COVID-19 Toolkit: Considerations and Risk Assessment for Your PAC

05 Jun, 2020

Check out these considerations and risks to analyze before determining your PAC strategy for 2020 and beyond.

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Statement on Current Events and the Importance of Political Engagement

03 Jun, 2020

The Public Affairs Council was founded as an organization that supports the voices of individuals and groups that choose to exercise their First Amendment rights.

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Pandemic to Cause Long-Term Decline in Face-to-Face Lobbying

01 Jun, 2020

In a new report, government affairs executives say it will remain more difficult to meet with lawmakers in person.

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Council Connect FAQ

11 May, 2020

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Redirect – Covid to Working Through COVID

16 Apr, 2020

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Redirect – COVID Statement

16 Apr, 2020

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Election 2020: Communication Tips for a Successful GOTV Program during COVID-19

14 Apr, 2020

Don't abandon your GOTV efforts! Here are 10 tips to remain effective during the uncertainty of COVID-19.

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Public Affairs Council Announces COVID-19 Education Series

06 Apr, 2020

The Public Affairs Council has launched a special series of virtual education programs to help public affairs professionals navigate the challenges of running campaigns during COVID-19.

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Planning a Virtual Legislative Meeting for Your Advocates

Planning a Virtual Legislative Meeting for Your Advocates
01 Apr, 2020

Cancelling your in-person advocacy day doesn’t mean you have to give up your grassroots efforts. Here are some considerations for planning a virtual advocacy day.

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Crisis Communications During and After a Pandemic

26 Mar, 2020

Crisis communications will be how firms are sharing information with stakeholders for the foreseeable future. Here are a few things to consider as the world navigates this pandemic and what to expect afterwards.

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Considerations for Lobbying and Government Relations During COVID-19

25 Mar, 2020

Keep your lobbying and government relations efforts going strong while you work from home.

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Rescheduling In-Person Events

25 Mar, 2020

3/18 – The Council will be rescheduling in-person events through May 15.

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PAC Management in a Time of Uncertainty

24 Mar, 2020

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A message from Council president Doug Pinkham

23 Mar, 2020

The Public Affairs Council will continue to provide members with high-quality services. Council President Doug Pinkham shares how to access the latest information and new ideas online.

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Our COVID-19 Statement Page

22 Mar, 2020

Read other announcements related to COVID-19 on our statement page.

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Global Public Affairs in the Age of COVID-19

20 Mar, 2020

Global businesses are functioning in unprecedented circumstances. Council expert Dasha Iventicheva has advice for how global public affairs pros can continue to be effective in their roles.

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Working through COVID-19 Together

18 Mar, 2020

Wherever you are, the Council is here for you!

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Council Honors New Class of Certificate Program Graduates

17 Mar, 2020

Congrats to the latest class of certificate recipients!

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Statement on COVID-19 from Public Affairs Council President Doug Pinkham

09 Mar, 2020

Here’s what we are doing to ensure that our workshops, seminars, conferences and other in-person events are as safe as possible for all who attend.

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Outstanding PAC Award Winners Excel through Technology and Peer Outreach

04 Mar, 2020

Congrats to the Consumer Technology Association and The Williams Companies, our 2020 winners!

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Innovation Award Winners Launch Creative Programs

20 Feb, 2020

Announced at The Advocacy Conference, these winners are the best of the best. Learn more about their inspiring campaigns.

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Warning: Cold Calls or E-mails from Conference Scammers

05 Feb, 2020

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New Poll: 44% of Americans Find Political Ads Acceptable

05 Feb, 2020

A new Public Affairs Council/Morning Consult poll finds that Americans are divided on the propriety of political advertising.

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Citizens United Turns 10 – Here Are 10 Things to Know About the Decision and Corporate Political Involvement

21 Jan, 2020

Here are 10 things to remember about the Citizens United decision on its tenth anniversary.

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In the News

07 Jan, 2020

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Redirect: Virtual Events

03 Jan, 2020

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Council Weighs In On Twitter Ad Policy

25 Nov, 2019

The Council's Nick DeSarno discusses banning political ads with The New York Times.

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Warning: Cold Calls from Global Travel Partners

22 Nov, 2019

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Public Affairs Council Elects Pete Slone as 2019-2020 Chair and Honors Sarah Yi as Volunteer of the Year

29 Oct, 2019

Pete Slone of McKesson takes the helm as the Council's 2019-2020 Chair. Sarah Yi of CTIA - The Wireless Association is honored as 2019 Volunteer of the Year.

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Webinar Recording – European Membership Orientation

27 Oct, 2019

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Redirect: Foundation

16 Oct, 2019

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Cowardice and Corruption by Politicians Define the “Swamp,” Says New Poll

03 Oct, 2019

Democrats and Republicans agree on at least one thing: They’re equally troubled that many politicians are more concerned with getting re-elected than with making wise decisions.

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Learn, Share and Connect

06 Sep, 2019

Council Connect is an online, members-only community that allows you to share ideas and learn from your peers like never before!

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2019 PAC Benchmarking Reports Find Super PACs Are Not So Super

22 Aug, 2019

New reports find corporate and association PACs succeed through lean operations, leadership involvement and peer programs.

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Public Affairs Council Promotes Horsley, Brackemyre, DeSarno

19 Aug, 2019

The Public Affairs Council has promoted three senior-level staff members.

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2019 Corporate and Association PAC Benchmarking Reports

15 Aug, 2019

The most comprehensive and widely-used reports available on PAC trends.

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Effective Global Advocacy

25 Jul, 2019

Global advocacy can be nuanced. Here are a few things to keep in mind when advocating abroad.

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Shedding Light on Corporate Political Involvement

21 Jul, 2019

The Council is a leading voice in the discussion on corporate PACs.

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Redirect: PALS

16 Jul, 2019

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Latest News 3

23 May, 2019

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Communicating in an Age of Mistrust: Insights from True Lies and False Truths

23 May, 2019

The 2019 Brussels Public Affairs Forum tackled how perceptions are formed, trust is built and risks are understood.

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Study Tour Redirect

21 May, 2019

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Congressional Staff Love To Tweet — But They’re Wary Of Social Media and Fake News, Says New Poll

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06 May, 2019

A new Public Affairs Council/Morning Consult poll reveals that congressional and federal agency staff are drowning in news, data and persuasive arguments.

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The Truth About PACs: What Everyone Should Know

29 Apr, 2019

At their core, PACs exist for the purpose of raising and spending money to elect candidates to elected office. But the reality of roles served by most connected PACs is much more complex.

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Council Library Resources for PACs

01 Apr, 2019

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Council Honored as All Media Award Winner

22 Mar, 2019

The Council's newsletter Impact was recognized as a gold award winner by Association TRENDS.

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Elements of PAC Communications: Solicitations

20 Mar, 2019

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Public Affairs Council Teams Up with Nathan Gonzales for Elections Insights

13 Mar, 2019

New partnership adds expert political analysis to the Council’s portfolio and additional member benefits.

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3 Reasons Why You Need to Prep for a Positive Press Interview

12 Mar, 2019

An effective prep session will help you polish up on the topics that you want to shine, and ensure that you don’t get tarnished by any last minute surprises.

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Incentivizing PAC Involvement

10 Mar, 2019

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