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Our respondents include government affairs, communications, public relations and legal professionals at corporations, associations, non-profits and professional services firms.
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We found that the forces of partisanship, legislative gridlock, and political volatility have created an environment of uncertainty that has transformed policy professionals’ roles.
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Learn about your peers, benchmark your organization's investments and time allocations and surface new best practices that you can bring with you into 2020 and beyond.

Shaping Policy in an Era of Uncertainty

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In a Washington characterized by political, technological and social upheaval, we wanted to better understand the experiences and challenges of experts responsible for influencing policy at the highest levels of government.
Heightened business uncertainty on issues ranging from trade to data privacy has given government relations a new spotlight in boardrooms and the c-suite.
The pace of the news cycle, the rise of social media and dispersion of information sources are making policy professionals' jobs harder than ever before.
Over the past five years, a confluence of interrelated trends have amplified digital media’s importance as a tool for influencing policy outcomes. 

Functional and Spending Benchmarks

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Use these infographics to understand the benchmarks for each segment of the market. Read more about the average team size, budget, biggest challenges and skills needed for each organization type below.