Policy Issues

American Alliance of Museums

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

American Alliance of Museums

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

American Alliance of Museums

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.

Election Dos and Don’ts

Independent Sector

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

Texas Commission on the Arts

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

The Basics of Lobbying

Texas Commission on the Arts

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

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