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Carolyn Darville
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Dec 01
Considering a raffle or sweepstakes as part of your 2021 PAC strategy? Incentivizing PAC participation through rewards and chances to win is increasingly effective for many PACs. However, there are a series of compliance considerations, including state and local gaming laws, specific to activities such as raffles and sweepstakes. An election law expert will provide a detailed overview of implementing these activities and tips for hosting these types of programs virtually. This program is eligible for 1 Compliance credit toward the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management, 1 Compliance credit toward the Certificate in Government Relations and Lobbying and 1 Compliance credit toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management. As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1 credit toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.
Dec 01
Don’t settle for the same old infographic; craft award-winning content. Good creative content can spur action, move policymakers and enhance your advocacy programs. Attendees will explore free and paid design tools to make visual content like Twitter cards, GIFs and infographics. This program is eligible for 3 Elective credits towards the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management and 3 Elective credits towards the Certificate in Public Affairs Management. As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 5 credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.
Dec 02
Digital is the quickest way to reach people and it is also becoming the most effective method. However, it can be difficult to prove its value to your board or leadership, yet there are a number of key metrics and ways to prove its importance. This program is eligible for 2 Grassroots credits towards the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management and 2 Elective credits towards the Certificate in Public Affairs 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.
Dec 02
Sustainability has become an integral part of many European and global companies’ business strategies and future operational plans. How can public affairs and communication teams embrace this new mindset, support corporate sustainability initiatives and translate them into a competitive advantage?
Dec 03
Gain insights on some the states setting the biggest policy trends and priorities.
Dec 03
Join us for our annual briefing on China to learn more about the public affairs landscape and how to adjust your strategy to the nuances of the current political and economic environment. This program is eligible for 1 elective credit toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management. As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1 credit toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.
Dec 08
Interested in learning how to get the most out of your Council membership? Join us for a member orientation to get up to speed about all of the Council’s major services.
Dec 08
Identifying an effective governance structure for your PAC is essential for growth. Whether it is an engaged PAC board comprised of individuals passionate about the PAC, strong bylaws that guide your activities or smart administrative budgeting, these essentials will position your program for success. This program is eligible for 2 PAC credits toward the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management and 2 core credits towards the Certificate in Public Affairs 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.
Dec 08
Due to COVID-19 and working from home, we're staying connected via the internet and online mediums. As attention spans grow shorter, PAC and advocacy professionals must get more creative with how they speak to their audiences. Learn to create captivating and persuasive visuals, such as videos and infographics, to inform and excite your eligible community. Whether you need to distill complex data or put a visual spin on your program ideas, we’ll help you envision and produce material that concisely explains the role of your PAC and boosts involvement. This program is eligible for 2 PAC specialization credits towards the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management and 2 Core credits towards the Certificate in Public Affairs 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.
Dec 09 - Dec 10
The new reality that emerged with the COVID19 pandemic has placed a premium on the mastery of digital advocacy and communication tools. Organizations and individuals can no longer afford to rely on traditional tools alone — digital is now critical to success in public affairs. Join our flagship digital conference #EUDAS20 to learn more about the latest trends and brightest ideas on digital advocacy and communication — in Europe and globally.
Dec 09
It’s coming: The deadline for your organization to file lobbying reports using either the LDA or IRC method. The two systems have major differences in what’s tracked and reported. Understand the differences now. This program is eligible for 1 Compliance credit toward the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management, 1 Compliance credit toward the Certificate in Government Relations and Lobbying and 1 Compliance credit toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.
Dec 10
Hiring a consultant lobbyist is a significant financial investment and can put your reputation on the line. Often, finding the right the firm or practitioner for you can be a complex task, especially in a year of remote work and heightened uncertainty due to COVID-19. We’ll help you prepare for a successful 2021 by walking you through the ins and outs of hiring, assessing and managing contract lobbyists. This program is eligible for 2 Specialization credits toward the Certificate in Government Relations and Lobbying and 2 Core credits toward the Certificate in Public Affairs 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.
Jan 13
Spend your time securing legislative victories – not dealing with the state ethics commission. This webinar will help you understand and abide by the newest laws and regulations governing lobbying and gift-giving to state lawmakers. This program is eligible for 1 compliance credit toward the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management and 1 compliance credit toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.
Jan 19
While political contributions from corporate and association PACs have increased modestly over the last decade, outside spending by super PACs and 501(c)(4) issue advocacy groups has skyrocketed. This webinar will provide an overview of the post-Citizens United campaign finance landscape. Experts will outline the various types of independent expenditure-only groups, disclosure requirements and common operating practices among these organizations. This program is eligible for 1 PAC credit toward the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management, 1 Specialization credit toward the Certificate in Government Relations and Lobbying and 1 Core credit toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.
