What is advocacy? Advocacy is sharing with the public, your legislators, the news media and potential donors the importance of your museum and the value of your mission and work. It can be as simple as chatting with a visitor or welcoming a school group, or it can involve making your case to elected officials. Advocacy is a way for you to build relationships and rally support for your museum. Learn more by reviewing these Advocacy Tips and Tricks provided by the American Association of Museums.

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