The Federal Election Commission requires that trade association PACs obtain prior approval from its corporate members before soliciting them for PAC support. Those requirements, and others associated with prior approval, often pose challenges in growing PAC programs. Prior approval requirements also introduce additional compliance considerations that can affect your PAC’s activities and campaigns. Gain an overview of those compliance requirements, how to navigate them and grow your PAC all at once.
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Hear from one of the nation’s leading election law experts on maintaining compliance in prior approval campaigns, including best practices and innovative strategies in securing prior approval:
- A comprehensive overview of compliance for association PACs with special emphasis on prior approval
- Review of prior approval requirements, including methods for obtaining approval, who can provide approval from the member company, maintaining accurate records and more
- Innovative and successful strategies for maintaining compliance with and securing prior approval from trade association PACs
Speaker information coming soon
8:30 a.m. Networking Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Association Compliance Overview
Trade association PACs face unique challenges in securing prior approval from corporate members before soliciting them for PAC support. Join us as a political law expert provides a comprehensive overview of compliance for association PACs with a special emphasis on prior approval, including:
- Review of Federal Election Commission prior approval requirements
- Methods for obtaining prior approval, including who can provide prior approval and best practices for educating member companies
- Tips for managing the process and maintaining accurate records
10:30 a.m. Networking Break
10:45 a.m. Case Studies in Prior Approval “Work-Around” Strategies
Many association PACs struggle to obtain prior approval, which often impedes PAC growth. In this session, we will provide case studies of possible solutions for implementing prior approval “work-around” strategies. This includes options for expanding a trade association’s restricted class that do not depend on securing prior approval such as creating individual membership tiers and compensating association board members, among others.
12:00 p.m. Adjourn
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