Providing strategic advice and practical assistance to non-profit, cultural institutions.
Cornerstone Government Affairs has successfully represented a wide array of not-for-profit institutions, including a broad and diverse set of cultural organizations. Our professionals' knowledge and experience includes designing and implementing successful legislative strategies to secure support for:
- Botanic Gardens
Our clients' legislative programs include identifying and securing funding for capital projects, major equipment purchases, research and conservation projects as well as educational and outreach activities. We have also achieved results on numerous policy-related issues within the context of conversation, education and the arts. In addition, we track and monitor issues related to our clients’ interests, from formal and informal education to invasive species, tax issues, animal rights and art provenance issues. This also includes work with key decision-makers in the federal government.
Primary Services Offered
- Strategic counsel and tactical advice
- Intelligence gathering, issue monitoring, and policy analysis
- Relationship building and political brand management
- Design and implementation of government relations and lobbying campaigns to secure measurable legislative and administrative results
- Message and materials development
- Legislative drafting
- Political consulting
- Association of Zoos & Aquariums, Silver Spring, MD
- Beacon Theatre, Hopewell, VA
- Greater Des Moines Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, Des Moines, IA
- National Wild Turkey Federation, Edgefield, SC
Cornerstone Government Affairs; working in partnership with our culture, museum and tourism related clients, has assisted in projects, including:
- Establishing a nature center for science education,
- Securing authorization language and funding for shoreline restoration,
- Securing funding for museum education and outreach programs connected to exhibits,
- Providing state and local government relations in support of licensing and permitting needs,
- Convening large-scale congressional events with hundreds of staff and member participants to showcase client work and raise the profile of their policy agenda,
- Securing funding for regional conservation initiative, and
- Securing funding for disease research on aquatic animals.