Annual Report 2023


In 2023, Sunwater Institute researchers, scholars, partners and staff continued their work to strengthen democracy. The year was marked by a commitment to our mission and significant organizational growth. We welcomed six new staff members and two newly formed advisory boards, one for Congressional Reform and one for Property Markets & Trade, so we are well positioned for continued excellence into 2024.

The fall 2023 launch of the Legis1 platform in Beta, was met with excitement, filling a gap in the market with innovative features to support more effective legislation, like the unmatched witness and hearing database and lobbying data analytics linked to organizations, lawmakers, committees and bills.

In 2023, the Sunwater Institute acquired TheCapitol.Net, a well-respected online platform specializing in nonpartisan educational materials such as courses and publications focused on understanding and navigating the legislative branch. This strategic move was a significant milestone in advancing the Sunwater Institute’s mission. We have already hit the ground running lining up training with federal agencies in 2024 and beyond.

If, in 2023, you joined one of our events, read one of our reports, blogs or articles, or partnered with or supported us we thank you. We look forward to engaging with you more in the years ahead.