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Government Relations/Lobbying Associations/Non-Profits Meeting/Event Planners Public Affairs
 
   Government Relations/Lobbying
   
» Directories
 
 
Washington Representatives Directory
» Washington Representatives Directory
Every 10 minutes a lobbyists enters into a new relationship with a client... or has an existing relationship terminated. Make sure you are up-to-date on all the latest changes in this fast paced industry.
 
 
National Directory of Corporate Public Affairs
» National Directory of Corporate Public Affairs

Get nearly impossible to find information on the government affairs programs  and executives of American corporations.

 
   
» Handbooks and Manuals
 
 
The Lobbying Compliance Handbook<br>A Comprehensive Guide to Federal Lobbying Compliance
» The Lobbying Compliance Handbook
A Comprehensive Guide to Federal Lobbying Compliance

With HLOGA now in place and lobbying activities under intense scrutiny, compliance mistakes can now trigger catastrophic financial and criminal penalties. Now, one practical guide provides authoritative answers to all your questions about lobbying under the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 as amended by HLOGA. The Lobbying Compliance Handbook covers everything from the lobbying activities that require disclosure to the specific steps lobbying firms and associations must take to maintain the required records and paperwork certifications.

 
 
Citizens in Action
» Citizens in Action
In Citizens in Action, Stephanie Vance, the “Advocacy Guru,” takes the controversial position that it is possible to get heard on the Hill, that not all politicians are corrupt (OK, a few are), and that citizens can “get things done” from Washington, D.C. to their city council.
 
 
The Advocacy Handbook:<br> A Practitioner's Guide to Achieving Policy Goals Through Organization Networks
» The Advocacy Handbook:
A Practitioner's Guide to Achieving Policy Goals Through Organization Networks
With a landslide of policy initiatives churning through Washington, the states and local governments, you can’t be everywhere at once.  Still, even one phrase in a bill can have a profound impact on your organization's policy goals.
 
If you’re starting fresh with advocacy or trying to catch up with organizations that already have highly motivated networks in place, the handbook helps you plan and implement a comprehensive program.  Or, simply zero in on specific aspects of your existing plan, like shoring up HLOGA compliance, creating multi-level networks, or dealing with opponents.
 
 
The Lobbying Terminations Report
» The Lobbying Terminations Report
Every 10 minutes a lobbyist enters into a new relationship with a client ... or has an existing relationship terminated.

Now, the all-new Lobbying Terminations Report gives you quick access to the full list of recent lobbying terminations by issue. Choose the three legislative issues you'd like a terminations list for and we'll create it just for you! Each report includes a list terminations of firm and client lobbying relationships by issue and by date.
 
 
Custom Legislative Impact Report:<br>A report of lobbyists, firms and clients linked to legislation
» Custom Legislative Impact Report:
A report of lobbyists, firms and clients linked to legislation

Each Legislative Impact Report is created specifically for your needs. Select the bills you are interested in and we'll tell you which lobbyists, firms and organizations are working on them.

 
 
Congressional Communications Report
» Congressional Communications Report

In the largest, most in-depth study of lobbying practices and how they are received on the Hill, George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management and the publishers of the Original US Congress Handbook and Lobbyists.info have compiled inputs from over 2,200 lobbyists and 700 Congressional staffers. Packed with full-color charts, ready-to-use best practices and surprising insights into what no longer works, this report is a must-have for everyone seeking Hill access — and influence.

 
 
The 113th Congressional Freshmen Report<br>Who They Are & What They Believe<br>In-depth Policy & Position Analysis of the New 113th Congress Members
» The 113th Congressional Freshmen Report
Who They Are & What They Believe
In-depth Policy & Position Analysis of the New 113th Congress Members
Over a sixth of the 113th Congress is composed of new Members. Do you know where they stand on the issues that matter most to you and your clients? Don’t enter the legislative arena empty-handed this year. Arm yourself with the most in-depth report available on Congressional newcomers and get ahead of the curve.
 
 
The State Lobbying Compliance Handbook:<br>A Practitioner’s Guide to Lobbying Compliance in all 50 States
» The State Lobbying Compliance Handbook:
A Practitioner’s Guide to Lobbying Compliance in all 50 States

State lobbying can provide you with opportunities that may not exist in today’s polarized Congress. The problem is knowing what you can and can't do. With state rules on gifts and disclosure varying from state to state this can be an extremely complicated endeavor.

 
 
 
   Associations/Non-Profits
   
» Directories
 
 
National Trade and Professional Associations Directory
» National Trade and Professional Associations Directory

Membership … meetings … budgets … contact information … records on all 7,800+ associations, professional societies and labor unions and their 20,000+ association executives.

 
 
State and Regional Associations Directory
» State and Regional Associations Directory

Get the most comprehensive reference guide to the over 8,800 trade associations, professional societies, technical organizations, and labor unions who are organized statewide or regionally. Also profiled are the 19,000+ executives who run them.

 
 
Association Meeting & Event Planners CD Directory
» Association Meeting & Event Planners CD Directory
Face-to-face meetings are on the rise at associations nationwide. With that in mind, no one has to tell you that associations will spend billions of dollars THIS YEAR on shows, member meetings and educational conferences.
 
The 2013 Association Meeting & Event Planners CD edition is the most powerful meeting planner lead generation database available today! You’ll have instant access to more association meetings and more contact information than have ever been covered before so you'll have more opportunities to go after new business. 
 
