Government affairs professionals are often experts not just in how public policy is made, but also in the issues impacting their organization. With this dual expertise, government affairs teams find themselves explaining the legislative process to their internal teams and explaining organizational domain knowledge to legislators. Whether communicating internally or externally, a policy brief can be a valuable tool to concisely relay information and influence decision-making. 

Policy briefs are concise, written documents that provide policymakers with a clear understanding of an issue and suggest policy options based on research, analysis, and evidence.

When effective, policy briefs can be used to advance your organization’s goals, influence decision-making, position yourself or your organization as a thought leader, and more!

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