December 12th 2018
When tracking legislative developments, it’s essential to establish repeatable processes for monitoring and responding to the information your team needs to operate effectively. Today we’ll discuss steps your organization should take to streamline your legislative research process.
Identify Specific Topics
Once your alert system is in place, target specific topics and keywords to track. Collaborate with your team in advance to build a list that isn’t too broad or too narrow. Too broad a list may overwhelm you with excess information. Too narrow a list may cause you to miss critical updates.
Identify the right team members to track each issue. Do this before you start any legislative research. It gives you an opportunity to assign your team members to areas in which they have subject matter expertise. If they don’t have a focus area, it gives them time to become better acquainted with their assigned topic beforehand.
Develop Response Playbooks
Now that you’ve set up your information stream, the final step is to develop response playbooks for the various scenarios your team will face. Having well-defined standard operating procedures in place prepares your team to respond to any major legislative developments. They’ll spend more time executing strategy and less time bogged down in research.
Get a Robot to Help
Finding legislative news and reports is the most time-consuming part of doing research. To do it faster, use an alerts tool to send updates as soon as things change. It’s important to find a comprehensive tool that’s the right fit for you.
CivicFeed’s platform offers convenient solutions on how to provide you with the data your team needs to stay informed and effective. Contact us today to request a demo.
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