At the heart of every effective advocacy effort or governmental affairs program is one thing: mutual respect among the players. At the end of the day, it is our job to see that your organization is a respected, influential player in the legislative arena.
“Lobbying”is broadly used to include any attempt by anyone to influence legislation or regulations. In fact, some of what Doss Consulting does on behalf of clients is direct lobbying as defined in Michigan Law and some is not. What matters is knowing the difference and not letting the difference stop your organization.
Direct lobbying and other services:
Message development: taking hard, confusing complicated stuff and creating clear, concise, persuasive messages for targeted audiences.
Relationship building: helping people hear and understand each other. Seeking out educational opportunities.
Coalition development: connecting the right people in the right way on the right issues.
Representing you: your organization wants to pass, kill, amend or otherwise influence a bill. There’s a right way and a wrong way to do this. Our guiding principle: long term influence is directly related to mutual respect between the client and decision makers. At the end of the day, it is our job to see that your organization is a respected, influential player in the legislative arena.