Strategies for Local Advocacy in the Arts

Welcome to Activating Heritage 2021!

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.

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