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A woman smiles at the camera with short curly dark hair, wearing glasses a dark top and a red necklace.Ember Farber is the Alliance’s Director, Advocacy. In this role, she communicates with AAM’s advocate network and the field about timely advocacy opportunities through Alliance Advocacy Alerts, calls-to-action, social media, and AAM’s multiple print and digital platforms, including AAM’s public advocacy materials designed to mobilize and engage advocates at all experience levels. She works directly with museum advocates nationwide and AAM’s Affiliate, regional and state museum association partners. Ember joined AAM in 2003 and holds a Master’s degree in Political Management from the George Washington University and Bachelor’s degrees in American Government and English Literature and Composition from the University of Virginia.

Her public presentations and advisory work focuses on:

  • Speaking Up: Introductory or advanced advocacy sessions on topics ranging from advocacy basics and best practices to developing a year-round advocacy plan, engaging your board in advocacy, creating your elevator speech, and tools and data to advocate for museums today
  • A Call to Action: Workshops providing a deeper dive into AAM’s advocacy resources and information as well as interactive advocacy activities empowering advocates in real-time
  • Advocacy Skills: Maximizing use of the Alliance’s available advocacy tools and resources, while building your own professional toolbox of critical, life-long advocacy skills

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