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Getting Started in Government Relations: Advice for Law Students

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What kind of positions or opportunities should a graduating law student pursue if they’re interested in government relations? This year I’m focusing on government relations because that’s what many of the students want to pursue when they graduate.

What Should You Expect From Your Trade Association?

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Healthy industries include companies of many different types and sizes, but these companies have different needs when it comes to government regulation and compliance. Government relations programs come in many shapes and sizes, but your association almost certainly needs to have one.

Trade Association Advocacy and the Political Conventions

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That year I learned how much happens in a convention host city outside the convention hall and I made lasting personal connections with people involved in government and politics. The government’s impact on your industry isn’t fading, so why should your political outreach?

What is Association Management?

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Non-profit corporations have a governing body, usually a board of directors. The governing body manages the operation of the organization, usually by hiring a senior staff person that has the title of “president” or “executive director.”

Association Management Basics: Successful Leadership Transitions

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An executive leadership transition is a great way to propel an association forward, reflecting the updated goals of the governing board. I just finished Hans Finzel’s Top Ten Mistakes Leaders Make.

Association Management and Board Reports: “Done is Better Than Perfect

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I have learned the hard way what can happen when an association executive doesn’t adequately communicate with their governing board or board chair. The Beautiful Trees at Highlands Swim and Tennis Club – McLean, VA.

Vodka and Croissant: Interesting Business Leaders

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Their Founder and co-CEO Ron Snaich has also had an interesting career path, starting in public policy, then the cookie business and back to government once more before buying the Au Bon Pain chain and turning it into Panera Bread. I can highly recommend a couple of recent business profiles.

ASAE Rocks and Cowboy, is that a Big Screen!

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Advocacy and government relations. I’m just back from a few days in Dallas where I gave a speech at an amazing ASAE Annual Meeting and Exhibition. ASAE included all of the critical elements of a good meeting: fun networking events, good content, and excellent organization and logistics.

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“Big Food” and Organic

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Strom doesn’t have much positive to say about organic, she’s apparently appalled that big companies are making organic foods and the critics think “Big Food” has too much to say about how the government defines “organic.”.

Does Your Association Produce Videos?

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It’s no longer news that video is a viable and effective medium for association and non-profit communications; what’s news is how effective it is in furthering the critical objectives of your organization. I’m presenting at the ASAE Annual Meeting in Dallas, August 11-14.

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Association Leader: Ernie Rosenberg

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Ernie Rosenberg’s professional experience is grounded in environmental law and he’s been a senior environmental, health and safety manager both in government and the private sector since 1975. Ernie Rosenberg, President & CEO, American Cleaning Institute.

What is Association Management?

Association Navigator

All non-profit corporations must have a governing body, usually a board of directors. The governing body manages the operation of the organization, usually by hiring a senior staff person, usually with the title of president or executive director.

Global Color Conference 2012

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The regulatory and public affairs horizon for color use is challenging and IACM delivered leaders from industry and government to help the members sort out the issues. Congratulations to the International Association of Color Manufacturers (IACM) for hosting a great conference this week in Chicago. Early September in Chicago was beautiful and IACM created a great event for color manufacturers and user companies.

Why This Blog?

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Non-Profit Operations and Governance – the associations that we support are their own independent corporate entities. I need to put down some thoughts about why I’m publishing this blog and what I expect I’ll be writing about. Association Management – this is what we do at Verto Solutions and I want us to do it better. It’s still a relatively new field and we are a new company. Every day presents opportunities for innovation and I want to discuss these ideas with my readers.

When Governance Means Governance

Eric Lanke

Now, as I've recently blogged , a few years ago my association's Board adopted a Governance Policy that, among other things, clearly separates responsibility for ends and means determination. I'm gearing up for another Board meeting this week.

Implementing Website Governance for Associations

Vanguard Tech

Shane has over 15 years'' experience in Web Governance & online operations. As author of the first practical guide to Web Governance ("The Website Manager''s Handbook"), Shane has also been published by A List Apart, Smartinsights & Forrester Research.

WARSAW, Poland | Poles march to denounce government, eroding democracy

NonProfit University Blog

WARSAW, Poland — Thousands of Poles marched in Warsaw on Saturday to demand respect for their country’s constitution while denouncing a populist government that they accuse of eroding democracy. General eroding democracy Free courts Poles march to denounce government TodayNews Warsaw

Why Is Association Governance Restructure So Hard? Here’s Why It Shouldn’t Be.

World Class Boards

It’s not hard to look at an association’s governance structure and say, “Wow, that’s nuts.” The Boilerplate Theory (Or Why Governance Restructure Shouldn’t Be So Hard). Particularly in large organizations that are upwards of 50 years old, governance structure is rarely truly challenged.

LONDON | UK government wins Brexit skirmish by making concessions

NonProfit University Blog

LONDON (AP) — The British government was rocked by a resignation and faced anger in Parliament over its Brexit plans Tuesday, but staved off defeat by offering concessions to lawmakers who want to soften the terms of the U.K.’s

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Advocacy and Governance 2.0

Association Adviser

When board members begin to do work that is outside of the governance of the organization, they are acting in the role of management,” said Yates. That’s where a strong board and governance structure can help. The post Advocacy and Governance 2.0

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BERLIN | The Latest: Hoax tweet adds to German government tensions

NonProfit University Blog

BERLIN — The Latest on disputes within German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government (all times local): 1 p.m. Continue reading BERLIN | The Latest: Hoax tweet adds to German government tensions at STL.News.

