Virtual Workshop: PAC Compliance Overview

03 Dec, 2020

July 13, 2021
9 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. ET

Maintaining the highest political compliance standards is the foundation of a successful PAC program. Join us for a condensed version of our Political Compliance Management Seminar focusing exclusively on PAC activities and campaigns. We’ll cover PAC solicitation rules, prior authorization requirements for trade associations, corporate contribution limits and PAC reporting considerations.

This program is eligible for 2 PAC credits toward the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management and 2 core credits to the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.


9 a.m.              Managing Compliant PAC Programs

We’ll begin with an overview of the federal campaign finance rules impacting corporate and association federal PAC activities, including:

  • Rules for establishing and operating a PAC, filing requirements, and solicitation rules, including who in the organization can solicit and what constitutes a solicitation
  • Best practices for maintaining compliance with your PAC program, including your website, communications materials, gifts and incentives
  • Review of the Federal Election Commission’s prior approval requirements for trade association PACs, including who can provide approval and best practices for obtaining authorization

10:15 a.m.           Break

10:30 a.m.           Providing Effective Political Support

While organizations continue to seek opportunities to engage with elected officials and candidates, it is important to understand the limits on political events in the office and other related considerations. This session will address:

  • Considerations for hosting fundraisers or meet-and-greets at your office, including the role of the PAC vs. the organization when hosting these events
  • Ground rules for political site visits at your organization’s facilities
  • Bundling rules under HLOGA

11:15 a.m.           Incentivizing PAC Participation

Organizations are consistently looking for ways to engage their PAC community by adding value to their contributors and incentivizing members of their eligible class to join the PAC. This session will focus specifically on the compliance considerations for a number of popular engagement strategies such as PAC Match, conducting raffles and auctions and in-person trade shows and events.

12:15 p.m.             Adjourn

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*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: $369
  • Non-Members: $499

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