What is public affairs?

Public affairs represents an organization’s efforts to monitor and manage its business environment. It combines government relations, communications, issues management and corporate citizenship strategies to influence public policy, build a strong reputation and find common ground with stakeholders.

What is the Public Affairs Council?

The Public Affairs Council is the leading association for public affairs professionals. It provides unique information, training and other resources to its members. Its mission is to advance the field of public affairs and provide tools and resources that enable public affairs executives and managers to achieve their business and professional goals. Learn more about the Public Affairs Council.

How many members does the Public Affairs Council have?

The Public Affairs Council has nearly 700 member corporations, associations and consulting firms that work together to enhance the value and professionalism of the public affairs practice, and to provide thoughtful leadership as corporate citizens. If interested, you can view a list of Council members.

What is the size of the staff?

The Public Affairs Council has 21 staff members. Meet the staff.

How many training sessions does the Public Affairs Council conduct annually?

The Public Affairs Council conducts nearly 100 educational events a year that cover a wide range of public affairs topics. View our conference calendar.

Does the Public Affairs Council sell publications?

Publications from the Public Affairs Council include how-to public affairs handbooks, the much-honored newsletter, research reports, surveys, brochures, and briefing papers. View our listing of publications.

What is the Foundation for Public Affairs?

The Foundation for Public Affairs, an affiliate of the Public Affairs Council, is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research and educational organization. Learn more about the Foundation for Public Affairs.

What is Consulting Services?

The Council’s management consulting staff conducts research to help members benchmark their public affairs budgets, staffing, strategies and performance against other companies and associations. Visit the Consulting Services area.

How do I access the members-only area of the website?

You must be a member of the Public Affairs Council to access the members-only area. If you are a member, you need a user name and password. Register online for a user name and password.

How do I log in to your site?

If you know your password, please click here to log in and review your contact information in the “+Profile” section. You may also change your password in this section.

Where can I find my password?

Each individual in the Council’s database has a preassigned password. There is no unified login for your organization. If you receive communications from us, you are already in our database and therefore have your own password. If you do not know your password, you may retrieve it here.

This is my first time visiting the site. How can I register for a password?

If you receive communications from us, you are already in our database and have your own password. If you do not know your password, you may retrieve it here. If you are not already in our database, click here to register for a password.

Where is the Public Affairs Council located?

The Council is located at 2121 K St. N.W., Suite 900, Washington, D.C. 20037. The entrance to our building is on K Street, between 21st and 22nd streets, in Washington’s central business district. For more details about directions to our office, including metro and parking information, please follow this link.

Other questions? Please contact us at 202.787.5950 or by email.