Tag Archives: Congressional Management Foundation


Come ‘Fly-in’ With Us on May 17th

We are excited to announce the full list of speakers for the May 17th Advocacy Leaders Network event, Come Fly-In with Me: Best Practices for Capitol Hill Lobby Days:   From the Advocacy Leaders Network blog: Tony Kudner- Program Manager, Grassroots Advocacy, National Hospice and Palliative Care Association Sarah Nordstrom- Manager, Government Affairs, Novo Nordisk Meredith Nethercutt - Director, Public Affairs and Grassroots Advocacy, National Association of Manufacturers Amelia Wang- Chief of Staff, Representative Judy Chu (CA-27) Bradford Fitch- President and CEO, Congressional Management Foundation […]

Get Ready to Workshop Your Advocacy Education in 2013

Whether you live in Washington, work with the government, or simply read the news, you understand that Congress can be difficult to navigate. Communicating and building relationships with policymakers and their staff can seem overwhelming. If you’re an advocacy leader, how do you ensure that you are making the most out of your grassroots efforts? In 2011, Beekeeper Group joined forces with the Congressional Management Foundation (CMF) to find a way to convey this message to advocacy and government relations […]

Advocacy Professionals Still Learning from SOPA/PIPA Campaign

Recently, the Congressional Management Foundation hosted a webinar as part of their Partnership for a More Perfect Union. CMF recently completed a 5 month study on the campaign to defeat the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA). The purpose of the study and subsequent webinar was to identify the differences in strategy between the battle against SOPA/PIPA and other high profile issues. What  Three points made in the webinar stood out in particular: 1) CONNECT […]

Full House at the Advocacy Leaders Network First Event

On Friday, December 9, the Advocacy Leaders Network event series kicked off at the Bloomberg Government offices. We were pleased to host a full house at the first of four advocacy-specific events hosted by the Congressional Management Foundation and produced by the Beekeeper Group. The event theme, “Breaking Through on Capitol Hill:  Making Noise vs. Making a Difference,” triggered a high-level of engagement and intense discussion between the panelists and the audience. The speakers’ advice on how to get Hill […]

Advocacy Leaders Network Announces Speakers for Dec 9 Event

The Advocacy Leaders Network, an event series hosted by the Congressional Management Foundation and produced by the Beekeeper Group, is proud to announce the presenters for the first event on Dec 9th, 2011 at the offices of Bloomberg Government: Breaking through on Capitol Hill: Making Noise vs. Making a Difference. Hon. Dan Mica, Former U.S. Congressman and Former President and CEO, Credit Union National Association Thiago Antinori, Manager of Grassroots Advocacy, National Mining Association Bradford Fitch, President and CEO of the […]

New Advocacy Leaders Event Series Launched

Congressional Management Foundation to Host Education Series Produced by Beekeeper Group A new workshop series providing advanced level advocacy training, professional development, and networking opportunities for the public affairs community was launched today. The series will be hosted by the Congressional Management Foundation (CMF) and produced by Beekeeper Group. An “early-bird special” is currently being offered for $150 to attend all four (4) half day events (see below for topics). You can register here. The series of four half-day workshops […]

Save the Date: The 8th Annual PPAI Conference (October 29-30)

Got plans this October? Now you do! Head to the Windy City on October 29 and 30 for the eighth annual Public Policy Action Institute (PPAI) conference. You’ll be in the company of non-profit leaders, policy advocates, and communications specialists, and you’ll learn how to strengthen your organization’s voices in order to more effectively impact policy decisions. Click here for full conference details and to register. Speaking of communications specialists, I’ll be at PPAI speaking on a panel that Sunday, […]

Congress’ Love Affair with Social Media

Social media acts as a new platform from which to communicate for most people. But when applied to Washington, it is “changing the tone, speed, and nature of the democratic dialogue” – at least that’s how the Congressional Management Foundation (CMF) views it. The barriers between the public and policymakers have been torn down by technology. Anyone can join the melee, and because of this, Congress can better gauge the public climate surrounding issues. Legislators are no longer ambiguous policy […]