Making a financial case statement is a skill that every development professional should know how to do. The Alliance has compiled this set of resources on creating different kinds of case statements from amongst its own offerings as well as those throughout the nonprofit and museum sector.
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.
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 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.
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).