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ProfilePicFor history organizations, nonprofits, and even government agencies, it can be a big challenge to find the expertise you need to fulfill your mission, while at the same time meet regulatory standards and stakeholder demands. This is especially true when you’re faced with complex and daunting archival projects where it’s not obvious how to successfully execute the project, let alone know where to begin.

In understaffed and under resourced organizations, who’s supposed to do the work? Who has the expertise required? And where’s the budget for all of this?

Hi, I’m Rachael. And I know better than anyone how difficult it can be to find the right resources, staffing, and know-how to properly manage your collections. My mission is to empower archives, museums, historical societies, and government repositories to tackle these projects with confidence, and minimum effect on tight budgets and overwhelmed staff.

Need an expert help with preserving, organizing, digitizing, and displaying collections? Is your archival project too much to handle?

Organizations with history collections often can’t afford experienced and dedicated staff to preserve, organize, digitize, catalog, and display collections. Even when staff can’t be hired permanently, professionals can be brought in for temporary assistance. I have the expertise needed to come into any collection situation and work with the staff available to create a plan, deliver training, manage the work, and implement sustainable actions to protect, manage, digitize, and present historical artifacts.

Need funding for your project?

Because financing outside expertise can be a challenge, I can help you acquire more resources by helping you find and apply for grant opportunities that match your mission. For many organizations, grant funding is pivotal to cover the additional resources and expertise needed to get the the job done right. This is especially important if your project is bound by any specific ethical and professional standards; where cutting corners can result in a project’s failure, or worse: impact future funding, give rise to legal action, and soil an organization’s reputation.

Let’s work together! Schedule a free 60 minute consult call, to learn how I can turn your vision into a reality.

Or, feel free to connect directly at 503-922-3402, consulting@rachaelcristine.com.

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Rachael has a way of being extremely comforting when working with you. Launching a new program isn’t an easy experience, but she had empathy and expertise in evaluating my website, resume, and Linkedin profiles, while also interviewing me about my program intention. She researched and analyzed the data available, and she then provided excellent feedback to help my program’s voice come through as clear, confident, and consistent.

Rachael delivered her promised assessment to me well before our previously scheduled date. She was thorough and professional. It was a welcome surprise to have the information back to me so quickly and helped me gain momentum.

Rachael was comfortable and approachable. As I was between positions, she was fair with fees as well as payment plans. She was extremely accessible and knowledgeable.

-SPF

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The work Rachael has done as Archivist at Linfield is inspiring. Finding, categorizing, recording and shelving the history of Linfield College was long overdue. Rachael not only takes the lead role in determining what needs to be held onto by the college, but she is inspiring student interest in archiving. Doing a great job as an archivist, and helping inspire the next generation of archivists, that’s a pretty awesome combination. Bravo to Rachael for saving the history of Linfield College! – DP

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