Is There a “Best” Time to Build an Advocacy Network?

April 24, 2013

For organizations that lobby within their state there seems to be a strong connection between budget cycles and timing the decision to start an advocacy network. As a result, the…

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Engage Your Members to Improve Legislative Advocacy

April 4, 2013

Associations involved in legislative advocacy are responsible for turning their audience from casual association members to a force of informed and engaged advocates. What are some ways that associations can…

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The New Year Bring New Challenges for Lobbyists

January 14, 2013

With the start of 2013, everyone has different views of what the new year will bring. To some it is the hope of something better, but for lobbyists, the New…

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Download our New Legislative Tracking eBook

November 12, 2012

Our New Legislative Tracking eBook Improve Your Legislative Review Process A Look at the Job of Tracking and Monitoring Legislation Whether you are monitoring legislation for a state agency or…

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Does Your Legislative Tracking System Handle Amendments Correctly?

August 29, 2012

Recently, we talked to a prospective client about the process that legislation must go through to be signed into law. Each state handles changes to bills differently throughout the amendment…

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Why Should You Invest In Your Government Affairs Staff?

April 25, 2012

In working with many government affairs groups from universities, law firms, associations, and state and local government we have noticed is that the lobbyist’s day to day tasks are not…

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Improve Your Communication, Improve Your Advocacy

February 28, 2012

When new legislation is introduced at the state capitol, organizations start a process to understand the impact of the bill and decide how they will deal with it. Each organization’s…

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Two Features State Agencies Need In Their Lobbying Software

December 20, 2011

State agency and local government legislative liaisons are a different breed of lobbyist that require a different suite of tools from their professional lobbyist counterparts. Government based legislative liaisons have…

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4 Ways State's Free Legislation Tools Fall Short

December 16, 2011

Every state legislative session results in the publishing of thousands of bills which are made available online through each state’s legislative tracking environment. Each day, your state site publishes bills…

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Utilizing the Communication Loop

October 12, 2011

How has communication changed with the advent of the internet? While communication certainly seems easier than it used to be, it is not necessarily more effective. The internet can cause…

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