Only 5 percent of corporate respondents indicate their company gave to a super PAC – according to our recent benchmarking reports.

17 Jul, 2018

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Redirect-STATEANDLOCAL State and Local

23 May, 2018

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The Digital Media and Advocacy Summit

26 Apr, 2018

Just-released agenda! Learn to harness the power of online advocacy and explore all of our interactive sessions and workshops for our June 14 full-day event.

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73% of Americans age 65+ said they would boycott companies that ignored sexual harassment, compared with just 53% of 18-29 year-olds

25 Apr, 2018

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Redirect: Legal Seminar

07 Feb, 2018

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Redirect – PAC Conferennce

26 Jan, 2018

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Redirect – Speakers Speaking

18 Jan, 2018

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Redirect – Free

13 Dec, 2017

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Companies Stick by Paris Accords

25 Sep, 2017

When President Trump announced the U.S. would withdraw from the Paris climate accord, many cities and companies said “we’re still in.”

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State of Corporate Public Affairs Report Out Now

13 Sep, 2017

Just released: 2017-2018 State of Corporate Public Affairs report. Get the "non-alternative" facts with the most comprehensive report on how major corporations manage, fund, staff and evaluate their public affairs function. 

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Capitol Hill Staff Shortage

25 Aug, 2017

The decline in the number of congressional staff and leveling off of federal employment generally offers special challenges but also new opportunities for this one group.

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Globalization and CEO Pay

24 Aug, 2017

What’s driving the continuing spike in CEO pay? One overlooked factor, isolated by two professors of economics, is globalization.

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Corporate Philanthropy Is Good for Business

16 Aug, 2017

For the largest corporations in the world, charitable giving and higher shareholder value go hand-in-hand.

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A Visit with … Belén Mendoza

14 Aug, 2017

From political campaign worker to public affairs executive: How a girl from Argentina became a VP at AARP.

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Video Files: Trends in Government Relations

10 Aug, 2017

The Council surveyed members on trends in state government relations around budgeting, staffing and benchmarking. Check out the findings.

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JAY-Z, ‘Free Water’ and Brand Journalism

08 Aug, 2017

How to build trust, a media empire and a lasting content strategy.

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How Large Companies Can Manage Rising Consumer Expectations

07 Aug, 2017

Employees, consumers and investors are increasingly looking to businesses to take a stand on social issues. How can companies manage rising consumer expectations?

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Mistakes Nonprofits Make

04 Aug, 2017

As America faces the greatest intergenerational transfer of wealth in its history, many nonprofit organizations hope to benefit.

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Trump’s and Sanders’ Digital Victories

03 Aug, 2017

While most candidates relied on big donors, Trump and Sanders tapped into a digital grassroots strategy that changed the fundraising game forever.

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Redirect: Snapchat Resource

17 Jul, 2017

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A Nation of Know-It-Alls?

29 Jun, 2017

Does more information mean less knowledge? Author Tom Nichols dissects why technology has inflated our intellectual egos.

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Video Files: Risk Communication

26 Jun, 2017

How can you make your message resonate with the public? The Council’s Doug Pinkham provides insight and an example of how both major political parties can improve their risk communication.

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What to do When Trump Tweets

23 Jun, 2017

We asked three crisis communications experts what to do if the president calls out your organization in a tweet.

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Building that ‘Wall’

22 Jun, 2017

Reputational risks expand with political controversies. President Trump's border wall is a prime example.

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June Edition of Impact Out Now

21 Jun, 2017

Check out June Impact! Featuring tips to tackle reputational risk and what to do when Trump tweets.

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A Visit with Jean Cantrell

30 May, 2017

Want to learn how a start in musical theater led to a blockbuster career in public affairs? Get to know Jean Cantrell.

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Video Files: CSR Insights

25 May, 2017

Are you integrating CSR and sustainability initiatives with your government relations practice? The Council's Rikki Amos offers tips.

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How Not to Waste Time

23 May, 2017

Does your company suffer from "organizational drag"? Author Michael Mankins looks at ways to cut drag and focus on talent.

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Corporate Spinoff Challenges

18 May, 2017

While we’re accustomed to the mergers and acquisitions of companies, we need to adapt to the challenges that come with spinoffs.

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New Edition of Impact Out Now

16 May, 2017

Check out May Impact! Featuring corporate spinoff challenges, how NOT to waste time and...a fax machine

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A Visit with Greg Crist

09 May, 2017

AdvaMed's Greg Crist talks about the importance of authenticity to make your message resonate.

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What You Don’t Know May Surprise You

05 May, 2017

How strongly does your value system inform your opinions? Author Steven Sloman examines what it means to be a truly independent thinker.

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Stanford’s ‘Quietly Revolutionary’ Executive Program

02 May, 2017

Stanford's "Strategy Beyond Markets" program offers competitive insights with a global perspective.

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Video Files: 3 Emerging Public Affairs Trends

27 Apr, 2017

The Council’s Doug Pinkham analyzes the outside game of politics, the evolution of crisis response and recovery and insights for handling both political opportunity and risk.

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More Disruptors Impacting Public Affairs

24 Apr, 2017

In the second half of our series, we examine political unpredictability, noise, and corporate pressure to engage on social issues.

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Check out April Impact

19 Apr, 2017

Hot off the digital press! Public affairs trends and disruptors, Stanford’s “Strategy Beyond Markets” executive program and examining the “Knowledge Illusion.”

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Video files: Social Issues and PACs

17 Apr, 2017

The Council’s Doug Pinkham and Hannah Wesolowski discuss managing stakeholders’ expectations of candidates’ stances on “social” issues.

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Redirect – SLGR State and Local

10 Apr, 2017

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Redirect – YouTube …

10 Apr, 2017

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Amy Walter Insights

04 Apr, 2017

The national editor of The Cook Political Report discusses a "chaos" presidency, the mid-term elections and more.

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In Memoriam

27 Mar, 2017

The Council recently lost two good friends. Remembering Chris McGowen and Ed Grefe and the impact they made on the profession.

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What is Incivility Costing You?

22 Mar, 2017

There’s competitive advantage to being civil. So why not just be nice? Author Christine Porath examines the psychology of incivility.

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New Approaches to Philanthropy

20 Mar, 2017

Companies look to leverage their expertise when making a corporate responsibility impact

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Video Files: Political Disruptors

13 Mar, 2017

In an unpredictable and unstable world, be on the lookout for these three political disruptors … now and in the future.

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Video Files: Three Mistakes to Avoid

15 Feb, 2017

Experiencing challenges with your public affairs team? Any of these three mistakes may be the cause. The Council's Sheree Anne Kelly breaks it all down.

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Video Files: Three Mistakes to Avoid

15 Feb, 2017

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Surviving in a ‘Fake News’ World

13 Feb, 2017

Public affairs professionals struggle to work in a “post-truth” era where trust in business, the government and the media continues to decline. Read more.

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Will Trump Really ‘Drain the Swamp’?

09 Feb, 2017

Or will history and the need for policy expertise clog the drain? Read more.

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Redirect: Snapchat Congress

07 Feb, 2017

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New Research

07 Feb, 2017

With political risk on the rise, it’s more important than ever to have your organization’s senior leadership front and center on policy issues. Get the best strategies in this free Foundation report, Taking It to the Top: Engaging Corporate Leadership in Public Policy.

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