Cybersecurity, Privacy & Data Breaches
Jul
17
5:30 PM17:30

Cybersecurity, Privacy & Data Breaches

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GAINHillStaffer, and Pillsbury invite you to join us for Cybersecurity, Privacy & Data Breaches, the first event of our joint series Policy Disruption in FinTech & Investment Services. Big hacks and data leaks are nothing new but we have seen a huge surge in reported breaches in recent years. Personal privacy receives a lot of news coverage but what is being done to combat cybercrimes against financial institutions and financial service providers? We look forward to seeing you for this essential discussion on keeping your organization's private information safe and secure. Refreshments will be provided.

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Partaking in the 2020 RNC and DNC Conventions
Jul
23
5:30 PM17:30

Partaking in the 2020 RNC and DNC Conventions

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Join GAIN and Conventions 2020 for an informative briefing on the RNC and DNC Political Conventions. Learn about the host cities, get the low-down on how the Conventions REALLY work, and discover opportunities for companies, trade associations, and others looking to participate in the Super Bowl of politics. Convention operatives and former convention officials will provide insight on what to expect in Charlotte and Milwaukee for the National Political Conventions in 2020 and how you and your organization can use these national events to raise issue awareness to opinion leaders

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Career Transitions: Expectations vs. Reality
Jul
24
12:00 PM12:00

Career Transitions: Expectations vs. Reality

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Join us for an open dialogue about what to expect as a minority candidate in your job search and the resources you can leverage. Hear from DC’s top lobbyists and representatives from major recruiting firms as they demystify how to make the leap between the public and private sectors; explain the differences between law firms, trade associates, think tanks, and lobbying firms; and discuss job opportunities you can pursue off of the Hill.

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Drafting Legislative Testimony
Jul
9
12:30 PM12:30

Drafting Legislative Testimony

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GAIN and George Washington University's Graduate School of Political Management are pleased to bring you the second chapter of our joint webinar series: Politics, Communication, and Advocacy: A Practical Playbook, focused on helping D.C. government affairs professionals effectively communicate with legislators and advocate for the issues important to their members and clients. This second webinar event, Drafting Legislative Testimony, will feature Julius W. Hobson, Jr., Adjunct Professor of Lobbying at GWU since 1994 and a GSPM alum. Mr. Hobson also teaches Legislative Writing and Research and Lobbying at the GSPM.

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Peer-To-Peer Texting in Advocacy
Jun
27
5:30 PM17:30

Peer-To-Peer Texting in Advocacy

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Did you know that 98% of text messages are opened and read, compared to less than 20% of emails? That's why peer-to-peer texting is the hottest new trend in advocacy and grassroots engagement today. Join GAIN and Rumble Up for an in-depth discovery of how peer-to-peer texting can help drive results and achieve your organization's goals. Panelists will share real stories and use cases for how hundreds of groups have successfully used peer-to-peer texting platforms to advocate, persuade, increase fundraising, and drive event attendance for their respective causes and campaigns.

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Pre Congressional Baseball Game Networking Reception
Jun
26
5:30 PM17:30

Pre Congressional Baseball Game Networking Reception

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Join co-hosts Government Affairs Industry Network and Grassroots Professional Network for a rooftop networking reception before the Congressional Baseball Game! Located above the Hampton Inn Washington DC- Navy Yard, Top of the Yard Bar & Bites is a rooftop destination with monumental views of downtown Washington D.C. including exclusive views directly into Nationals Park, as well as views of the Capitol Riverfront, multiple monuments and more. So feel free to stick around after the first pitch to watch from the way outfield!

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Hot Topics in Public Policy: Trade
May
29
5:30 PM17:30

Hot Topics in Public Policy: Trade

  • 700 Pennsylvania Avenue Southeast Washington, DC, 20003 United States (map)
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Trade policy is more important than ever. The administration frequently cuts through even the most madcap of news cycles with announcements on tariffs and trade negotiations; but what are the ins and outs of these issues and what are the macro trends driving the current discussion? Come hear from our panel of trade experts as they provide updates on a broad range of topics like the U.S.-China trade war, USMCA ratification, and trade policy enforcement.

