Museum people helping other museum people be
better museum people.
The Advocacy Toolkit is designed to be a central resource for IAM members and others engaged in museum work to learn about why it is important for museums to have a voice in Springfield and Washington D.C., how to advocate effectively to advance your mission, and what are critical priorities for Illinois museums at any given time.
Illinois Museum Day for 2022 was on March 9th. Stay tuned for next years meeting!
Download Advocacy Resources for 2022, including:
Members of Congress are interested to learn about the work that you are doing in their communities. When identifying your representative(s), it is helpful to think—not only about the district in which your home office is located—but also the areas in which you fund. It is likely that your foundation funds across multiple districts.
Identify which Members of Congress represent areas in which you fund or have a connection with.
If you fund in multiple states, it is helpful to consider which Members of Congress may be interested in learning about your work beyond the two Senators from your home state.
Identify your state’s Senators.
HOW TO TAKE ACTION
Here are some printable resources to help you advocate for your museum.