More and more businesses, associations and nonprofits and their government and public affairs teams are turning to remote work. For many teams, that means (almost) business as usual, thanks to email, instant messengers, and shared drives.
But with that somewhat basic technology, collaboration and keeping everyone on message is tricky.
The easiest way to maintain organizational visibility while working remotely is with an integrated stakeholder management network.
What is a stakeholder management network?
The answer is two-fold:
- First of all, a stakeholder management platform is a repository where you can store all the vital contact information for people essential and tangential to your issues, such as legislators, staffers, advocates, and more.
- Secondly, that platform is a place for identifying how these relationships work together in the broader political ecosystem; by connecting the dots between who knows who, and who knows what, you can leverage relationships to accomplish your organizational objectives
Advanced issues and stakeholder management technology is multifaceted: it provides visibility into important relationships, while also keeping track of upcoming legislation and regulation that could affect your organization. This makes it incredibly powerful, letting you build bridges at the right time with the right policy information, and helping your organization mitigate legislative risk.
3 Ways to Use a Stakeholder Management Platform to Stay Visible
- Communicate Effectively with Shared Information: A stakeholder management platform lets you store more than contact credentials. You can also store meeting notes, talking points, proprietary information, and more, providing broad-sweeping organizational visibility into various documents and their connotations to specific stakeholders. With a stakeholder management platform, shared information puts everyone on the same page, regardless of where you are in the globe.
- Strategize Your Next Move with Data: Strong stakeholder management systems rely on data - both inputted (contact information you upload) and native (information scraped from legislation and regulation, or from powerful AI tools.) This data goes hand-in-hand when it comes to informing your strategy: while AI and native data can identify opportunities (such as a bill’s likelihood to pass), inputted data can catalyze change (such as contacting your stakeholders to support or renounce a certain piece of legislation or regulation.) Because everything’s connected, you can use data to strategize big moves from home, all while maintaining visibility through shared information.
- Demonstrate Your Impact with Reports: Stakeholder management networks can’t operate in a vacuum - they need to show results. Custom reports let you demonstrate your team’s value across the digital realm, including the amount of stakeholders you’ve contacted, the number of times you’ve contacted them, and how your communication with said stakeholders has impacted the outcome on specific bills. Reporting not only shows your value remotely, it also motivates your team to continue the work they do.
See how FiscalNote’s stakeholder management network can help you maintain visibility while working remotely.
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