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LobbyOpps Package
» LobbyOpps Package

LobbyOpps provides daily delivery of federal, state and local RFPs, RFQs and RFIs for lobbying and advocacy representation to the lobbying community. New opportunities and awards are delivered directly to your inbox with complete project details and contact information.

 
 
Lobbyists.info Professional
» Lobbyists.info Professional

Includes profiles on federal lobbyists, members of Congress, Hill staffers and legislation.

 

 
 
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» Lobbyist Mailing Lists

A phenomenally accurate and up-to-date list of the 32,000+ lobbyists and government relations professionals who directly influence government policies and legislation.

 
 
» Corporate Public Affairs Mailing List

Target the 14,000+ public and government affairs leaders of 2,600 major US corporations.  Choose from a variety of executive contacts with phone, fax and mailing addresses.

 

 
 
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From Activity to Achievement:<br>25 Next-Level Government Relations Metrics that Matter<br>November 12, 2014 from 2:00-3:30 pm EST
» From Activity to Achievement:
25 Next-Level Government Relations Metrics that Matter
November 12, 2014 from 2:00-3:30 pm EST

Too many government relations professionals fall into the trap of using elementary measurements - counting the number of legislator contacts, social media followers, lobbyist meetings, PAC receipts etc. – to organize and gauge progress. This can actually decrease productivity.

 
 
Audit-Proof Your Lobbying Disclosure Filings:<br>Best Practices To Ensure GAO Compliance & Filing Efficiency<br>November 18, 2014  from 2:00-3:30 pm ET
» Audit-Proof Your Lobbying Disclosure Filings:
Best Practices To Ensure GAO Compliance & Filing Efficiency
November 18, 2014 from 2:00-3:30 pm ET

As the end of the year rapidly approaches, are your lobbying disclosure filings in line and compliant?

In order to remain compliant and not waste precious time scrambling when an audit comes, you must install a series of filing and disclosure best practices in advance. Find out what you can do now to protect yourself and prepare while minimizing your time spent on audit prep.

 
 
Fly-in Strategy for 2015:<br>Advanced Planning Tactics for Increasing Legislative Impact<br>December 9, 2014 2:00-3:30 pm EST
» Fly-in Strategy for 2015:
Advanced Planning Tactics for Increasing Legislative Impact
December 9, 2014 2:00-3:30 pm EST

With 2015 fast approaching, now is the time to develop your fly-in strategy. From crafting messaging to preparing your advocates, proper strategy from start to finish will save you a tremendous amount of time and resources and increase your effectiveness. Don't wait until it is too late, start planning now with advice from one of the nation's leading advocacy experts.

 
   
» OnDemand Recordings
 
 
Travel and Events Under HLOGA:<br>Requirements, Procedures and Penalties<br>Recorded on September 19, 2012
» Travel and Events Under HLOGA:
Requirements, Procedures and Penalties
Recorded on September 19, 2012
HLOGA travel and events rules. Sound like you've heard about this before? Don't forget that you must certify that you've read and understood these complex rules - every 6 months.
 
Will you be able to prove that all personnel involved in lobbying efforts - ALL of them -- understood and complied with all the HLOGA travel and events rules?
 
 
Preparing for a GAO Audit of Lobbying Disclosure Reports <br>What you need to know<br>Recorded on December 18, 2012
» Preparing for a GAO Audit of Lobbying Disclosure Reports
What you need to know
Recorded on December 18, 2012
Have you aligned your activities with HLOGA? Don't let the new year find you unprepared. The GAO has now gone through several audit cycles. With leeway for unintentional failure to disclose expired, flawed disclosure and information monitoring will now trigger enforcement actions - and severe civil and criminal penalties.
 
Keeping your political activities, yourself, and your firm in compliance with the law takes attention. Find out what you can do now to protect yourself and prepare.
 
 
Landing New Clients in a Competitive Environment:<br>Key Business Development Tactics to Increase Earnings at Your Firm
» Landing New Clients in a Competitive Environment:
Key Business Development Tactics to Increase Earnings at Your Firm

Today’s hyper-competitive lobbying environment means being a successful advocate successful isn’t enough to keep your firm growing.

In fact, plenty of lobbyists find that while they’re winning attention on issues, they’re losing clients – even long-term ones - to firms who simply do a better job of promoting themselves.

You need to get back in control before it’s too late!  Start immediately with business-development tactics that keep you competitive.

