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Happy holidays from the Council! Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season
12/23/2022

Happy holidays from the Council! Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season

Just released! 📣 The Foundation for Public Affairs' Social Impact Report examines DEI policies and practices in strategy...
12/21/2022
2022 Social Impact Report - Public Affairs Council

Just released! 📣 The Foundation for Public Affairs' Social Impact Report examines DEI policies and practices in strategy and governance, as well as corporate engagement on social issues and ESG priorities. Read the report at

The new survey explores DEI practices in strategy, hiring and partnering as well as how companies are addressing ESG and social corporate engagement.

You’ve found your community! Council members have exclusive access to our online, community platform Council Connect. Fi...
12/19/2022

You’ve found your community! Council members have exclusive access to our online, community platform Council Connect. Find helpful resources, crowdsource questions and much more. Log in today at https://community.pac.org/home

Last chance to submit your application for the PAC Awards! The awards celebrate successful approaches to enhancing PAC i...
12/16/2022

Last chance to submit your application for the PAC Awards! The awards celebrate successful approaches to enhancing PAC involvement. And winners will discuss their campaigns on the main stage at the National PAC Conference. Applications due today (Dec. 16)! https://pac.org/events/pac-conference/awards/

At the European Digital Advocacy Summit, attendees participated in two days of insightful discussions with digital thoug...
12/09/2022

At the European Digital Advocacy Summit, attendees participated in two days of insightful discussions with digital thought-leaders showcasing best-in-class campaigns and practical advice on digital advocacy and communication in the EU and beyond

Does your work involve PACs, grassroots, government relations/lobbying or public affairs management? We have a certifica...
12/07/2022

Does your work involve PACs, grassroots, government relations/lobbying or public affairs management? We have a certificate just for you! Expand your knowledge and demonstrate excellence. Open to members and non-members! https://pac.org/certificate

Public affairs professionals are relying on their issues and reputation management skills to help companies navigate the...
12/05/2022
Social Impact Committee to Help Organizations’ ESG and DEI Efforts - Public Affairs Council

Public affairs professionals are relying on their issues and reputation management skills to help companies navigate the growing focus on DEI, corporate social engagement and ESG. The Council’s Social Impact Committee Co-chairs Roi Ewell and Maureen Kline discuss how the committee can help provide guidance in that area and priorities for the year ahead

Public affairs professionals are relying on their issues and reputation management skills to help companies navigate the growing focus on DEI, corporate social engagement and ESG. The Council’s Social Impact Committee Co-chairs Roi Ewell and Maureen Kline discuss how the committee can help provide...

One week left to submit your Outstanding PAC Award nomination! 📣 The awards recognize successful  approaches to enhancin...
12/02/2022

One week left to submit your Outstanding PAC Award nomination! 📣 The awards recognize successful approaches to enhancing PAC involvement. Apply today to be recognized as a trendsetter in the PAC community https://pac.org/events/pac-conference/awards/

The pandemic may have changed how the Council served its members, but it didn’t affect the quality. In Impact, learn how...
11/30/2022

The pandemic may have changed how the Council served its members, but it didn’t affect the quality. In Impact, learn how the outstanding contributions of Volunteers of the Year Adrienne Marks and Bethany Dame helped bring value to the Council and the public affairs profession during challenging times https://pac.org/impact/council-recognizes-two-volunteers-year

Last chance to submit your application for the Innovation Awards! The awards celebrate outstanding grassroots, comms & l...
11/28/2022

Last chance to submit your application for the Innovation Awards! The awards celebrate outstanding grassroots, comms & lobbying initiatives. And winners will discuss their campaigns on the main stage at The Advocacy Conference. Applications due today (Nov. 28) https://pac.org/events/the-advocacy-conference/innovation-awards/

Innovation Awards deadline extended! 📣 You now have until Nov. 28 to submit your application for the opportunity to be r...
11/23/2022

Innovation Awards deadline extended! 📣 You now have until Nov. 28 to submit your application for the opportunity to be recognized by your community. These awards celebrate outstanding grassroots, communications and lobbying strategy campaigns. Apply today: https://pac.org/events/the-advocacy-conference/innovation-awards/

From serving in the C-suite of companies such as Political Quotient Advisors and Grant Thornton to her current leadershi...
11/21/2022
New Council Chair Is Lifelong Learner - Public Affairs Council

From serving in the C-suite of companies such as Political Quotient Advisors and Grant Thornton to her current leadership role with the George W. Bush Institute, newly elected Council Chair Mary Moore Hamrick has enjoyed a remarkable career with a focus on learning. Read about her priorities for the Council in the year ahead

From serving in the C-suite of companies such as Political Quotient Advisors and Grant Thornton to her current leadership role with the George W. Bush Institute, newly elected Council Chair Mary Moore Hamrick has enjoyed a remarkable career with a focus on learning. Read about her priorities for the...

