• Your Guide to Coalition Building

    Jan 23, 2020 by Claire Regan and Martín Diego Garcia

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    If you’re a member of an organization that has spotted a need for change but doesn’t know how to make a meaningful impact alone, coalition building may be the answer for you. Though you may know the change you want to make, the hardest part is figuring out how to get started. Do you have enough resources, money and otherwise, to make this happen? Are there people out there who also care about the cause, and is there anyone who might be inclined to work against you? How will you reach all the right people within a given timeline? These things can be difficult to tackle alone, and that’s why coalition building can be extremely helpful.

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  • Ballot Measures | Go or No-Go Decisions

    Apr 25, 2019 by Hope Rohrbach

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    Deciding to Put A Ballot Measure On the Ballot-Go Or No-Go

    In today’s political climate of political partisanship and mistrust, constituents are turning to ballot measures to bypass traditional government controls to pass legislation.

    Take some of the most notable 2018 ballot measure topics and trends:

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  • 3 Digital Video Tips for A Ballot Measure Campaign

    Apr 15, 2019 by Shelley Rees

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    Persuade and Educate the Public about Your Ballot Measure Campaign

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  • Why Ballot Language Matters

    Jan 02, 2017 by Joe Fuld

    Why Ballot Language Matters

    Ballot Language Basics

    Ballot language for ballot initiatives matters more than anything else but don't take our word for it. It has long been said that ballot measure language can be the difference between winning and losing. Here are some basics on ballot measure wording and how it can make or break your measure:

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  • Qualifying a Ballot Measure

    Jan 02, 2014 by The Campaign Workshop

    Qualifying a Ballot Measure

    Qualifying a Ballot Measure Is Not Easy

    Sometimes the most difficult part of a ballot measure campaign is qualifying a ballot measure for the the ballot. Advocacy and political organizations alike have long used the ballot measure (or referendum, question, initiative, etc., depending on where you’re from) as a tool to advance their mission. It’s a way to get the public involved with your issue, and to show widespread support if successful. We’ve seen plenty of them here, from raising the tobacco tax to marriage equality and while the content of the initiatives differ, they all have one thing in common: they have to qualify.  Here are 7 tips on qualifying a ballot measure:

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