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

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

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Join us for a discussion on social good campaigns. Speakers from Blackbaud and Rocket Social Impact will share ways to a...
09/02/2021

Join us for a discussion on social good campaigns. Speakers from Blackbaud and Rocket Social Impact will share ways to approach challenges and examples of programs that have made an impact. https://pac.org/event/2021/csr/movingsocialcommitments

Join us for a discussion on social good campaigns. Speakers from Blackbaud and Rocket Social Impact will share ways to approach challenges and examples of programs that have made an impact. https://pac.org/event/2021/csr/movingsocialcommitments

09/01/2021

Join us as we launch our new signature event! STR𝘐DE: A Social Impact Summit is bringing strategy, expertise and new ideas in sustainability, social good and DEI. https://pac.org/stride

It’s a busy time if you work in sports betting policy. We chatted with Cait DeBaun of the American Gaming Association (A...
08/30/2021
BREAK TIME With … Cait DeBaun - Public Affairs Council

It’s a busy time if you work in sports betting policy. We chatted with Cait DeBaun of the American Gaming Association (AGA) about how the industry has evolved. Read the Q&A in Impact. https://pac.org/impact/break-time-cait-debaun

It’s a busy time if you work in sports betting policy. We chatted with the American Gaming Association’s vice president of strategic communications and responsibility about how the industry has evolved. She also shares how you know when you’re an official Washingtonian.

Early bird pricing for the State & Local Conference ends tonight at midnight! Be sure to register today and get the best...
08/26/2021
SLGR - Registration - Public Affairs Council

Early bird pricing for the State & Local Conference ends tonight at midnight! Be sure to register today and get the best rate. https://pac.org/events/slgr/registration

In-person conference details: Our 2021 State and Local Government Relations Conference is taking place in person at the Old Town Hilton in Alexandria, Virginia! Attendance will be capped, so we encourage interested members to register ASAP. For details on COVID-19 safety protocols, see our COVID FAQ...

Join Ken Shotts of Stanford Graduate School of Business at the Public Affairs Institute! He’ll address the role of busin...
08/20/2021

Join Ken Shotts of Stanford Graduate School of Business at the Public Affairs Institute! He’ll address the role of business in society and public expectations for corporations. Apply by Sept. 7! https://pac.org/events/institute/registration

Join Ken Shotts of Stanford Graduate School of Business at the Public Affairs Institute! He’ll address the role of business in society and public expectations for corporations. Apply by Sept. 7! https://pac.org/events/institute/registration

Spend four days at an ocean retreat in Laguna Beach learning, debating, problem-solving and networking with our world-cl...
08/17/2021

Spend four days at an ocean retreat in Laguna Beach learning, debating, problem-solving and networking with our world-class faculty and other executives in small groups. Apply today and save $1,000! https://pac.org/events/institute/registration

Spend four days at an ocean retreat in Laguna Beach learning, debating, problem-solving and networking with our world-class faculty and other executives in small groups. Apply today and save $1,000! https://pac.org/events/institute/registration

New slides from Bruce Mehlman of Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas! Check out insights on what to expect in 2021 and be...
08/16/2021

New slides from Bruce Mehlman of Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas! Check out insights on what to expect in 2021 and beyond.https://mehlmancastagnetti.com/wp-content/uploads/Failures-Fallout-Mehlman-Q3-2021.pdf

New slides from Bruce Mehlman of Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas! Check out insights on what to expect in 2021 and beyond.https://mehlmancastagnetti.com/wp-content/uploads/Failures-Fallout-Mehlman-Q3-2021.pdf

Get to know Cait DeBaun of the American Gaming Association (AGA) in Impact! We chatted about how the industry has evolve...
08/12/2021
BREAK TIME With … Cait DeBaun - Public Affairs Council

Get to know Cait DeBaun of the American Gaming Association (AGA) in Impact! We chatted about how the industry has evolved and how you know when you’re an official Washingtonian. https://pac.org/impact/break-time-cait-debaun

It’s a busy time if you work in sports betting policy. We chatted with the American Gaming Association’s vice president of strategic communications and responsibility about how the industry has evolved. She also shares how you know when you’re an official Washingtonian.

What’s our suggested reading in Impact this month? A look at the pushback on corporate activism, how political giving is...
08/11/2021
Takeaways: July/August 2021 - Public Affairs Council

What’s our suggested reading in Impact this month? A look at the pushback on corporate activism, how political giving is resuming with new considerations and why the world may actually be improving. https://pac.org/impact/takeaways-08-21

What’s our suggested reading this month? A look at the pushback on corporate activism, how political giving is resuming with new considerations and why the world may actually be improving.

What do Jedis have to do with politics? Focus determines reality. In the new Election Impact, Nathan Gonzales breaks dow...
08/06/2021
Star Wars, Rothenberg and the Fight for Voters’ Attention - Public Affairs Council

What do Jedis have to do with politics? Focus determines reality. In the new Election Impact, Nathan Gonzales breaks down why it’s true in Star Wars and elections. https://pac.org/impact/star-wars-rothenberg-fight-voters-attention Inside Elections w/ Nathan L. Gonzales

What do Jedis have to do with politics? Focus determines reality. Nathan Gonzales breaks down why it’s true in Star Wars and elections.

