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A phenomenally accurate and up-to-date list of the 32,000+ lobbyists and government relations professionals who directly influence government policies and legislation.
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.
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!
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Get nearly impossible to find information on the government affairs programs and executives of American corporations.
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.
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.
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.
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.