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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Is my Donation Tax Deductible?

MPMA is a 501(c)3 educational organization.  All donations to MPMA are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Is my payment data secured?

MPMA uses PayPal to collect and secure all payments made for Memberships and Donations.

How do I subscribe to the Job Bank?

To subscribe to the Job Bank click the Subscribe link on the Job Bank page.  If you are not yet logged in, the Login screen will appear.  Log into your MPMA account and the subscription request will be completed.  You will be taken back to the Job Bank page and a green check mark with a Subscribed (unsubscribe) link will be present in place of the original Subscribe link.

Not a Member? If you are a non-member and would like to keep up to date on our events and to sign up for our Job Bank please send us an email with your name and email address to mountplainsbooks@gmail.com to request your login information.  You will receive a welcome email where you can setup your password and instructions on how to subscribe to the Job Bank

How do I change the frequency of the Job Bank emails?

Job Bank emails are automatically set to email daily post updates to subscribers.  To change the frequency of the Job Bank emails, log in to your MPMA profile.   Click the Email Settings and Log tab.  Then click the Edit button on the Email Preferences section.  In the Forum Subscription section, under the Job Bank, choose the preferred option from the drop down menu.  Click the green Save button to save your changes.

What is the Digital Credential Program?

What?

The Digital Credential Program acknowledges professional development within the museum field through digital certificates.

How?

For a small fee, participants who attend a minimum of eight hours in a specific subject area at MPMA's Annual Conference can be awarded a digital credential (or badge). This badge can be shared across social media platforms, blogs, and even resumes.

Why?

Digital credentials feature participants' continuing efforts in the museum field.

Membership FAQs

What is a Group (Bundle) Administrator

A Group (Bundle) administrator is a staff person designated by an Institution, Business, or Academic member to track and add Institutional Affiliate Member individuals (staff, volunteers, and board); Business Staff; or active academic Students to their group membership up to the stated maximum of your particular membership level.  Designated Group (Bundle) Administrators will be sent instructions on how to add members to their group once they are chosen to be the designated staff person.   The word bundle means a group of individuals who are associated under one parent membership.

How do I add a Satellite Museum to my Institutional Membership?

Institutional Members may add Satellite Museums to their membership for $25.00 each.  Select the number of Satellite Museums you wish to add to your Institutional account by going to the Institutional Membership profile and adding the number of satellites in the Satellite Museum Field.  You will be billed for the number of Satellite Museums selected. Satellite memberships renew on the anniversary of the parent museum membership regardless of when they are added to the parent account.

Instruct your Satellite Museum to create its membership profile (no charge for this) by signing up for the Satellite Museum Membership Level on the Membership application [add link to Join/renew page].  MPMA needs the contact information for each of these museums.  Once they have a membership profile and login information, the main Institution's Group (Bundle) Administrator may add them to the Institution's group.

Administrator: 

  • Sign into the MPMA Website with your Institutional Membership account using the designated Institutional (Administrator) email for the account. 
  • Under the Login Icon dropdown menu, select Edit Profile.
  • Select the Membership tab. 
  • Under the Bundle section of the profile, click on the Add Member button.
  • In the Search window, find the record for the Satellite Museum you wish to add to your group by typing the museum's name in the Search box. 
  • Click on the museum's name and then click the Select button to add them to your group. 
  • Repeat this process for each of your Satellite Museum group members.

How do I add an Institutional Affiliate Member (IAM) to my Institutional Membership?

Staff, Volunteers and Board members of an Institution may be added to that institution's Membership for no charge. 

Administrator:

  • To add a staff member to your Group (Bundle) you must be the Group (Bundle) Administrator. 
  • The first step is to have your group member sign up for the Institutional Affiliate Membership (IAM) Level on the MPMA website [add link to Join/renew page]. 
  • Once that individual has a membership account, the Group (Bundle) Administrator can add them to the Institutional group.
  • Sign into the MPMA Website with your Institutional Membership account using the designated Institutional (Administrator) email for the account. 
  • Under the Login Icon dropdown menu, select Edit Profile.
  • Select the Membership tab. 
  • Under the Bundle section of the profile, click on the Add Member button.
  • In the Search window, find the record for the Staff member you wish to add to your group by typing the individual's name in the Search box. 
  • Click on the individual's name and then click the Select button to add them to your group.  Repeat this process for each of your IAM group members.

Alternate method:

  • Sign into the MPMA Website with your Institutional Membership account using the designated Institutional (Administrator) email for the account. 
  • Navigate to the Join and Renew page. 
  • You will be taken to a form where you can add Group (Bundle) members to your Institutional Membership. 
  • Fill out the form to add a member to your group--be sure that the new member has a unique email address. 
  • Click Save to add the group member. 
  • Additional group members can be added by going to the main Institutional Membership account by clicking on the "Return to the bundle list and your own profile" link at the top of the Bundle Member's page. 
  • Once on the main account profile, click the Add Member button in the Bundle Summary section and repeat the above steps to add each new member.

How do I add Students to my Academic Membership?

Students attending an Academic institution may be added to that institution's Academic Membership for no charge up to the limit allowed for the membership level that was selected by the Administrator. To add a student member to your group (bundle) you must be the Group (Bundle) Administrator. 

Administrator: 

  • Sign into the MPMA Website with your Academic Membership account using the designated Academic email for the account. 
  • Navigate to the Join and Renew page. 
  • You will be taken to a form where you can add group (bundle) members to your Academic Membership. 
  • Fill out the form to add a member to your group--be sure that the new member has a unique email address. 
  • Click Save to add the group member. 
  • Additional group members can be added by going to the main Institutional Membership account by clicking on the "Return to the bundle list and your own profile" link at the top of the Bundle Member's page. 
  • Once on the main account profile, click the Add Member button in the Bundle Summary section and repeat the above steps to add each new member.

How can I obtain a MPMA Member Mailing list?

Non-Members: Member mailing address list are available to non-member museum related businesses and museums for a charge of $175.00.  Contact Mountplains@aol.com for information on how to order mailing labels.

MPMA Members:  Institutional members may obtain the member mailing address list for a charge of $100.00.  Contact Mountplains@aol.com for information on how to order mailing labels.

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