About APAS

About-APAS

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APAS offers a range of advocacy consulting services unavailable anywhere else in the state. We specialize in aiding all types of organizations become effective advocates with various levels of government by their own efforts—through self-help. APAS is not a lobbying firm; but we can help you find the right lobbyist if need be. Though with an effective internally-organized lobbying effort you may not need a lobbyist; or hiring a lobbyist may not be appropriate for your organization and issues.

APAS’s Services at a Glance

In the fluid world of politics, where circumstances and power relationships change constantly, there is no perfect formula for success in lobbying—even the most influential interest groups often lose, or get only part of what they want. But there is a process of political management in undertaking a advocacy effort that will considerably increase your chances of success.

Whether you are a business, a trade or professional group, a non-profit organization, a community group, a government or government agency working to present your case to another branch or level of government or one of its agencies, APAS can aid you in mounting an effective advocacy effort. Or we can help enhance your present lobbying effectiveness by familiarizing you with:

  • How to plan and implement a lobbying campaign—the do’s and don’ts
  • Putting together effective written and oral presentations for your lobbying campaign
  • How to think politically
  • The motives, goals and needs of both elected and appointed public officials
  • How Alaska government really works—where the power lies and why

APAS can help in these and many other ways through short talks, one or two-day workshops, consulting on specific issues or projects, and through written materials and videos.

All this comes at a very reasonable price and in a form to fit the budget of your organization.

Browse the menu bar and see what suits the needs of your group, organization or business.