GSPM and Grassroots Professional Network Celebrate Three Years of Productive Partnership

After years of professional development and networking opportunities, both organizations look forward to expanded collaboration in 2018

January 20, 2018

Contact: John Brandt, Graduate School of Political Management, [email protected]; 202-994-3199

WASHINGTON – George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM) and the Grassroots Professional Network (GPN) have entered their third year of partnership, providing thought leadership and networking opportunities to advocacy professionals across the nation.

Each year the two partners have expanded the relationship, beginning with lunch and learn sessions featuring advocacy industry heavyweights drawn from the GSPM alumni community and elsewhere, to 2017’s The Agora Government Relations and Public Affairs Marketplace, featuring more than three dozen vendors and drawing more than 800 attendees. Both groups look forward to expanding that relationship yet again in 2018, starting with the State of Advocacy Forum to be held on campus at GW on January 31.  

“GPN would not be nearly as successful of a non-profit organization without the support, ideas, and innovation of the GSPM program and staff who have taken an interest in seeing GPN grow and succeed throughout the course of our partnership. I look forward to working with GSPM for many years to come,” said GPN Founder and Chairman Joshua Habursky.

“When we say ‘we put you in the room where it happens,’ events with GPN are part of what we mean,” said GSPM Associate Director for Communications John Brandt. “This partnership has given our students, alumni, and prospects access to some of the top minds in advocacy who have imparted best practices in grassroots mobilization and communications. And it isn’t a coincidence that many of those minds are graduates of GSPM.”

Programming for GSPM and GPN has grown in scope to include other topics beyond traditional grassroots including ethics, diversity, association management, lobbying, campaigns, and applied politics. Both organizations look forward to expanding that portfolio and increasing programing in 2018 and the years beyond.