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 June 08, 2017 by Joe Fuld
Top 15 Grassroots Actions to resist in the coming months and years.
It's important to be focused on growing grassroots actions for the upcoming years as we move past the first 100 days of a Trump presidency.
None of these tips are earth shattering, but good grassroots actions are defined by day in-and-out action that lasts for the long term.
1. Set aside time to talk with your family members and friends who did not vote, or voted the other way.
2. On a daily, weekly, or monthly basis, call, email, Facebook message, and tweet your member of Congress.
Posted on May 12, 2017 by Joe Fuld
Grassroots Advocacy vs. Grass-Tops Advocacy: Know the Core Components of an Advocacy Campaign.
Posted on May 11, 2017 by Elena Veatch
Cultivate a Grassroots Strategy That Turns Passion Into Action.
Progressives across the country are fired up and ready to resist Trump’s agenda – but does your campaign have a strong grassroots strategy to turn your supporters’ passion into action?
A robust supporter base is crucial to a successful grassroots strategy, but it takes time and effort to build an email list and keep those who opt in engaged. Luckily, tools like ActionSprout are making it easier than ever to accomplish both tasks – below are three ways the tool can help.
Posted on July 06, 2016 by Joe Fuld
How I Learned Grassroots Campaigns from the Master
Every Fourth of July, I think about my former boss, Congressman Jim Jontz. Jim taught me the importance of grassroots campaigns, real conversations, and knocking on doors. Jim was a congressman from Indiana’s 5th district and a progressive legend. In his first campaign, he won a state representative seat by 4 votes. He went on to win a state senate seat by less than 100 hundred votes and three congressional elections by less than four thousand votes total.
I, along with many future campaign operatives, got my start in politics by doing field work for Jim Jontz in a rural Indiana district. There, I spent six months of my life organizing volunteers and knocking on doors and got a great apprenticeship in how to run grassroots campaigns.