|Make it personal: When talking to local elected officials, tell your story with passion, evocative anecdotes, and solid data.|
|Know your reach: How many people do your programs impact every day? every month? every year? Did you include your virtual audiences? How many visitors does your website garner each month? Each year?|
|Understand your value: Be prepared to tell your legislators how you are meeting the needs of Montgomery County’s residents and visitors. Highlight how many children, seniors, adults, residents with dissabilites, and/or tourists you serve.
|Present your impact: Realize the economic impact of your organization using the Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 Calculator from AFTA and Frame your comments within the larger Montgomery County economic impact study HERE.