Political Action Committees (PACs) have existed for decades. However, over the last several election cycles, their prominence and influence has reached new levels. Corporations, trade associations, and ideologically-aligned interest groups create PACs to raise money to support candidates who reflect their interests. When it comes to doing business in our Nation’s capital and state capitals, having a strong and effective PAC can amplify your message and extend your reach.
Van Scoyoc Associates’ (VSA) PAC management practice has managed PACs for over 20 years. Our clients include large corporate PACs, trade association PACs, and state PACs. The interests of our PAC clients vary widely and include almost every policy area including tax, healthcare, transportation, infrastructure, agriculture and more. While some traditional PAC activities have changed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, VSA has adapted to the new ways in which business is conducted. Our team has facilitated numerous virtual fundraisers which have been thoroughly successful for our clients.
VSA's approach to assisting PAC clients is driven by the needs and interests of each particular client. VSA regularly provides strategic advice to PAC clients to ensure that financial contributions are made wisely, effectively, and in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations with your organizations’ goals in mind. Further, our team is poised to help organizations establish PACs by creating a management plan, a governance structure, and an outreach strategy. We are also able to develop needed documentation, draft required forms, and ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. Our experts have a proven track record of helping entities create PACs for the first time, improving the management of active PACs, and increasing the effectiveness of existing PACs.