Wednesday, February 16, 2022
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm Eastern Time
Want to learn more about how to approach advocacy and connecting with elected officials year-round? Wondering how to prepare for your Museums Advocacy Day Congressional meetings or other advocacy visits and how to work with fellow advocates during a visit? Or how advocating for museums can help you build your own advocacy skills you can use throughout your career and in advocating for issues you care about? Effective advocacy isn’t just for Museums Advocacy Day. Built around frequently asked questions from advocates and participants like you, and scheduled to give you time to apply this information while preparing to participate in Museums Advocacy Day, join us for this Deep Dive session to get actionable strategies and information to help you be an effective advocate for yourself and for museums.
Note: This webinar workshop is one in a series of four weekly, live webinars in February available to registrants of Museums Advocacy Day 2022. If you have registered, a link will be sent directly to you prior to the event.
About the speakers:
Meg Winikates has more than twenty years experience in museums and education. As Director of Engagement, she leads NEMA’s advocacy efforts, coordinates the program for the annual conference, generates workshops and programs with the aid of the Professional Affiliation Gathering chairs, and edits New England Museums Now, NEMA’s professional journal. Previously, she worked as the Programs Coordinator for the Art & Nature Center at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA. She has also worked at the Discovery Museums, the Longfellow National Historic Site, the Paul Revere House, and the New England Aquarium, among others. She currently serves as board member for the Sharon Historical Society, and also on the leadership council for MassCreative and the steering committee for Create the Vote (MA).
Nicole Allen White is the Director of Government Affairs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where she manages the museum’s government relations for city, state, and federal initiatives and works cross-departmentally to advance the museum’s external relations and civic priorities. Prior to joining the Art Museum she served as the Director of Policy & Community Engagement at the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance. While at the Cultural Alliance, she successfully spearheaded the campaigns to restore and maintain funding for the Philadelphia Cultural Fund. She holds a B.A. in Communications from The George Washington University and a J.D. from Drexel University School of Law.
Donna K. Sack is Vice-President and Chief Program Officer at Naper Settlement where she is part of a team transforming the outdoor history museum. She has over 30 years experience leading historic sites, museums, and museum associations into the future. She serves on numerous Boards and is currently Chairwoman of the Illinois State Museum Board. She is a frequent speaker on advocacy, DEAI, and museum best practices.
The statements and opinions expressed by panelists, hosts, attendees, or other participants of this event are their own and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of, nor are endorsed by, the American Alliance of Museums.