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Why Congressional Websites Matter

November 1, 2011 | By

Cross-posted from the Congressional Management Foundation blog In 1998, the Congressional Management Foundation (CMF) embarked on a ground-breaking research project: to study best practices in congressional websites with the goal of providing Congress with guidance on how to use this emerging technology to improve constituents’ communication with, and understanding of, the institution. Three years later […]

Capitol Hill Experiencing Huge Increase in Constituent Mail

October 4, 2011 | By

Cross-posted from Congressional Management Foundation Congressional offices are receiving between 200 to 1,000 percent more constituent communications than they were ten years ago. Despite the increase, a survey of congressional staff indicates that 90 percent believe constituent communications remains a “high priority” for the office. But sizable percentages of staff report that their offices are […]

Traditional Tops Social for Congressional Advocacy

February 1, 2011 | By

Written by Kate Kaye, ClickZ Politics & Advocacy E-mails to congressional representatives are the common currency of online advocacy campaigns, but a new study shows all advocacy e-mails are not created alike. In a report published earlier this month, the Congressional Management Foundation aimed to determine how much influence e-mail, social media channels, and traditional […]