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Pride 2020: 3 Ways to be an Ally During and After Pride Month

By Darragh Joyce | June 17, 2020

It’s somewhat popular knowledge that Marsha P. Johnson, a Black transgender American, threw the first brick outside of the kitschy doors of the Stonewall Inn, igniting what would become known as the Stonewall Riots of 1969. Pride, in its very first iteration, before the parades and feel-good messages of liberation and equality demanded the spotlight.…

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…

The New Super Tuesday: Webinar Recap

By Diego Rivera | June 9, 2020

Setting Strategy for ‘The Overshadowed Election’ When historians write about this year’s election, it will be remembered as a turning point. The results will shape America’s racial climate, its economic recovery, and its role on the world stage.  The election may also go down as one of the most disrupted. The pandemic’s social distancing rules…

Embracing Tough Times and Tough Conversations in the Workplace

By Shelli Holland | June 5, 2020

If you took a walk through the Phone2Action office before the pandemic, you would see almost two dozen colorful flags suspended on the walls and ceiling. The flags represent the countries our employees call home, and they hang as a wonderful reminder that differences are a vital part of Phone2Action. Respecting differences is important at…

Get Out The Vote—Now!

By Jason Langsner | June 1, 2020

Get Ready for Huge Changes in Voting Rules—and Big Opportunities for GOTV With this year’s general election less than six months away, it’s time to talk about how to get out the vote—and we mean NOW ! Call it GOTV(N). At the start of the year, traditional milestones like the Iowa Caucuses in February and…

Digital Advocacy Takes the Lead

By Erik Rosedahl | May 21, 2020

Nine weeks into the COVID 19 pandemic, most advocacy and government relations professionals are working remotely and living on a constant diet of Zoom meetings and conference calls. Corporate government affairs shops, trade association staff and nonprofit leaders are busier than ever rewriting plans or budgets, and charting a course through the “new normal.” No…

Communicating on COVID: Lessons from Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Companies

By Phil Carey | May 11, 2020

Few companies were thrown into the spotlight during the pandemic like those in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. Both play the leading role in creating treatments and a vaccine for COVID-19—things that Americans truly care about. “PhRMA is very much having a moment right now,” said Ellen Gerstein, head of content and employee engagement at…

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…

Associations: Today’s Actions Could Revolutionize the Future of Your Public Affairs Program

By Martyn Griffen | April 30, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced an interesting dynamic to advocacy programs: while our physical interaction with one another might be at unprecedented lows, our digital interaction has never been higher. Engagement between associations and their supporters increased 10-fold in the month after the COVID-19 crisis broke, according to Phone2Action’s State of Advocacy data. Overall, an…

From Challenges to BIG Opportunities: How Trade Associations Can Make an Impact

By Lindsay Gill | April 20, 2020

For the first time in U.S. history, all 50 states are under a major disaster declaration due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As we move through our sixth week in a work-at-home world, a clearer picture is emerging of how the next few months may look.  With more than 200 million Zoom meetings taking place daily,…