Legislative Strategic Planning Services
Legislative advocacy is an important activity that public interest groups, including non-profits and industry coalitions can undertake to achieve their mission and foster support from elected officials in their community. Through lobbying and other forms of legislative advocacy, nonprofit volunteers and staff provide vital expertise and perspectives to federal, state, and local government decision-makers resulting in improved laws and policies.
In the case of many professions, such as interior design, animal care and holistic medicine to name just a few, effective advocacy can make the difference between your members and colleagues being able to work and be part of their chosen profession or being excluded by powerful business or special interest groups.
To be successful however, every group needs a carefully thought out plan that looks inward to their organization’s resources and outward, leveraging those resources to influence those that have authority.
But where do you start?
Any successful legislative or regulatory activity needs to have a clearly defined legislative strategic plan. A road map that spells out how to participate in the political process so that your voice is heard and more important that your concerns are addressed.
Davis Advisory Group has become a trusted resource for developing legislative strategic plans for coalitions, non-profits and trade associations at the state and federal level. Working closely together we can devise a written, step-by-step action plan that addresses everything from creating organizational strength to drafting key messaging.
We begin with key development steps:
We work with your board, volunteers and stakeholders to develop an all- encompassing strategic plan that can be easily implemented. Your strategic action plan is tailored to your issue in you state covering all of the steps that are proven to result in positive legislative and regulatory outcomes. Davis Advisory Group will prepare a plan for you that covers:
THE POLITICAL LANDSCAPE – an analysis of elected officials and politics in your state!
THE OPPOSITION – Who are they and how to stop them!
MESSAGING – Is your message meaningful in your state or does it need to be changed?
FUNDRAiSING – Best practices to get supporters to fund your efforts!
GRASSROOTS – How to build, how best to use it!
THE LEGISLATIVE CYCLE – What to do, exactly when!
WHATEVER THE SPECIFIC ISSUE WE CAN DEVISE A PLAN THAT WILL PRODUCE POSITIVE POLITICAL RESULTS
Davis Advisory Group has become a trusted resource for developing legislative strategic plans for coalitions, non-profits and trade associations at the state and federal level. In 2013-2014, Don Davis, founder of Davis Advisory Group successfully managed over 20 state initiatives passing and/or defeating legislative and regulatory proposals in California, Texas, New York, Florida, Illinois, Wisconsin and Massachusetts on issues ranging from energy, construction professional licensing, building codes/regulations and small business and taxation issues.
Our system has resulted in passage or defeat of over 40 legislative proposals in the last three years. Contact us today to see how we can help you protect your interests and the future of your profession.