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Legislative Terms 101

By Cleo Dan on March 22, 2016 at 10:01 AM

Legislative lingo is as familiar as a native language to government relations professionals. For those newly involved in the association advocacy arena, reviewing a comprehensive glossary of legislative terms may be helpful. While vocabulary may differ slightly between different state legislatures, we’ve put together a brief glossary of frequently-used terms in public affairs:

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Why Public Charities Should Take the 501(h) Election [Part 2]

By Abby Curcio on March 2, 2016 at 11:00 AM

While the process of taking the 501(h) election might seem confusing, it is actually quite simple. Nonprofits elect to be covered by the newer regulations simply by filling out Form 5768 and sending it to the IRS.

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Guest Blog: An Inside Look at the State Legislative Process with a Government Relations Professional

By Trey Davis on February 5, 2016 at 11:00 AM

The Virginia General Assembly is commonly known as the as the “oldest continuous legislative body in the New World.” As the 140 members of the General Assembly returned to Richmond on January 13 to start this year’s Session, much of the process has remained the same since the 1776 Constitution which confirmed our bicameral legislature of the House of Delegates and Senate of Virginia.

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What Associations Need to Know When Developing a Digital Advocacy Strategy

By Cleo Dan on March 19, 2015 at 7:00 PM


“Political mobilization is seldom spontaneous” - Jack Walker 

Many organizations exist for the purpose of political advocacy. Their lifeblood is the promotion of a particular cause in the public sector. Therefore, it is of critical importance that these organizations have a strategic approach to advocacy that allows these groups to be efficient and successful year round. Digital advocacy is a key component in motivating supporter action by engaging them through online platforms. We’ve put together a simple checklist to help highlight the important consideration in developing a digital advocacy strategy.   

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