Public Affairs Council Research: Virtual Advocacy is Here to Stay

A poll released by the Public Affairs Council in May shows that positive sentiment toward virtual advocacy has increased significantly in the past year. The survey of 157 government affairs executives shows an appreciation for the value of virtual lobbying as well as concerns about securing in-person meetings with lawmakers in the future. “Advocates of… Read more »

ASAE Webinar: Effective Strategies for Leveraging Local Media to Advance Advocacy Efforts

On June 23 at 12:00pm ET ASAE’s Government Relations & Advocacy Professionals Advisory Council (GRAPAC) will host a discussion with leading experts on the who, what, where, when, why and how of media advocacy and get their insights on how to effectively incorporate local media engagement into your association’s overall lobbying strategy. Media advocacy is… Read more »

New Legislation Aims to Repeal UBIT on Fringe Benefits

On May 2, Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced the bipartisan Preserve Charities and Houses of Worship Act to repeal taxes on nonprofit fringe benefit offerings. This legislation, which accompanies a previously introduced bill in the US House of Representatives, would also rescind the requirement that organizations report their unrelated businesses or… Read more »

Public Affairs Council Research Finds High Trust in Associations

A new report from the Public Affairs Council and Morning Consult, “Surround Sound,” shows that trust in associations is high. The report, which surveyed almost 200 congressional staffers and federal employees, found that 8 out of 10 of the respondents think trade associations are trusted sources of political information. However, associations don’t top the chart… Read more »

Register for ASAE’s GR Symposium in June

ASAE will host its Government Relations Symposium June 5 at the Georgetown University Hotel & Conference Center in Washington, DC. This year’s conference will tackle some of the most challenging issues confronting association government relations professionals in the field and help them maximize their association’s influence and relationships with policymakers. The theme of this year’s… Read more »