Posted on November 27, 2017 by Elena Veatch
VoterCircle: A Grassroots Digital Tool for Friend-to-Friend Campaign Outreach
VoterCircle is a digital tool that elevates friend-to-friend outreach over traditional campaign-to-voter contact. VoterCircle has been featured in our 100 campaign tools lists can change the way any campaign does volunteer recruitment, grassroots fundraising, and GOTV. We talked with founder and CEO Sangeeth Peruri about leveraging personal networks and more.
Posted on October 23, 2017 by Elena Veatch
Routines in Your Grassroots Organization Can Lead to Success or Disaster.
A good habit can be the ingredient for success in running your personal life and your grassroots organization.
Posted on September 04, 2017 by Joe Fuld
Rock Solid Volunteer Recruitment Tactics to Grow your Grassroots
Volunteer recruitment is never easy. It usually starts like this:
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It has been a tough year since the election and although it often feels like the Trump administration attacks our values, and little by little erode our democratic institutions, there is hope. There are millions of Americans working around the clock to make sure that each day is better than the last. That the fundamental values of our nation are still there tomorrow and our nation's motto stands true: Out of Many, One.
Posted on June 19, 2017 by Joe Fuld
Grassroots Strategies Work when You Focus on the Relationship
There are many grassroots strategies out in the world, but not all of them work. So when it comes to grassroots, what actually works? The most effective strategies are built around personal relationships with legislators. When organizations build real relationships between their members and elected officials, their engagement lasts longer and their phone calls get returned.
Posted on May 12, 2017 by Joe Fuld
Grassroots Advocacy vs. Grass-Tops Advocacy: Know the Core Components of an Advocacy Campaign.
Posted on February 24, 2017 by Ben Holse
Get Those Grassroots Campaign Volunteers to Work!
Once you get campaign volunteers into the office, it’s imperative that you push them to make as much voter contact as possible. Below are a few tips on how to get your campaign volunteers to work as hard as they can for as long as they can:Posted on February 02, 2017 by Joe Fuld
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.Posted on December 15, 2016 by Ben Holse
Canvasser Safety: How to Be Safe on the Doors
Be safe in the field with these canvasser safety tips. Canvassing can be dangerous, as it requires that you approach strangers in what is often unfamiliar terrain. There are also two very prominent dangers to the grassroots canvasser, namely loose dogs and confrontational people. Below is a short list of suggestions to protect you and your canvassers while knocking on doors.Posted on July 28, 2016 by The Campaign Workshop
Learn How to be a next level Grassroots Organizer.
Thinking about being a grassroots organizer? During campaign season every campaign and political organization is looking for “fellows,” otherwise known as unpaid volunteer campaign staff. As a volunteer grassroots organizer you’ll be expected to work 20-40 hours per week dialing incessantly, knocking on strangers’ doors, and building and organizing groups of fellow volunteers to persuade likely voters and GOTV on election day; sounds glamorous, right? While working on a political campaign in any capacity is an awesome and rewarding experience, the nature of the laborious work involved takes a toll on many campaign organizers and they eventually disengage unwillingly burnout. If you want to stay fired up and be a standout at grassroots organizing, pay heed to the following tips: