County and Local Governments
Most Counties have a "Day in Annapolis". But it takes more than a day to get the attention that you deserve. That is why we believe you need a constant presence in Annapolis and You need YOUR OWN seat at the Table! Every year more and more County and Municipal Governments are finding that the various Associations of which they are members, rarely represent their individual needs. Many smaller counties and municipalities oftentimes find that the Legislative Session comes and goes and their particular needs are not met. Sometimes they are not even addressed. At State and Local Advisors we are experienced at lobbying from "inside the System". We know how to bring attention to your unique challenges and individual requests. We level our extensive contacts throughout government at all levels and all departments on your behalf.
But in addition to "traditional lobbying" we also offer the option of employing the sophisticated technology of Digital Targeting. Using such tactics allows us to get your message out in non traditional ways to Mobil devices and computers as well as various social media platforms. By combining traditional lobbying techniques with digital technology you are able to influence the decision makers and opinion shapers to view your particular objectives with empathy and concern.
We have experience in government at the local level and as a result we understand the unique challenges that you face. We also understand that time and distance make it difficult for you to have a continued presence before the various agencies and departments within government. As a result of our understanding of your particular needs, we can effectively advocate on your behalf on a full time basis and can assist you in reaching your goals whether they be based in legislation acquisition of bonds, grants or low interest loans. At SLA we will work with your elected officials and professional staff to champion your legislative goals and objectives and to explore and identify opportunities that you might be missing.
Business Development and Procurement
Government contracting is unique at every level and is populated by individuals who oftentimes view you as just another indistinguishable business or proposal to be considered. It is our goal to help you to distinguish yourself and to gain a competitive edge. Such an edge is available when we leverage our extensive network of contacts on your behalf. We will work closely with your business development team to design a specific plan to illustrate the unique character and capabilities of your product and company.
We offer the traditional approach of personal "hands on" lobbying that involves various introductions, meetings, conferences as well attending work sessions and special events. But we also offer the option of using sophisticated Digital Targeting technology on your behalf. This gets your message out in non traditional ways to select Mobil devices and computers as well as various social media platforms. No longer will you have just one chance to make an impression. The utilization of Digital Targeting - and data mining - gives you the added advantage of reaching "beyond the office and work environment ". It allows you to exert influence upon individuals in those moments when they are away from their offices and computers - and are most impressionable.
We are innovators in combining targeted technology with traditional lobbying techniques. As a result, we are able to uniquely position you within the market and provide you with the competitive advantage that will lead to success.
Legislative and Public Policy
From formal advocacy initiatives to grassroots efforts, we are equipped to help you determine the best course of action. Among strategic initiatives: preparing draft bills and amendments, public testimony coaching, and bill tracking and analysis.
Our ongoing efforts are widely recognized as being clear, concise and effective - and that's exactly what you can expect from the team at State and Local Advisors.
Non-Profit Organization Representation
It is important to know that nonprofits are not prohibited from lobbying! That fact is often misunderstood. Yet every year we find more nonprofits obtaining lobbying services. Why? Because they understand that government is evolving and developing a social conscience coupled with a desire to help those in need. But first they must know what your particular "needs" are.
At State and Local Advisors we have a goal of representing those who are too busy doing GOOD to do it effectively! We offer affordable plans to help your organization articulate its goals, objectives and needs before a government that is increasingly developing a social conscience and a desire to help. We will work with your staff to research and identify policy solutions and develop a strategic plan that will guide you towards success. A plan that will help identify "Champions" for your cause within government. We assist you in establishing relations with sympathetic legislators and staff members. We also will help you gain access to agencies whose mission it is to aid those in your particular area of interest. But in addition to the aforementioned traditional lobbying tactics, we also use grassroots lobbying. Our grassroots lobbying is more than just flooding an office with emails. We employ sophisticated Digital Targeting technology on your behalf. This gets your message out in non traditional ways to Mobil devices and computers as well as social media platforms. By combining traditional lobbying techniques with digital technology you are able to influence the decision makers and opinion shapers to view your particular issue or cause with empathy and concern. When this occurs positive results will follow.