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How American Families United Used Congress Plus to Secure $5.8 Billion in Payments for Families

Like so many things in 2020, the pandemic impacted how organizations could lobby for changes to legislation. Those calling congressional offices often found their calls going to voicemail while critical relief legislation was being actively created. American Families United focuses on issues for families where a US citizen is married to someone in various stages of the immigration process. Many of these families were left out of the original stimulus. With a second round of Read more…

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Announcing our Integration with iMIS

We are pleased to announce the integration of our Congress Plus platform with the iMIS association management system. iMIS is one of the oldest and most respected AMS systems having been used by more than 4,000 organizations since 1991. Our integration with iMIS includes nightly syncing of contact data from iMIS and real-time updates of advocate activity into the iMIS database. This integration works with all versions of iMIS and joins a growing list of Read more…

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Learn how the Recording Academy manages their Advocacy Day

As we start off the fly-in season on Capitol Hill, we wanted to share the experience of one our customers using the Congress Plus Fly-in Manager. When we set out to build the fly-in manager 4 years ago, we interviewed a number of organizations. We made two key discoveries that shaped the way we built our solution. First, every organization manages their fly-in differently to fit the specialized needs of their members and participants. Second, Read more…

Creating Effective Email Campaigns

Consider this scenario. A congressional staffer is on their way to a meeting with their boss as the final decision on a crucial piece of legislation is about to be made. Somewhere else, a government relations professional is hitting send on an email that could sway the decision of this particular staffer’s boss. With a window of only a few minutes and the need to have the messaging really stand out in order to have Read more…

How White Coat Waste Project Works to Stop Government-funded Dog Testing

White Coat Waste Project was founded in 2013. It is a bipartisan coalition of more than 400,000 advocates and stakeholders dedicated to ending government-funded animal testing. Its work has been highlighted by the Washington Post, US News & World Report, FOX News, LA Times and others. They combine grassroots advocacy, media campaigns, coalition building and lobbying to achieve their core objectives. This case study examines how White Coat Waste Project used Soft Edge Government Relations Read more…