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Face-to-Face with Congress: Before, During and After Meetings with Legislators

In a CMF survey of congressional staff, 97% said "in-person visits from constituents" are the most influential way to communicate with a legislator who is undecided on an issue. But how exactly should this be done? This upcoming report features candid comments from House Chiefs of Staff, Schedulers, and Districts Directors, and advice they would never reveal to constituents, convey to lobbyists, or whisper to reporters. Read More

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Join Us Next Friday for Advocacy Leaders Network Workshop

Join CMF and Beekeeper Group on September 5 for the collaborative discussion, "Trending Now: Learn What Your Supporters Really ‘Like’ Online." This session is part of the Advocacy Leaders Network, a series tailored to senior advocacy, government affairs, and public relations professionals, and presented through CMF's Partnership for a More Perfect Union.

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What Happens to the Advocacy Messages You Send: Hill Insiders Dish

Last week, CMF was pleased to co-host along with the Beekeeper Group the latest session in our Advocacy Leaders Network series, "Inbox or Wastebasket? Legislative Correspondents Tell You The Path Your Advocacy Materials Take And Why." This workshop focused on the behind-the-scenes process of how congressional offices handle communications and information.

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Learn the Path of Your Advocacy Materials

This Friday, join CMF at the Advocacy Leaders Network workshop to learn how constituent and advocacy communications are handled in a congressional office. Hear directly from congressional staff on which messages grab their attention and why.

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ICYMI: Final ALN Session of 2013 Focuses on Mobile Technologies

Last month CMF was pleased to co-host along with the Beekeeper Group the latest session in our Advocacy Leaders Network series, "Mobile Advocacy: There's an App for That." This workshop focused on how mobile technologies can boost recruitment and participation, and help enhance the advocacy experience.

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Do's and Don'ts for Successful Fly-Ins

Fly-in season is almost upon us again! The annual Capitol Hill ritual mostly runs from January to about June, with thousands of associations, nonprofits and corporations flying supporters in to meet with members of Congress and their staffs. Groups invest enormous resources in these events and the meetings dominate the schedules of congressional offices.

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