In Impact, Nathan Gonzales of Inside Elections explains why there’s a difference between “what happened in an election a...
11/18/2022
It’s Time to Listen to the Politicians - Public Affairs Council

In Impact, Nathan Gonzales of Inside Elections explains why there’s a difference between “what happened in an election and what politicians think happened” and dives into the issues to listen for as politicians diagnose the midterm results and the implications for 2024

Nathan Gonzales explains why there’s a difference between “what happened in an election and what politicians think happened” and dives into the issues to listen for as politicians diagnose the midterm results and the implications for 2024.

Don’t forget to submit your application for the Outstanding PAC Awards by Dec. 9! We want to recognize initiatives that ...
11/16/2022

Don’t forget to submit your application for the Outstanding PAC Awards by Dec. 9! We want to recognize initiatives that showcase creativity in promoting engagement and growth in your PAC https://pac.org/events/pac-conference/awards/

Between inflation and the strong job market it’s important to know if your salary bands match the market. Get the most c...
11/14/2022

Between inflation and the strong job market it’s important to know if your salary bands match the market. Get the most comprehensive data available in our salary surveys of PAC, grassroots and government relations professionals https://pac.org/2022-salary-surveys/

Happy Veterans Day! Today we honor all veterans who have so honorably served our country
11/11/2022

Happy Veterans Day! Today we honor all veterans who have so honorably served our country

Register today for the National PAC Conference! This year’s comprehensive agenda combines essential skills training with...
11/09/2022

Register today for the National PAC Conference! This year’s comprehensive agenda combines essential skills training with cutting-edge sessions on fundraising, political strategy, comms and compliance. Happening Feb. 26-March 1 in West Palm Beach, FL https://pac.org/events/pac-conference/registration/

We’re just 3 days away from STR/DE: A Social Impact Summit! Join us live or virtual to learn and share ideas and strateg...
11/07/2022
STRIDE - Public Affairs Council

We’re just 3 days away from STR/DE: A Social Impact Summit! Join us live or virtual to learn and share ideas and strategies on social responsibility, sustainability and DEI. Don’t miss out!

https://pac.org/stride/registration

STRIDE: A Social Impact Summit | Our newest signature event! Spark ideas and join the conversation on DEI, corporate responsibility and social issues.

Prepare for a tumultuous post-election period that could escalate debates over the legitimacy of results. In Impact, Nat...
11/04/2022
Hoping to Be Wrong about 2022 - Public Affairs Council

Prepare for a tumultuous post-election period that could escalate debates over the legitimacy of results. In Impact, Nathan Gonzales breaks down how we could find ourselves with an even uglier election denial in 2024

Prepare for a tumultuous post-election period that could escalate debates over the legitimacy of results. Nathan Gonzales breaks down how we could find ourselves with an even uglier election denial in 2024.

Why become a member of the Public Affairs Council? We bring together the best minds in government affairs, public policy...
11/02/2022

Why become a member of the Public Affairs Council? We bring together the best minds in government affairs, public policy, digital communication, issues management, corporate responsibility and more. Through our exclusive programs and services, we strive to help our members succeed.

Learn more: https://pac.org/membership

Meet our 2022-2023 board chair! Mary Moore Hamrick of the George W. Bush Institute brings over 30 years of leadership in...
10/31/2022
Public Affairs Council Elects Mary Moore Hamrick as 2022-23 Chair; Executive Committee Officers Announced - Public Affairs Council

Meet our 2022-2023 board chair! Mary Moore Hamrick of the George W. Bush Institute brings over 30 years of leadership in business and government to her role as Council chair. Read on in Impact about Mary Moore’s priorities for the year ahead.

During the Fall Board Meeting in Los Angeles last week, the Public Affairs Council elected Mary Moore Hamrick of the George W. Bush Institute as its 2022-23 chair. The new Executive Committee Officers were also announced, and the Volunteers of the Year were honored.

During the Fall Board Meeting in Los Angeles last week, the Public Affairs Council elected Mary Moore Hamrick of the Geo...
10/28/2022
Public Affairs Council Elects Mary Moore Hamrick as 2022-23 Chair; Executive Committee Officers Announced - Public Affairs Council

During the Fall Board Meeting in Los Angeles last week, the Public Affairs Council elected Mary Moore Hamrick of the George W. Bush Institute as its 2022-23 chair. The new Executive Committee Officers were also announced, and the Volunteers of the Year were honored. Read more in Impact

During the Fall Board Meeting in Los Angeles last week, the Public Affairs Council elected Mary Moore Hamrick of the George W. Bush Institute as its 2022-23 chair. The new Executive Committee Officers were also announced, and the Volunteers of the Year were honored.

