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If you are like many public affairs organizations you are spending millions of dollars per year to elevate your issues. By improving collaboration on your team you can work smarter and move faster. Here are 5 ways to improve collaboration:

1 - Integrate advocacy and lobbying efforts

When your grassroots and lobbying teams have integrated strategies and data sharing, they can both have a greater impact on causing change. What does this look like in practice? When a member of the lobbying team is on the Hill, they know exactly how many advocates they have in the district, how many messages their supporters sent to that legislator, and the text of the most powerful message. The result? Your team can quickly make a strong connection with the elected official and show him his constituents care about it.

2 - Communicate one shared message across all policymakers

Your organization is likely doing really impactful work whether through your mission, products, business practices, or charitable contributions. You should be sharing that story far and wide. Elected and appointed officials at the federal, state, local, and international levels should all be hearing similar messages about your organization’s good work and major announcements. With one unified message, there is a greater likelihood that legislators will repeat back your message and desired language in their own conversations on the subject.

3 - Know every engagement your team has with a given stakeholder

Public affairs is a business of relationships. You should know exactly where your team has relationships and the history of those relationships. The best organizations are tracking their relationships with lawmakers in a collaborative system as they move from the local level to the state level to the federal level. You can take this to the next level not just by collaborating internally across team members but externally with your stakeholders. You should know if any of your supporters have a relationship with the elected official that you can leverage.

4 - Set up a comprehensive, collaborative legislative tracking system

Government affairs is a job of no surprises. Your team should have a collaborative legislative tracking system in place to effectively manage the influx of legislation moving at the federal and state levels each year. When your entire team is working out of one system, they can each tackle a certain region of the United States or issue areas where they have expertise, then identify areas of collaboration with colleagues to avoid duplicative work smarter when issues overlap.

5— Have a central source of team information and documents

How many times has a colleague walked over to your desk asking them to send a document that you sent them in an email a week before? Teams work faster when information is centrally located so everyone can quickly reference key materials rather than digging through inboxes or download folders. This could include talking points, a coalition letter your organization signed on to, or materials for your upcoming lobby day. A comprehensive issues management system will make this a breeze.

Now you’ve seen the power your team can have when it collaborates more effectively—imagine if your software complimented that with an integrated system to get information and execute strategy in one place. Quorum helps you work smarter and move faster with one place to map, track, change, and report on your policy landscape.

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If you are like many public affairs organizations you are spending millions of dollars per year to elevate your issues. By improving collaboration on your team you can work smarter and move faster. Here are 5 ways to improve collaboration:

1 - Integrate advocacy and lobbying efforts

When your grassroots and lobbying teams have integrated strategies and data sharing, they can both have a greater impact on causing change. What does this look like in practice? When a member of the lobbying team is on the Hill, they know exactly how many advocates they have in the district, how many messages their supporters sent to that legislator, and the text of the most powerful message. The result? Your team can quickly make a strong connection with the elected official and show him his constituents care about it.

2 - Communicate one shared message across all policymakers

Your organization is likely doing really impactful work whether through your mission, products, business practices, or charitable contributions. You should be sharing that story far and wide. Elected and appointed officials at the federal, state, local, and international levels should all be hearing similar messages about your organization’s good work and major announcements. With one unified message, there is a greater likelihood that legislators will repeat back your message and desired language in their own conversations on the subject.

3 - Know every engagement your team has with a given stakeholder

Public affairs is a business of relationships. You should know exactly where your team has relationships and the history of those relationships. The best organizations are tracking their relationships with lawmakers in a collaborative system as they move from the local level to the state level to the federal level. You can take this to the next level not just by collaborating internally across team members but externally with your stakeholders. You should know if any of your supporters have a relationship with the elected official that you can leverage.

4 - Set up a comprehensive, collaborative legislative tracking system

Government affairs is a job of no surprises. Your team should have a collaborative legislative tracking system in place to effectively manage the influx of legislation moving at the federal and state levels each year. When your entire team is working out of one system, they can each tackle a certain region of the United States or issue areas where they have expertise, then identify areas of collaboration with colleagues to avoid duplicative work smarter when issues overlap.

5— Have a central source of team information and documents

How many times has a colleague walked over to your desk asking them to send a document that you sent them in an email a week before? Teams work faster when information is centrally located so everyone can quickly reference key materials rather than digging through inboxes or download folders. This could include talking points, a coalition letter your organization signed on to, or materials for your upcoming lobby day. A comprehensive issues management system will make this a breeze.

Now you’ve seen the power your team can have when it collaborates more effectively—imagine if your software complimented that with an integrated system to get information and execute strategy in one place. Quorum helps you work smarter and move faster with one place to map, track, change, and report on your policy landscape.