Jan 20
A company’s reputation is one of its most valuable assets. Yet it faces today unprecedented challenges - from political uncertainty, global risks and local issues to media disinformation and increasing expectations to “do the right thing”. Join this virtual workshop to hear strategic insights, innovative approaches and concrete case studies of addressing successfully the challenges and opportunities of creating and maintaining a global reputation. This program is eligible for 2 Elective credits toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.
Jan 21
How will newly sworn in senators and representatives impact the 117th Congress? To build an effective legislative strategy you’ll need to understand the new players and dynamics. Our experts will profile key new members and what big trends you can expect.
Feb 02 - Feb 05
The Advocacy Conference is the largest gathering of grassroots, communications and digital advocacy professionals in the country.
Feb 09
Now more than ever, your internet presence can make or break you and there are a lot of new “rules” to navigate in order to preserve your reputation as an organization. Your online presence is a major part of your brand now, so it is important to stay tuned into what your audience needs. This program is eligible for 2 Grassroots credits towards the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management and 2 Elective credits towards the Certificate in Public Affairs 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.
Feb 09
Join us to explore the public affairs landscape in Japan and South Korea, discuss the main political and business trends, and identify best practices for public affairs professionals working in and with the region. This program is eligible for 1 elective credit toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management. As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1 credit toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.
Feb 11
Public Affairs teams are busier than ever. They often must manage multiple issue and advocacy campaigns while working collaboratively across departments and projects. Reconciling differences and breaking down internal silos can be difficult – but they are integral to success. Join us to learn specific project and people management tools that will help you fine-tune your public affairs function, improve communication with your teams and keep projects on track. This program is eligible for 2 elective credits toward the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management and 2 core credits toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.
Feb 23 - Feb 26
The largest gathering of PAC professionals in the country. Join PAC practitioners & experts to discuss emerging trends, fundamentals & advanced strategies.
Mar 10
The deadline for first quarter LDA filings is April 20. Join us to ensure you’re up-to-date on lobbying and compliance rules. We’ll also cover the best methods for managing and tracking activities to avoid scrambling to gather last-minute information. This program is eligible for 1 compliance credit toward the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management and 1 compliance credit toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.
Mar 17
Public Affairs teams are busier than ever. They often must manage multiple issue and advocacy campaigns while working collaboratively across departments and projects. Reconciling differences and breaking down internal silos can be difficult – but they are integral to success. Join us to learn specific project and people management tools that will help you fine-tune your public affairs function, improve communication with your teams and keep projects on track.
Mar 23
Grasstops begins with leadership. Developing persuasive and engaged ambassadors is key to growing your advocacy reach. Join us and learn how to cultivate strong leaders to guide your grassroots efforts and accomplish your goals.
Apr 01
There’s never been a more important time for your organization to have a strategic issues management process in place. Large-scale crises like the current COVID-19 pandemic show just how critical it is to be prepared. Join us to learn how your public affairs team can anticipate issues – even the really big ones – and tackle them before they become bigger challenges. This program is eligible for 2 Core credits towards the Certificate in Public Affairs Management, 2 Elective credits towards the Certificate in PAC and Grassroots Management and 2 Specialization credits toward the Certificate in Government Relations and Lobbying.
Apr 22
Growth is a goal for every PAC. The only way to increase participation and receipts is to retain your current members while continuing to expand – and the secret is long-term engagement. How do you make PAC members feel a part of something purposeful and encourage continuing support of the PAC? Join us to learn insider tips and tricks as well as long-term engagement strategies. This program is eligible for 2 PAC credits toward the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management .
Apr 27
Complying with state and federal lobbying and PAC regulations is foundational to managing a trusted and successful public affairs program. Ken Gross, one of the country’s most distinguished political law experts, will provide a full day, deep dive of the top legal and compliance issues affecting lobbyists, PAC professionals and grassroots practitioners. This program is eligible for 3 Compliance credits toward the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management, 3 Compliance credits toward the Certificate in Government Relations and Lobbying and 3 Compliance credits toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.
May 04
The COVID-19 pandemic has radically changed workplace norms and team dynamics, positioning digital at the forefront of how we communicate. As personal and professional demands intersect, leaders must adapt their management styles to keep their teams on track and thriving. Join us for a leadership workshop focused on motivating and cultivating future public affairs leaders to set your team up for long-term success. This program is eligible for 2 Core credits towards the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.
May 06
Does your PAC program need an overhaul? More organizations are successfully rebranding and relaunching their PACs to better engage existing donors as well as attract prospective members. During this workshop, we’ll explore where to start when either launching a PAC or overhauling an existing program’s operations and activities. Hear from practitioners that have rebranded their logo, materials, messaging and more to reinvigorate their PACs. This program is eligible for 2 PAC Specialization credits toward the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management and 2 Elective credits toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.
