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Case Statement

The Alliance has compiled this set of resources on creating a case statement from amongst its own offerings as well as those throughout the nonprofit and museum sector.

Alliance Resources

Economic Impact Statement

The Alliance provides a brief form that allows museums to easily capture for legislators their vast reach in their communities. The online form can be personalized with a museum’s logo and shared with its community.

Educational Impact Statement

The Alliance’s educational impact statement that allows museums to provide a snapshot for legislators of the museum’s educational impact (Download Word document, 1 page).

Museum Facts

The Alliance shares information about the value of museums to share with members of Congress. Museums can use these facts to make the case for their museum and the communities they serve.


Other Resources

Arts & Economic Prosperity Calculator

Americans for the Arts provides a tool that helps organizations estimate their economic impact on their local economy. These analyses are based on research findings from the 156 communities and regions that were part of Arts & Economic Prosperity III, Americans for the Arts’ national economic impact study of nonprofit arts and culture organizations and their audiences.

Basics of a Case Statement

This article from The Balance gives a good overview of development case statement, its purpose, how to create one and the various components.

Campaign Solicitation Kits

Tony Poderis from RaiseFunds has an article that details the elements of a case statement, campaign brochure, and publicity effort.

Creative Economic Development

The National Assembly of State Arts Agencies provides a resource center with economic development materials such as practical tools, timely information, and strategic technical assistance.

Helpful Tips for Contacting Legislators

The Minnesota Council of Nonprofits offers tips for preparing a case statement that can be used during legislative sessions (PDF).

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