 
The Hospital Phone Book
» The Hospital Phone Book

The Hospital Phone Book includes contact information for 7,500+ Hospitals in the U.S. & Canada, 7,400+ Hospital Administrators, 4,800+ Facility Supervisors and 4,400+ HR Managers

 
   
» Reports
 
 
The Compensation Report:<br>A National Survey of Association and Nonprofit Compensation
» The Compensation Report:
A National Survey of Association and Nonprofit Compensation
Produced and prepared by experts with over 30 years of conducting regional nonprofit compensation studies, this annual salary survey is designed specifically for nonprofits and associations. With 100 nonprofit job descriptions, you won't just match titles, you'll match actual job content. 
 
 
The Compensation Report:<br>An analysis of DC area nonprofits
» The Compensation Report:
An analysis of DC area nonprofits
Produced for over 30 years, this annual salary survey is designed specifically for nonprofits and associations. * Formerly the Cordom Survey. Prepared by compensation experts, it is the fastest and easiest-to-use salary survey available. With 100 nonprofit job descriptions, you won't just match titles, you'll match actual job content. 
 
 
Association Social Media Report:<br>Adoption and Activity Levels, Rankings and Best Practices
» Association Social Media Report:
Adoption and Activity Levels, Rankings and Best Practices
Social media has the potential to revolutionize your association’s impact with member communications, event marketing, advocacy and networking. It also promises to make outreach less expensive. Unfortunately, if you make the wrong choices about channels and practices, social media also has the potential to be an endless pit of wasted time and resources for your association and your staff.
 
 
Congressional Communications Report
» Congressional Communications Report

In the largest, most in-depth study of lobbying practices and how they are received on the Hill, George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management and the publishers of the Original US Congress Handbook and Lobbyists.info have compiled inputs from over 2,200 lobbyists and 700 Congressional staffers. Packed with full-color charts, ready-to-use best practices and surprising insights into what no longer works, this report is a must-have for everyone seeking Hill access — and influence.

 
 
The Advocacy Handbook:<br> A Practitioner's Guide to Achieving Policy Goals Through Organization Networks
» The Advocacy Handbook:
A Practitioner's Guide to Achieving Policy Goals Through Organization Networks
With a landslide of policy initiatives churning through Washington, the states and local governments, you can’t be everywhere at once.  Still, even one phrase in a bill can have a profound impact on your organization's policy goals.
 
If you’re starting fresh with advocacy or trying to catch up with organizations that already have highly motivated networks in place, the handbook helps you plan and implement a comprehensive program.  Or, simply zero in on specific aspects of your existing plan, like shoring up HLOGA compliance, creating multi-level networks, or dealing with opponents.
 
 
 
   Meeting/Event Planners
 
Association Meeting & Event Planners CD Directory
» Association Meeting & Event Planners CD Directory
Face-to-face meetings are on the rise at associations nationwide. With that in mind, no one has to tell you that associations will spend billions of dollars THIS YEAR on shows, member meetings and educational conferences.
 
The 2013 Association Meeting & Event Planners CD edition is the most powerful meeting planner lead generation database available today! You’ll have instant access to more association meetings and more contact information than have ever been covered before so you'll have more opportunities to go after new business. 
 
 
Corporate Meeting & Event Planners CD Directory
» Corporate Meeting & Event Planners CD Directory
Corporate Meeting & Event Planners lists more than 27,000 meeting and event planners in the U.S. and Canada. Each listing includes key information such as contact names and titles, street and P.O. Box addresses, phone and fax numbers, Web site, and type of business. Meeting details include: the event planner, number of meetings held each year, months when they are held and number of days, number of attendees, type of facility used, national and international meeting locations and whether the group hires speakers or entertainers.
 
 
 
   Public Affairs
   
» Directories
 
 
National Directory of Corporate Public Affairs
» National Directory of Corporate Public Affairs

Get nearly impossible to find information on the government affairs programs  and executives of American corporations.

 
 
Citizens in Action
» Citizens in Action
In Citizens in Action, Stephanie Vance, the “Advocacy Guru,” takes the controversial position that it is possible to get heard on the Hill, that not all politicians are corrupt (OK, a few are), and that citizens can “get things done” from Washington, D.C. to their city council.
 
 
Corporate Meeting & Event Planners CD Directory
» Corporate Meeting & Event Planners CD Directory
Corporate Meeting & Event Planners lists more than 27,000 meeting and event planners in the U.S. and Canada. Each listing includes key information such as contact names and titles, street and P.O. Box addresses, phone and fax numbers, Web site, and type of business. Meeting details include: the event planner, number of meetings held each year, months when they are held and number of days, number of attendees, type of facility used, national and international meeting locations and whether the group hires speakers or entertainers.
 
 
The Advocacy Handbook:<br> A Practitioner's Guide to Achieving Policy Goals Through Organization Networks
» The Advocacy Handbook:
A Practitioner's Guide to Achieving Policy Goals Through Organization Networks
With a landslide of policy initiatives churning through Washington, the states and local governments, you can’t be everywhere at once.  Still, even one phrase in a bill can have a profound impact on your organization's policy goals.
 
If you’re starting fresh with advocacy or trying to catch up with organizations that already have highly motivated networks in place, the handbook helps you plan and implement a comprehensive program.  Or, simply zero in on specific aspects of your existing plan, like shoring up HLOGA compliance, creating multi-level networks, or dealing with opponents.
 
 
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