Save Time on Your Weekly Legislative Reports

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Which one of the three scenarios below describes your work process to create a weekly report on legislative activity? You are the lobbyist for an association and once a week you need to create the summary of activity at the capitol during the legislative session. The text is pretty easy to write because you have… Read more »

Overcome the Challenges of Being a Professional Lobbyist

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Of all the professions to enter, the job of a professional lobbyist can be one of the most challenging. If you look at it from purely the revenue generating side, a lobbying firm needs to find clients that want to pay to have someone represent them at the state capitol, and not all businesses need… Read more »

Major Upgrades to the 2014 State Legislative Tracking Software from Capitol Impact

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Capitol Impact continues to build on its software theme of better communication and more functionality for lobbyists that need to track legislation. With the start of the 2014 legislative session right around the corner in all states we will be releasing the following upgrades to our legislative tracking system.

Laying Out Your Advocacy Road Map – Part 1

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With the New Year quickly approaching now is the time to lay out your game plan for the upcoming legislative session. An effective advocacy program is thought out and can maximize advocate engagement by designing an advocacy strategy that delivers the right message or call to action at the right time. How should you engage… Read more »

Do you have Legislative Tracking Tunnel Vision?

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One task that is common amongst government affairs personnel across the country is tracking and monitoring state and federal legislation. Depending on the size and nature of the organization, a government affairs professional may monitor hundreds of bills that are moving through the state capitol. As a result, many organizations use legislative tracking systems to… Read more »

Improving Legislative Engagement: A Guest Article by the Louisiana District Attorneys Association

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This week we have a guest article from the Louisiana District Attorneys Association. LDAA has been using Capitol Impact’s legislative tracking system to great success over the past few years, enabling them to share legislative information with their association members and better understand how each bill would affect the Louisiana district attorneys. LDAA has been… Read more »

Your State-Based Organization Needs More Than Just Your State’s Legislation

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Many organizations across the country utilize software to track legislation at their state capitol. Whether you are monitoring bills on behalf of an association, a state agency, or an institution of higher education, you need to closely monitor the goings on at the capitol to ensure that the issues that concern your organization are represented… Read more »

What Should You Expect From a Legislative Tracking System?

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Many organizations around the country track state and federal legislation during their respective legislative session. If your organization utilizes legislative tracking software to keep up to speed on the latest legislation you probably know the basics. Legislative tracking software can help track bills and organize them into lists. Depending on the software, the legislation is… Read more »