Yes, There's a Government Relations App for That

Yes, There's a Government Relations App for That

Texting Guy April 11, 2016 By: Neil Snyder, CAE

Whether you're reaching out to members to power a grassroots campaign or coordinating a team of advocates taking your message to Capitol Hill, apps and other digital tools are essential to 21st-century government relations work. Here are a few tools and tactics that can help you ramp up your outreach to members and policymakers.

For the past 20 years, associations have relied on emailed action alerts and shoe-leather Hill visits to get their advocacy messages across. Now, smartphone apps and social media tools are finding their place in associations' advocacy toolkits. Association leaders and government relations professionals need to know the best applications (apps) that will organize your Hill days, locate your state and federal representatives, and get you noticed on Twitter. ...