• How to Be an Awesome Grassroots Organizer | Grassroots Organizing

    Apr 19, 2018 by The Campaign Workshop

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    Learn How to be a Next Level Grassroots Organizer. 

    The 2018 election cycle is here! Everyone has a renewed spirit of social justice and resistance.  Lots of activists are looking for ways to get involved in the new wave of change. Are you thinking about becoming a grassroots organizer?

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  • Digital Tool Talk: 7 Questions with VoterCircle

    Nov 27, 2017 by Elena Veatch

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    VoterCircle: A Grassroots Digital Tool for Friend-to-Friend Campaign Outreach

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  • Field Strategies for Campaign Success

    Nov 16, 2017 by Joe Fuld

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    Field Strategies That Get Results

    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. 

    Plan first: 

    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:

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  • Habits Can Make or Break Your Grassroots Organization

    Oct 23, 2017 by Elena Veatch

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    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.

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  • Volunteer Recruitment That Rocks | Grassroots Campaigns

    Sep 04, 2017 by Joe Fuld

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    Rock Solid Volunteer Recruitment Tactics to Grow your Grassroots

    Volunteer recruitment is never easy. It usually starts like this:

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  • Grassroots Strategies: Relationships Matter

    Jun 19, 2017 by Joe Fuld

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    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.

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  • 15 Grassroots Actions to Fight Trump’s Agenda

    Jun 08, 2017 by Joe Fuld

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    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 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.

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  • Grassroots vs. Grasstops Advocacy

    May 12, 2017 by Joe Fuld

    Grassroots Advocacy vs. Grasstops Advocacy: Know the Core Components of an Advocacy Campaign.  

    Do you ever ask yourself, "What is the difference between grassroots advocacy vs. grasstops advocacy?" Well, you're not the only one scratching your head. 

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  • 3 Ways ActionSprout Can Bolster Your Grassroots Strategy

    May 11, 2017 by Elena Veatch

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    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.

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  • Campaign Volunteers | Get The Most From Your Grassroots

    Feb 24, 2017 by Ben Holse

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    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:

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  • Grassroots Campaigns: a Political Memory

    Jul 06, 2016 by Joe Fuld

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    How I Learned Grassroots Campaigns from the Master

    Every Fourth of July, I think about my former boss, Congressman Jim Jontz. Jim taught me the importance of grassroots campaigns - real conversations, and knocking on doors. Jim was a congressman from Indiana’s 5th district and a progressive legend. In his first campaign, he won a state representative seat by 4 votes. He went on to win a state senate seat by less than 100 hundred votes and three congressional elections by less than four thousand votes total. He was my mentor and teacher in the world of grassroots campaigns.

    I, along with many future campaign operatives, got my start in politics by doing field work for Jim Jontz in a rural Indiana district. There, I spent six months of my life organizing volunteers and knocking on doors and got a great apprenticeship in how to run grassroots campaigns.

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  • Engaging Your Campaign Supporter List

    Mar 03, 2014 by Ben Holse

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    Building a Campaign Supporter List: Keep Your Campaign Supporters Engaged!

    Your organization has developed a strong campaign supporter list. That’s great news! Now let’s make sure we keep your campaign supporters involved with your campaign or cause. Email is undoubtedly one effective method of communicating with your campaign supporters. There are, however, a variety of other ways to engage with your campaign supporter list as well. Here are a few suggestions:

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