Posted on November 27, 2017 by Elena Veatch
VoterCircle: A Grassroots Digital Tool for Friend-to-Friend Campaign Outreach
VoterCircle is a digital tool that elevates friend-to-friend outreach over traditional campaign-to-voter contact. VoterCircle has been featured in our 100 campaign tools lists can change the way any campaign does volunteer recruitment, grassroots fundraising, and GOTV. We talked with founder and CEO Sangeeth Peruri about leveraging personal networks and more.
Posted on November 16, 2017 by Joe Fuld
How to Get Results From Field Strategies
Field strategies don’t always get the yield you were hoping for, especially if you don’t have the right planning behind them. Here are our tips for getting the most out of your field strategies for your political campaign.
Having a real campaign plan matters. Whether you are running an advocacy, accountability, or political campaign - a real plan will make sure your field strategies have the yield you want.
Have a budget:
Posted on October 23, 2017 by Elena Veatch
Routines in Your Grassroots Organization Can Lead to Success or Disaster.
A good habit can be the ingredient for success in running your personal life and your grassroots organization.
Posted on September 04, 2017 by Joe Fuld
Rock Solid Volunteer Recruitment Tactics to Grow your Grassroots
Volunteer recruitment is never easy. It usually starts like this:
Posted on June 19, 2017 by Joe Fuld
Grassroots Strategies Work when You Focus on the Relationship
There are many grassroots strategies out in the world, but not all of them work. So when it comes to grassroots, what actually works? The most effective strategies are built around personal relationships with legislators. When organizations build real relationships between their members and elected officials, their engagement lasts longer and their phone calls get returned.
Posted on June 08, 2017 by Joe Fuld
Top 15 Grassroots Actions to resist in the coming months and years.
It's important to be focused on growing grassroots actions for the upcoming years as we move past the first 100 days of a Trump presidency.
None of these tips are earth shattering, but good grassroots actions are defined by day in-and-out action that lasts for the long term.
1. Set aside time to talk with your family members and friends who did not vote, or voted the other way.
2. On a daily, weekly, or monthly basis, call, email, Facebook message, and tweet your member of Congress.
Posted on May 12, 2017 by Joe Fuld
Grassroots Advocacy vs. Grass-Tops Advocacy: Know the Core Components of an Advocacy Campaign.
Posted on May 11, 2017 by Elena Veatch
Cultivate a Grassroots Strategy That Turns Passion Into Action.
Progressives across the country are fired up and ready to resist Trump’s agenda – but does your campaign have a strong grassroots strategy to turn your supporters’ passion into action?
A robust supporter base is crucial to a successful grassroots strategy, but it takes time and effort to build an email list and keep those who opt in engaged. Luckily, tools like ActionSprout are making it easier than ever to accomplish both tasks – below are three ways the tool can help.
Posted on May 01, 2017 by Elena Veatch
Volunteers Are the Heart and Soul of Your Grassroots Organization, Be Sure to Treat Them That Way.
Volunteer recruitment is a crucial component of any strong grassroots organization. Whether these folks are phone banking, canvassing, or staffing events- your volunteer base (or lack thereof) can make (or break) your campaign.
Posted on February 24, 2017 by Ben Holse
Get Those Grassroots Campaign Volunteers to Work!
Once you get campaign volunteers into the office, it’s imperative that you push them to make as much voter contact as possible. Below are a few tips on how to get your campaign volunteers to work as hard as they can for as long as they can: