The ‘Advocacy Leaders Network’ is a workshop series to assist grassroots and government relations professionals in research, strategies, and practices with the goal of enhancing relationships, communications, and understanding between citizens and Congress. This goal is achieved by providing advanced advocacy education through professional development and networking opportunities for the public affairs community. The series is hosted by the Congressional Management Foundation (CMF), produced by Beekeeper Group, and sponsored by VoterVoice, a FiscalNote Company.
From the Congressional Management Foundation blog: In the critically-acclaimed Broadway musical, Hamilton, "Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story" is a powerful conclusion to a musical that encapsulates the power of storytelling through the lens of several fascinating characters. The qualities that make Hamilton's characters so compelling – empathy, determination, persuasion – are also traits that make an effective advocate both on and off the Hill, complete with a story to tell.Continue readingFrom the Congressional Management Foundation blog: This summer, Rasmussen Reports conducted a public opinion survey that found that only 21% of voters feel that most members of Congress care what their constituents think. There’s plenty of blame to go around as to the cause for voters’ cynicism. Highly polarized politics, partisan rhetoric, the media, and shows like House of Cards serve to reinforce the misperception that power in Congress is limited to just a few Members in leadership positions and constituents don’t matter.Continue reading
When: Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 05:30 PM
Where: The Offices of Beekeeper Group in Washington, DC
Please join us for our annual fall Advocacy Leaders Network happy hour.
Over the past seven years, many of you have joined us for substantive sessions on all aspects of maximizing your advocacy campaigns, but sometimes the best learning comes from just talking to your peers over drinks!
The Advocacy Leaders Network is a community of senior advocacy, government affairs, and public relations professionals. In addition to our quarterly event series, we will be providing these professional networking opportunities as a chance for us all to meet in a fun, informal setting.
When: Friday, November 30, 2018 at 09:00 AM
Where: Offices of Beekeeper Group in Washington, DC
It’s the calm before the storm, and an opportunity to prepare. Join us in discussing new ways (and new approaches!) to plan for the incoming Congress and a drastically different political climate in Washington, DC. We will focus on providing advanced-level training to your advocates so they become better champions for your cause. We will also discuss ways to encourage freshman legislators to take your issues on as their own. PLUS, learn how to craft a new campaign plan (in less than 45 minutes) that you can implement for your own organization.
Cody Lyon, Managing Director of Advocacy and Political Affairs Programs, American Farm Bureau Federation
Brad Fitch, President and CEO, Congressional Management Foundation
Khelan Bhatia, Manager of Voter Engagement, AARP