Advocacy in an Election Year – Part 2 – How Capitol Impact Advocacy Tools Can Help in an Election Year

May 13, 2014

As you think about how your organization will interact with state legislators in 2015 you have to have a plan for how to tackle the new problems that come up…

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Advocacy in an Election Year – Part 1

April 29, 2014

2014 is a significant election year in most states. The makeup of your state legislative bodies could have changes large or small. How much do you think your advocacy system…

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Save Time on Your Weekly Legislative Reports

March 20, 2014

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…

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Ensure A Successful Grassroots Program with an Advocacy Gameplan

September 11, 2013

In working with various organizations that want to set up an advocacy system, we have seen both great success and failure in launching an advocacy program. We have worked with…

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The Association Management Software (AMS) Industry is Shrinking

August 27, 2013

In the past twelve months more than 4000 associations have been affected by software provider mergers. In the early part of this year, Affiniscape out of Austin, TX merged with…

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

August 20, 2013

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…

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Let Your Membership Renewals Set Up Your Membership Categories

August 9, 2013

Most organizations need to classify members by categories. In our work we seen many different types of associations work to classify there membership: agricultural organizations want to keep track of…

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

August 2, 2013

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…

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What Should You Expect From a Legislative Tracking System?

June 19, 2013

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…

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Easily Notify Legislators of Constituents in Their District

June 11, 2013

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…

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