Capabilities for Change

Bipartisan government relations that elevate and advance conversations
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In Congress and in the Administration, legislative movement and regulatory actions can have a big impact on your organization’s mission and bottom line. The slightest change in a law or regulation can make or break your organization’s public policy agenda. CRD Associates can be your eyes and ears in Washington, and help elevate your voice.

Our team of seasoned professionals knows the policy, politics, and process surrounding the most consequential issues, and we can provide the government relations, advocacy, and strategic communications services that your organization needs — getting you into the right rooms for your priorities to be heard.

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Case Study
January 10, 2023
Coalition for Health Funding
Partner Erin Morton is the Executive Director of the Coalition for Health Funding (CHF). In 2009, CRD Associates began managing...

Strategy & Strategic Planning

Approach change with a clear plan and message

CRD Associates can develop and execute messages and strategies to advance your priorities and help your organization succeed.

Sound strategy and planning are critical to success.

We can help you develop a clear plan to elevate your voice and get you into the right rooms.

Our experienced team will execute your plan flawlessly through our other capabilities.


Secure Congressional support to preserve and increase investments.

CRD Associates incudes experts with years of direct involvement in the appropriations process in Congress and presidential administrations, helping organizations influence funding decisions, secure report language, stave off eliminations, and enact meaningful improvements.

Looking to secure or protect funding for your organization?

CRD Associates can help. Our team of experts has years of experience in the appropriations process, and we know how to get results. We’ll work with you to develop a clear plan, and then we’ll execute it flawlessly. With our proven track record of success, you can be confident that we’ll get the job done right. Contact us today to get started.

Regulatory Affairs

Build and execute campaigns to ensure favorable regulation.

From the annually recurring regulations that implement Medicare payment policies to the massive rulemaking to implement the Affordable Care Act, CRD Associates has the expertise to interpret technical regulations, identify opportunities and challenges for our clients, and advocate your interests to top agency officials and regulators.

Our team of experienced professionals knows how to navigate the regulatory process and get results. We work with you to develop a comprehensive strategy that takes into account your business goals and the current political environment. Then we execute on that strategy, advocating for your interests at every step.

The end result is legislation and regulations that are favorable to your organization and allow you to focus on what you do best — running it.

Coalition Management

Bring together the voices and opinions that can move your issues forward.

CRD Associates has significant experience helping organizations assess the feasibility of a coalition and developing a strategy to succeed.

How CRD Builds Coalitions


Rise above the Capitol murmur and be heard clearly and effectively.

CRD Associates can help your organization develop a compelling message and execute a multi-faceted strategy to share it widely through earned media, speechwriting, crisis communications, social media, newsletters, other internal communications, and much more.

Deliver clear, consistent communications that achieve your objectives.

CRD Associates has extensive experience developing and executing effective government and community relations messaging. Our team can help you navigate the complex landscape of issue advocacy, ensuring that your message is heard loud and clear.

We specialize in crafting compelling communications that get results, whether it’s through earned media, social media, newsletters, or other channels.


Strengthen authentic community opinion and grow groundswell.

CRD Associates can help your organization find strength in numbers — and harness that strength to influence public opinion and government action.

Connect at the ground level to elevate your collective voice.

At its core, grassroots organizing is about bringing people together around a common goal and with one voice. It’s about building relationships and mobilizing communities to take action on issues that matter to them.

CRD Associates has extensive experience in building issue momentum and sparking a conversation that will grow organically. We can help you build support for your cause that puts pressure on those in power to make the changes you seek.

Grassroots organizing is an essential tool for social change. If you’re ready to make a difference, we’re here to help.

Relationship Building

Nurture connections and bonds with decision makers and influencers.

Effective, long-term results begin with strong relationships with community influencers and elected leaders at all levels. CRD Associates can help you establish and sustain connections with decision-makers.

We understand the importance of relationships in achieving long-term success.

Our team can help you establish and maintain connections with key decision-makers, ensuring that your voice is heard on the issues that matter most to you. We’ll work with you to develop a tailored strategy that fits your needs and goals, ensuring that you can make the most impactful difference in your community.

Let us help you build the relationships you need to create lasting change.

Policy & Authorizations

Deliberately approach delicate governance decisions with confidence.

CRD Associates can provide your organization with a standardized approach toward authorizations for policies, agencies, programs, projects, and activities.

Ensure that decisions work toward favorable outcomes for your organization.

When it comes to critical governance decisions, you need a confident and experienced partner.

With our experience and expertise, you can be sure that your organization is making the best possible decisions.

A Track Record of Results

These results — and our collaborative and ethical standards — are why clients choose to work with us. It is also the reason our roster of clients continues to grow with established organizations, committed nonprofits, disruptive technology startups, and much more.

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Representing 80+ Member Organizations and 100+ Health Care Consumers

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Preventing Poor Policy Moves

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Elevating Social Stories

Don’t wait for change.

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Speak up. Be heard. And make it happen with CRD Associates. Reach out and start your journey.

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