Workshop: Managing and Leveraging Your PAC Board

19 Dec, 2017

April 26, 2018
9:30 a.m.−11:45 a.m. ET
Washington, DC or Virtual

An engaged PAC board comprised of individuals passionate about the PAC will position your program for success. Board members play an important role as not only strong contributors to the PAC, but ambassadors for engagement and solicitation efforts. Selecting strong board members and then leveraging their talent is an increasingly effective way to elevate your PAC program.

This program is eligible for 2 PAC credits toward the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management.

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 2 credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.


9:30 a.m. Managing Your A-Team: Developing a Strong PAC Board
A strong PAC board can be the difference between success and stagnation for your PAC. PAC board members are not only strong contributors to the PAC, but they’re also critical in educating eligibles and soliciting donations from their peers. Join us and learn how to assemble a strong team of board members and provide them with the right tasks to contribute to the PAC’s success. This session will cover:

  • Key considerations for managing a successful PAC board, such as identifying the right board size for your organization, formal roles for members and what types of individuals make the best board members
  • Various tasks often given to board members, as well as what to reasonably expect from them and how to communicate those expectations
  • Strategies for handling ineffective members or making wide-scale changes to your governance structure

Kristin Brackemyre
Manager, PAC & Advocacy Practice
Public Affairs Council

Meaghan Killion Joyce
Political Affairs Manager
International Paper

10:45 a.m. Networking Break

11:00 a.m. Effective Strategies for Leveraging your PAC Board
Once you have a strong team serving on your PAC board, leveraging their talent and empowering them to be your PAC’s biggest champions will help elevate your program. This session will explore effective strategies for leveraging your board to advance your program through education and engagement. Hear directly from a PAC practitioner on best practices for ensuring your board helps strengthen your PAC’s activities, including:

  • Strategies for training and motivating PAC board members to be ambassadors for your PAC through fundraising and engaging with your eligibles
  • Identifying the benefits and recognition that encourages PAC board members to both remain engaged over time and excel in their roles
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Meghan Everngam
Vice President, BUILD-PAC & Government Affairs
National Association of Home Builders

11:45 a.m. Adjourn

Event Location

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Public Affairs Council
2121 K Street, NW
Suite 900
Washington, DC 20037
Phone: 202.787.5950

*Participants joining the program virtually will receive an email one week beforehand with instructions for logging on to our web-based platform. On the platform, they will be able to listen and participate through any computer or internet-enabled device, see a video of the speakers, and ask questions and participate in the discussion via a chat box.


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Register Online

  • Members: $289
  • Non-Members: $399


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

For multiple registrants: A discount will apply to the standard member/non-member 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.

Non-members: 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.


Kristin Brackemyre
Director of PAC and Government Relations
202-787-5969 | email