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…

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…

Social Media and Legislative Advocacy

Over the past decade, Social Media has become one of the primary means for elected officials to communicate with their constituents and other policy stakeholders. Lawmakers often use these tools to lay out their position on specific legislation, comment on news or notify their constituents about upcoming district events and townhall meetings. Without the proper tools, sifting through and staying on top of all of this information is an arduous, time consuming task. To that Read more…