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Fundraisers at the Local, State and Federal Levels

Virtual Workshop

Fundraisers at the Local, State and Federal Levels

June 26, 2024
1:30 p.m.−3:45 p.m. ET

Like them or loathe them, political fundraisers are part of the landscape at every level of government relations. But what does a fundraiser look like? How are they organized? Join this workshop to learn how to develop a fundraiser strategy that has an impact.

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In this program, you’ll gain insight into:

    • Why fundraisers exist and how they’re utilized by attendees and organizers
    • The different fundraising formats and why choosing the right one matters
    • What topics are appropriate to raise while attending a fundraiser (and what’s off limits)
    • How attending or organizing a fundraiser can dovetail with your government relations efforts

1:30 p.m.

Welcome and Introductions

1:35 p.m.

Why Fundraisers Matter

Fundraisers are a long-standing part of the political landscape. But exactly what role do they play, and how has that role evolved over time? Our experts will help you understand the important part of fundraisers in politics and the current rules and regulations governing them. 

In this session, we will: 

  • Discuss how political support factors into your organization’s overall advocacy efforts, including trends over time 
  • Highlight current fundraiser rules and regulations 
  • Dive into the different goals of fundraisers for both organizers and attendees 
  • Walk through different fundraiser formats and the pros and cons of each 
Jamie Gregorian Of Counsel
DLA Piper

2:30 p.m.


2:45 p.m.

Fundraisers and Your Government Relations Goals

When attending or hosting a fundraiser, there are certain “do’s” and “don’ts” for what you should discuss.  Our expert will walk you through what’s appropriate to share and highlight how a fundraiser can support your government relations goals. 

In this session, we will: 

  • Share tips for making the most of your participation  
  • Discuss what’s appropriate to share at a fundraiser and what’s off limits 
  • Walk through how hosting or attending a fundraiser can advance your government relations goals 
  • Cover what to do post-fundraiser to keep your government relations momentum going 
Ted Burnes Senior Director, Political Affairs
American College of Radiology

3:45 p.m.


Ted Burnes Senior Director, Political Affairs
American College of Radiology
Jamie Gregorian Of Counsel
DLA Piper

This program is eligible for 2 credits toward the Certificate in Government Relations and Lobbying , 2 Elective credits  toward the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management and 2 Elective credits toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.


Membership Plus: FREE
Members: $289
Non-Members: $399

More Registration Info

Additional discounts may apply to this meeting. These discounts may include:

For multiple registrants: A discount will apply to the standard member/nonmember rate for organizations that register two or more participants for the same meeting. The first registrant will pay full price, the second participant will receive a 10% discount and each additional registrant will receive a 15% discount. To register multiple participants, you may either register online or download the print and fax registration form.

Member discounts: Discounts for members are applied to all Public Affairs Council meetings.

Nonmembers: Join the Council today, and save by registering at the member rate and using the $200 new-member coupon you will receive. Contact our membership team for information about joining the Council.

Questions? Contact us at 202.787.5950.


Anna Platt
Senior Manager, Government Relations
202.787.5955 | [email protected]