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Action Network is a fantastic petition tool for your site with a growing suite of other campaign tools (think mass emails and surveys) built for progressive organizations and campaigns. It is great for collaborative, coalition-based efforts. Action Network is also embeddable, so you can keep your branding consistent.
ActionSprout is a great tool that helps you maximize engagement with your followers, raise money, find volunteers, run petitions, and build your community through your Facebook page. It also provides an informative set of metrics to measure your post performance and lets you invite people to like your page when they have liked one of your posts.
The title says it all: AddText allows you to quickly and easily add text to all of your photos.
Asana is an easy-to-use campaign tool for teams to track work, plan ahead, and have fun along the way with gamification.
BallotReady is a suite of tools that allows users to create both voter guides of endorsed candidates and how-to-vote plans for election day. BallotReady can get out the important information quickly and easily so voters aren’t scratching their heads at the ballot box.
CallHub allows you to integrate CRMs like Salesforce and Nationbuilder with political and advocacy tools. It allows you to track and monitor every call and SMS you and your volunteers make during a campaign and provides detailed reports and insights.
CallTime streamlines the fundraising call process by doing the donor research for you. With CallTime, you can estimate a donor’s likelihood of giving, determine a reasonable ask based on past data, and keep track of call notes and reminders.
Looking to create video for your campaign or organization? Camtasia helps you create and edit professional videos.
Canva is a web-based platform that helps you create great custom graphics, even if you don’t have any design experience. Export the slides you create and use them in place of PowerPoint or as compelling images for social media updates.
The original petition site, Care2 offers free and sponsored petition options to help you influence decision-makers and grow your list.
Change.org is a great place to launch a petition and grow your base of support. Direct your petition at a politician, corporation, organization, or person, and share it on social media and other platforms to grow your list of supporters.
If you’re creating content, you need an editorial calendar to keep you and your team on track. CoSchedule has this calendar tool and also gives you space to plot and organize your social media strategy.
Yes, it’s possible to never say, “What day works for you?” again. Doodle makes schedule ping-pong a thing of the past, as each person who’s slated to attend a meeting can fill in what time works best.
Who covered their turf? Ecanvasser allows you to map territory, sync walk lists, and more.
Formerly MyRVP, Empower helps organizations recruit and train volunteers while also helping volunteers to effectively connect with and engage their networks.
Keep everything you love to read in one place. Feedly is a versatile RSS feed that lets you centralize all the publications in your life and keep them up-to-date.
Want to know where your candidate is at all times? This handy app helps you track them.
Whether your team is in multiple locations, or you have a vendor demo call, GoToMeeting is one system you can rely on for video conferencing.
Groundbase is changing the canvassing game one canvasser at a time. Use Groundbase to organize canvassers with walking lists, satellite maps, and surveys. It even allows you to view voter information for the neighborhoods canvassers are walking. It’s an affordable, powerful mobile canvassing tool for campaigns of all sizes.
Help A Reporter Out (HARO)
Reporters need experts and sources, and you just might be the person they want to talk to. Sign up with HARO, and get some good, free press.
Papa Hemingway was known for his concise prose. This namesake program will highlight sentences that are too long or confusing. Try it out and watch your writing become clearer.
This campaign tool allows you to manage all of your social media accounts in one visual dashboard and eliminates the time spent toggling between tabs and re-logging into your accounts.
There’s nothing worse than hitting “send” and feeling like your email has disappeared into the ether. HubSpot Sales sets a time for delivery, tracks your email, and lets you know when the recipient(s) open it – all from one handy app platform.
This self-proclaimed “digital vault” will keep all your passwords safe.
Klaviyo can help your campaign harness the power of email marketing, fundraising, and automation.
LexisNexis is a research tool that can help you find contact information for potential donors as well as monitor news coverage and bills.
Expand your skill set infinitely with this hub of online classes. Master an app or develop a skill with thousands of different trainings and courses.
This campaign tool allows you to map connections between Twitter users and visualize what they’re saying so you can keep track of your brand and make sure you’re monitoring your social media traffic.
NationBuilder is an all-in-one platform for political campaigns — it helps with building websites, fundraising, email blasting, and more.
With Outvote, take advantage of the persuasive power of peer-to-peer connections and turn community members into digital activists for your campaign. Outvote is a peer-to-peer SMS tool that allows you to empower your campaign volunteers to contact their personal network.
SaneBox is an email streamlining service that analyzes your past behavior (which emails you open, which you respond to, how quickly, how often, etc.) and determines the importance of your incoming emails through their headers. It also includes a snooze function for non-urgent emails, a one-click unsubscribe button, reminders for when you don't receive a reply, and more.
If you’re looking for a campaign tool to boost your social media presence, check out Sendible. Its sleek dashboard makes it simple to see how your posts are performing and write new messages to followers.
Slack is an incredible organizational tool that allows you to give colleagues tasks, keep up with what your team is doing, chat, and send documents.
End hierarchical management with this tool that allows your entire team to pose problems and solutions. Bring democracy to your workplace and incorporate everyone in the decision-making process.
Discover what your competitors are buying as far as keywords and what they organically rank for.
Winning campaigns are built with systems. Get your knowledge of repetitive tasks out of your head, and let your team take over some of the things you’ve been handling solo. SweetProcess is an organizational campaign tool that allows you to create systems for your team, assign tasks, and track their progress.
Taskworld helps you focus on what’s important. Prioritize and manage your team’s tasks, set due dates, and monitor progress with Taskworld’s interactive visual task boards.
Welcome to your new calendar. Teamup Calendar is an awesome tool for synchronizing events and content across a team.
Your to-do list on steroids. Enough said.
Topplr allows you to match voter file data to social profiles for more targeted digital ads. In the interface, you can send ads to lists that you upload or to some of Topplr's pre-sliced lists. Topplr can also help you build your own targeting lists based on factors like geography and political leaning.
Trello is a productivity visualization tool that allows for better collaboration among teammates. You can add comments and attachments to each project board, and your info syncs to all devices and to all your favorite tools: Slack, Google Drive, Evernote, and others. Dive into the details and stay on track with Trello.
Tweepi helps you organize your Twitter followers and get a better sense of who follows you (and who doesn’t).
Save money and time by automating your voter outreach process. Victory Guide is great for small campaigns that don’t have a lot of time to cut and plan turf because it provides you with tasks to help meet your daily campaign goals. This tool allows you to pinpoint supporters, highlight issues, and track the progress of your canvass in neighborhoods, quickly and easily.
Can’t find someone’s email address? VoilaNorbert is a service that finds an email address based on the URL of the company and the name of the person whose email you lost.
Everyone loves a good video. Wistia is a video hosting service that lets you embed videos on your site and capture potential leads from the people who view your content.
WorkFlowy makes list-making more interactive and accessible than ever. Use this paid tool to organize your schedule, keep track of your ideas, and prioritize your to-do’s in a digital notebook. You can even filter your lists by hashtags to quickly find specific items. Try a free demo to see how you can start better organizing your brain.
From small teams to large organizations, Wrike helps you organize your projects and increase productivity. Manage project portfolios, track documents, use performance metrics, and see instant progress.
We love Yoast! It’s an essential SEO plug-in for WordPress and Drupal that will help you to optimize your website so it shows up in web searches and climbs the ranking.
We’ve all been there: you need to convert a PDF to a Word file and aren’t sure which site is best or what program you should download. Zamzar converts video, mp3, ebook, PDFs, Excel, and Word files without requiring you to download new software.
Make your apps work harder for you. Zapier allows all of your apps to communicate and share information.