Make Your Case

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.