How to Launch a Kickstarter Nonprofit Campaign

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Jumpstart Your Kickstarter Nonprofit Campaign 

Ever had a moment when you to launch a Kickstarter nonprofit campaign ( or other online fundraising platform)?

Some folks in the nonprofit and advocacy space have been hugely successful with Kickstarter, but it takes a combination of work, timing, and luck. 

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Digital Advocacy Tactics Advocacy Campaigns Can Learn from Political Campaigns

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Tips and Tactics Advocacy Campaigns Can Glean from 2016 Political Campaigns for Successful Digital Advocacy

Digital Advocacy is on everyone's mind. Last month, I attended the Nonprofit Technology Conference in Washington, D.C. and one panel caught my eye: New Tools From the 2016 Elections That Nonprofit Techies Need to Know About. Given that our clients are both campaigns and nonprofits, it was a perfect fit. 

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Advocacy Message: Know Your Advocacy Campaign Goals

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What Is an Advocacy Message and How Do I Get One?

So, what is an advocacy message? Well, an advocacy message is a core statement that you would use to define your advocacy mission to the public.

An advocacy campaign message is critical to ensuring folks understand what you are about and what you want to accomplish. Crafting an advocacy message is something that takes a lot of time, so you want to answer some strategic questions before you define your advocacy campaign message.

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Do Nonprofits Need Online Advocacy Campaign Consultants?

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Online Advocacy Campaign Consultants: Is It Worth the Cost to Hire a Consultant to Manage Your Online Presence?

Online advocacy seems to be the term of the moment, but achieving real online advocacy results can be tough in both execution and budget.  If you are at a nonprofit where money is tight, (when is it not?) spending money on hiring a online advocacy consultant to manage your online presence can seem like an easy line item to cut. But don’t be so quick to count campaign consultants out. Depending on your nonprofit’s size and goals, an online advocacy consultant could be extremely beneficial (and we’re not just saying that because of our line of work).

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Texting for Advocacy | Opt-in to SMS Texting for Nonprofit Advocacy

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Texting for Advocacy: Nonprofits Engaged in Issue Advocacy Should Be Using SMS

Are you texting for advocacy yet? If you’re a nonprofit working in the advocacy arena, you should be thinking about incorporating SMS (or texting) into your issue advocacy communications program. If you are looking for texting tools for advocacy check out our list of 100 campaign tools. Texts are, in many ways, a very personal way of communicating – a quick way to touch base with friends, family, colleagues, etc. But as people increasingly depend on mobile phones they turn to SMS as a way to communicate (as of 2010 – four whole years ago – data use outpaced actual phone use for Americans with cell phones), it’s important to adapt and incorporate text into your advocacy work.  Meet people where they are, as it were.  Here are 3 reasons to consider texting for advocacy if you haven’t explored this particular medium already:

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Legislative Advocacy 101

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Legislative Advocacy 101, It's Time to Take a Stand

Legislative Advocacy 101: Legislative Advocacy is important because there comes a time in everyone’s life when they have to take a stand. While this moment is always more dramatic in the movies, it’s possible that you’ve come to this realization regarding a particular policy or issue in your locality. And if you’ve decided that you want to make a change in policy and advocate for your issue in your local legislature, it’s time for a little Legislative Advocacy 101. While the list below is far from comprehensive, it’s a general outline of the process to help get you started with legislative advocacy.

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Advocacy Email Campaigns: Don't Ignore Email For Advocacy

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Put advocacy email strategy to work for your advocacy campaign

Advocacy email is a powerful tool.  For many groups and organizations advocacy email can amplify their message in a positive way. As you are probably well aware, these days everyone uses email for both work and personal use, so communicating with your supporters this way is a logical choice. Email is fast, efficient and relatively cheap. You are also able to link your supporters to their legislators and other influential people as well as provide them with an easy way to take action and donate.

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