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Post-Election Advocacy Outlook

By Jeb Ory | November 10, 2020

This election has been historic. Possibly the highest turnout ever (148 million votes and counting). The first female vice president (who is also Black, and of South Asian descent) ever elected. Two of the oldest Presidential candidates to ever run against each other for office. And results that unfolded in slow motion over the past…

Phone2Action Acquires GovPredict

By Jeb Ory | November 2, 2020

I am thrilled to share that Phone2Action just acquired GovPredict. We’re excited to combine their powerful platform for government relations, which features legislative and regulatory tracking capabilities (7,000 municipalities are covered at the local level), unparalleled capability for donor research and stakeholder collaboration tools with our modern grassroots advocacy and enterprise communication solution. When Ximena…

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…