How Government Relations Advances DEI Goals

By Jon Rubongoya | October 16, 2021

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are playing an increasingly important role within organizations and government relations has a crucial role to play. The truth is there is much a GR team can do to help realize DEI goals. By making strategic changes, you can play a leadership role in your organization. Download this whitepaper How Government…

Corporate Activism is Mainstream

By Michelle Logan | October 13, 2021

Just a few years ago, companies were reluctant to take a position on social issues for fear of alienating customers. But a major change is at hand. A growing body of research shows that consumers want big brands to declare themselves on major issues and will do more business with those that do. Corporate activism…

How to Increase Your GR Budget

By Henrique Lima de Assis | September 10, 2021

If you run a government affairs team, budget and funding requests are part of the job. Yet many government relations professionals do not come from a business background. “If you have ever had any difficulty getting a project or even just your annual budget approved and you work in government affairs, you are not alone,”…

The Case for Legislative Tracking Software

By Jon Rubongoya | June 17, 2021

Organizations that are serious about monitoring bills and regulatory action use professional legislative tracking systems. For an organization reliant on human search, a digital system can be transformative.

The Transformative Power of Text Messaging

By Michelle Logan | May 31, 2021

For companies, associations and nonprofits that want to modernize communications, boost impact and increase performance metrics, text messaging is an essential tool. 

A Guide to LGBTQ+ Members of Congress

By Jon Rubongoya | May 28, 2021

As we kick off this year’s LGBTQ+ Pride Month, there are more lesbian, gay and bisexual Americans in Congress than at any other time in U.S. history. This is your guide to these Representatives.

Hosting a Virtual Fly-in

By Michelle Logan | March 12, 2021

While organizations have long relied on face-to-face meetings, a digital fly-in or lobby day has advantages. It can lower costs, increase your reach and dramatically expand participation among your advocates.

Women in Congress Guide

By Michelle Logan | March 7, 2021

Collectively, women make up 27 percent of the 117th Congress. Yet women represent 51 percent of the U.S. population. And so, as we celebrate Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, we recognize that there is work ahead.

Associations State of Advocacy 2020

State of Advocacy: Associations

By Jon Rubongoya | February 25, 2021

Companies endured unprecedented challenges in 2020. The pandemic. The protests. The election. Government relations and public affairs pros faced consequential decisions at every turn. 2021 has posed new threats and challenges that have forced companies to take decisive action. There was a time when companies might have sat silent. Even 10 years ago, the common…

A Guide to Black Members of Congress

By Michelle Logan | February 12, 2021

It has been more than 150 years since African Americans first served in Congress. In 1870, Hiram Rhodes Revels of Mississippi was appointed to complete a one-year term in the Senate. That same year, Joseph Rainey was elected to represent South Carolina’s First District in the House. Together, the two men, just five years past…