Policy and Stakeholder Outreach

Policy and Stakeholder Outreach

Policymakers are a critical audience for nonprofit organizations—one that is often overlooked. We help clients craft messages to educate policymakers about their issues, and help organizations target those messages and engage the right people at the right time. Most importantly, we will help position our clients to maintain relationships with policymakers long after their work with us has ended.

Our policy efforts involve regular contact with Congress, the executive branch, state and local officials, interest groups, professional associations, and think tanks. Our services include:

  • Advising nonprofits on how and when to engage with policymakers around their work
  • Developing and executing specific strategies for working with policymakers, as well as the key stakeholders and advocates that influence the policy process
  • Translating research and other materials into policy-relevant products, such as issue briefs, one-pagers and testimony
  • Facilitating one-on-one meetings with policymakers and key stakeholders
  • Organizing small- and large-scale briefings and other policy forums
  • Hosting in-person or online workshops that teach nonprofits how to engage policymakers
  • Disseminating research and other information to targeted policy audiences

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