Last week, I was at dinner with a number of accomplished people, including a gentleman with an incredible amount of experience in government relations / lobbying / public policy advocacy / whatever term you want to call it.
In university, I studied public policy and did a major research project on public opinion towards lobbying (examining how people’s attitudes on the subject changed depending on what it is called, in fact). Naturally, I was interested in learning more about the activity from him.
He said charities are often guilty of the same bad government relations practices as businesses.
“What do you mean?” I asked.Read More