Public Affairs and the Council
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PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND THE COUNCIL
What is public affairs?

Public affairs is an organization’s efforts to monitor and manage its business environment. It combines government relations, communications, issues management and corporate citizenship strategies to influence public policy, build a strong reputation and find common ground with stakeholders.

What is the Public Affairs Council?

The Public Affairs Council is the leading association for public affairs professionals. It provides unique information, training and other resources to its members. Its mission is to advance the field of public affairs and provide tools and resources that enable public affairs executives and managers to achieve their business and professional goals. Learn more about the Public Affairs Council.

Who are the members of the Public Affairs Council?

The membership of the Public Affairs Council is truly diverse, made up of nearly 700 organizations, including Fortune 500 corporations, emerging-growth companies, associations and consulting firms. Approximately 60 percent of our members are corporations, while the remainder of the membership is fairly evenly divided between associations and consulting firms. Learn more about our members here.

What is the size of the staff?

The Public Affairs Council has 20 staff members. Meet the staff. 

What is the Foundation for Public Affairs?

The Foundation for Public Affairs, an affiliate of the Public Affairs Council, is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research and educational organization. Learn more about the Foundation here. 

Where is the Public Affairs Council located?

The Council is located at 2121 K St. N.W., Suite 900, Washington, D.C. 20037. The entrance to our building is on K Street, between 21st and 22nd streets, in Washington’s central business district. For more details about directions to our office, including Metro and parking information, please follow this link.

Do you sell or rent your mailing list?

No, we do not rent or sell our mailing list. The online membership directory is to be used as a networking tool for Council members and is intended to facilitate one-on-one networking with other Council members. Misuse of this database can be reported at membership@pac.org. 


WEBSITE
How do I log in to your site, register for a password or retrieve my password, and update my information?

Each individual in the Council’s database has a preassigned password. There is no unified login for your organization. If you receive communications from us (such as our newsletter or promotional emails), you are already in our database and therefore have your own password.

If you know your password, please click here to log in and review your contact information in the “Edit My Account” section, located in the top right-hand corner of the Council’s homepage and on the My Account page. You may also change your password in this section.

If you do not know your password, you may retrieve it here.

If you are not already in our database, click here to register for a password.

How do I access the members-only areas of the website?

Your organization must be a member of the Public Affairs Council in order for you to access the members-only areas. When you log in to the site (see above), you will be able to access the members-only resources.


MEMBERSHIP
Where can I find your membership application and dues schedule?

Download the membership application by clicking here, or follow this link to view our dues schedule. 

How many people from my organization can sign up for Council services and take advantage of discounts for conferences and publications?

The firm-based membership structure of the Council allows a member’s entire public affairs staff to participate and benefit from the membership. If your company is a member but you are not receiving benefits, please contact our membership team.

My organization just joined the Council. What should I do to get involved?

Click here to learn more. 

Do you offer individual memberships?

Although we do encourage single-proprietor companies to become members of the Council, we do not offer individual memberships. 

Are there any free events or services for Council members?

Yes! Please visit our Free Events and Member Benefits pages to learn more.


CONFERENCES
 AND EDUCATION
Are there registration discounts offered for Council members?

Council members receive discounts on their registrations for all Public Affairs Council educational events. If a nonmember joins the Council prior to registration, they will pay the reduced member rate and may also use their $200 new-member coupon. 

Are there registration discounts if more than one person registers for an educational event?

A 15% discount will apply to the standard member/non-member rate for organizations that register three or more participants for the same meeting. The first registrant will pay full price, and each additional registrant will receive the discount pricing. To register three or more participants, click on the relevant conference’s registration page to download the multiple participant registration form. Online registration is not available for this discount option. For additional questions, contact us at 202.787.5950 or pac@pac.org. 

I’m going to be attending an event at your office. Could you provide directions and recommend nearby hotels?

The Council is located at 2121 K St. N.W., Suite 900, Washington, D.C. 20037. The entrance to our building is on K Street, between 21st and 22nd streets, in Washington’s central business district. For more details about directions to our office, including Metro and parking information, please follow this link. To view a list of hotels, click here. 

Do you offer sponsorship opportunities?

Public affairs professionals who attend the Council’s conferences influence purchasing decisions at the nation’s largest corporations and associations. Click here for details about sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities at our major conferences.


ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS

For more information about the Council, contact us at 202.787.5950 or pac@pac.org.

 

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