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If you are like many public affairs organizations you are spending millions of dollars per year to elevate your issues. By improving collaboration on your team you can work smarter and move faster. Here are 5 ways to improve collaboration:

1 - Integrate advocacy and lobbying efforts

When your grassroots and lobbying teams have integrated strategies and data sharing, they can both have a greater impact on causing change. What does this look like in practice? When a member of the lobbying team is on the Hill, they know exactly how many advocates they have in the district, how many messages their supporters sent to that legislator, and the text of the most powerful message. The result? Your team can quickly make a strong connection with the elected official and show him his constituents care about it.

2 - Communicate one shared message across all policymakers

Your organization is likely doing really impactful work whether through your mission, products, business practices, or charitable contributions. You should be sharing that story far and wide. Elected and appointed officials at the federal, state, local, and international levels should all be hearing similar messages about your organization’s good work and major announcements. With one unified message, there is a greater likelihood that legislators will repeat back your message and desired language in their own conversations on the subject.

3 - Know every engagement your team has with a given stakeholder

Public affairs is a business of relationships. You should know exactly where your team has relationships and the history of those relationships. The best organizations are tracking their relationships with lawmakers in a collaborative system as they move from the local level to the state level to the federal level. You can take this to the next level not just by collaborating internally across team members but externally with your stakeholders. You should know if any of your supporters have a relationship with the elected official that you can leverage.

4 - Set up a comprehensive, collaborative legislative tracking system

Government affairs is a job of no surprises. Your team should have a collaborative legislative tracking system in place to effectively manage the influx of legislation moving at the federal and state levels each year. When your entire team is working out of one system, they can each tackle a certain region of the United States or issue areas where they have expertise, then identify areas of collaboration with colleagues to avoid duplicative work smarter when issues overlap.

5— Have a central source of team information and documents

How many times has a colleague walked over to your desk asking them to send a document that you sent them in an email a week before? Teams work faster when information is centrally located so everyone can quickly reference key materials rather than digging through inboxes or download folders. This could include talking points, a coalition letter your organization signed on to, or materials for your upcoming lobby day. A comprehensive issues management system will make this a breeze.

Now you’ve seen the power your team can have when it collaborates more effectively—imagine if your software complimented that with an integrated system to get information and execute strategy in one place. Quorum helps you work smarter and move faster with one place to map, track, change, and report on your policy landscape.

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Five Ways to Improve Collaboration on Your Public Affairs Team

Five Ways to Improve Collaboration on Your Public Affairs Team

If you are like many public affairs organizations you are spending millions of dollars per year to elevate your issues. By improving collaboration on your team you can work smarter and move faster. Here are 5 ways to improve collaboration:

1 – Integrate advocacy and lobbying efforts

When your grassroots and lobbying teams have integrated strategies and data sharing, they can both have a greater impact on causing change. What does this look like in practice? When a member of the lobbying team is on the Hill, they know exactly how many advocates they have in the district, how many messages their supporters sent to that legislator, and the text of the most powerful message. The result? Your team can quickly make a strong connection with the elected official and show him his constituents care about it.

2 – Communicate one shared message across all policymakers

Your organization is likely doing really impactful work whether through your mission, products, business practices, or charitable contributions. You should be sharing that story far and wide. Elected and appointed officials at the federal, state, local, and international levels should all be hearing similar messages about your organization’s good work and major announcements. With one unified message, there is a greater likelihood that legislators will repeat back your message and desired language in their own conversations on the subject.

3 – Know every engagement your team has with a given stakeholder

Public affairs is a business of relationships. You should know exactly where your team has relationships and the history of those relationships. The best organizations are tracking their relationships with lawmakers in a collaborative system as they move from the local level to the state level to the federal level. You can take this to the next level not just by collaborating internally across team members but externally with your stakeholders. You should know if any of your supporters have a relationship with the elected official that you can leverage.

4 – Set up a comprehensive, collaborative legislative tracking system

Government affairs is a job of no surprises. Your team should have a collaborative legislative tracking system in place to effectively manage the influx of legislation moving at the federal and state levels each year. When your entire team is working out of one system, they can each tackle a certain region of the United States or issue areas where they have expertise, then identify areas of collaboration with colleagues to avoid duplicative work smarter when issues overlap.

5— Have a central source of team information and documents

How many times has a colleague walked over to your desk asking them to send a document that you sent them in an email a week before? Teams work faster when information is centrally located so everyone can quickly reference key materials rather than digging through inboxes or download folders. This could include talking points, a coalition letter your organization signed on to, or materials for your upcoming lobby day. A comprehensive issues management system will make this a breeze.

Now you’ve seen the power your team can have when it collaborates more effectively—imagine if your software complimented that with an integrated system to get information and execute strategy in one place. Quorum helps you work smarter and move faster with one place to map, track, change, and report on your policy landscape.