Advocacy Alert – October 31, 2019
Museums Advocacy Day 2020 & Charitable Giving Survey
In this Alliance Advocacy Alert:
- Secure Your Spot at Museums Advocacy Day 2020
- Charitable Giving Survey – Please Respond by November 30
Secure Your Spot at Museums Advocacy Day 2020
Together as a field, we’ve defeated several threats to eliminate federal agencies supporting museums, but we must keep making our case to Congress. Legislators only know how their decisions affect museums if they hear directly from you–the museums and people they represent.
As a constituent, you are in the best position to create lasting change. It’s up to you to make the case for museums to Congress and tell your story of why museums are important to you and your community. Join us February 24-25, 2020 for Museums Advocacy Day, a unique opportunity to network with peers from your region and beyond, build your professional advocacy skills, and hear from federal agency and nonprofit leaders. Learn advocacy strategies and techniques you can use on Capitol Hill, with your city council and state legislators, with local and regional funders, and to advocate for yourself throughout your career.
Being an engaged and effective constituent is your advocacy super-power!
AAM has secured discounted hotel rooms for Museums Advocacy Day 2020. Book your stay at the Washington Plaza Hotel.
Charitable Giving Survey – Please Respond by November 30
Exacerbating existing trends in charitable giving, the 2017 tax law significantly changed the charitable giving environment by doubling the standard deduction. The Charitable Giving Coalition (CGC), made up of hundreds of charities and associations–including AAM–involved in providing philanthropic services to communities across the country, continues to examine the impact of these tax changes on charitable giving throughout 2019 and beyond.
In coordination with CGC, we encourage you to complete this brief, 9-question survey about the need for services in your community and giving trends at your organization. AAM currently plans to collect this survey data periodically. This data will help our efforts to enact a universal charitable deduction, allowing taxpayers to deduct their charitable contributions, regardless of whether they itemize. Please complete the survey by November 30, 2019.