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Measuring Up: The Importance of Quality Data Management
May
16
12:00 PM12:00

Measuring Up: The Importance of Quality Data Management

  • 1717 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20006 United States (map)
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When it comes to running an effective PAC program, it’s important to understand both the causes of common problems and the solutions to getting things back on track so you can grow participation and receipts and get your voice heard. The second session of this four-part series, Measuring Up: The Importance of Quality Data Management, will tell us the importance of setting measurable goals, tracking your program activities and uncovering how best to resonate with your audience so you can use data to your advantage. The event is generously hosted by Barnes and Thornburg at 1717 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Lunch will be provided.

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Fundraising Basics for Public Relations and Advocacy Professionals
May
9
8:00 AM08:00

Fundraising Basics for Public Relations and Advocacy Professionals

  • 1111 19th Street Northwest, 3rd Floor Washington, DC, 20036 United States (map)
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Whether you work at a nonprofit, trade association, law firm or university, you can earn a seat at the table when it comes time to develop a framework for raising money. Join us on May 9 to hear from two experts on fundraising principles, best practices, ethics and resources that can enhance your organization and clients as well as advance your career path.  Learn from successful case studies on special events and major gift approaches to annual fund and planned giving tactics. Additionally, this session will touch upon how communicators can best manage the donor side, including stewardship and sponsorship relationships.

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Financial Literacy for Millennials: Retirement Savings & Taxes
May
7
5:30 PM17:30

Financial Literacy for Millennials: Retirement Savings & Taxes

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GAIN and PLEN are banding together to bring you our newest event series! Together with Prudential, we are excited to announce a three-part series about financial literacy and the importance of planning for your financial future.The Government Affairs Industry Network offers Washington D.C.’s nearly 22,000 government affairs professionals fun and engaging networking events and opportunities for professional development through educational panels, seminars and workshops.

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Congressional Breakfast with Rep. Jim Banks (IN-3)
May
1
8:30 AM08:30

Congressional Breakfast with Rep. Jim Banks (IN-3)

  • 416 South Capitol Street Southeast Washington, DC, 20003 United States (map)
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Please join us on Wednesday, May 1 for an intimate breakfast with Congressman Jim Banks of Indiana's 3rd district. Rep. Banks serves on the Armed Services Committee, the Committee on Education and Labor, and the Veterans' Affairs Committee. This breakfast is an off-the-record opportunity to interact with the Congressman and learn more about his agenda and thoughts on the 116th Congress.

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Graduation Day. Now What?
Apr
30
12:00 PM12:00

Graduation Day. Now What?

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GAIN and Time On The Hill are pleased to present Graduation Day. Now What? - an in-depth webinar on life after college and how to know what path is right for you. Graduation can be a scary time. Heading into the job market can also bring real anxiety. Job transitions in general, to include retirement, require serious thought. On this webinar, let us help you consider your numerous options and put immediate action steps in place for the very next step in your working life.

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Don't Digress. Maintain Message. Keeping a Consistent Narrative Across Different Mediums
Apr
24
12:30 PM12:30

Don't Digress. Maintain Message. Keeping a Consistent Narrative Across Different Mediums

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Members of Congress represent constituents from a wide variety of backgrounds and interests, and establishing an ongoing narrative that fits the constituents’ best interests varies from district-to-district or state-to-state. In this webinar on message consistency, we will explore the ways to be consistent in telling your story with those you wish to communicate and influence.

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Financial Literacy for Millennials: Home Buying
Apr
11
12:00 PM12:00

Financial Literacy for Millennials: Home Buying

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GAIN and PLEN are banding together to bring you our newest event series! Together with Prudential, we are excited to announce a three-part series about financial literacy and the importance of planning for your financial future.The Government Affairs Industry Network offers Washington D.C.’s nearly 22,000 government affairs professionals fun and engaging networking events and opportunities for professional development through educational panels, seminars and workshops.

