Public Affairs Council

Public Affairs Council A non-partisan organization, our mission is to advance the field of public affairs by providing information, training and other resources to our members to support their government, community and public affairs efforts.
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On Twitter: @PACouncil The Public Affairs Council is a non-partisan, non-political association for public affairs professionals. Launched in 1954 at the urging of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, the Council provides unique information, training and other resources to its members to support their effective participation in government, community and public relations activities at all levels. Through the Council, more than 600 member companies and associations work together to enhance the value and professionalism of the public affairs practice, and to provide thoughtful leadership as corporate citizens.

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Ready for your next public affairs gig? Our jobs page should be your first stop! pac.org/jobs
06/14/2021

Ready for your next public affairs gig? Our jobs page should be your first stop! pac.org/jobs

Ready for your next public affairs gig? Our jobs page should be your first stop! pac.org/jobs

It's plausible Republicans don’t need independent voters to succeed in 2022. Nathan Gonzales explains in the latest Elec...
06/11/2021
Why Republicans Don’t Need Independent Voters in 2022 - Public Affairs Council

It's plausible Republicans don’t need independent voters to succeed in 2022. Nathan Gonzales explains in the latest Election Impact. Inside Elections w/ Nathan L. Gonzales https://pac.org/impact/republicans-dont-need-independent-voters-2022

Despite losing the White House and Senate and failing to take back the House last cycle, Nathan Gonzales explains why Republicans are feeling quite good about the state of their party.

Does stifling political chatter in the workplace backfire on employers?  Can cause-driven consumers stay true in a world...
06/09/2021
Takeaways: May 2021 - Public Affairs Council

Does stifling political chatter in the workplace backfire on employers? Can cause-driven consumers stay true in a world driven by convenience? Find the answers to these questions and more in Impact! https://pac.org/impact/takeaways-05-21

Does stifling political chatter in the workplace backfire on employers? Can cause-driven consumers stay true in a world driven by convenience? Find the answers to these questions and more in our monthly roundup of the news and articles you need to read.

We're celebrating one year since the launch of the Certificate in Government Relations and Lobbying! Apply for free toda...
06/08/2021

We're celebrating one year since the launch of the Certificate in Government Relations and Lobbying! Apply for free today. https://pac.org/certificate/grl

We're celebrating one year since the launch of the Certificate in Government Relations and Lobbying! Apply for free today. https://pac.org/certificate/grl

A new study from The Lawmakers shows that media coverage and name recognition don’t always correspond with effective pol...
06/02/2021
Show Horses and Workhorses - Public Affairs Council

A new study from The Lawmakers shows that media coverage and name recognition don’t always correspond with effective policymaking. Check out Impact for who made the “show horse” and “workhorse” lists. https://pac.org/impact/show-horses-workhorses

A new study from the Center for Effective Lawmaking shows that media coverage and name recognition don’t always correspond with effective policymaking. Check out who made the “show horse” and “workhorse” lists.

Happy Memorial Day from the Public Affairs Council!
05/31/2021

Happy Memorial Day from the Public Affairs Council!

Happy Memorial Day from the Public Affairs Council!

New vlog! In Rough Ideas, Council President Doug Pinkham discusses how low diversity is discouraging entry into the publ...
05/28/2021
Rough Ideas: The State of Diversity in Public Affairs - Public Affairs Council

New vlog! In Rough Ideas, Council President Doug Pinkham discusses how low diversity is discouraging entry into the public affairs field. https://pac.org/impact/rough-ideas-vlog-state-diversity-public-affairs

In the new vlog series Rough Ideas, Council President Doug Pinkham discusses how low diversity is discouraging entry into the public affairs field, but also how the Council and its member organizations are uniquely positioned to make progress on DEI priorities.

The virtual Digital Media & Advocacy Summit has the solutions you need to stand out in the world of digital. Register to...
05/27/2021

The virtual Digital Media & Advocacy Summit has the solutions you need to stand out in the world of digital. Register today and hear from these fantastic keynotes on June 22. https://pac.org/events/dmas/registration

Government affairs executives agree, Zoom lobbying is here to stay, and digital advocacy is on the rise. Check out Impac...
05/26/2021
The Pandemic and Public Affairs: One Year Later - Public Affairs Council

Government affairs executives agree, Zoom lobbying is here to stay, and digital advocacy is on the rise. Check out Impact for findings from our survey on COVID-19 and its impact on the profession. https://pac.org/impact/pandemic-public-affairs-one-year-later

Government affairs executives agree, Zoom lobbying is here to stay and digital advocacy is on the rise. Check out the findings from our survey on COVID-19 and its impact on the profession.

New Election Impact! Despite losing the White House and Senate and failing to take back the House last cycle, Nathan Gon...
05/25/2021
Why Republicans Don’t Need Independent Voters in 2022 - Public Affairs Council

New Election Impact! Despite losing the White House and Senate and failing to take back the House last cycle, Nathan Gonzales explains why Republicans are feeling quite good about the state of their party. https://pac.org/impact/republicans-dont-need-independent-voters-2022

Despite losing the White House and Senate and failing to take back the House last cycle, Nathan Gonzales explains why Republicans are feeling quite good about the state of their party.

