• Canvassing Rural Areas

    Nov 08, 2021 by Ben Holse

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    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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  • Why Canvassing Matters

    Jul 19, 2021 by Joe Fuld

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    Use Canvassing to Mobilize Voters

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  • Deep Canvassing in a Pandemic: A Complete Guide

    Oct 08, 2020 by Eric Fischer

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    How to safely use deep canvassing to persuade voters

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  • Canvasser Safety During a Pandemic

    Jul 27, 2020 by Ben Holse

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    Canvasser Safety: What You Can Do to Stay Safe

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  • GOTV Direct Mail Ideas for Any Political Campaign

    Oct 17, 2019 by Joe Fuld and Elena Veatch

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    Cost-Effective Mail Tactics for a Winning GOTV Strategy

    There’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all political campaign, but there’s one strategic element that no campaign can afford to leave out: GOTV. A strong get-out-the-vote (GOTV) program may get you the handful of votes you need to win your election, whereas failing to make that final push to get voters to the polls may hasten your demise. 

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  • 7 Questions with Dave Fleischer on Deep Canvassing

    Feb 02, 2017 by Joe Fuld

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    7 Questions on Deep Canvassing

    After disappointing outcomes on Election Day for Democrats across the country, plenty of folks are wondering how we move forward and run better campaigns in the future. Dave Fleischer, the Project Director at the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Leadership LAB,  has big ideas on how campaigns can improve their deep canvassing efforts.

    1. What is a deep canvass and how is it different from a traditional canvass?

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  • What Is Paid Canvassing and Do I Want Some?

    Apr 09, 2015 by The Campaign Workshop

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    Spoiler: You PROBABLY Want Paid Canvassing

    This may come as a shock to many people, but not every political campaign has people lining up to volunteer like President Barack Obama’s did. In fact, that was the rare exception, and for many campaigns, getting more than a handful of volunteers is a miracle. We know that high-quality, face-to-face canvassing is the best tool in our arsenal for both persuasion and turn out, but not every campaign has the footprint to cover a robust field operation using volunteers or campaign staff alone. In fact, many won’t. That’s where paid canvassing comes in.

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  • Canvassing Rural Areas

    Sep 16, 2013 by Ben Holse

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

    Canvassing rural areas present a unique set of challenges. While you want to canvass as many homes in these areas as you can, as grassroots canvassing is the most effective method of volunteer voter contact, you also want to do so in a way that makes sense for both you and your canvassers. Below are a couple of suggestions for overcoming the challenges of rural canvassing:

    1) Open up your specs as wide as you can when pulling a list for sparsely populated areas in order to create the densest turfs possible.

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