The Alliance offers several resources for building your advocacy skills, learning about Congress, making your case and getting involved in advocacy for your museum.
There is no need to wonder just how important it is to engage in advocacy for museums. This is a comprehensive primer on what advocacy entails and why it matters.
You might think your museum job has nothing to do with advocacy or public policy. Nothing could be further from the truth! See some of the federal, state and local issues that impact museum professionals in a variety of roles.
This brief Museum article includes key questions and answers about getting involved in advocacy for your museum.
Tools to Advocate
Throughout the year there are several legislative issues affecting museums. The Alliance has several templates to make communicating with your legislators easy. Personalize and send letters to your legislators today.
Engage legislators and other stakeholders in the work of your museum, every day of the year, wherever you are located.
This excerpt from “Speak Up For Museums: The AAM Guide to Advocacy” includes the nine reasons why your board is such an advocacy asset, and insider advice from a local elected official and fellow museum colleague.
What was the last thing you advocated for—what movie to see this weekend, or which restaurant to go for dinner, or the destination for your next vacation? We are often advocating without even realizing it. Use our 75 ideas to get started advocating for your museum.
Help make the case for museums to your legislators, locally. We’ve made it easy to get involved with our step by step guide.
This brief form allows you to easily capture for legislators the vast reach of your museum in your community. Personalize with your logo and share with your community today.
This brief form allows you to provide a snapshot for your legislators of the educational impact of your museum. Make sure your legislators know all you do to educate your community.
Enter your address to find your federal and state legislators and their office and contact information.
We have created a new members-only resource to help see how elected
officials are doing on key public policy issues affecting museums.
Please login to access these records and find out if your legislators are standing up for museums.
Many members of Congress are not fully aware of all that museums do in the communities they serve. Start your conversations with these simple, powerful facts about museums.
Want to learn how to be a good advocate for your museum, but don't have a lot of time? Check out our online advocacy programs and learn more about advocacy for museums.
Getting involved in advocacy can be fun and easy. See our top ten list of tips for engaging in effective advocacy.
Meeting with elected officials doesn't have to be intimidating. Get our best tips for making sure your meetings with any elected official go as smoothly as possible.
Taking the time to learn about your legislators is an invaluable asset to advocacy efforts at any level of government. Learning about your legislators can help set you apart from the others competing for your legislators' time and attention.
Legislators have incredibly hectic schedules, but legislators and their staff want to hear from constituents like you. Being prepared to accommodate their demanding schedules can help you make your case.
Understanding the process is an important part of effective advocacy. Use our guide to get a quick handle on key phrases and procedural terms used in Congress.
Can I Advocate?
These days, every year feels like an election year. Museums and nonprofits can participate in advocacy and advocate on behalf of their mission. Learn what is and is not allowed in our election year advocacy guide.