grasstops

grasstops

The leaders of a group or community (in contrast to the "grassroots"—the common people). A: "If we really want to enact change in our neighborhood, we need to get the support of the grasstops." B: "Well then, let's go present our proposal at tonight's town meeting." The grasstops have totally ignored our petition—now what should we do?
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Regulatory Hacking is largely a "how-to" guide for startups to manage policymakers at the state and federal level, employing the grassroots, "grasstops" (i.e., opinion-leaders), and common lobbying to apply political pressure.
We applaud the DIPLOMA Act for recognizing the equity role the federal government has to help states and districts invest in the infrastructure necessary to catalyze dynamic collaboration between schools and communities; and among grassroots and grasstops leaders to pursue boldly a set of results we seek for all of our children.
Target audience analysis also integrates opinion research with intelligence sources and uses information gained from grassroots and grasstops engagement.
If the audience is expected to be policymakers (and their staff), community leaders (grassroots or grasstops), industry or nongovernmental organization executives, the problem should be defined in terms relevant to their policy intervention, respectively.
(284) Allies that are diverse in the communities they reach, as well as their access to the grassroots and grasstops, are also important.
Prior to joining the NWHN, Sarah worked at a progressive non-profit in Washington, DC, organizing and advising grasstops activists--using the preexisting influence of major political donors to protect and improve access to high-quality affordable health care and to reject spending cuts that harm working families.
Grassroots versus Grasstops Mobilization--A Preliminary Assessment of the Role of Interest Groups in the State Initiative Process," Political Chronicle vol.
You have to talk about the issue in a way that will win over hearts and minds in the long run, and you have to build a grassroots and a grasstops movement that will support members when they support you.
The WEF is based in Geneva, Switzerland, which makes for easy collaboration between its grasstops members and the multitude of UN agencies headquartered in that city, including the International Telecommunications Union.
Instead, Shermer develops her argument around the work of "grasstops" (2)--prominent businessmen and financiers, such as Walter Bimson and Barry Goldwater, attorneys such as Frank Snell, or civic and educational leaders, such as Grady Gammage.
Additionally, developing external assets will strengthen our efforts through new coalition partners, business community associations and traditional grassroots/ grasstops recruitment, and an overall, proactive state-based education initiative.
AFR provided a small portion of its very tight budget to local groups in exchange for their efforts to mobilize grassroots and "grasstops" support for the financial reform campaign.
Continue to improve capabilities and reach of NSSGA's powerful grassroots and grasstops participation and enhance political campaign support during election cycles.
The new advocacygroupinc.com details AGI's services for grassroots and grasstops campaigns including the use of social media, local earned media, and AGI's highly unique in-district government relations tactic.