 
 
Developing a District-Based Advocacy Program<br>A step-by-step guide to creation and implementation
» Developing a District-Based Advocacy Program
A step-by-step guide to creation and implementation
Considering whether and how to integrate local advocacy efforts into your government relations program?  If not, you should be. Success in our increasingly partisan and gridlocked environment depends on your organization’s ability to connect esoteric policy issues in Washington D.C. back to the districts and states.   No matter the issue or the size and structure of your organization, the telling of the local story can make the difference in whether you move government your way – or whether it moves you. Find out how - from America's expert on advocacy.
 
 
Breaking Through the Congressional Influence Barrier<br>Key Tactics for Delivering Your Message on the Hill<br>Recorded April 9, 2014
» Breaking Through the Congressional Influence Barrier
Key Tactics for Delivering Your Message on the Hill
Recorded April 9, 2014

In this 90-minute webinar, you’ll learn how Dr. David Rehr, lead researcher of the Congressional Communications Report, conducted this sweeping survey and what inputs from 2,200 lobbyists and 700 staffers reveal about the tactics that do – and don’t -- belong in your own communication strategy. You'll also hear from veteran lobbyist Mildred Webber on her insight into the results.

 
 
Nonprofit Political and Advocacy Activities<br>Maximizing Effectiveness While Keeping Your Tax-Exempt Status Intact
» Nonprofit Political and Advocacy Activities
Maximizing Effectiveness While Keeping Your Tax-Exempt Status Intact
Turmoil at the IRS, Congressional investigations, and competing “reform” proposals all focus on the political activities of nonprofit organizations, but what are the practical implications of this increased scrutiny to your organization?
 
 
Crisis Management for GR Professionals:<br> The Media and Beyond<br>A public relations webinar for lobbyists<br>Recorded on October 22, 2013
» Crisis Management for GR Professionals:
The Media and Beyond
A public relations webinar for lobbyists
Recorded on October 22, 2013

No lobbyist expects to face a public relations nightmare. But that’s a serious mistake.

In a world where smartphones and social media can supersize even minor sound bytes into major news, not preparing for a potential crisis is risky business. 

Don’t miss this chance to master crisis management fundamentals specifically for government relations professionals – before it’s up to you to save a reputation that took years to build.

 
 
FARA and You:<br>How to Stay Compliant<br>A webinar on coping with intensified audits and enforcement<br>Recorded on November 7, 2013
» FARA and You:
How to Stay Compliant
A webinar on coping with intensified audits and enforcement
Recorded on November 7, 2013

It’s not just your imagination: FARA audits aren’t as rare as they used to be. 

The fact is, dealing with foreign companies and governments while lobbying on behalf of a domestic firm is getting trickier by the day. As you operate under a brighter-than-ever spotlight, it’s critical to be absolutely clear about everything from what triggers FARA registration, to how the Obama Administration’s foreign policy agenda affects dealings with foreign entities, to ensuring that your dealings with foreign entities comply with U.S. economic sanctions, anti-money laundering and anti-corruption laws.

Here’s how to get up to speed — and stay out of trouble. Register today for FARA and You: How to Stay Compliant.

 

 
 
Fly-in Strategy for 2014:<br>Advanced Planning Tactics for Increasing Legislative Impact<br>Recorded on November 20, 2013
» Fly-in Strategy for 2014:
Advanced Planning Tactics for Increasing Legislative Impact
Recorded on November 20, 2013

With 2014 fast approaching, now is the time to develop your fly-in strategy. From crafting messaging to preparing your advocates, proper strategy from start to finish will save you a tremendous amount of time and resources and increase your effectiveness. Don't wait until it is too late, start planning now with advice from one of the nation's leading advocacy experts.

 

 
 
Is Your Website Advocating for You?<br>Tactics to Maximize Your Legislative Impact on the Web<br>Recorded on December 12, 2013
» Is Your Website Advocating for You?
Tactics to Maximize Your Legislative Impact on the Web
Recorded on December 12, 2013

If a Hill staffer, Member or constituent went to your website today, could they quickly and easily identify your legislative message, talking points and resources? If not, you aren't alone. 

The Congressional Communications Report, a comprehensive study of lobbying practices and how they are received on the Hill, found that staffers often complain about a lack of easily-accessible advocacy information available on organizations' homepages, especially those of associations, nonprofits and corporations.

 
 
Year End Briefing:<br>The Most Influential Lobbying Firms of 2013<br>Recorded on December 13, 2013
» Year End Briefing:
The Most Influential Lobbying Firms of 2013
Recorded on December 13, 2013

Every year Lobbyists.info & Association TRENDS collaborate with the Graduate School of Political Management at The George Washington University to measure the influence of lobbying firms in the legislative arena.  

