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Carolyn Darville
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Sep 29
It’s easy to feel like your PAC solicitations recycle the same language. Are you looking to write and talk about your PAC in a new and exciting way? We’ll help you find the language that resonates with potential donors. Join us for a solicitation workshop that will explore what messages to share, how to write a compelling solicitation email or letter and strategies for planning successful campaigns. This program is eligible for 2 PAC credit towards the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management.
Sep 29 - Oct 01
How are public affairs professionals adapting their strategic approaches to leadership, government relations, and diversity and inclusion given the mounting pressures of conducting business virtually during a global pandemic? Join us at the Public Affair Leadership Summit to hear from leading experts on how they are revolutionizing public affairs management during an unprecedented time of change.
Sep 29
The Federal Election Commission requires trade association PACs to obtain prior approval from corporate members before soliciting them for PAC support, creating unique challenges in growing PAC programs. These requirements also introduce additional compliance considerations that can affect many areas of your PAC’s activities and campaigns. Join us to gain an overview of the complex compliance requirements facing association PACs. This program is eligible for 2 compliance credit towards the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management and 2 compliance credits towards the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.
Oct 01
The deadline for third quarter LDA filings is October 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, 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.
Oct 13
Society expects organizations to be more upfront about their stances on policy and social issues than ever before. Campaigns around these topics often succeed or fail due to their communications strategy. What makes a successful campaign and what are the common obstacles to comprehensive communications plans? Our experts will show you how to develop initiatives that are unified across internal divisions and make an impact. This program is eligible for 2 PAC credits towards the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management, 2 Specialization credits toward the Certificate in Government Relations and Lobbying and 2 Elective credits towards the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.
Oct 13
A strong peer-to-peer program is one of the best ways to grow PAC receipts, recruit new members and create excitement around PAC engagement. According to the Council’s Corporate and Association PAC Benchmarking Reports, peer-to-peer PAC solicitations are consistently among the most effective fundraising methods. Is your PAC program developing and leveraging its champions? 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.
Oct 14
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.
Oct 15
Whether you’re trying to make a compelling advocacy case on Capitol Hill or just explaining the importance of your company, at this two-hour workshop will, we’ll discuss from what it takes to build a successful storytelling campaign. This program is eligible for 2 Grassroots credits toward the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management, 2 Specialization credits toward the Certificate in Government Relations and Lobbying and 2 Elective 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.
Oct 22
Any successful CSR program will contain a charitable giving plan, but what are the structural, budgetary and strategic priorities organizations need to evaluate before, during and after launch? How can firms start or enhance philanthropic ventures that move beyond short-term projects and instead leverage their sources of expertise to make a long-term impact on society? Well-designed philanthropic initiatives can help organizations more effectively engage with their communities and bolster reputation. This workshop will explore current best practices to help organizations maximize charitable impact. This program is eligible for 2 elective credits towards the Certificate in Public Affairs Management as well as 2 elective credits towards the Certificate in PAC and 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.
Nov 10
Now more than ever, there are numerous sources of data available to help assist your advocacy efforts. If you have convincing and compelling data, it can assist in your efforts to engage policy staffers, reporters, supporters, and elected officials. Join us to lean how to create meaningful data visualization pieces on your organization’s website or social media accounts. This program is eligible for 1 Grassroots credit toward the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management, 1 Specialization credit toward the Certificate in Government Relations and Lobbying and 1 Elective credit toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.
Nov 12
Benchmarking data shows 48% of responding corporations report making state-level corporate political contributions in states where it’s permissible. PAC professionals often manage their company’s state-level corporate contributions in addition to the PAC. This workshop will cover strategies for managing compliant PAC and political giving across jurisdictions and determining where to focus your corporate dollars.
Nov 17
Congress may pass a law, but regulators give the law its teeth. Learn and hone tested strategies and tactics for influencing federal regulation and rulemaking in a way that drives forward the goals of your organization. This program is eligible for 2 Grassroots credits toward the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Mangement, 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 3 credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.
Nov 17
Rulemaking is an essential part of the lawmaking process, and often overlooked as an important advocacy tool at the state level. Every state handles the regulatory process differently! Join us to hear strategies for navigating and influencing this complex but increasingly important landscape. This program is eligible for 2 Grassroots credits toward the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management, 2 Specialization credits toward the Certificate in Government Relations and Lobbying and 2 Core credits toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.
Nov 18
Quantifying your work and getting in-house buy-in is often half of the battle for global public affairs functions. This program is eligible for 2 Elective Credits toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.
Nov 19
Public affairs writers wear many hats: promoter, defender, explainer and more. Without consistent practice and an ever-expanding toolkit, writers may find themselves falling short in their quest to advance their coalition or cause. Our public affairs writing workshop will teach you how to improve your prose and burnish your thought leadership credentials. This program is eligible for 3 elective credits toward the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management and 3 elective credits toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.
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
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.
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 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
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
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.