• Canvassing Rural Areas

    Nov 08, 2021 by Ben Holse


    Canvassing Rural Areas: Door to Door Is Not the Same Everywhere

    Canvassing rural areas present a unique set of challenges. You want to door knock as many homes in these areas as you can. Grassroots canvassing is the most effective method of volunteer voter contact so plan for the door-to-door canvas program to take time and resources. You also want to be conscious of your resources and canvas in a way that makes sense for both you and your canvassers. Below are some of our favorite grassroots campaigning suggestions to overcome the challenges of rural canvassing:

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  • Grassroots Campaign - Mitigating Virtual Volunteer Flake Rate

    Mar 01, 2021 by Ben Holse

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    Grassroots Campaign Planning - Get Your Virtual Volunteers to Come Back

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  • Grassroots Movement Building During COVID-19

    Jul 08, 2020 by Ben Holse

    Grassroots movements come in all shapes and sizes

    Grassroots Movement During a Pandemic - Build for the Future

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  • 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


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

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  • Habits Can Make or Break Your Grassroots Organization

    Oct 23, 2017 by Elena Veatch


    Grassroots Organization Routines 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


    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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  • 3 Ways ActionSprout Can Bolster Your Grassroots Strategy

    May 11, 2017 by Elena Veatch

    Grassroots Strategy

    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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  • Grassroots Organization: Make Your Volunteers Feel Valued

    May 01, 2017 by Elena Veatch


    Grassroots Organization: Volunteers Are the Heart and Soul- 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.

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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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