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Advocacy Help Desk

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Having a tough time with an advocacy problem? More than likely, you’re not alone. And with a combination of expertise, from video and audio to Capitol Hill, digital organizing to general organization management, Advocacy Help Desk is here to help.Need to figure out where to start when putting together your Hill day? Having trouble finding a way to reach your advocates? Finding your overall advocate pool getting smaller, but your issue getting bigger? Is your boss stuck on vanity metrics?Every show starts with a 5-minute discussion on current advocacy issues & trends with an advocacy leader. Then we start answering your questions and brainstorm on how you can kill it.

Latest Episodes

KEYS TO SUCCESSFUL ADVOCACY DURING QUARANTINE

Another week in quarantine, another week joined by an expert in the PAC & Advocacy space. This week we're joined by Amie Adams, President of Dunn Associates. A 20+ year veteran of working with associations, non-profits, PACs and more, Amie walks us through what organizations need to do TODAY to connect with their advocates / contributors.

46 MINAPR 24
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KEYS TO SUCCESSFUL ADVOCACY DURING QUARANTINE

How to actually Elevate your advocacy efforts during this crisis.

In today's special AHD, we sit down with Tommy Goodwin, Head of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs at the Project Management Institute (PMI) to discuss new leadership and succeeding in this time of crisis. We talk about how advocacy professionals can adjust workflows, mindsets and use new tools to elevate their effectiveness and really make an impact.

48 MINAPR 3
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How to actually Elevate your advocacy efforts during this crisis.

How to Run Successful 'Virtual' (VIDEO) Advocacy Meetings and Large Video Fly-Ins with Hill Staff!

Fly-ins are cancelled - but virtual (VIDEO) fly-ins are just as easy and more effective! We break down, step-by-step, how you can connect your advocates on video calls with staffers - and why they can be MORE successful than face-to-face meetings! Everyone is sending letters, tweets and doing calls. "You want your voice to be heard - show your face! Use Video!"

41 MINMAR 28
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How to Run Successful 'Virtual' (VIDEO) Advocacy Meetings and Large Video Fly-Ins with Hill Staff!

Special Episode: Associations & COVID-19

It's no secret that organizations and their members look to peers for guidance. With the emergence of COVID-19, this is more true now than ever. As groups shuffle, reschedule, suspend and cancel their events, AHD is joined by Mary Kate Cunningham, VP of Public Policy @ ASAE to dive into how associations are helping guide their membership.\

28 MINMAR 13
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Special Episode: Associations & COVID-19

The What of Storytelling

Everyone has a story to tell. On this episode, we're joined by Janelle Brevard, Chief Storyteller at the National Association of Realtors. In a new role for their organization, she gives us insight into how her career evolved, from journalist to speechwriter, community builder and communications to her latest move, and all the lessons she's learned in between.

30 MINMAR 12
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The What of Storytelling

GOTV For Advocacy – Why You Must Have A Program & How to Run it Right

GOTV For Advocacy – Why You Must Have A Program & How to Run it Right It’s an election year and some associations and groups still do not have a Get Out the Vote (GOTV) program to activate their communities. Mike Panetta, Partner at the Beekeeper Group, sits on the help desk to help explain the rules, best practices and tips to setting up a successful GOTV program to compliment your advocacy & lobbying programs.

18 MINMAR 5
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GOTV For Advocacy – Why You Must Have A Program & How to Run it Right

How to Properly! Leverage LinkedIn for Advocacy

LinkedIn. Most of it have used it at some point to post up our resume, claim skills and even write recommendations for trusted friends and colleagues. But if that's all that comes to mind when thinking about LinkedIn, you may be missing the full potential of the platform. This week we're joined by Erica Pyatt, who helps us dive into LinkedIn's potential for brands, advocacy efforts, targeting and more. Guest: Erica Pyatt, Manager, Advocacy & Government – LinkedIn

39 MINFEB 19
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How to Properly! Leverage LinkedIn for Advocacy

Small Data = Better Data = Effective Advocacy

Seems like everyone is talking about data these days, but what does "data" really mean? On this episode we're joined by Henri Makembe, who helps us ll dive into the type of data you should be looking for, where you can find it, and what best practices look like for getting started. It's not Big Data, it's better, smaller data points that really drive effective advocacy efforts. Guest: Henri Makembe, Partner, LPS Campaigns

30 MINFEB 19
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Small Data = Better Data = Effective Advocacy

The Future of Advocacy is....

In the advocacy space, we talk a lot about what's coming next, what's down the line, what should practitioners be looking towards in the future. This week, we bring on Mike Panetta of the Beekeeper Group to talk through what he sees as some of the challenges and opportunities of new technology. From Virtual Reality to Voice to Tik Tok, how are organizations employing the latest tools, and, more importantly, what are some of the things they should keep in mind when pitching the idea.

