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By B. Hessenius

It is a no-holds-barred, accomplished, real-world consultant to construction political strength and effectively lobbying for nonprofits within the twenty first century, written by means of an insider who has been within the trenches as either a lobbyist and a central authority legit.

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They are then forwarded to the Executive for passage and approval on a timeline that starts with the legislative session and continues up to the end of the fiscal year. Fiscal years differ from one government entity to another; some extend from July 1 to June 30, that of the federal government is from October 1 to September 30, and still others coincide with the calendar year or with elections and installment of new victors. Most legislative bodies meet in session each year, some only once every other year.

Failure to alter their approach and behavior toward advocacy and/or lobbying is likely to result in ever-decreasing public support and sympathy, and that could very well mean, for an enormous percentage of all nonprofits, a whole new systemic restructuring of the way they have financed their work and delivered their product. It could also threaten their existence as presently constituted. Most people believe that the purpose of a corporation is to make a profit for the shareholders, but that isn’t exactly correct.

While the chumminess of the relationship between lobbyists and elected officials might lead some to conclude that the whole system is corrupt beyond salvation and that the government is for sale, the fact is that most elected officials try to separate those relationships from their votes on legislation. There is still life left in the democratic body The Decision-Making Process 29 politic, though how much is questionable. The truth is that despite direct campaign contributions and long-standing relationships, not every vote goes as a lobbyist and his or her client might hope, whether they seek to get a bill passed or defeated.

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