assist with projects on and off site and during times of heavy visitor traffic. Volunteers also help with exhibits and fundraising events. Our mission of sharing the rich natural and cultural legacy of the Aleutian Islands Region benefits all audiences through MOTA collections and exhibits, educational programs, and research opportunities. The Board of Directors and MOTA staff have a five year strategic plan detailing a set of goals and objectives to be achieved by 2022. These include, but are not limited to, 1) creating policies and planning documents that meet the Standards and Best Practices and developing and diversifying funding streams, earned income, and investment opportunities to meet best practices toward accreditation from American Alliance of Museums; 2) improve collections care and management to ensure best practices, open community access, and increase research opportunities; and 3) build the capacity of education and interpretive programs by expanding connections, partnerships, and outreach of the Museum. As a non-profit, MOTA revenue is primarily derived through grants, fundraisers, and membership. Click.Pick.Give. would assist us in our goals of diversifying our funding streams and expanding MOTA’s networks and scope of outreach. Participation in Click.Pick.Give. would be a great asset for our Museum.