The Best Way to Get Legislators to Attend Your Next Advocacy Event

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Associations, universities, non-profits or any organization that engage in advocacy often hold meetings of supporters, members, and advocates in order to discuss the upcoming legislative agenda and its impact on the organization. These types of advocacy organizations also host rallies at the capitol to make their voices heard. One way to improve the impact of… Read more »

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 »

Ensure A Successful Grassroots Program with an Advocacy Gameplan

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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 universities, associations, non-profits and state agencies that have worked to engage their people to become advocates. There are some definite measures that will breed higher… 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 »

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 »