Blog Posts

April 23, 2021
Corporate America’s changing advocacy agenda
Pressures to reshape corporations’ advocacy agendas and determine how to manage social advocacy is accelerating. Historically, corporate lobbying has focused on broad business issues but, in the […]
June 26, 2020
Are we prepared for the next big crisis?
Even beyond the present public health and economic emergencies are a range of additional consequences — to personal lifestyles, consumer behavior, business planning, civil order and […]
July 9, 2019
A PAC Strategy for Freshman Members
By Robin M. Sexton Senior Advisor, HillStaffer, LLC It’s true that most organizations’ political resources are spent on incumbents. Therefore, whether you stayed out of the […]
June 11, 2019
Assessing Your Association’s Fly-In
Authors: Thomas Rosenfield, J.D., CAE and Anne DeSeta DarConte, CAE Planning an annual government relations strategy that aligns with your association’s goals often includes a Hill Day. Fly-Ins can […]
March 24, 2019
Earned Media as a Government Relations Tactic
Matt Duffy, Co-Founder, CampSight Strategic Communications I remember my internship at an environmental lobbying firm in Washington DC in the mid-90s. There were about a half […]
March 10, 2019
States’ Rights Key to Financial Services Wins
By Thomas R Rosenfield, President, HillStaffer, LLC Financial services organizations, take note: consumer protections likely will become a key component of most successful public policy initiatives […]
March 10, 2019
Chemistry in the 116th Congress
By Michael Parr, Managing Director, HillStaffer, LLC Chemistry enables the global economy. All of the plastics we encounter in daily life, that’s chemistry. The medicines we […]
February 11, 2019
Outside the Beltway: Is Your Organization At the Table or On the Menu?
Historically, the Washington, DC government relations community has focused its efforts primarily, on Congress and the federal agencies. Today, if you are not also engaging in state (and even local) legislative and regulatory activities, it is likely your business, association, customers, suppliers, stockholders, employees, members, and other relevant stakeholders could be vulnerable to public policy decisions impacting your interests.
January 28, 2019
Create a Culture of Advocacy
By: Anne D. DarConte, CAE and Thomas R. Rosenfield The government shutdown is over – at least temporarily. A new Congress is at work. 38 state […]
December 10, 2018
A Reflection of Gratitude
With the holiday season upon us, many of us find ourselves reflecting on 2018, assessing whether we have met (or even exceeded!) the professional and personal goals we set for ourselves when the year was new. ...
April 22, 2018
Are you ready for the 2018 mid-term elections?
Whether it be a tsunami or just a high tide, will your boat be lifted or swamped? Peter Molinaro Robin Sexton Once a new President takes office, the mid-term election can be a challenging time.  With 435 Congressmen, one-third of the Senate, 36 governorships, and over 6,000 state legislative seats being contested on November 6, 2018, the impact may be substantial. ...
June 27, 2017
ADISA 2017 Due Diligence Forum – July 12-14, 2017 – Chicago
Thomas Rosenfield, President of HillStaffer, will be speaking at the Alternative & Direct Investment Securities Association’s (ADISA) upcoming 2017 Due Diligence Forum. Along with John Grady (DLA Piper), Robin Traxler (Financial Services Institute), and Catherine Bowman (The Bowman Law Firm), Tom will be speaking on regulatory and legislative issues impacting alternative investments and the financial services industry, including the DOL Fiduciary Rule, tax reform, and 1031 Like-Kind Exchanges. See you in Chicago on July 12-14!
June 6, 2017
Urban Land Institute’s UrbanPlan Program
Today our CEO, Tom Rosenfield will be serving on the City Council to judge teams competing in the Urban Land Institute’s UrbanPlan program at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School.