I came across this very interesting study about effective advocacy. I know it’s a fairly long read–complete with charts and tables–but it’s worth taking the trouble to download and read. This link will get you there:
“This analysis and framework can be useful to any kind of organization interested in increasing its effectiveness related to advocacy…”
One point that I found especially resonant is the importance they place on leadership. Where is the leadership we need to advocate for the arts–with the public as well as with government? In fact, why should government pay any attention to our voices unless we have the support and following of a large public. I am reminded again of the environment movement.
Where is our David Suzuki?