Posts Tagged "advocacy"

The 4 Ws of Grassroots Advocacy

Posted on Mar 21, 2019 in Perspectives

Is your organization considering initiating a grassroots advocacy program, but not sure where to start? Learn the 4 W’s about grassroots advocacy efforts and how to get started!   What? Grassroots advocacy is the process of communicating with the general public and asking them to contact their legislators on a particular issue. Generally, constituents are willing to contact their legislators, but most of them need encouragement. With an effective grassroots advocacy program, you inform them about the problem and ask them to be part of the solution. This tactic creates commitment and...

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Think Local

Posted on Mar 19, 2019 in Perspectives

Calling our legislators has been a technique that has existed for almost as long as phones themselves. After the first phone was installed in the U.S. Capitol, due to the high volume of calls, the doorman asked for an assistant to answer constituent calls. In 1898, Congress purchased a 100-phone switchboard to deal with the influx of calls. Then, in the 1900s the call volume increased again, and congress maintained a staff of “Hello Girls” to manage the calls.   In all reality, citizens have the ability to participate in political life more often than they have the ability to vote....

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The Art of Influencing Legislation

Posted on Mar 13, 2019 in Perspectives

  Letter writing campaigns have the potential to mobilize a large group of constituents to voice their opinion about a specific issue. A well-timed, informed and clearly written letter writing campaign can have significant influence on political decisions. Utilizing our Letterdesk product in tandem with our Patch Calls has proven to be an effective strategy to achieve your public policy goals!   A little planning goes a long way. The key to success in any letter writing campaign is volume — to demonstrate a meaningful level of constituent concern to the elected official.  A...

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Redefining Communication

Posted on Mar 6, 2019 in Perspectives

I’m going to let you in on a secret: our society is turning into a mobile first generation. Think about it: how many times do you reach for your phone instead of your computer to complete a task? I know I do. It’s just so convenient. People have an increased expectation that your organization exists on social channels and have a mobile responsive website. Therefore, we can evolve our organization communications by utilizing texting to spread our message.   Texting is personal.   Even in 2019, we still correlate texting as a part of personal communications. It’s personal, quick, and...

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Constituent Connect

Posted on Mar 16, 2018 in Memos

Take advantage of our omni-channel advocacy approach by contacting, educating and activating your supporters for any advocacy project by using our Letterdesk, Patch Call, or Townhall options. See more about each on our one pager below. View...

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