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Case Statement

Economic Impact Statement

American Alliance of Museums

The Alliance shares 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

American Alliance of Museums

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

Museum Facts

American Alliance of Museums

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.

Arts & Economic Prosperity Calculator

Americans for the Arts

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.

Making the Case for Science Centers

Association of Science-Technology Centers

Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) provides resources for Making the Case for Science Centers. The resources include facts, a series of articles, and a summary report of the Science Center Impact Study.

Helpful Tips for Contacting Legislators

Minnesota Council of Nonprofits

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

Creative Economic Development

National Assembly of State Arts Agencies

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.

How the United States Funds the Arts

National Endowment for the Arts
The National Endowment for the Arts provides a comprehensive overview of the public and private funders that directly and indirectly support the arts in the U.S. The resource explains the role of the National Endowment for the Arts and other public partners at the federal, state, and local levels as well as that of private partners, such as foundations, corporations, and individuals (PDF, 33 pages).

State Your Case and Offer a Solution

Texas Commission on the Arts
The Texas Commission on the Arts shares basic information about case statements, which comes from their Advocacy Toolkit.

Campaign Solicitation Kits

Tony Poderis

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

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