Communicating the Value of your Advocacy Government Relations Program Internally & Externally | Thompson grants

Communicating the Value of your Advocacy
GR Program Internally & Externally

Webinar • Thursday, November 7, 2019 • 2:00 - 3:30 PM ET | Qualifies for 1.5 CAE credit


Does your organization know the value of your advocacy operations?  Do stakeholders understand the direct costs and results they’d feel from government initiatives on which you represent them?

And do the organization’s executives and employees understand that today’s partisan Congress makes your work even more valuable?

Here’s how to communicate all you do—and all it means—to both internal and external stakeholders.

Register now for Communicating the Value of Your Advocacy GR Program Internally and Externally.

Schar School of Policy and Government professor Dr. David Rehr is a long-time advocate for ensuring your advocacy work is both understood and appreciated. In this 90-minute webinar, Dr. Rehr and Mildred Webber present strategies for explaining how your efforts directly benefit the organization and its employees, executives and stakeholders.

Maintain strong buy-in.  You’ll learn how to communicate your advocacy success and struggles to keep both internal and external audiences engaged. You’ll also discover effective ways to translate the value of your work into real-world costs and results. Plus, you’ll have the chance to ask your own questions during the Q&A portion of the webinar.

Reserve your space now for expert guidance on communicating why your advocacy efforts matter, especially right now. You’ll learn:

  • How to determine the cost of federal legislation and regulation
  • How to communicate with people outside Washington to explain the costs/benefits of advocacy
  • How to use message repetition and break through today’s “information clutter”
  • How to translate the material you develop for Congress to
  • communicate value to internal and external parties
  • Examples of successful efforts to explain the worth of government relations and the increased need for GR representation
  • Defining legislative and regulatory issues so non-government officials within your company can understand the importance of government activity;
  • What kind of communications government relations staff should circulate to maximize government relations;
  • How to celebrate legislative and regulatory victories, and how to communicate them to stakeholders; among other issues,  

Bottom line: You’re up against the belief that a partisan Congress means nothing gets done. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn strategies that continue to show the value—and urgency—of current advocacy efforts.

Register now for Communicating the Value of Your Advocacy GR Program Internally and Externally.

Meet Your Webinar Leaders

Dr. David Rehr is former CEO of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), President of the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) and a noted national business advocate.  He now directs the Center for Business Civic Engagement at George Mason University that studies what government may learn from business to be both more effective and efficient.


Mildred Webber, veteran Hill staffer and trade association lobbyist, will share her insights and perspectives on communicating value of Government Relations Activities to other parts of your organization.  She has worked in the Senate and House; senior level position’s in the House Majority Whip Office; and served as a lobbyist for a top nonprofit organization.  Mildred is no stranger to advocacy and has led some of the nation’s most innovative approaches using advocacy tools to win legislative battles. 


Who Should Attend

This webinar is of immediate value to any organization seeking grassroots influence, including associations and nonprofits, lobbying organizations, and national and state trade associations. Attendees who will benefit most include:

  • Advocacy professionals
  • Communications professionals
  • Government relations professionals
  • Communications directors
  • Association/nonprofit executives
  • Government relations staff
  • Trade association executives
  • Communications and social media departments

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