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Member Benefits Overview

By December 11, 2012July 17th, 2023Membership (CS)
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Member Benefits

Our job is to help you do your job better! Take advantage of unparalleled expertise, education programs and access to the premier community of public affairs professionals. 

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Council Connect

Members have exclusive access to peer communities and our extensive library of sample public affairs materials and best practices. This online, members-only forum is the perfect place to share ideas and solutions with peers and friends on your most pressing matters.

New! Membership Plus+

Membership Plus+ is a new, inclusive training option available to all member organizations for $3,000 a year. This new member benefit gives your entire organization access to over 45 Council workshops annually for a flat price, which could save thousands of dollars in registration fees while providing top-notch professional development for your team. Don’t miss out!


The majority of Council webinars are free for members. That’s more than 20 new webinars annually on all areas of public affairs. Plus, members can access 60+ recordings from our library of past events.

Political Insights

Members receive an exclusive, quarterly slide deck of election analyses and trends from Inside Elections Editor and Publisher Nathan Gonzales. Use the insights and graphics in your own slides and presentations.

Staff Expertise

Our staff of experienced professionals provides you with strategic intelligence, benchmarking data, consultant referrals and best practices. When you need help, we also connect you with other Council members who have overcome similar challenges.

Legal Guidance

You’ll receive free legal guidance for all of your questions related to campaign finance, lobbying and ethics laws.


The Council sponsors certificates in PAC & Grassroots Management, Public Affairs Management and Government Relations & Lobbying. These rigorous programs expand your knowledge, strengthen your skills and help prepare you for the next step in your career.

Public Affairs News and Information

Stay current with public affairs issues and trends by reading our award-winning Impact newsletter. Check out our timely insights on political and business news.

Professional Networks

We host exclusive peer groups for professionals working in political involvement, government relations, international public affairs, social impact, and professional development. More than 1,700 people are currently active in our networks. Participation is free and available only to Council members.

Customized Training & Benchmarking

Our team can help you improve management processes, audit your performance and get the data you need to increase your budgets or elevate public affairs in your organization. We’ll also create customized training programs on effective advocacy, stakeholder engagement, issues management and similar topics.

Executive Education

Every year, we produce more than 100 training programs and executive forums on advocacy, digital communication, PACs, global public affairs and a host of other topics. Most of our events now offer virtual participation — and recordings from our popular webinars are also available.

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