Publications

02 Jun, 2021

Publications

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Publications

Each year, the Public Affairs Council and its affiliated research foundation, the Foundation for Public Affairs, publish reports on emerging issues and trends in public affairs, as well as comprehensive benchmarking reports. To order copies of our publications, please visit our online Publication Catalog.

Reminder! Council members can download free webinar recordings in the Publications Catalog. Just search by category or type in “webinar” in the search box.

Latest reports:

State of Corporate Public Affairs 2020-2021

The State of Corporate Public Affairs is the most comprehensive report available on how major corporations manage, fund, staff and evaluate their public affairs functions. It includes timely data on the strategic role of public affairs; budgets and staffing; challenges public affairs executives face; how public affairs works with CSR, communications and other functions; and use of consultants and trade associations. New data in this year’s report include the impacts of COVID-19 and diversity and inclusion hiring practices.

Click here to download your copy.

2020 PAC Match Survey

The results are in! Benchmark your PAC match program against those of your PAC peers. Get the insights you need to build a more successful program. This survey offers information regarding common practices and trends among PACs that currently conduct charitable PAC match programs.

Click here to download your copy.

2020 PAC Salary Survey

The 2020 PAC Salary Survey examines job responsibilities, time spent on related areas and compensation and bonus information from PAC practitioners. The survey was completed by 136 PAC practitioners across experience levels that report spending at least 50% of their time on PAC-related responsibilities.

Click here to download your copy.

2020 Grassroots Salary Survey

The 2020 Grassroots Salary Survey examines job responsibilities, time spent on related areas and compensation and bonus information from grassroots practitioners. The survey was completed by 74 Grassroots practitioners across experience levels that report spending at least 50% of their time on grassroots-related responsibilities.

Click here to download your copy.

2019 Government Relations Salary and Structure Survey

We’ve partnered with the State Government Affairs Council to benchmark salary, benefits, portfolios and staffing numbers for the government relations community. With responses from over 400 government relations professionals, this report will give you valuable insight into the paychecks and structures of government relations teams from corporations, associations and nonprofits across the country. The report is available for $39 for Council and SGAC members, and $69 for nonmembers. You must be logged in to see the member price.

SGAC members, please contact John Kasander (jkasander@pac.org) for your discount code. 

Click here to download your copy.

2019 Corporate and Association PAC Benchmarking Reports

The 2019 Corporate and Association PAC Benchmarking Reports are the most comprehensive and widely-used reports available on trends in PAC management, structure, executive engagement, fundraising, candidate support and more. The reports are based on a survey completed by nearly 250 corporate and association PACs covering their activities in the 2017-2018 election cycle. Conducted every two years, this resource provides the data and analysis public affairs professionals need to compare their PAC and campaign finance activities with their peers and develop strategies to improve their programs.

Reports are free for Council members. Download or purchase a PDF copy of the Association Report HERE, Corporate Report HERE or both reports HERE.

2019 Opening Doors in Brussels: Managing Government Affairs in the EU

Opening Doors in Brussels: Managing Government Affairs in the EU, is an in-depth look at the practice of public affairs in Brussels and the EU with strategic insights and tactical information about how to successfully conduct government affairs throughout the region. It features interviews with on-the-ground professionals, case studies from a variety of companies, and analysis of the most pressing issues and topics, such as the future of Brexit, how GDPR is affecting organizations and the growth of digital advocacy.

Click here to download a free PDF version of the report.

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Jack Kasander
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