Strategies for Local Advocacy in the Arts
Moderator: Jonathan VanderBrug, Arts Alliance Illinois
Panelist: Ben Lau, Ahmed Flex Omar, Gabriela Juarez
Advocacy is critical to organizational sustainability. It is imperative that non-profit leaders, especially those working in the cultural sector, foster strong working relationships with their local representatives, including alder-people, officials in chambers of commerce, and visitors’ bureaus. Learn some of the effective strategies others in the non-profit sector have developed for advocacy and build strong working relationships with your local representatives in order to be a more effective champion for your community.