November 26, 2020

This week for Thankful Thursday, we want to thank … YOU!

We are grateful to all our VSA members, friends and supporters for all you have done for us this year!

  • Supporting VSA through your membership and donations, allowing us to continue our programs in these challenging times.
  • Rallying together during an extremely difficult time for our field -- providing support for one another as many of our members were furloughed or part of staff reductions.
  • Participating in professional development opportunities, support groups, town halls, member meetings focus interest groups and committees.
  • Sharing projects, content and practices with us and other community members, providing expertise, input and ideas through VSA's Listserv.
  • Continuing to push for change within your organizations and local communities through data-informed decision-making.
  • Continuing to put visitor and community voices at the center of your practice.
  • Working hard on behalf of museums and other institutions everywhere for improving visitor experiences.
  • The joy with which you greet one another after being apart, whether in person or virtually.
  • The energy you bring to participating in this community.
  • The boldness that newer members bring to getting involved and being a part of VSA.
  • The warmth that longtime members bring to welcoming and supporting new colleagues.
  • The (sometimes herculean!) efforts you all make to understand and support learning for our visitors, and for the institutions that serve our visitors.
  • The lifelong friendships and powerful working relationships we've formed together.
  • Your resilience and optimism this past year, and your ability to focus on what matters. 
  • Joining us online, keeping our community vibrant and connected.

Here are some ways to support us:

  • Donate directly at our website.
  • Make a voluntary donation when registering for web chats.
  • If you’re shopping on Amazon, visit smile.amazon.com and designate the Visitor Studies Association as your chosen charity. Each time you shop using the smile.amazon.com portal or by enabling it on the app, Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase to VSA.
  • Renew your membership, become a member if you aren’t one yet and encourage your colleagues to join.

Your gift will allow us to continue providing our members with these valuable benefits:

On this Thankful Thursday and every day, we thank you for your support!