Because of Eaga: Projects have greater reach, access to expertise and economies of scale Councils can participate in projects they might not otherwise have Stakeholders can learn from each other, from EAGA experts and from broader sector Councils benefit from shared resources and information/materials Councils better understand each other and can coordinate action/leverage others work Advocacy is more powerful because it is targeted, coordinated and presents a united front (coordination) Advocacy is more effective because it draws on expertise and careful and constructive arguments (credibility EAGA is able to reach stakeholders efficiently and demonstrate more substantial impacts than councils would individually