Blackbaud Inc. is again partnering with the American Alliance of Museums to host Museums Advocacy Day in the Nation’s Capital.
The event advocates federal support for America’s museums. Officials from across the country gather for a day of issue briefings and then meet on Capitol Hill with members of Congress and their staff members.
Since 2009, more than 1,700 advocates have come to Washington, D.C. for Museums Advocacy Day and delegates have made more than 2,350 congressional visits.
Blackbaud Inc. recently donated $1 million to the International African American Museum, which will be built on Charleston’s Gadsden’s Wharf.
“Blackbaud is proud to join forces with over 300 advocates, including museum directors, trustees, educators, development officers, government relations, visitor services, volunteers, students and business owners, to bring a unified message to Congress, share stories demonstrating why museums are essential and describe how federal policies affect museums,” Kevin Knight, Blackbaud’s senior vice president and general manager, said. “We feel compelled to stand by our customers and help educate our lawmakers on the vital role museums play in the communities they serve."