A Guide to Robert’s Rules of Order

Robert’s Rules of Order is a comprehensive manual of parliamentary procedure designed to facilitate smooth and orderly conduct of meetings. Originally published in 1876 by Henry Martyn Robert, a U.S. Army officer, these rules are meant to ensure that meetings are conducted fairly, democratically, and efficiently, respecting the rights of all members to participate in […]

Democracy and Public Affairs: Partners in Civic Engagement

In the realm of public affairs, democracy serves as the foundation for effective governance and civic participation. As a public affairs firm, comprehending the nuances of democratic principles is not just a professional requisite but a guiding philosophy. This article explores the symbiotic relationship between public affairs and democracy, emphasizing the pivotal role that informed […]

February Newsletter

Understanding Lobbyist Registration under the Federal Lobbying Act Are you unsure whether you need to register as a lobbyist under the federal Lobbying Act? Here are three key questions to help determine if registration is necessary: 1. Are you paid to lobby? Lobbyists must be compensated for communicating with the federal government. Volunteers and individuals […]

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