THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR LOBBYING & ETHICS got its start in 2016 to serve the needs of advocacy professionals who unexpectedly found themselves without a professional association or an avenue for continuing education.

Our organization aims fill that void. We seek to provide a unified voice for our industry – to combat the campaign rhetoric that paints all of us in a bad light. We will actively look for opportunities to showcase all the positive contributions our members are making to advance the public policy dialogue. We will diligently uphold our commitment to ethical standards and integrity. In addition, we will provide opportunities for personal and professional development through a variety of avenues, including our signature Public Policy Certificate program.

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Latest News

Lobbying Task Force Issues Recommendations: A “Path Forward For The Future”

NILE’s task force on lobbying reform is pleased today to publicly release its recommendations, which address key issues our profession faces today and offers real solutions on how to correct them.  We are urging Congress and the Administration to work with us on making these recommendations part of their first 100 day goals.  President Trump […]

Recent NILE Media Appearances

In the wake of the General Election, many journalists and media personalities turned to NILE to offer commentary on the future of lobbying under the Trump administration. Following are a few of our recent appearances. FOX News PBS NewsHour  

In defense of lobbying

In defense of lobbying By Marshall Matz Agri-Pulse President-Elect Donald Trump and President Barack Obama sure agree on one federal policy:  Lobbyists Need Not Apply.  That is unfortunate.  While it may provide a good one-day sound bite, the policy eliminates a host of well qualified people from public service at a time when talented thinkers […]

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