Council members have exclusive assess to an extensive library of materials about public affairs best practices. The collection, which spans all aspects of the public affairs function, includes:

  • Articles
  • Benchmarking data
  • Presentations
  • Reports
  • Templates
  • Tip Sheets

It also includes sample materials from member corporations and associations, including strategic plans, job description and organizational charts. The list below gives an overview of the types of materials that we have on hand.

To access the materials in our collection, contact us at or 202.787.5950 and one of our public affairs experts will assess your needs and share appropriate resources.

If you don’t see what you are looking for in the list below, contact us and we may be able to tap our network to get the documents that you need or connect you with helpful people and resources.


  • Evolution
  • Formation
  • Management


  • Communications Audits
  • Consulting Firms
  • Digital/Social Media
  • Issue Advocacy Advertising
  • Visual Storytelling (e.g., infographics, video)

Crisis Management Case Studies


  • Annual Reports
  • Awards Programs
  • Business Case For
  • Communications
  • Community Relations
  • Contribution Guidelines
  • Corporate Governance
  • Diversity Programs
  • Employee Engagement
  • Ethics
  • Foundations
  • Integrating with Government Relations
  • Manuals

Compliance Resources (Federal, State and International Resources)

  • Campaign Finance and PAC Laws
  • Due Diligence and Internal Processes
  • EU Joint Transparency Register
  • FCPA and UK Bribery Act
  • Lobbying Reporting, Registration and Gift Rules

Government Relations

  • Federal Government Relations
  • Regulatory Advocacy
  • State and Local Government Affairs


  • Ambassador Programs
  • Budgeting
  • Calls-to-Action
  • Communicating with Congress
  • Events (e.g., fly-ins, lobby days)
  • GOTV
  • Grasstops
  • Key Contact Programs
  • Program Development and Management
  • Salaries for Grassroots Managers
  • Site Visits
  • Training Materials

International Public Affairs

  • Building a Global Function
  • Case Studies of Successful Initiatives
  • Leveraging Multilateral Organizations
  • New Market Entry Tips
  • Region- and Country-Specific Resources
  • Staffing, Structure and Planning
Issues Management

  • Case Studies
  • Process
  • Sample programs

Measuring and Communicating Public Affairs Value

Media Relations

Mission Statements

NGO Relations

Public Affairs Management

  • Evaluating External Resources  (e.g., associations, consultants, coalitions)
  • Measurement
  • Reorganization
  • Staff Professional Development
  • Succession Planning
  • Thought Leadership
  • Working with Business Units

Political Action Committees

  • Annual Reports
  • Brochures
  • Bylaws
  • Candidate Contribution Criteria
  • Democratization
  • Do’s and Don’ts
  • Enrollment Forms
  • Ethics Resources
  • FAQs
  • FEC Guidance
  • Fundraising Materials and Event Ideas
  • Gifts and Incentives
  • Governance Structure
  • Newsletters
  • PAC Match Programs
  • Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Models
  • Presentations
  • Prior Approval Forms
  • Recognition Strategies
  • Reporting Requirements
  • Salaries for PAC Managers
  • Securing Senior Management Support
  • Solicitation Plans
  • Solicitor Training Manuals
  • Statistics and Studies
  • Suggested Giving Guidelines
  • Videos
  • Website Tips and Examples

Reputation Management

Senior Management and CEO Engagement

Shareholder Activism

Stakeholder Engagement

Vendors and Consultants in the Field