41 MINJAN 28
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The Future of Advocacy is....

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The AHD gang talks all things podcasting for the mission based folks.

32 MIN2019 NOV 4
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The AHD gang talks all things podcasting for the mission based folks.

Latest Episodes

KEYS TO SUCCESSFUL ADVOCACY DURING QUARANTINE

Another week in quarantine, another week joined by an expert in the PAC & Advocacy space. This week we're joined by Amie Adams, President of Dunn Associates. A 20+ year veteran of working with associations, non-profits, PACs and more, Amie walks us through what organizations need to do TODAY to connect with their advocates / contributors.

46 MINAPR 24
Comments
KEYS TO SUCCESSFUL ADVOCACY DURING QUARANTINE

How to actually Elevate your advocacy efforts during this crisis.

In today's special AHD, we sit down with Tommy Goodwin, Head of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs at the Project Management Institute (PMI) to discuss new leadership and succeeding in this time of crisis. We talk about how advocacy professionals can adjust workflows, mindsets and use new tools to elevate their effectiveness and really make an impact.

48 MINAPR 3
Comments
How to actually Elevate your advocacy efforts during this crisis.

How to Run Successful 'Virtual' (VIDEO) Advocacy Meetings and Large Video Fly-Ins with Hill Staff!

Fly-ins are cancelled - but virtual (VIDEO) fly-ins are just as easy and more effective! We break down, step-by-step, how you can connect your advocates on video calls with staffers - and why they can be MORE successful than face-to-face meetings! Everyone is sending letters, tweets and doing calls. "You want your voice to be heard - show your face! Use Video!"

41 MINMAR 28
Comments
How to Run Successful 'Virtual' (VIDEO) Advocacy Meetings and Large Video Fly-Ins with Hill Staff!

Special Episode: Associations & COVID-19

It's no secret that organizations and their members look to peers for guidance. With the emergence of COVID-19, this is more true now than ever. As groups shuffle, reschedule, suspend and cancel their events, AHD is joined by Mary Kate Cunningham, VP of Public Policy @ ASAE to dive into how associations are helping guide their membership.\

28 MINMAR 13
Comments
Special Episode: Associations & COVID-19

The What of Storytelling

Everyone has a story to tell. On this episode, we're joined by Janelle Brevard, Chief Storyteller at the National Association of Realtors. In a new role for their organization, she gives us insight into how her career evolved, from journalist to speechwriter, community builder and communications to her latest move, and all the lessons she's learned in between.

30 MINMAR 12
Comments
The What of Storytelling

GOTV For Advocacy – Why You Must Have A Program & How to Run it Right

GOTV For Advocacy – Why You Must Have A Program & How to Run it Right It’s an election year and some associations and groups still do not have a Get Out the Vote (GOTV) program to activate their communities. Mike Panetta, Partner at the Beekeeper Group, sits on the help desk to help explain the rules, best practices and tips to setting up a successful GOTV program to compliment your advocacy & lobbying programs.

18 MINMAR 5
Comments
GOTV For Advocacy – Why You Must Have A Program & How to Run it Right

How to Properly! Leverage LinkedIn for Advocacy

LinkedIn. Most of it have used it at some point to post up our resume, claim skills and even write recommendations for trusted friends and colleagues. But if that's all that comes to mind when thinking about LinkedIn, you may be missing the full potential of the platform. This week we're joined by Erica Pyatt, who helps us dive into LinkedIn's potential for brands, advocacy efforts, targeting and more. Guest: Erica Pyatt, Manager, Advocacy & Government – LinkedIn

39 MINFEB 19
Comments
How to Properly! Leverage LinkedIn for Advocacy

Small Data = Better Data = Effective Advocacy

Seems like everyone is talking about data these days, but what does "data" really mean? On this episode we're joined by Henri Makembe, who helps us ll dive into the type of data you should be looking for, where you can find it, and what best practices look like for getting started. It's not Big Data, it's better, smaller data points that really drive effective advocacy efforts. Guest: Henri Makembe, Partner, LPS Campaigns

30 MINFEB 19
Comments
Small Data = Better Data = Effective Advocacy

The Future of Advocacy is....

In the advocacy space, we talk a lot about what's coming next, what's down the line, what should practitioners be looking towards in the future. This week, we bring on Mike Panetta of the Beekeeper Group to talk through what he sees as some of the challenges and opportunities of new technology. From Virtual Reality to Voice to Tik Tok, how are organizations employing the latest tools, and, more importantly, what are some of the things they should keep in mind when pitching the idea.

41 MINJAN 28
Comments
The Future of Advocacy is....

The AHD gang talks all things podcasting for the mission based folks.

The AHD gang talks all things podcasting for the mission based folks.

32 MIN2019 NOV 4
Comments
The AHD gang talks all things podcasting for the mission based folks.
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