Political Relationships

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

May 1, 2014

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…

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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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Laying Out Your Advocacy Road Map – Part 2

December 4, 2013

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 you…

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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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Build a Powerful Advocacy Network

January 23, 2013

A successful grassroots campaign starts with a well-informed, enthusiastic base of supporters. So how can grassroots advocacy managers gather a group of powerful advocates that will answer their calls to…

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3 Tips to Improve Your Advocacy Network Engagement

January 16, 2013

New legislative sessions are starting all across the country and many organizations are beginning a new push to get people involved in their advocacy programs. We have found that many…

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Three Key Questions for Deciding What Association Management Software (AMS) is Right for You

December 5, 2012

Shopping for Association Management Software is like buying a car. There are way too many choices, the options are staggering, pricing is all over the map, and the sales people…

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Use Your Supporter's Relationships to Improve Your Advocacy Efforts

July 26, 2012

An organization that participates in grassroots advocacy efforts often has a large base of supporters that they utilize to influence the agenda at the capitol. Typically, the advocates answer calls-to-action…

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