7 Questions about GDPR with Ecanvasser

GDPR with Ecanvasser

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

Joe's Top 10 Tool Picks

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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Non-Political Books for Politicos

non-political books for politicos

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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Why Do I Need Good Political Campaign Photography?

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Political Campaign Photography Shoots Are Worth the Money

Good political campaign photography is a must.

Good political campaign photography is the cornerstone of a quality communications program. We’ve all seen bad political advertising. It’s a kind of bad that transcends the traditional meaning of the word. But it doesn’t have to be all European stock photos misused in Kentucky or stock photos of supposed endorsers (good grief, do NOT do this!). We can do better.

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Social Media Strategy for Legislators

Social media

How Should Legislators Work With the Changing World of Social Media Strategy?

Last year I spoke to a group of legislators at the Public Leadership Institute. There were a lot of great questions, and the crowd was so much fun that I decided to turn the highlights into this week's post.

1. Have a message:

Some have underplayed legislative fundamentals, but to have a good social media presence means you need to have a clear message.

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