Lobbying

Your Government Affairs Strategy: Navigating Policymaking “Groups”

2022-08-18T09:58:06-04:00

Photo credit: iStock.com/Worawee Meepian Whether you are focusing your government affairs strategy and efforts in one capitol or multiple capitols, you probably have heard of the different "groups." You have also likely wondered whether or not it would be worth it to attend their different meetings scheduled throughout the year and utilize them as [...]

Your Government Affairs Strategy: Navigating Policymaking “Groups”2022-08-18T09:58:06-04:00

Get Ready for the Fall: Tips for Scheduling Meetings with Lawmakers

2022-08-15T20:04:41-04:00

It may still be summer, but it's almost time for fall legislative sessions across the country. Which means it may be time to start scheduling meetings with legislators. Are you struggling with how to schedule meetings with lawmakers? As we've noted before, the key to effective lobbying is being able to get in front of [...]

Get Ready for the Fall: Tips for Scheduling Meetings with Lawmakers2022-08-15T20:04:41-04:00

Tips for Successful Grassroots Lobbying Efforts

2021-04-29T10:16:36-04:00

Image by Ryan Stevens We have already gone over how to lobby during a pandemic and succeed at grant writing, but how can you be successful at your grassroots lobbying efforts?  The first step is to understand what grassroots lobbying is.  Unlike traditional lobbying, grassroots lobbying allows citizens to participate in the government process by [...]

Tips for Successful Grassroots Lobbying Efforts2021-04-29T10:16:36-04:00

Lobbyists, Lawmakers, and the Revolving Door

2020-12-16T07:30:00-05:00

Digital collage by Ryan Stevens; image source by David Mark from Pixabay A “revolving door” is the practice of public officials or employees leaving their positions to lobby.  However, each state has rules and laws that stipulate when public officials or employees can begin lobbying.  The period that someone must wait is a “cooling off” [...]

Lobbyists, Lawmakers, and the Revolving Door2020-12-16T07:30:00-05:00

Pre-Filed Legislation in State Capitols: a 2021 Session Preview

2020-12-09T10:00:03-05:00

Digital Collage by Ryan Stevens; image source by David Mark from Pixabay In 2021, every state legislature in the country will meet, with the vast majority beginning their sessions in January.  While lawmakers might not meet until next month (or later), most states allow lawmakers to prepare pre-filed legislation.  Only 13 state legislative bodies do [...]

Pre-Filed Legislation in State Capitols: a 2021 Session Preview2020-12-09T10:00:03-05:00

Ethics & Lobbying Reform in 2020

2020-09-04T07:36:00-04:00

DMGS Highlights There have been calls for ethics reform following Ohio and Illinois political scandals.Lawmakers in Ohio and Illinois have introduced various ethics reform proposals, as have lawmakers in other states.Ethics reform legislation includes gift bans, stopping the "revolving door," extending the "cooling off" period, and campaign finance reform. Digital Illustration by Alana Burman The [...]

Ethics & Lobbying Reform in 20202020-09-04T07:36:00-04:00

DMGS Successful Grant Writing Tips

2020-09-02T09:00:00-04:00

DMGS Grant Writing Assistance Highlights Do your due diligence. Make sure you monitor available opportunities.Make your application stand out from the rest.Acquire stakeholder support. Annually, government agencies and private foundations offer thousands of grant opportunities for businesses, nonprofit organizations, and municipalities.  For organizations new to the process or those without in-house grant writers, finding and [...]

DMGS Successful Grant Writing Tips2020-09-02T09:00:00-04:00

How to Advocate in the Age of COVID-19: DMGS Lobbying Tips

2020-07-31T11:24:46-04:00

Digital Illustration by Alana Burman Last year, DMGS looked at “Hill Day Strategies” and provided lobbying tips on how to advocate effectively.  This year, traditional lobbying and advocacy have changed due to the spread of COVID-19.  In the past few months, in-person meetings with lawmakers and their staff members have dwindled, while digital meetings, emails, [...]

How to Advocate in the Age of COVID-19: DMGS Lobbying Tips2020-07-31T11:24:46-04:00
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