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Assessing Your PAC: Existing Resources, Priorities for Growth & How You Stack Up
Mar
28
12:00 PM12:00

Assessing Your PAC: Existing Resources, Priorities for Growth & How You Stack Up

  • 1717 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Suite 500 Washington, DC, 20006 United States (map)
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When it comes to running an effective PAC program, it’s important to understand both the causes of common problems and the solutions to getting things back on track so you can grow participation and receipts and get your voice heard. The first session of this four-part series, Assessing Your PAC: Existing Resources, Priorities for Growth and How You Stack Up, will tell you where to start in building a successful PAC program – from understanding the resources you already have, to prioritizing what you need, to understanding how you stack up against industry best practices and finally, to measuring your own factors for success. Lunch will be provided. 

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The Federal Budget: The Nation's Financial Forecast
Mar
27
11:00 AM11:00

The Federal Budget: The Nation's Financial Forecast

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Think of it as the world’s biggest bookkeeping project: The process by which the United States itemizes its plan for spending on public expenditures each year. It’s supposed to get put together in February, but that hasn't happened for years. While partisanship in recent decades has made crafting annual federal spending particularly challenging, even without political discord, the process is by its nature complex, exhaustive, and lengthy. So what can we expect for this year? Join CQ’s budget experts on this webinar to break things down for us.

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Beyond the Beltway: The growing role of State Attorneys General
Mar
26
4:00 PM16:00

Beyond the Beltway: The growing role of State Attorneys General

  • 1101 K Street Northwest, Suite 810 Washington, DC, 20005 United States (map)
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Legislative and regulatory policy in the states continues to be at the forefront of innovation in the government affairs industry. From Governors and their staff to state legislators and regulators, maintaining strong relationships at the state level is a critical component of successful advocacy programs. Recently there has been a trend in the role of state Attorneys General continuing to expand, with AGs often taking the lead as a top actor in state policy. Join GAIN and Crowdskout for a networking reception and moderated discussion as our panelists explain this increased role, and provide strategies and tools to communicate effectively with state officials about your policy priorities.

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March 2019 Third Thursday Happy Hour
Mar
21
5:30 PM17:30

March 2019 Third Thursday Happy Hour

  • 1221 Van Street Southeast Washington, DC, 20003 United States (map)
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Please join the Government Affairs Industry Network (GAIN) at Mission Navy Yard for an evening of networking at our first Third Thursday Happy Hour of 2019. This event is a fantastic opportunity to network with government affairs professionals in all sectors of the industry while grabbing a drink and unwinding after a long workday. Space and drinks are limited. Admittance is first-come-first-serve: if you are unable to attend, please release your ticket so others can enjoy the evening. Co-host and sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact info@gaindc.org for more information.

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Wine Down With GAIN!
Mar
14
5:30 PM17:30

Wine Down With GAIN!

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Please come and ‘wine down’ with GAIN and wine expert Logan Misean for a fantastic evening of networking, tastings and a quick lesson on how to choose wine like a pro and host a snazzy soirée on any budget. The wine tasting portion will include six different mid-tier wines of both white and red, from sparkling to port, that can be found in any normal wine store or supermarket. Ms. Misean will also feature a standard charcuterie board of different meats and cheeses to help coach attendees on how to pair a variety of foods with different wines. Attendees will leave with the confidence to throw an elegant, yet affordable, party in their home or office no matter the occasion or operating budget. 

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Financial Literacy for Millennials: Budgeting & Investing
Mar
7
5:30 PM17:30

Financial Literacy for Millennials: Budgeting & Investing

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Together with Prudential, we are excited to announce a three-part series about financial literacy and the importance of planning for your financial future. We’ll discuss confusing financial situations and key tools like budgeting and debt management, ways to invest during the current environment, and much more.  Each event will be hosted at The Yard, a beautiful new space at 700 Pennsylvania Avenue SE in the heart of Eastern Market and just steps off the House side of Capitol Hill. The events will include a one hour presentation with time for audience questions, as well as an hour of networking.

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