Public Affairs

As a leading consultancy specializing in public affairs, Tunheim understands the complex intersection of public policy, stakeholders, media and decision-makers.

Tunheim is also proud to offer an innovative advocacy service that helps organizations discover hidden relationships.

We treat every issue like a campaign by helping clients understand the politics and relationships that could make an issue win or lose. Whether you are looking to formulate your public-policy position or build a diverse advocacy coalition, Tunheim achieves positive results. We use deep insight and vast experience to develop a thoughtful strategy, leveraging relationships, communications (traditional and digital), and grassroots assets. We tell our clients what they need – not want – to hear in order to achieve results.

In today’s complex regulatory and public policy environment, organizations need more committed and educated employees and stakeholders to influence decision makers. Likewise, organizations need better alignment and communications with employees when engaging on difficult policy issues. PropoNET is an innovative service that engages an organization’s employees, captures their authentic relationships and willingness to help, and then educates, motivates and activates them on the organization’s behalf.

Our public affairs services

  • Integrated advocacy campaigns
  • Coalition building + management
  • Public opinion research + analysis
  • Legislative strategy
  • Grassroots + stakeholder engagement
  • Digital advocacy
  • Media relations
  • PropoNET tool to discover stakeholder relationships

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Public Affairs

Raiding My VHS Tapes

Ok, I am not actually going to do that (though I DO still have boxes filled with VCR tapes somewhere).  But I have found myself in recent days striving to put news into perspective so I can decide what I…
Kathy Tunheim
July 21, 2021
Public Affairs

Accepting a Tough Leadership Role

“Minneapolis is not alone.”  That was the text message I received yesterday from a dear friend who lives in New York. While I very much appreciated her outreach, I think those of us who lead organizations and communities in this…
Kathy Tunheim
April 13, 2021
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