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Sally Schaeffer, Principal of Uncorked Advocates, has clients across the continuum of the nonprofit sector. Many clients are focused on charitable giving and nonprofit infrastructure issues. Other clients are charities working to serve survivors of gender-based violence and other vulnerable populations.

Whether it is talking to Hill policymakers or other external stakeholders, Uncorked Advocates will be an advocate for your interests with integrity and hard work to achieve bipartisan results.

Sally Schaeffer is a politically savvy lobbyist who utilizes both legislative and regulatory expertise to advance policy initiatives. A dedicated advocate at heart, she ensures that the patient voice is heard in the halls of Congress.

Rachel Conant

Vice President, Federal Affairs

Alzheimer's Association

I have had the pleasure of working closely with Sally since 2018 when she first began providing lobbying services for YWCA USA. Over the past 5 years, Sally has consistently provided the highest caliber of representation to us and our national network of nearly 200 local associations in the areas of gender-based violence, appropriations, federally directed spending, COVID relief, and an array of nonprofit sector issues.

Catherine V. Beane

Sr. Vice President of Public Policy & Advocacy


In our years of working together, it was clear to me that Sally would always go above and beyond. When the Legacy IRA Act passed into law, she immediately got to work on resources to educate the nonprofit sector about the news. She compiled a legislative summary, a Frequently Asked Questions document, sample materials to give to perspective donors, and more. Her commitment, leadership, and positive attitude even when facing
opposition truly set her apart. And her commitment doesn’t end at close of business: last year, Sally joined the AHA at our Heart Walk, a premier event for raising funds to save lives from heart disease and stroke.

Emily Horowitz

Federal Government Relations Manager

American Heart Association

In the sea of Washington, DC consultants, Sally remains a mentor to all young women regularly taking meetings and connecting colleagues despite their political stripes. She personally believes in the mission and work of her clients and is passionate about seeing their success. It’s rare to find someone that you can call a colleague and a trusted friend. I am proud to bestow these titles upon Sally 

Pam Yuen

Director of Government Relations, Policy & Advocacy

Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Sally Schaeffer is one of the most strategic, intelligent, and skilled policy and advocacy professionals I have ever encountered. I collaborated with her during the years when I was a Hill staffer and found that she has a broad range of highly useful abilities: she is an excellent bill-drafter, a compelling lobbyist, a strong communicator, and a very good coalition-builder, and she helped lead strategy for several key initiatives. I cannot recommend Sally highly enough.

Steffany Stern

Senior Director of Advocacy

Midwest Region at National MS Society

Sally did a great deal to help make three tax incentives for charitable giving permanent, which our organization had been working towards for years. Sally always rises to meet challenges. She is passionate about the causes she fights for.

Liza Avruch

former Convenings and Knowledge Sharing

Independent Sector

Sally Schaeffer is a public policy and lobbying rock star! Sally has been a powerful advocate on a wide range of policy issues over the years. It was a pleasure having her represent my former Association's interests before Congress, where I saw firsthand her effectiveness in driving policy change and creating positive social impact on Capitol Hill.

Moreover, Sally is an absolute delight to work with and a passionate champion for not only the causes she represents, but also the wonderful nonprofits she volunteers for. You'd be hard pressed to fin a better representative before Congress and the Administration for your organization!

Tommy Goodwin


Project Management Institute

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