Uncorked Advocates (UA) is a bipartisan federal government relations firm that focuses on nonprofits in the areas of charitable tax/nonprofit/charitable giving, appropriations (programmatic funding and community projects), and women and children's issues, particularly gender-based violence.
Among current clients are some of the largest nonprofits and philanthropic associations in the country, including American Heart Association, YWCA USA, Covenant House International, United Philanthropy Forum, Prevent Child Abuse America, Association of Fundraising Professionals, and American Retirement Association. UA's other clients are nonprofits focused on preventing and addressing gender-based violence such as YWCA USA, The Army of Survivors, and Futures Without Violence.
Past clients include Alzheimer's Association and March of Dimes.
UA's owner, Sally Schaeffer, has nearly 25 years of experience as a bipartisan federal government relations representative, with a specialization in appropriations, nonprofit tax, and women’s issues, particularly gender-based violence. She was named by The Hill as a Top Lobbyist for 2021, 2022, and 2023 and named Top 100 Lobbyist in 2022 by The National Institute for Lobbying & Ethics.
Prior to starting Uncorked Advocates in early 2017, Sally represented more than 500 nonprofits, foundations, and charitable giving programs as the Government Relations Director at Independent Sector. She has served as the Washington advocate for Girl Scouts of the USA and Futures Without Violence. Sally started her career on Capitol Hill working for Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (D-NY), Ranking Member of the House Rules Committee, as her Legislative Director and Chief of Staff.
She is the past President of the Women’s Congressional Golf Association, current Board member of the Pennsylvania State Society of Washington D.C., and current member of the professional societies: Women in Government Relations and the National Institute for Lobbying & Ethics.