Looking to build your public affairs knowledge and develop strategic skills? Earning a certificate from the Council can ...
10/26/2022

Looking to build your public affairs knowledge and develop strategic skills? Earning a certificate from the Council can help you strengthen your expertise and prepare you for the next level of your career. Available to both members and non-members!

https://pac.org/certificate

Partnering on social good initiatives can mean positive results for your philanthropic efforts, but are you looking beyo...
10/24/2022

Partnering on social good initiatives can mean positive results for your philanthropic efforts, but are you looking beyond traditional partners? Brian Banks from the American Counseling Association will offer a roadmap to cultivate relationships with non-traditional partners. Register now!
https://pac.org/stride/registration

The Council’s jobs board is chock full of public affairs opportunities. Check out the possibilities for where your caree...
10/21/2022
Public Affairs Jobs - Public Affairs Council

The Council’s jobs board is chock full of public affairs opportunities. Check out the possibilities for where your career can go next!

Public affairs jobs by Public Affairs Council's Career Center include the most recent public affairs job announcements and career opportunities.

Involving employees in social good opportunities is a win-win for a company’s philanthropy priorities - and it connects ...
10/19/2022

Involving employees in social good opportunities is a win-win for a company’s philanthropy priorities - and it connects staff to their work. Speakers from Affirm and Marriott International will discuss how to center employee engagement in social responsibility initiatives at STR/DE.

https://pac.org/stride/registration

Our D.C. Study Tour cohort earned an A+! They learned about tracking public affairs issues, use of new digital advocacy ...
10/17/2022

Our D.C. Study Tour cohort earned an A+! They learned about tracking public affairs issues, use of new digital advocacy tools, engaging the toughest stakeholders, and much more with our guest speakers and hosts. Class is dismissed on Study Tour – until next year!

Council members have access to our online, community platform Council Connect. Download resources, share ideas and conne...
10/14/2022

Council members have access to our online, community platform Council Connect. Download resources, share ideas and connect with your community at

http://community.pac.org

Writing about numbers may seem straightforward, but the pursuit of accuracy can sometimes translate to TMI. Read on in I...
10/12/2022
The Write Stuff: Numbers Game - Public Affairs Council

Writing about numbers may seem straightforward, but the pursuit of accuracy can sometimes translate to TMI. Read on in Impact for tips on how to avoid a soup of digits and vary language to communicate effectively with numbers

Writing about numbers may seem straightforward, but the pursuit of accuracy can sometimes translate to TMI. Read on for tips on how to avoid a soup of digits and vary language to communicate effectively with numbers.

Today we honor Indigenous Americans and acknowledge the struggles this community has endured.
10/10/2022

Today we honor Indigenous Americans and acknowledge the struggles this community has endured.

The 2022 Pulse survey shows major companies and the U.S. Supreme Court are the institutions expected to have the most in...
10/07/2022

The 2022 Pulse survey shows major companies and the U.S. Supreme Court are the institutions expected to have the most influence 3 years from now. Check out the findings to see how other institutions like Congress and POTUS stacked up.

https://pac.org/public-affairs-pulse-survey-2022

In the beginning of the pandemic, working from home felt liberating, but setting your own schedule has its downsides. Ha...
10/05/2022
Time Management Tips When Setting Your Own Schedule - Public Affairs Council

In the beginning of the pandemic, working from home felt liberating, but setting your own schedule has its downsides. Has the temptation to be available 24/7 left you lacking “work-life balance”? To restore some order, check out these actionable tips from time management experts

In the beginning of the pandemic, working from home felt liberating, but setting your own schedule has its downsides. Has the temptation to be available 24/7 left you lacking “work-life balance”? To restore some order, check out these actionable tips from time management experts.

Today the Council released its Public Affairs Pulse survey, exploring why Americans distrust Washington politics, what s...
10/03/2022

Today the Council released its Public Affairs Pulse survey, exploring why Americans distrust Washington politics, what social issues they support corporate involvement in, and what are the most trusted sources of political information. Read the full report. http://ow.ly/VeYS50KZFTT

As remote work continues, workers with disabilities have been most severely affected by the inadequacy of some new tech ...
09/30/2022
Toward Equity: How Inclusive Are Your Tech Tools? - Public Affairs Council

As remote work continues, workers with disabilities have been most severely affected by the inadequacy of some new tech tools. In Impact, learn how to ensure that your company’s culture and policies give people with disabilities the same technology benefits

As remote work continues, workers with disabilities have been most severely affected by the inadequacy of some of the new tech tools. Learn how to ensure that your company’s culture and policies give people with disabilities the same opportunities as their colleagues.