The fruit of this research results in the Factors of Influence white paper, which includes detailed rankings of the nation’s top lobbying firms.  Join Professor David Rehr and data analyst Duncan Bell as they discuss their latest findings and explain what it is that makes these firms so influential.  

 
 
K Street Compliance for 2014<br>Disclosure compliance, filing, gift and ethics rules, and campaign finance<br>Recorded on December 18, 2013
» K Street Compliance for 2014
Disclosure compliance, filing, gift and ethics rules, and campaign finance
Recorded on December 18, 2013

As we approach 2014, Congress will take fresh aim at ethics. Lobbyists are fair game and "I didn't know" won't keep you out of the headlines - or exempt you from the stiff penalties associated with HLOGA, LDA and FARA.

 
 
 
 
Keeping the Taxman at Bay: New Strategies for 501(c) Activities<br>A webinar on the potential impact of proposed IRS rules<br>Recorded on February 6, 2014
» Keeping the Taxman at Bay: New Strategies for 501(c) Activities
A webinar on the potential impact of proposed IRS rules
Recorded on February 6, 2014

The rules changes that the IRS proposed in November would impose sweeping changes on 501(c)(4)s. In fact, some nonprofits could lose their tax-exempt status altogether. 

But it’s not just (c)(4)s that must reassess. Regulatory experts warn that all nonprofits could soon find themselves targeted, too. 

The comment period on the rules ends February 27. Here’s how to get up to speed on the proposed changes, how they will affect grassroots advocacy, and what it will take to keep your tax exempt status. 

 
 
Campaign Finance in 2014:<br>New Possibilities & Perils<br>Recorded on January 22, 2014
» Campaign Finance in 2014:
New Possibilities & Perils
Recorded on January 22, 2014

Dozens of FEC Advisory Opinions are reshaping the campaign finance landscape. What will this mean for your own strategy?

 

It depends on your ability not just to comply with new IRS and FEC rules, but to turn them to your advantage. Plus, you need to understand exactly how changes in state pay-to-play rules brightline what’s okay vs. what leads to companies getting barred from contracts.

 

Here’s how to start 2014 with all the right answers to move forward with confidence.

 

 
 
Congressional Communications Strategies in 2014:<br>New Tactics for Getting through the Gridlock<br>Recorded on February 13, 2014
» Congressional Communications Strategies in 2014:
New Tactics for Getting through the Gridlock
Recorded on February 13, 2014

Even the most seasoned government relations professionals are struggling in today’s congressional climate.  That’s partly because the obstacles that block their path are more forbidding than ever: Gridlock is at its worst in years, and legislation is moving at a glacial pace.    

But difficulties also stem from outdated communications practices.  Too many lobbyists are hamstringing their own advocacy efforts with a one-size-fits-all approach to engaging congressional offices. 

By rethinking congressional communications and using the most current techniques, lobbyists can defy the challenges that stand in their way and bring their issues to the forefront.

 
 
Preparing Advocates for Fly-ins:<br>Perfecting a strategy to maximize your legislative ROI<br>Recorded on March 13, 2014
» Preparing Advocates for Fly-ins:
Perfecting a strategy to maximize your legislative ROI
Recorded on March 13, 2014

The 113th Congress is settling in. This gives you a unique window of opportunity to connect early on by bringing advocates to Washington to tell their stories as committees start work and priorities are being set.With 2014 now in full swing, so is fly-in season in Washington. The challenge you face is that between now and April, you can expect as many as 10,000 to 15,000 advocates in Washington per week.

 
 
State Lobbying Compliance:<br>Navigating Complexities in all 50 States<br>Recorded on April 23, 2014
» State Lobbying Compliance:
Navigating Complexities in all 50 States
Recorded on April 23, 2014

With Washington increasingly moving at a snail’s pace, to be effective lobbyists have to know how to affect legislation at the state level and how to manage several legislative efforts in different states at once.  However, each state is its own minefield of laws and regulations, so how can you achieve your organization’s goals without running afoul of the law?  

 
 
HLOGA Compliance in the Enforcement Age:<br>The Rules, Records and Deadlines You Must Know<br>Recorded on May 7, 2014
» HLOGA Compliance in the Enforcement Age:
The Rules, Records and Deadlines You Must Know
Recorded on May 7, 2014

Now in its sixth year, HLOGA is no longer the novel and untried law for which people can use inexperience and uncertainty as an excuse for noncompliance.  Lobbying in Washington is making a quick transition from the age of uncertainty to the age of enforcement, and along the way HLOGA is becoming the severe and hard-hitting corrective that it was originally intended to be.  And while the GAO continues to vigorously audit tens of thousands of disclosure reports at random, the DoJ is coming down harder than ever on lobbyists who fail to file on time.  In this webinar, the nation’s leading lobbying compliance expert walks both novice and veteran government relations professionals through the record-keeping and compliance practices necessary to save one from avoidable and potentially crippling penalties.  

