There is never a bad time to make it a priority to increase the footprint and impact of your legislative advocacy program - especially as crucial mid-terms approach.
Like email lists and Facebook, Twitter and social media followers, each new relationship (between elected officials and a stakeholder) and willing advocate you are able to identify permanently expands the potential influence and impact of your legislative advocacy efforts. Additionally, making the effort to identify your stakeholders' issue interests and positions and connections to community organizations noticeably expands your opportunities.
RAP Index has been designed to specifically harness technology to make the identification and management of the kinds of data points listed above a no hassle, turn-key process. However, the beauty of the suggestions that follow is that even smaller-scale efforts to cobble together your own process for capturing and maintain this kind of information will reap huge rewards for your advocacy program.