Council members at our annual Brussels Forum discuss Transatlantic public affairs challenges and issues.
09/29/2022

Council members at our annual Brussels Forum discuss Transatlantic public affairs challenges and issues.

In the latest Impact Charlyn Stanberry – the National Association of Broadcasters’ vice president of government relation...
09/28/2022
Member Spotlight on… Charlyn Stanberry - Public Affairs Council

In the latest Impact Charlyn Stanberry – the National Association of Broadcasters’ vice president of government relations – offers insights for getting Capitol Hill staffers up to speed on your advocacy topics and how to develop relationships so you can stay on their radar

The National Association of Broadcasters’ vice president of government relations offers insights for getting Capitol Hill staffers up to speed on your advocacy topics and how to develop relationships that will keep you on their radar.

Manufacturing, logistics, purchasing, sales, and more are data-driven, which makes them ideal for performance management...
09/26/2022
How to Measure the Value of Public Affairs - Public Affairs Council

Manufacturing, logistics, purchasing, sales, and more are data-driven, which makes them ideal for performance management systems—but public affairs functions often struggle to measure performance. Read on for Council President Doug Pinkham’s guidance on developing effective measurement strategies.

It can be difficult to apply value metrics to public affairs as the outcomes are rarely tracked the same as business KPIs. Council President Doug Pinkham outlines a framework for measurement focusing primarily on impact rather than activity. Read on for his guidance.

As day two of  kicks off, please check out some highlights from yesterday!
09/23/2022

As day two of kicks off, please check out some highlights from yesterday!

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The FSB Public Affairs team is proud to be a 2022 Public Affairs Council Leader Sponsor! Our team members are already looking forward to attending the first conference next year, The Advocacy Conference. Who else will we see in Austin?
The Public Affairs Council will be featuring Beekeeper Group Partner, Mike Panetta, at the European Digital Advocacy Summit as he breaks down digital advocacy best practices in the United States and tools for success 🇪🇺 🇺🇸.

Register now: https://bit.ly/3ltuEm5
FSB Public Affairs is proud to sponsor the Public Affairs Council State and Local Government Relations Conference this week!
Aristotle is a proud Platinum Sponsor of the Public Affairs Council's State and Local Government Relations Conference. We look forward to seeing everyone virtually this week!
Aristotle is a proud sponsor of the Public Affairs Council's new signature event STR/DE: A Social Impact Summit. Check out the newly released agenda. Hope to see you there!
Will we see you at the (virtual) Public Affairs Leadership Summit happening July 20-22? The summit, hosted by the Public Affairs Council, was created to help public affairs pros develop and leverage their skills as leaders and strategists.

FiscalNote, Inc.'s Krystal Putman-Garcia, Chief Marketing Officer & GM of Advocacy, and Emma Kinnucan, VP of Product, Services & Strategy, will be attending the three-day summit. FiscalNote advisor Julian Ha of Heidrick and Struggles International, Inc. will also be there, participating in a panel discussion on diversity, equity and inclusion in public affairs on July 21 at 1:30PM ET.

There's still time to register!
https://pac.org/event/pam/2021/publicaffairsleadershipsummit
Even though the summer may lack the urgency of imminent elections, there’s plenty of work to be done, says Nathan Gonzales, Inside Elections editor and elections analyst for Roll Call. (Via Public Affairs Council)

https://pac.org/impact/beware-long-boring-summer
I had the pleasure of speaking with more than 50 attendees at a webinar hosted by the Public Affairs Council on how to diversify pipelines to their workforce and how to get involved with our Corporate Allies Program!

The Corporate Allies Program, which was launched in 2020, helps corporations diversify their workforce by placing a in organizations' government relations related fields.

Sound interesting? Sign up to become a Corporate Ally here: https://www.collegetocongress.org/corporate-allies-program
Join me today at 2pm ET as I give a webinar presentation hosted by the Public Affairs Council on the importance of creating a diverse intern pipeline and how to create the pipeline!

The webinar is FREE, and you can join at the link below!

https://pac.org/event/csr/2021/investinginthefuture
If your world touches digital comms or advocacy, don’t miss Public Affairs Council Digital Media & Advocacy Summit! 21. Register today: https://pac.org/events/dmas
The CABC will be hosting its Corporate Action on Social Justice Town Hall on May 26.

We are thrilled to introduce the first speaker Julian Ha, partner at Heidrick & Struggles in Washington D.C. He leads the Global Government and Policy and Association practices. Ha also serves on the board of Public Affairs Council and on the global board of the AESC.

Please join the discussion and RSVP here: https://bit.ly/3yqYCvM
Looking to partner with nonprofits and foundations to drive social progress? Join us with ROKK Solutions TODAY for the Public Affairs Council virtual workshop on finding and building connections.

Register now @ pac.org/event/csr/2021/fosteringpartnerships
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