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 »

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 »

Maximize Your Effect on Legislators When Your Organization Rallies at the State Capitol

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If you have ever been to your state Capitol during the legislative session, you know that it is a busy place. In addition to the legislators, you have the lobbyists who spend their day watching the proceedings and you have legislative staff working on various issues. But you also have constituent groups who hold rally… Read more »

Use Legislative Tracking Software to Grow Your Client List

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Professional lobbying firms are always trying to attract new clients. Professional firms typically have two types of clients: regular clients return each year with reoccurring legislative issues, and organizations that are affected by new legislation that are looking for experts to help them deal with the issues. Like all businesses, professional firm must also deal… Read more »

Easily Notify Legislators of Constituents in Their District

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Legislators tend to pay attention when they receive messages from a constituent. In the arena of public higher education, legislators create the funds that are used for the public to attend state universities. As a result, universities often want to show each legislator how many of their constituents have benefited from the investment their state… Read more »