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Presentation Support

Presentation Center

We make it easier for government affairs professionals to educate their stakeholders on complex issues by providing ready-made, customizable PowerPoint slides on a wide range of issues.

  • Access and download an unlimited number of editable slides and visuals.
  • Educate your stakeholders on the 2018 midterm elections, energy, health care, trade, defense, economics, technology, and more.
  • Edit our slides so they can be seamlessly incorporated into your newsletters, memos, social media campaigns, and more. The slides are yours—we just build them.

We have expertise in policy research and data visualization.

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Presentation Center Concierge

Trust our team of experts to make your message stand out and resonate with your stakeholders through engaging custom content.

  • Build a deck from scratch. Tell your dedicated advisor what you’d like to be included in your project and we’ll take it from there.
  • Clean up your slides. Our analysts will add a layer of polish to your existing deck.

We have expertise in policy overviews, data visualization, data mapping, slide cleanup, animated data charts, heat mapping, data mining, and more.

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Research and Advisory Services

Network Science Initiative

NSI conducts deep research on people and organizations, maps the connections among them, and illuminates viable pathways to exerting influence.

  • Discover emerging power centers and quiet voices within policy debates using NSI’s hand-curated datasets and analyses of key influencers’ expertise and connectivity.
  • Visualize the relationships among key influencers and policy communities and how those connections can shape policy.
  • Integrate NSI’s findings with internal expertise to develop an actionable engagement strategy. To facilitate these conversations, NSI provides executive summaries, white-label presentations intended for client stakeholders, and on-site presentations.

Our expertise is based on the application of network science, which uses rigorous methodology to understand people relationships, and the experience that comes from serving more than 50 of Washington’s leading organizations. Executive Director Luke Hartig leads a growing team of analysts who track over 30,000 people, organizations, and verified network connections.

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Ballast Research

How do leading companies and associations know—and prove —that their advocacy is effective? Ballast Research answers this question through research and insights culled directly from federal and state policymakers.

  • Validate your advocacy strategy using Ballast’s data from senior policymakers that provide feedback on what advocacy strategies work and which ones don’t.
  • Demonstrate your advocacy’s ROI with Ballast’s Policy Brand Index service, which measures your reputation and advocacy investments over time.

Our expertise is advising government affairs leaders with exclusive research on brand reputation and advocacy strategy.

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Market Intelligence

Resource Benchmarking

Are you adequately resourced to support key priorities in the coming year? National Journal’s resource benchmarking survey examines current and future budgeting, headcount, and investment trends among leading government affairs offices so you can optimize your resources in the year ahead .

  • Custom reports. Participants receive custom reports tailored to their organization, with peer comparisons based on industry, size, and strategy.
  • Confront the challenges of resourcing. Whether budgets are shrinking, staying flat, or growing, there’s difficulty in knowing how to adjust to those changes. Our survey alleviates that burden to ensure that your resources are allocated effectively.

We have expertise in equipping organizations with the information they need to identify how their spending and staffing levels compare to their peers in the policy community.

Washington in the Information Age

National Journal’s Washington in the Information Age (WIA) report provides useful insights on the media consumption habits of Washington insiders.

  • WIA delivers exclusive data on the behavior of Washington decision makers when it comes to what news and information they consume, when they consume it, and who they trust most.
  • The survey identifies the roles different channels play in day-to-day policy work, the most popular social media platforms, and the media brands most relied upon inside the Beltway .

We have expertise in providing guidance on how your government affairs and communications teams can adapt and tailor their engagement strategies to get ahead of changing trends in Washington.

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News and Tools

National Journal Daily

Published and hand delivered every day that Congress is in session, NJ Daily is your source for everything happening on the Hill.

  • Provides members with insider access to Congress , from in-depth policy coverage to profiles of key figures and power players on Capitol Hill .
  • Delivered to the desks of all 535 congressional offices and top officials across the executive branch.

We have expertise in analyzing critical issues, and have been a trusted, non-partisan resource to Washington influencers since 1969.


Hotline’s Wake-Up Call and Latest Edition preview the day’s top stories and election updates.

  • Washington’s most powerful political tracking tool provides you with unbeatable news on campaigns and predictive intelligence on elections.
  • Wake-Up Call distills the morning’s key political headlines while Latest Edition assembles election and campaign news from across the country.

We have expertise in providing 360° coverage of elections across the country by condensing coverage from hundreds of sources.

Race Tracker

Powered by the intelligence of National Journal’s Hotline, Race Tracker is the go-to source for data on elections, campaigns, and candidates.

  • A digital, interactive hub that encompasses every detail of each key race so you don’t have to search across multiple sources.
  • Customizable dashboards allow you to quickly pull and download polling data, campaign contributions, issue ratings, and more.

We have expertise in compiling and analyzing data, polls, and results from the races that matter most to you.


National Journal’s Daybook keeps you informed about the most important events and hearings in Washington. With our iOS mobile app , you can access the Daybook on the go .

  • Plan your week with the most comprehensive list of policy events happening in Washington.
  • Search by topic, date, and location , then export the list to keep tabs on the events most relevant to you.

We have expertise in ensuring Washington professionals never miss an event, hearing, vote, or briefing that could have an impact on their work or interests.


Published since 1972, The Almanac of American Politics provides political operators with profiles of every member of Congress, and demographic and historical election data by state and congressional district. The digital edition also includes updated directories for all federal staff.

  • Export full congressional and federal staff directories.
  • Filter your searches by party affiliation, job title, agency, and appointment type to quickly find the information you need.

We have expertise in keeping up with the high volume of Hill staff turnover and providing up-to-date contact information for your outreach.