Materials and Resources Recommended for Purchase


The following useful practical guides can be obtained from or other outlets.

Guide to State Legislative Lobbying, Revised Edition, by Robert L. Guyer (Gainesville, FL: Engineering The Law, 2003).

Public Affairs in Practice: A Practical Guide to Lobbying, by Stuart Thomson and Steve John (London and Philadelphia: Kogan Page, 2007).

The Lobbying and Advocacy Handbook for Nonprofit Organizations: Shaping Public Policy at the State and Local Level, by Marcia Avner (St. Paul, Minn: Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, 2002).

Hardball Lobbying for Nonprofits: Real Advocacy for Nonprofits in the New Century, by Barry Hessenlus (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007).

Lobbying for Social Change, Third Edition, by Willard C. Richan (New York: Routledge, 2006).

Corporate Public Affairs: Interacting with Interest Groups, Media and Government, by Otto Lerbinger (Philadelphia: Lawrence Eribaum Associates, 2005).

How Washington Really Works for Dummies, Edited by Gregg Rushford (Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley Publishers, 2012).

The Citizen’s Guide to Lobbying Congress, by Donald E. deKieffer (Chicago: Chicago Review Press, 2007).

The Art of Lobbying: Selling Policy on Capitol Hill, by Bertram Levine (Washington, D.C.: C. Q. Press, 2008).

The Influence Game: 50 Insider Tactics from the Washington, D.C. Lobbying World That Will Get You to Yes, by Stephanie Vance (Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley, 2012).

The Lobby Strategy Handbook: 10 Steps to Advancing Any Cause Effectively, by Pat Libby and Associates (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2011).