Instagram for Political and Advocacy Campaigns

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The Power of Instagram: Telling Your Campaign Story

If you're running a campaign on a tight budget and have an important story to tell, Instagram can help. Not only is it completely free, but it’s also easy to use. With more than one billion monthly active Instagram users, it would be wise to get on the “Instagram train” now!

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Slack for Political and Advocacy Campaigns | Campaign Tools

Slack for Political and Advocacy Campaigns

Looking for a good organizational campaign tool? Today I am going to explain why every political and advocacy campaign should use Slack to coordinate and streamline group communication.

In its most basic form, Slack is a great business tool that allows team members to easily collaborate on projects and develop specialized communication channels. By taking advantage of Slack’s internal features, however, the application can become an essential organizational hub for any campaign. Whether you want to provide group updates, notify volunteers of the next canvassing event, or brainstorm project concepts, Slack can do it all. Group members can also integrate bots to get team-member feedback and receive various metric updates.

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7 Questions about GDPR with Ecanvasser

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7 Questions About GDPR with Encavasser

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is, in brief (hold on tight, this may take awhile) legislation covering any organization that holds personally identifiable data about EU citizens. It forces these organizations to manage and control this data in a clear and transparent way. From a political or advocacy viewpoint, areas of particular concern would be gaining consent to hold voter data, dealing with mandatory requests for information from voters, and, of course, the reputational damage accruing from data breaches. GDPR is being taken so seriously because the fines for non-compliance run to €20 million or 4% of annual revenue for bigger organizations.

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Streamline Your Campaign with The Top 10 Campaign Tools of 2018

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Need help with your campaign? Check out Joe's Top 10 Campaign Tool Picks of 2018.

Working on campaigns can be chaotic, which is why it comes as no surprise to us that it can be hard to prioritize your campaign needs. Between meeting your fundraising goals and generating engaging content, you probably have your hands full and are working against the clock. So why not make things easier by taking advantage of all the great tools out there? Better yet, take advantage of Joe's Top 10 Campaign Tools Picks of 2018.

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Your Digital Campaign: 5 Things Every Political Campaign Should Be Doing Online

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People are searching for your campaign, do you have a digital campaign to show them?

From a small, local candidate for city council to a statewide campaign, all political campaigns have a digital presence these days. It’s easy, cheap and one of the best ways to stay engaged with your supporters. Here are five things we think every political campaign should be doing digitally.

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Non-Political Books for Politicos

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10 Non-Political Books Every Politico Should Read

*Originally written by Joe Fuld and updated by Elena Veatch 4/3/18

When you get into politics, it’s hard to resist the all too common tunnel vision of focusing only on politics. But be careful – binge watching Veep or The West Wing is not going to help you run a better campaign or organization; nor will reading solely political books.

The fact is, you are running a business. And while we like to think of politics and business as totally separate realms, it’s tough to run any political operation without a Business 101 crash course. So, take a break from the latest Clinton campaign staffer or Obama aide memoir you are probably reading, and check out some of our non-political book recommendations. Below are ten non-political books that will be helpful to any politico running a campaign, a non-profit, or really any operation.

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