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2020 Elections: Advocacy and Policy Topics to Track

By Erik Rosedahl | July 15, 2020

2020 Elections: Advocacy and Policy Topics to Track While the 2020 election has focused on the leadership styles of Donald Trump and Joe Biden, much of what hangs in the balance for November goes far beyond personalities.   Crucial legislative priorities in areas such as immigration, climate change, gun control, energy, education and—arguably most important—America’s economic…

Digital Advocacy Takes the Lead

By Erik Rosedahl | May 21, 2020

Nine weeks into the COVID 19 pandemic, most advocacy and government relations professionals are working remotely and living on a constant diet of Zoom meetings and conference calls. Corporate government affairs shops, trade association staff and nonprofit leaders are busier than ever rewriting plans or budgets, and charting a course through the “new normal.” No…

The Fly-In Days Playbook: Get More Data, Impact, and Momentum with Mobile Advocacy

The Fly-In Days Playbook: Get More Data, Impact, and Momentum with Mobile Advocacy

By Erik Rosedahl | April 19, 2018

Every year between April 1 and September 30, nonprofits, trade associations, and interest groups bring thousands of advocates to D.C. to meet with Congress. These ‘fly-ins’ attempt to shape the legislative agenda by drawing lawmakers’ attention to constituents and their causes. The grassroots advocates bring a level of credibility and authenticity that paid lobbyists cannot…

How Your Donors Can Become Your Top Advocates

By Erik Rosedahl | March 7, 2018

After working in politics for 20 years, I’ve learned many lessons—the most important being that if you want to get something done, you need to engage your top supporters, and you need to engage them early and often. Any political candidate, whether for the local school board or the U.S. Senate, will agree that keeping…

5 Tips to Up Your Advocacy Game in 2018

5 Tips to Up Your Advocacy Game in 2018

By Erik Rosedahl | January 11, 2018

Welcome to 2018! It’s a new year and a great time to reflect on the successes and challenges from your advocacy efforts last year, so you can develop your goals for this year. Before the Congressional session really begins and the mid-term elections shift into gear, it’s important to take the time to determine what…