Differing party views. Overlapping authority. In Impact, learn more about regulatory complexities in the states and how ...
08/05/2021
States and Localities Seize Regulatory Initiative - Public Affairs Council

Differing party views. Overlapping authority. In Impact, learn more about regulatory complexities in the states and how organizations are responding.

Differing party views. Overlapping authority. Learn more about regulatory complexities in the states and how organizations are responding.

08/04/2021

Learn, share, connect! Council members have access to our online, community platform Council Connect. It's a one-stop place for resources and sharing with peers. http://community.pac.org

08/03/2021

We’re gathering leading thinkers and innovators in the SGR space to help you map a plan and answer your toughest questions. Register today for #StateLocal21! https://pac.org/events/slgr/registration

Michel Martin of NPR All Things Considered joins our world-class faculty this October in Laguna Beach at the Public Affa...
08/02/2021

Michel Martin of NPR All Things Considered joins our world-class faculty this October in Laguna Beach at the Public Affairs Institute! Apply today to be part of the 2021 first-year class. https://pac.org/events/institute

Michel Martin of NPR All Things Considered joins our world-class faculty this October in Laguna Beach at the Public Affairs Institute! Apply today to be part of the 2021 first-year class. https://pac.org/events/institute

Happy National Intern Day! Thank you to our summer intern Ozioma Erondu for all her great work this summer! #NationalInt...
07/29/2021

Happy National Intern Day! Thank you to our summer intern Ozioma Erondu for all her great work this summer! #NationalInternDay

Happy National Intern Day! Thank you to our summer intern Ozioma Erondu for all her great work this summer! #NationalInternDay

Ready for your next public affairs opportunity? Head to our jobs board to view hundreds of listings across the professio...
07/28/2021

Ready for your next public affairs opportunity? Head to our jobs board to view hundreds of listings across the profession! pac.org/jobs

Ready for your next public affairs opportunity? Head to our jobs board to view hundreds of listings across the profession! pac.org/jobs

Spend four days at an ocean retreat learning, problem-solving and networking with world-class faculty and other executiv...
07/27/2021

Spend four days at an ocean retreat learning, problem-solving and networking with world-class faculty and other executives. Apply today for the first-year class and save $1,000! https://pac.org/events/institute

Spend four days at an ocean retreat learning, problem-solving and networking with world-class faculty and other executives. Apply today for the first-year class and save $1,000! https://pac.org/events/institute

Deadline extended! If you're a PAC manager, there's still time to take our PAC Benchmarking Survey and receive awesome p...
07/22/2021

Deadline extended! If you're a PAC manager, there's still time to take our PAC Benchmarking Survey and receive awesome perks. Get started on the survey today! pac.org/pac

Deadline extended! If you're a PAC manager, there's still time to take our PAC Benchmarking Survey and receive awesome perks. Get started on the survey today! pac.org/pac

Very important discussion today on diversity, equity and inclusion at the Public Affairs Leadership Summit with Dana Tho...
07/21/2021

Very important discussion today on diversity, equity and inclusion at the Public Affairs Leadership Summit with Dana Thompson of Fulcrum Public Affairs LLC, Erica Miles of Wells Fargo and Julian Ha of Heidrick & Struggles. There's always one common point if we're in the same space together. Focus on trust building and the commonality.

Very important discussion today on diversity, equity and inclusion at the Public Affairs Leadership Summit with Dana Thompson of Fulcrum Public Affairs LLC, Erica Miles of Wells Fargo and Julian Ha of Heidrick & Struggles. There's always one common point if we're in the same space together. Focus on trust building and the commonality.

Matthew Haller, President & CEO of the International Franchise Association, joins us today at the Public Affairs Leaders...
07/20/2021

Matthew Haller, President & CEO of the International Franchise Association, joins us today at the Public Affairs Leadership Summit. With virtual advocacy the threshold for engagement is lower now. It’s been transformative and it’s not going away.

Matthew Haller, President & CEO of the International Franchise Association, joins us today at the Public Affairs Leadership Summit. With virtual advocacy the threshold for engagement is lower now. It’s been transformative and it’s not going away.

Partnering with employee resource groups encourages collaboration and opens doors. Don't miss this webinar on July 27 wi...
07/14/2021

Partnering with employee resource groups encourages collaboration and opens doors. Don't miss this webinar on July 27 with Ruchi Jalla of BAE Systems, Inc. and Dawn Christian of GCI Health. https://pac.org/event/csr/2021/workingwithergs

Partnering with employee resource groups encourages collaboration and opens doors. Don't miss this webinar on July 27 with Ruchi Jalla of BAE Systems, Inc. and Dawn Christian of GCI Health. https://pac.org/event/csr/2021/workingwithergs

Help us fuel the PAC profession's most comprehensive benchmarking reports. Take the survey to receive your free, advance...
07/08/2021

Help us fuel the PAC profession's most comprehensive benchmarking reports. Take the survey to receive your free, advance copy! https://pac.org/pac

Help us fuel the PAC profession's most comprehensive benchmarking reports. Take the survey to receive your free, advance copy! https://pac.org/pac

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