Current strategies to successfully influence public policy and engage in advocacy, even in unpredictable times. Discover how to make real connections with elected officials and key decision influencers and how to effectively tell your story for maximum benefit. Join host Cori Henderson, MPA to learn the secrets used by public affairs professionals so you can raise your organization’s profile and have your voice heard by policymakers for the right reasons. Because 2020 made it clear that no one and no industry is exempt from government actions
In this episode, I address the question of ROI. Is it worth your time and effort to engage with lawmakers and policymakers in today’s environment? From partisan politics, being a small fish in a big pond, and the fast pace of today’s news cycles, can you really have an impact?
Can you make a difference?
And on the flip side are you prepared for the repercussions of what happens if you don’t have a voice? Can you handle the outcome ...
Telling your story effectively is critical when engaging with policymakers and influencing the government action you seek. From traditional in person meetings to using social media there are a lot of options.
In this episode, my guest Jenna Paladino and I talk about how to integrate Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn into your advocacy strategy.
Knowing how and when to use each social media tool increases your opportunity to be heard by ...
Influence is a tricky word. But there is no getting around it, to be successful in advocacy and government affairs it requires influencing somebody to do or change something.
And that somebody isn’t always the lawmaker or policy maker.
In this episode I review three types government decision influencers, why you need them and some tips on developing relationships with them.
About the Host
Cori Henderson, host of the Policy Influence...
What do advocacy and government relations professionals working in developing countries know that we can implement too? Today’s guest Frank Bonner is sharing what he learned the last 12 years working in countries that include South Sudan, Liberia, Kenya, and Bangladesh including why asking “why” is often the most important first step.
Franklin Bonner is a government relation, advocacy, and democracy development profes...
Developing a cohesive government relations strategy in today’s ever-changing political environment can be challenging. But to overcome government obstacles and protect against becoming the unintended or intended consequence of someone else’s policy agenda its essential.
In this episode, I’m sharing real-life examples of why you need a government relations strategy and how an effective one is like popping popcorn.
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In this episode, I’m sharing some of my own experiences, thoughts and best practices on nurturing valuable relationships to advance your policy issue, cause and career.
To be successful in advocacy and public policy, you must continually build and nurture valuable relationships.
It’s easy to let developing new relationships and nurturing existing relationships get put on the back burner especially in today’s unpredictable world.
The power of your influence lies in your ability to impact decision making and raise awareness for your issue by persuasively communicating your right message to the right person at the right time.
Podcasting is an incredible way to do that and I’m sharing how you can start a podcast in 5 easy steps.
Whether you distribute your content widely on platforms like Spotify or Apple Podcast or send the episode link directly to your stakeho...
Making an ask is easier and more effective if you’ve already developed a relationship with the decision-maker or key decision influencer. And it’s even better if they are already advocates of your project or issue.
Today’s guest has a special talent for creating advocates and nurturing relationships.
In this episode, she is sharing how to develop and nurture strategic partnerships and create meaningful relationships. The type of rela...
Creating a genuine two-way relationship - before you need someone’s help - is a critical component of successfully influencing advocacy issues.
Today’s guest has built her career by creating and nurturing authentic relationships. The kind of relationships that benefit the organization she works for and benefit the people in her network.
And that’s the key takeaway of today’s episode, how to build and nurture mutually beneficial legit...
In today’s episode we are diving deep into the secrets of writing a powerful press release so you can raise awareness and support for your issue and organization while cutting through all the online noise bombarding your intended audience.
If you think Press Releases are old news think again. In this episode we cover:
Political campaign digital tactics become more advanced with each campaign season and result in new best practices that public policy advocates can also use to advance their cause.
In this episode, we are talking with Michael D. Cohen, Ph.D about lessons learned during the 2020 elections as it relates to technology and digital ads. Communicating your message to the right person at the right time is critical in both political campai...
Context is significant in communications. In today’s episode with Andrea Hubbert of Hub + Company, Andrea reveals the secret of how to start difficult public policy conversations that allow for successful resolution.
We also talk about what to do if your message isn't resonating and why your personality and values are important to include in your message. Stay tuned till the end to hear Andrea’s important advice!
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When it comes to communicating your message avoid jargon, avoid acronyms, avoid language that elected officials or the general public would not be familiar with. - Terri Behling
Communicating the right message to the right person at the right time is the key to influencing the public policy that impacts you. And that starts with getting back the basics: great meetings advocating your position to elected officials.
This week Terri B...
“Keep both your feet on the ground, keep your nose out of the air. Just work hard, be a person of great integrity and character and treat others with respect.” - Darrick McGhee
When people hear the word lobbyist, their first thought isn’t always the best. Maybe they envision backroom deals or the smoke filled rooms of long ago.
But the reality is, lobbyists are advocates for their clients. And there is a lot to be learned from ho...
Influence can be a tricky word with all the positive and negative connotations that go with it. And it becomes even more complex when it comes to influencing government policies. How can you influence decision makers? In what ways can you inspire action?
Is policymaking really about who you know? And how do you get to know them? How does being clear on your strategic agenda help you influence effectively? And what does a win really ...
The Policy Influencer Playbook podcast brings you weekly interviews and current strategies to engage in advocacy and successfully influence public policy, even in unpredictable times. Join host Cori Henderson, MPA and learn the secrets used by public affairs professionals so you can raise your organization’s profile and have your voice heard by policymakers for the right reasons. Tune in and discover how to really connect with elec...
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