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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…

COVID Mobilizations & Virtual Fly-ins

By Diego Rivera | March 19, 2020

COVID Mobilizations & Virtual Fly-ins: How to Keep Your Audience Engaged and Show Value in today’s social distancing reality Membership and trade organizations have particular challenges conducting advocacy amid the COVID-19 emergency.  Members are preoccupied with adapting their own lives to a strange new world, their organizations to a work-from-home world, and the annual meetings…

Phone2Action Joins Vote Early Day 2020 Campaign Efforts

By Diego Rivera | March 11, 2020

Phone2Action has joined Twitter, Snapchat, the NAACP, the League of Women Voters and more than 65 other organizations and brands to help create a national Vote Early Day in this year’s general election.  Sponsored by MTV, Vote Early Day is set for Oct. 24, a Saturday when most states have in-person options for early voting…

We All Contribute #EachForEqual: Celebrating 2020 International Women’s Day

By Diego Rivera | March 4, 2020

An amazing thing happened in January of 2019. Without a great deal of fanfare, Nevada swore in the first majority-woman legislature in the history of the United States. Fifty-two percent of Nevada’s assembly are now women.  Yet Nevada’s success is still more exception than rule. Among all 50 states, only Colorado’s legislature comes close at…

Inside Headcount’s Incredible Electoral Engagement Program

By Diego Rivera | March 3, 2020

There are many things that people like to do at concerts, but getting politically active was not generally on the list—until now. HeadCount is changing that with pioneering efforts in voter registration nationwide. The nonprofit is using concerts, festivals, theater, and other entertainment events to draw people—many of them young—into the electoral process. Engaging people…

Why Patagonia is an Advocacy Pioneer, Even in an Election Year

By Diego Rivera | March 2, 2020

Why Patagonia is an Advocacy Pioneer, Even in an Election Year As an outdoor clothing and gear retailer, Patagonia might be considered an unlikely catalyst for political change. Yet the company, started by west coast climbers with an environmental bent in the 1960s, has become something unique in American politics. Patagonia is perhaps the best example…

The CTA Made Themselves Heard. You Can, Too

By Darragh Joyce | February 24, 2020

The CTA Made Themselves Heard. You Can, Too. It’s hard to overstate the impact of this year’s election. The races will decide who controls the White House, Congress and thousands of state offices. Polling, debates, rallies and commentary will dominate news cycles all year long. So, what happens to the everyday business of government? The…

How AIM Powered Up Advocacy

By Darragh Joyce | February 21, 2020

How AIM Powered Up Advocacy There was a time when the Alzheimer’s Impact Movement conducted digital advocacy in traditional ways. They had a large list of supporters, sent out calls to action and generated large numbers of email letters.  The organization was successful in its mission to fight Alzheimer’s Disease by advocating for increased research…

The Importance of Integration

By Helena Pierides | February 7, 2020

When organizations go looking for new advocacy tools, the emphasis is almost always on features. Does it do patch-through calling? How’s the text function? What kind of conversion rates are people seeing? Less interesting—but arguably more important—is how your new tools will integrate with your existing technology stack.  The flow of data between your CRM…

Industry Intersection: Lessons on Winning Advocacy Campaigns

By Helena Pierides | February 5, 2020

One common problem in advocacy is that professionals cannot see what’s going on outside their field. How does someone in healthcare learn from a colleague in energy? How does a person working at a nonprofit take inspiration from a corporate advocacy strategy? To address that problem, Phone2Action convened experts from the corporate, trade association and…