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Phone2Action Welcomes New CEO

Phone2Action Welcomes New CEO

By Jeb Ory | May 13, 2021

Today, I am proud to announce a milestone in our continuing journey to support public affairs, government relations, and advocacy professionals. Earlier this year, I decided to lead the charge to find a new CEO to head Phone2Action, affording me the opportunity to transition into a new role as our President and Chief Strategy Officer.…

12 Good Reasons to Remember 2020

By Jeb Ory | December 23, 2020

Few among us will forget 2020, and the truth is that we shouldn’t.  It was a devastating year, stained forever by the staggering loss of more than 300,000 Americans to a cruel and unpredictable disease. As the pandemic took lives, it also stole our sense of security. Things we took for granted, such as jobs…

Phone2Action Acquired KnowWho, the Largest and Most Accurate Directory of Public Officials

By Jeb Ory | December 14, 2020

Wow. Our Phone2Action team just got bigger. Our company just got better. And what we can deliver for our customers just hit a new level. We just took a major step forward in powering the entire governmental affairs field. How did we do it?  By acquiring KnowWho, the company that knows more about Washington influencers…

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…