Getting to the equity part of DEI can be complex, but smart companies understand the value of diverse leadership. In Imp...
05/21/2021
Moving Toward Equity - Public Affairs Council

Getting to the equity part of DEI can be complex, but smart companies understand the value of diverse leadership. In Impact, hear from public affairs executives on paths forward for the profession. https://pac.org/impact/pushing-toward-equity AARP American Express Diageo Careers Heidrick & Struggles Heyman Associates

Getting to the equity part of DEI can be complex, but smart companies understand the value of diverse leadership. Hear from public affairs executives on paths forward for the profession.

Get your digital team up to speed! We're offering group rates for the virtual Digital Media & Advocacy Summit so you can...
05/20/2021
Digital Media & Advocacy Summit - Public Affairs Council

Get your digital team up to speed! We're offering group rates for the virtual Digital Media & Advocacy Summit so you can train your whole team for one, low price. Join us June 22 or on-demand. https://pac.org/events/dmas #DMAS21

The leading annual event for digital comms and advocacy professionals. Hear new strategies, and case studies for energizing grassroots and policy campaigns.

A conference on your schedule! Join us June 22 for the virtual Digital Media & Advocacy Summit or watch on-demand https:...
05/12/2021

A conference on your schedule! Join us June 22 for the virtual Digital Media & Advocacy Summit or watch on-demand https://pac.org/events/dmas #dmas21

A conference on your schedule! Join us June 22 for the virtual Digital Media & Advocacy Summit or watch on-demand https://pac.org/events/dmas #dmas21

Get comfortable with your Zoom room. According to a new Council poll, lobbying via video conferencing is here to stay. R...
05/11/2021

Get comfortable with your Zoom room. According to a new Council poll, lobbying via video conferencing is here to stay. Read the report.https://pac.org/wp-content/uploads/Pandemic_PublicAffairs_One_Year_Later.pdf

Get comfortable with your Zoom room. According to a new Council poll, lobbying via video conferencing is here to stay. Read the report.https://pac.org/wp-content/uploads/Pandemic_PublicAffairs_One_Year_Later.pdf

The National Restaurant Association and the American Farm Bureau Federation are turning virtual pivots into long-term so...
05/10/2021
Digital Advocacy Leaps Forward During Pandemic Lockdown - Public Affairs Council

The National Restaurant Association and the American Farm Bureau Federation are turning virtual pivots into long-term solutions. Read on in Impact for how digital advocacy has changed. https://pac.org/impact/digital-advocacy-pandemic

Digital advocacy professionals have stepped up their game. Read on for how they’re combating screen fatigue, reaching new audiences and turning virtual pivots into long-term solutions.

Have you seen the sessions and tracks we're covering at the virtual Digital Media & Advocacy Summit? Check out the agend...
05/06/2021
Digital Media & Advocacy Summit - Public Affairs Council

Have you seen the sessions and tracks we're covering at the virtual Digital Media & Advocacy Summit? Check out the agenda today and join us live on June 22 or on-demand on your schedule! https://pac.org/events/dmas #DMAS21

The leading annual event for digital comms and advocacy professionals. Hear new strategies, and case studies for energizing grassroots and policy campaigns.

New Poll! 87% of government affairs execs say it will become increasingly common to use video conferencing for lobbying....
05/05/2021

New Poll! 87% of government affairs execs say it will become increasingly common to use video conferencing for lobbying.https://pac.org/wp-content/uploads/Pandemic_PublicAffairs_One_Year_Later.pdf

New Poll! 87% of government affairs execs say it will become increasingly common to use video conferencing for lobbying.https://pac.org/wp-content/uploads/Pandemic_PublicAffairs_One_Year_Later.pdf

Join us live on June 22 or on-demand! The Virtual Digital Media & Advocacy Summit is on your schedule. Hit pause or watc...
05/03/2021

Join us live on June 22 or on-demand! The Virtual Digital Media & Advocacy Summit is on your schedule. Hit pause or watch recordings after the event. Learn more and register today. https://pac.org/events/dmas

Join us live on June 22 or on-demand! The Virtual Digital Media & Advocacy Summit is on your schedule. Hit pause or watch recordings after the event. Learn more and register today. https://pac.org/events/dmas

Nathan Gonzales of Inside Elections envisions the former president staging a comeback. Read Impact for how potential mid...
04/28/2021
Trump Is Definitely Running Again (I Think) - Public Affairs Council

Nathan Gonzales of Inside Elections envisions the former president staging a comeback. Read Impact for how potential midterm outcomes might spur another presidential bid for Trump. https://pac.org/impact/election-impact-trump-is-running-again-i-think Inside Elections w/ Nathan L. Gonzales

Nathan Gonzales envisions the former president staging a comeback. Journey to 2022 and how these potential midterm outcomes might spur another presidential bid for Trump.

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The Council provides training through individualized counseling, in-person conferences and teleconferences and webinars. Council subject matter experts are also available to speak at your events on topics ranging from lobbying, PAC management, grassroots advocacy and more. The Council conducts research, publishes benchmarking surveys and offers management consulting services to its members.

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