 
 
Recess Strategy for 2014:<br>Rulemaking Guidance for Agency Lobbying<br>A webinar on leveraging rulemaking for advocacy<br>Recorded on May 14, 2014
» Recess Strategy for 2014:
Rulemaking Guidance for Agency Lobbying
A webinar on leveraging rulemaking for advocacy
Recorded on May 14, 2014

Congress recesses often, but federal agencies don’t.  That’s why agencies provide government relations professionals with a singular opportunity to make real-world gains for their clients. Yet while droves of other lobbyists have the same opportunity to influence regulatory “plank holders” and decision-makers as you do, few will have your odds of success. That’s because your strategy will be built on insider knowledge.

 

 

 
 
When Issue Advocacy Meets PR:<br>Tapping PR savvy tactics to turbo-charge your campaigns<br>Recorded on June 19, 2014
» When Issue Advocacy Meets PR:
Tapping PR savvy tactics to turbo-charge your campaigns
Recorded on June 19, 2014

What makes or breaks issue advocacy? 

Today, success comes down to public relations savvy.  That’s because PR “channel mastery” can lift your message out of the noise while tactics like social media and live events give legs to issue campaigns. 
Now, let an expert show you how to bring PR and issue advocacy together for an edge in wooing—and winning—your audience. 

 
 
PAC Fundraising Strategies:<br>Benchmarking & Best Practices to Maximize Success<br>Recorded on August 27, 2014
» PAC Fundraising Strategies:
Benchmarking & Best Practices to Maximize Success
Recorded on August 27, 2014

What if you could learn —and leverage— the best fundraising tactics and donor-development strategies from PACs across America? 

The Trends in Business Political Action Committees Study takes an in-depth look at these top fundraising tactics. Join the study creators for a webinar on how to put these practices to work for your PAC!

 
 
Travel and Events Compliance:<br> An Update on HLOGA Requirements, Procedures and Penalties<br>Recorded on August 14, 2014
» Travel and Events Compliance:
An Update on HLOGA Requirements, Procedures and Penalties
Recorded on August 14, 2014

Complying with travel and event rules for lobbyists is inherently complex. Don't make the mistake of thinking you've heard it all before—gather your entire team for one low cost to make sure everyone is up to speed on what you must do to comply.

 
 
Grassroots Influence:<br>Using Qualitative Analysis to Drive Smarter Strategies<br>Recorded on October 21, 2014
» Grassroots Influence:
Using Qualitative Analysis to Drive Smarter Strategies
Recorded on October 21, 2014

Which tried-and-true grassroots efforts now get completely ignored by legislators?  Plenty of them, according to the new Grassroots Influence Pulse™ survey.  

Spotting your own “weak links” takes deeper analysis than looking at the quality of your relationship. That’s because the survey shows that even as relationships become stronger, legislators often become even more difficult to influence. In fact, they’re the ones doing the influencing!

It’s time to turn that around.  Here’s how:

 
   
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Washington Representatives Directory
» Washington Representatives Directory

Every 10 minutes a lobbyists enters into a new relationship with a client... or has an existing relationship terminated. Make sure you are up-to-date on all the latest changes in this fast paced industry.

 
 
National Directory of Corporate Public Affairs
» National Directory of Corporate Public Affairs

Get nearly impossible to find information on the government affairs programs  and executives of American corporations.

 
 
National Directory of Corporate Public Affairs 31st Edition (2013)
» National Directory of Corporate Public Affairs 31st Edition (2013)

Get nearly impossible to find information on the government affairs programs  and executives of American corporations.

 
 
   
» Handbooks and Manuals
 
 
The Lobbying Compliance Handbook<br>A Comprehensive Guide to Federal Lobbying Compliance
» The Lobbying Compliance Handbook
A Comprehensive Guide to Federal Lobbying Compliance

With HLOGA now in place and lobbying activities under intense scrutiny, compliance mistakes can now trigger catastrophic financial and criminal penalties. Now, one practical guide provides authoritative answers to all your questions about lobbying under the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 as amended by HLOGA. The Lobbying Compliance Handbook covers everything from the lobbying activities that require disclosure to the specific steps lobbying firms and associations must take to maintain the required records and paperwork certifications.

