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Lobbying for Nonprofits

January 8th, 2016

Can your nonprofit engage in lobbying for favorable public policy or legislation? Many business associations, charities, and civic organizations are uncertain about how and when to lobby on their own behalf. If you’ve considered hiring a lobbyist for your nonprofit, but hesitate to make the move, you need to know how to stay on the […]

The 2016 Congressional Calendar

December 25th, 2015

The Congressional Calendar for 2016 may not be at the top of your mind, but anyone with an issue or legislation before the Congress should be laser-focused on it. Washington DC lobbyists and members of the many interests they represent pay special attention to the Calendar. Why? Consider the deeper implications of its scheduling ins […]

How State and Federal Lobbying Differ

December 9th, 2015

What Is State Lobbying? The average citizen thinks of lobbying as something that takes place only in Washington DC, if they think of it at all. As professional lobbyists know, lobbying at the state level is just as important. Advancing the cause of a trade association, a local community, or a non-profit group requires knowing […]

How Lobbying Has Evolved

November 25th, 2015

In any discussion of Washington DC lobbyists, you’re likely to hear about their overarching influence in today’s politics and in the halls of the Federal government. Isn’t it striking, then, that there are fewer actively registered lobbyists in DC now than at any time in the past two decades? Not surprisingly, this contradiction is all […]

Lobbying for Education

November 8th, 2015

Whenever the balance of power in the nation’s Congress changes dramatically, institutions of higher education move to rework their government relations practices. In recent years, more and more of them have chosen to hire professional Washington DC lobbyists to maintain a strong presence in the nation’s Capitol. Whatever a college or university’s status—that is, non-profit […]

Why You Should Lobby for a Good Cause

October 25th, 2015

Families of Alzheimer’s disease patients needed more resources for research to find a cure, while food banks needed additional donations to serve their communities. Dedicated volunteers and community organizers could have lost hope in the struggle to change public policy on such issues, but they didn’t. In both these cases, and many others, lobbyists and […]

Can a Small Business Afford a Lobbying Firm?

October 9th, 2015

As a small business owner, you perform a delicate balancing act each day, weighing the costs of growing the business against the potential return on investment (ROI). When it comes to the cost of hiring a lobbyist, that return may seem harder to quantify than, say, investing in online advertising; plus, you couldn’t possibly afford […]

Should You Hire a Lobbyist?

September 25th, 2015

The decision to hire Washington lobbyists is momentous for small to medium businesses, non-profits, and associations. If you fall into one of these categories, chances are you feel caught between the choice of spending outsized amounts on professional representation, or trying to go it alone when striving for a voice on Capitol Hill. You must […]

Election 2016: Understanding Lobbying Influence in 2016

September 8th, 2015

Given the changes in campaign finance laws this election, it is more useful to look at top contributing companies, many of whom are multi-national, crossing over multiple industries, rather than at total contributions from specific industries. Gradually, a picture of campaign influence starts to emerge. No doubt it will change as the campaign progresses through […]

How Lobbyists Will Impact the 2016 Presidential Election

August 25th, 2015

It’s safe to say, lobbyists will play a greater role than ever in the 2016 presidential election. As the process evolves, following changes to fundraising laws, top lobbying firms are able to participate at higher levels of involvement and, therefore, advance their issues and causes more effectively. Inevitably, dollar signs are mounting up behind candidates […]