May 11
Bottom-line business value: That’s what interests your leadership most. Learn to demonstrate the impact of public affairs work in the language and metrics of business – and get the support and recognition your functions need and deserve. We will also share tools for demonstrating why government relations is an essential part of navigating the COVID-19 crisis. This program is eligible for 2 Grassroots Credits toward the PAC & Grassroots Management Certificate, 2 Specialization credits toward the Certificate in Government Relations and Lobbying and 2 Core Credits toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.
May 12
No matter your advocacy audience, personalizing a cause or a mission makes messages more meaningful. Your base is made up of individuals, each with their own unique story to share. These voices can emphasize the importance of your legislative priorities and the need for action or change. Join us to gain a greater understanding of how to utilize storytelling to enhance your advocacy efforts and reach your goals. This program is eligible for 2 grassroots credits toward the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management and 2 elective credits toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.
Jun 09
Does your PAC program need an overhaul? More organizations are successfully rebranding and relaunching their PACs to better engage existing donors as well as attract prospective members. During this workshop, we’ll explore where to start when either launching a PAC or overhauling an existing program’s operations and activities. Hear from practitioners that have rebranded their logo, materials, messaging and more to reinvigorate their PACs.
Jun 10
Developing a smart governance structure for your PAC is more important than ever as corporate political involvement and social activism continue to intersect. Engaged PAC boards comprised of individuals passionate about the PAC, strong bylaws that guide your activities as well as contribution criteria fostering equity and inclusion will strengthen your organization’s political programs for years to come. Join us to hear how corporate and association PACs are re-evaluating their governance function and contribution criteria to promote transparency and organizational values. This program is eligible for 2 PAC credits toward the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management and 2 Elective credits toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.
Jun 29
2020 presented new challenges for all aspects of PAC management, especially fundraising. During this two-part workshop, we will dive into what makes a successful solicitation campaign and how to create a unique plan that can withstand changes and unexpected circumstances. This program is eligible for 3 PAC credits toward the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management and 3 Elective credits toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.
Jul 14
As every state government relations professional knows, states are often where policy change happens first. One state’s legislation can quickly inspire other states to follow suite, creating even larger impacts across the country. Join us to learn how to demonstrate the importance of state government relations to your corporate and association leadership.
Aug 10
According to Council Benchmarking data, PAC charitable match has consistently been ranked as one of the top PAC incentives to motivate and grow participation. As scrutiny of PACs has increased and community need has grown, PAC match programs are becoming even more valuable. Hear from experts how they operate their programs and incorporate charitable incentives into their overall strategy for PAC growth and engagement. This program is eligible for 2 PAC credits toward the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management and 2 Elective credits toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.
Aug 24
Silos are easy. Coordination is hard. While you’re doing the on-the-ground and behind-the-scenes policy work, your communications department is often tasked with sharing your story with the public. How can you improve coordination to ensure unity in external messaging? If you’re looking for ways to create better flow so your messaging to all stakeholders carries maximum value, our experts have you covered!
Sep 01
Have you ever wondered how other organizations structure their GR program and spending? Or if your team is set up for impact? These are important questions — your capacity for success is determined by the strength of your infrastructure. Whether you are just starting a government relations program, growing your team or benchmarking your department against other best –in-class organizations, this workshop is for you. We will walk you through top industry programs and key components for maximizing success. This program is eligible for 2 Grassroots specialization credits towards the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management, 3 Specialization credits toward the Certificate in Government Relations and Lobbying and 2 Core credits towards the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.
Oct 06
Complying with state and federal lobbying and PAC regulations is foundational to managing a trusted and successful public affairs program. Ken Gross, one of the country’s most distinguished political law experts, will provide a full day, deep dive of the top legal and compliance issues affecting lobbyists, PAC professionals and grassroots practitioners. This program is eligible for 3 Compliance credits toward the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management, 3 Compliance credits toward the Certificate in Government Relations and Lobbying and 3 Compliance credits toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.
Nov 10
Usually hundreds of pages long, analyzing the potential impact of a Congressional bill on your industry is often a challenging but essential task. Our experts will share tips for making the process easier, as well as outline ways to effectively communicating that impact to internal and external stakeholders to get the engagement you need to succeed.
Dec 02
Peer-to-peer is one of the most successful solicitation strategies for PACs and a wonderful way to promote community. However, peer-to-peer programs aren’t built overnight — you need structure and consistency to achieve results. Learn from experts who have experienced great success with peer-to-peer and explore the do’s and don’ts for this type of solicitation campaign. This program is eligible for 2 PAC credit towards the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management and 2 elective credits towards the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.
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