 
 
Citizens in Action
» Citizens in Action
In Citizens in Action, Stephanie Vance, the “Advocacy Guru,” takes the controversial position that it is possible to get heard on the Hill, that not all politicians are corrupt (OK, a few are), and that citizens can “get things done” from Washington, D.C. to their city council.
 
 
The Advocacy Handbook:<br> A Practitioner's Guide to Achieving Policy Goals Through Organization Networks
» The Advocacy Handbook:
A Practitioner's Guide to Achieving Policy Goals Through Organization Networks
With a landslide of policy initiatives churning through Washington, the states and local governments, you can’t be everywhere at once.  Still, even one phrase in a bill can have a profound impact on your organization's policy goals.
 
If you’re starting fresh with advocacy or trying to catch up with organizations that already have highly motivated networks in place, the handbook helps you plan and implement a comprehensive program.  Or, simply zero in on specific aspects of your existing plan, like shoring up HLOGA compliance, creating multi-level networks, or dealing with opponents.
 
 
The Lobbying Terminations Report
» The Lobbying Terminations Report
Every 10 minutes a lobbyist enters into a new relationship with a client ... or has an existing relationship terminated.

Now, the all-new Lobbying Terminations Report gives you quick access to the full list of recent lobbying terminations by issue. Choose the three legislative issues you'd like a terminations list for and we'll create it just for you! Each report includes a list terminations of firm and client lobbying relationships by issue and by date.
 
 
Custom Legislative Impact Report:<br>A report of lobbyists, firms and clients linked to legislation
» Custom Legislative Impact Report:
A report of lobbyists, firms and clients linked to legislation

Each Legislative Impact Report is created specifically for your needs. Select the bills you are interested in and we'll tell you which lobbyists, firms and organizations are working on them.

 
 
Congressional Communications Report
» Congressional Communications Report

In the largest, most in-depth study of lobbying practices and how they are received on the Hill, George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management and the publishers of the Original US Congress Handbook and Lobbyists.info have compiled inputs from over 2,200 lobbyists and 700 Congressional staffers. Packed with full-color charts, ready-to-use best practices and surprising insights into what no longer works, this report is a must-have for everyone seeking Hill access — and influence.

 
 
The 113th Congressional Freshmen Report<br>Who They Are & What They Believe<br>In-depth Policy & Position Analysis of the New 113th Congress Members
» The 113th Congressional Freshmen Report
Who They Are & What They Believe
In-depth Policy & Position Analysis of the New 113th Congress Members
Over a sixth of the 113th Congress is composed of new Members. Do you know where they stand on the issues that matter most to you and your clients? Don’t enter the legislative arena empty-handed this year. Arm yourself with the most in-depth report available on Congressional newcomers and get ahead of the curve.
 
 
The State Lobbying Compliance Handbook:<br>A Practitioner’s Guide to Lobbying Compliance in all 50 States
» The State Lobbying Compliance Handbook:
A Practitioner’s Guide to Lobbying Compliance in all 50 States

State lobbying can provide you with opportunities that may not exist in today’s polarized Congress. The problem is knowing what you can and can't do. With state rules on gifts and disclosure varying from state to state this can be an extremely complicated endeavor.

 
   
» Public Affairs
 
   
» Directories
 
 
National Directory of Corporate Public Affairs
» National Directory of Corporate Public Affairs

Get nearly impossible to find information on the government affairs programs  and executives of American corporations.

 
 
Citizens in Action
» Citizens in Action
In Citizens in Action, Stephanie Vance, the “Advocacy Guru,” takes the controversial position that it is possible to get heard on the Hill, that not all politicians are corrupt (OK, a few are), and that citizens can “get things done” from Washington, D.C. to their city council.
 
 
National Directory of Corporate Public Affairs 31st Edition (2013)
» National Directory of Corporate Public Affairs 31st Edition (2013)

Get nearly impossible to find information on the government affairs programs  and executives of American corporations.

 
 
 
The Advocacy Handbook:<br> A Practitioner's Guide to Achieving Policy Goals Through Organization Networks
» The Advocacy Handbook:
A Practitioner's Guide to Achieving Policy Goals Through Organization Networks
With a landslide of policy initiatives churning through Washington, the states and local governments, you can’t be everywhere at once.  Still, even one phrase in a bill can have a profound impact on your organization's policy goals.
 
If you’re starting fresh with advocacy or trying to catch up with organizations that already have highly motivated networks in place, the handbook helps you plan and implement a comprehensive program.  Or, simply zero in on specific aspects of your existing plan, like shoring up HLOGA compliance, creating multi-level networks, or dealing with opponents.