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ROME | Italy populists to outline government agenda to Parliament

NonProfit University Blog

ROME — Italy’s populist government will present its agenda to Parliament, where the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and right-wing League have slim majorities that are expected to give Premier Giuseppe Conte the necessary votes of confidence to start governing.

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ROME | Populists campaign in Sicily after forming Italy government

NonProfit University Blog

ROME (AP) — Days after taking office, the two pillars of Italy’s first populist government are already campaigning. However, with each man emphasizing different priorities, there are doubts if the new government will last a full 5-year term.

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A Board That Governs Itself

Eric Lanke

My Board has been working for a number of years now on elevating their own performance--on taking more responsibility for governing the association and giving me more responsibility for managing it. They governed themselves.

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Lobbyist vs. Government Relations

Association Advocacy Chick

Some of the names being considered include The Association of Government Relations Professionals and The National Association of Government Relations Professionals. Many organizations tend to use government relations (ex. Women in Government Relations, the Washington Government Relations Group). Uncategorized association government relations professionals lobbying

MADRID  | The Latest: Catalonia to regain self-government on Saturday

NonProfit University Blog

Catalonia is set to regain its self-government on Saturday, ending a seven-month takeover by central authorities following a bid by separatist leaders to secede from Spain. Continue reading MADRID | The Latest: Catalonia to regain self-government on Saturday at STL.News.

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BERLIN  | German government seeks clarification from US ambassador

NonProfit University Blog

BERLIN — The German government is seeking clarification of a report in which the new U.S. Continue reading BERLIN | German government seeks clarification from US ambassador at STL.News.

CANBERRA, Australia | Australian state government proposes protecting wild horses

NonProfit University Blog

CANBERRA, Australia — An Australian state government has decided to legally protect rather than kill thousands of wild horses, infuriating scientists who argue the feral species is doing severe environmental damage to the country’s iconic Snowy Mountains alpine region.

Guest Post: Personalization Requires Reflection and Governance

Vanguard Tech

As digital communications mature and competition on web and mobile increases, we see more personalized digital experiences—sites and apps that seem to know us and be able to deliver just what we want and need. So what does that mean for you?

WASHINGTON  | Can anything stop foreign government favors to Trump?

NonProfit University Blog

WASHINGTON — First came news that a Chinese government-owned company had signed on to help build an Indonesian project that will include a Donald Trump-branded hotel and golf course. Continue reading WASHINGTON | Can anything stop foreign government favors to Trump?

Proposing governance changes – what the CIPR did

Optimist Consulting

Governance changes can be a difficult sell to members. It was interesting to see the CIPR’s recent governance change process in action. They mapped the changes across their governance structure and explained what the implications were for their Charter, Bylaws and Regulations.

PARIS | French government orders evacuation of Paris migrant camp

NonProfit University Blog

Continue reading PARIS | French government orders evacuation of Paris migrant camp at STL.News. General 2300 migrants A burgeoning migrant camp in Paris French government paris TodayNews

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BEIJING | Global stocks mixed as markets watch Italian government

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BEIJING — Global stock markets were mixed Tuesday as investors watched Italy’s moves toward forming a euroskeptic-led government. Continue reading BEIJING | Global stocks mixed as markets watch Italian government at STL.News.

Digital governance framework for membership organisations

Optimist Consulting

I was interested to read a recent report about digital governance by Lisa Welchman, Digital Governance: A Primer for Content Marketers , on the Content Marketing Institute’s website. Do you have a digital governance system in place?

NEW YORK | Trump Indonesia project gets Chinese government partner

NonProfit University Blog

NEW YORK — A Chinese government-owned company has signed on to build a theme park in a vast development in Indonesia that also features a Trump hotel and condos, a deal that stands to benefit President Donald Trump’s company just as top Chinese envoys head to Washington for trade talks.

BANGKOK | Editor ousted for criticizing Thailand’s military government

NonProfit University Blog

BANGKOK — An editor at an English-language newspaper in Thailand said Tuesday he has been sidelined for refusing to tone down coverage critical of the country’s military government. Continue reading BANGKOK | Editor ousted for criticizing Thailand’s military government at STL.News.

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WASHINGTON | US government ran a $214.3 billion surplus in April

NonProfit University Blog

WASHINGTON — The federal government swung to a surplus of $214.3 Continue reading WASHINGTON | US government ran a $214.3 billion April TodayNews US government ran Washingtonbillion in April, primarily reflecting the revenue from that month’s annual tax filing deadline.

BERLIN | Who and what are behind Germany’s government crisis?

NonProfit University Blog

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel’s fourth-term government took nearly six months to put together, taking office in March after the center-left Social Democrats reluctantly agreed to team up with her conservatives again.

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Humanizing Government Relations

Association Advocacy Chick

Friends – It’s time we humanize government relations. Humanizing government? From a government relations perspective, are we as open as can be as far as engaging members and staff on advocacy? More often than not, we, as government relations professionals, tend to operate on our island either by choice or circumstance. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, government relations isn’t the first thing you think about when it comes to innovation.

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What is Association Governance?

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As we launch into 2016, new boards are being formed for the year and the focus of governance is at the top of my mind. Mark pointed out a few reasons as to why governance is important and how it can function within an organization. What is “governance”?