After more than six years of fly-ins, the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) has learned a thing or two about hosting a successful meeting.
Operation Smile and Ogilvy India teamed up to launch a viral social campaign on World Health Day to spread awareness about cleft deformity and generate donations to fund corrective surgery for children across India.
The Sunlight Foundation wants to make issue-based ads more transparent because the unions, advocacy groups, super PACs, and 501-(c)(4) social welfare nonprofits who fund them are not required to disclose their name in ads that influence voters.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is diving head-first into DC politics: he recently announced that he is spearheading the creation of an issue advocacy group that will focus on immigration reform.
Social Media for Advocacy: Lessons from 2012 & Your Ideas for 2013: The session will examine how social media affected advocacy programs in 2012, including notable ones like the SOPA/PIPA debate. Social Media professionals and amateur activists will discuss and learn the most effective uses of the latest communication technology trends.
Last week the Sunlight Foundation unveiled Docket Wrench, a searchable database that allows anyone to monitor the trends with the federal rulemaking process. Many advocacy organizations will find this tool useful to gain intel and to refine their strategy for advocating as rules are defined and implemented by federal agencies. From Sunlight’s release: The rulemaking process [...]
Doug Pinkham, Public Affairs Council President Why don’t more companies integrate their communications and government relations functions? Natural synergies exist among those who manage relationships with government, the media, local communities, employees and other stakeholders. It seems inefficient — and even dangerous — to build “silos” that separate people and programs with similar goals. Twenty [...]