We survey and interview over 3,500 policymakers across all levels of government each year. We then use this feedback to provide advocates with a comprehensive understanding of how policymakers define productive and mutually beneficial advocacy.
Policymakers provide input on advocate engagement across 10 key drivers of effectiveness, including credibility, influence, and level of engagement. We then rate an organization’s findings against its peers to contextualize its overall reputation and approach.
Qualitative interviews give policymakers the opportunity to provide confidential feedback to advocates about their engagement. Policymakers provide anecdotal and comparative data that inform our case studies, best practices, and targeted advocacy recommendations.
At the end of each research cycle, we share our analysis with the policymakers that participated in the study and those best positioned to leverage its insights — government relations leaders.