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Lobbying

The Alliance has compiled this set of lobbying resources from amongst its own offerings as well as those throughout the nonprofit and museum sector.

Alliance Resources

Policy Issues

The Alliance shares position papers and resources on federal funding, federal education policy, charitable giving incentives, and other key issues facing museums.

Guide to Election Year Activity

Between staggered congressional elections, special elections and presidential elections, it seems that every year is an election year. In this climate of increased scrutiny and public accountability, museum professionals need to be aware of how involved they can and cannot get in local, state and federal elections. To help museums comply with Internal Revenue Service (IRS) guidelines, the Alliance has resources to share with nonprofit museums regarding their 501(c)(3) status and election-year advocacy activities.

Year-Round Advocacy

The Alliance shares ways you can participate in advocacy locally and throughout the year. Suggestions include creating an advocacy plan and forging relationships with your CVB or tourism board.


Other Resources

The Basics of Lobbying

The Texas Commission on the Arts shares basic information about lobbying and advocacy.

Election Dos and Don’ts

Independent Sector shares this helpful 1 page PDF document to assist organizations that want to get involved in voter education, voter registration, and get-out-the-vote activities without violating any legal restrictions.

Lobbying Activity Report Form

The Texas Commission on the Arts shares a lobbying activity reporting form for organizations to track lobbying work and lobbying expenditures.

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