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The 2020 Race: More Than JUST an Election

By Jeb Ory | June 10, 2020

The past two weeks have been filled with American outrage—and rightly so.  The killing of an innocent person at the hands of the police is the very definition of tyranny, and Phone2Action stands with the Black community in seeking to improve a system that all too often fails. Right now, the place for that outrage…

Tough Times for Nonprofits: #GivingTuesdayNow is Vital for Many Organizations

By Jeb Ory | May 5, 2020

It’s no secret that many nonprofits are struggling financially in the post-COVID world. Unable to conduct annual fundraisers, conferences and activities such as walks, bike rides and runs that are the lifeblood of many fundraising programs, the revenue slowdown can represent an existential threat.  Like many problems caused by the pandemic, solutions are being pieced…

Digital Advocacy is More Vital Than Ever—That’s Why We Launched #HearUsOut

By Jeb Ory | March 19, 2020

The advent of Coronavirus is changing how business gets done in Washington. Fly-ins are postponed. Meetings are cancelled. People are working from home.  In the weeks ahead, digital advocacy will be increasingly vital. That’s why Phone2Action is sharing its technology with the public for a first-of-its-kind effort to promote the nationwide discussion over the response…

Lessons from BBCON: Support Should Never Take Just One Form

Lessons from bbcon: Support Should Never Take Just One Form

By Jeb Ory | October 17, 2019

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Walking through Blackbaud’s bbcon conference, it is inspiring to see how many organizations have gathered to bring about change. Thousands of people have come. All are engaged in social good. And all are here to learn and improve. One of the lessons here in Nashville is about the nature of those who power our…

9 best practices for SMS advocacy campaigns

9 Best Practices for SMS Advocacy Campaigns

By Jeb Ory | November 1, 2018

Think about the last time you received a text. Did you open it? The answer is, likely, yes. Now, think about the last time you received an email. Depending on the email, you may have blindly deleted it or opened it, depending on who sent the message and what the subject line was. The average…

Why Leading Brands are Embracing Grassroots Activism

Why Leading Brands are Embracing Grassroots Activism

By Jeb Ory | June 20, 2018

When it comes to corporate social responsibility in 2018, it’s not enough anymore for companies to simply create a more environmentally-friendly supply chain or provide comfortable work environments abroad. Consumers and employees are now expecting companies to take a stand on social issues. According to a Cone Communications study conducted in 2017, 78% of consumers…

Reflecting on 2017 & the State of Grassroots Advocacy

By Jeb Ory | December 29, 2017

As 2017 comes to a close, we are turning the page on a year that has ushered in a new era of civic engagement across our country and around the world. Just as the Presidential election has shuffled the deck in Washington, DC, and statehouses across the country, 2017 has been a transformative time for…