Case studies, proven practices, testimonials, and thought-provoking articles to guide you and your supporters to ignite change.
Client Case Studies
International Justice Mission
International Justice Mission used text to recruit thousands of students nationwide to stand against the slave trade.
National Parks Conservation Association
Learn how the National Parks Conservation Association doubled donors and online revenue while unleashing powerful advocacy campaigns.
National Recreation and Park Association
Converting conference attendees to advocates with a live map and SMS keyword.
Persuading the Department of Education to reverse budget cuts in a single day with a viral campaign.
Plastic Pollution Coalition
Convincing global companies to stop using single-use plastic products with over 1 million petition signatures
Mobilizing supporters to contact their Senators in support of net neutrality protections.
The United Nations Association of the United States of America
Increasing member engagement with live calls-to-action at their annual summit.
Doctors Without Borders
Helping fight pneumonia by advocating for lower vaccine costs for all humanitarian organizations and developing country governments.
Whitepapers & Reports
Ads for Advocacy: 8 Best Practices for Social Media Ads
Discover how to get the most out of your social ad campaigns.
Social Media Responsiveness in Congress and Local Government
Analyzing the Facebook and Twitter behavior of every official Congressional account.
5 Ways Mission-Driven Companies Use Grassroots Advocacy to Effect Change
Get an overview of grassroots advocacy and see how five innovative companies are successfully using it to effect policy change in our ebook.
20 Proven Advocacy Campaigns to Make Your Own
Need inspiration for your next grassroots advocacy campaign? Read these detailed accounts of the strategies used by 20 different organizations.
5 Exemplary Digital Grassroots Campaigns by Advocacy Groups
We’ve assembled a stellar collection of digital campaigns from top advocacy organizations across the nation for you to adapt for your next campaign.
The Ultimate Guide to Social Media for Grassroots Advocacy
This in-depth guide will show you how to harness the power of social media advocacy for your cause. Find out why social media is necessary for grassroots advocacy campaigns, how you can optimize your organization’s social media presence, and how to build campaigns on social media.
9 Pro-Tips for Advanced Grassroots Advocacy
Learn how specific tactics leverage the latest in advocacy technology so you can take your advocacy program to the next level.
The State of Advocacy
Optimize your digital advocacy strategy using data-driven insights from a Phone2Action study of thousands of real advocacy campaigns. Key trends and predictions for the future of advocacy are revealed.
How to Sharpen Your Advocacy in an Election Year
Every election is important. But the stakes are rarely higher than in 2020. The outcome will bring tectonic changes to hot button issues. Will your organization have a voice? The answer depends on the strength of your advocacy game.
The Case for Professional Advocacy Software
Ask yourself this question: does your advocacy program live up to its potential? If you don’t like the answer, it may be time to look at how professional advocacy software can boost your program.
State Legislative Sessions Calendar
Forty-four states will hold sessions in 2020—know what to expect in terms of dates and bill volume.
How to Shop for Advocacy Software
Shopping for a new advocacy platform can be challenging. From budgets and approvals to integration and features, there is much to weigh and decide. To do it right, you need a process. Our latest guide, How to Shop for Advocacy Software, is a downloadable resource that can help organize your search, providing a process, a checklists and real examples of what other organizations have done and why.
The 2019 Advocacy Survey Results
The results of Phone2Action’s 2019 Advocacy Survey are here! The survey invited advocacy professionals to describe the experience they have running a program day to day. We asked about everything from audience response to the biggest challenges.
The Rise of the Digital Public Affairs Professional
In a world where face-to-face meetings are unsafe, where fly-ins are cancelled and traditional lobbying cannot take place, digital advocacy is becoming a lifeline for companies that need a voice in public policy. That means public affairs teams are taking center stage. Join us for Rise of the Digital Public Affairs Professional, a webinar on…
Advanced Strategies to Increase Election-Year Impact
The 2020 election will have a massive impact on policy. For nonprofits and associations, the issues in play have a direct effect on the mission. Activating your audience is critical. Join us from 12:30-1:30pm EST on April 7th to hear top experts from Facebook and HeadCount share the strategies they use to register and mobilize hundreds…
Election 2020: How to Drive Civic Engagement
The election will dominate the national conversation this year as Americans choose who controls the White House, Congress and thousands of state offices. Smart companies are finding ways to participate. With government officials preoccupied, events cancelled or postponed and everyone working remotely due to COVID-19, now is a good time to show your stakeholders that…
Industry Intersections: Creating Winning Advocacy Campaigns
One common problem in advocacy is that professionals cannot see what’s going on outside their field. How do your peers across nonprofit, corporate and trade associations learn from one another when it comes to successful advocacy? Join our Customer Success Manager, Scott Morrison, on January 30, 2020, at 12:30pm for a webinar conversation designed to…
How Phone2Action is Preparing for CCPA
The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) takes effect January 1, 2020, with significant implications for Phone2Action and our Clients. Phone2Action is well-positioned to comply as a result of the steps we took to address the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in 2018.
Inside the 2019 Advocacy Survey: Benchmarking Your Organization
What is the biggest challenge facing advocacy professionals right now? Is it resources, such as budget and staffing, or tactical problems, such as how to acquire new advocates and move them to action? You know the answer in your organization. Now you can find out what the rest of the industry says.
Creating High-Impact Advocacy
Learn more about how Blackbaud, the world’s leading cloud software company advancing social good, and Phone2Action, the leading digital advocacy platform powering political change, can increase your influence through powerful grassroots action.
Powering Up Local Advocacy
Constituents want to weigh-in on issues that impact their backyard, making the voices of grassroots advocates even more powerful at the local level, where representatives are often closer to their constituents than their counterparts in Washington or the state capital. But the landscape is different – we explore how and why in this webinar.
Getting Ready for State Legislative Sessions in 2020
Organizations that prepare now will be ready for next year’s legislative rush, when bills can go from committee to final passage in a matter of days. See how the pros get it done.
The Case For Better Advocacy Tools
Whether you are using free tools or a legacy system, sooner or later every organization confronts the need to buy modern, professional advocacy software. Learn from our panel of advocacy pros as they explain what happened when they switched to professional advocacy software. You’ll hear how they made the case, what the transition was like and the results they achieved before and after.
How to Sharpen Your Advocacy in an Election Year
Advocacy can be very different in an election year, and the consequences may never be greater than in 2020. Learn how to tune up your advocacy program for maximum impact before the primary season starts next year.
How to Engage When Legislators Are Out of Session
During a recess, lawmakers are often holding meetings, town halls, and making various public appearances. The best advocacy programs are planning their campaigns around these out-of-session periods, as it becomes easier to garner attention and generate awareness about your organization or cause.
How To Use Ads For Advocacy
Digital advertising is a powerful method for organizations to share their advocacy campaigns with new and existing supporters—are you leveraging it for your advocacy efforts? Learn how to acquire, engage, and mobilize new supporters using digital advertising strategies.
The State of Advocacy in 2019
We analyzed anonymous, aggregated data from hundreds of nonprofit organizations, associations, and companies that use our platform to identify unique insights about what works in digital grassroots advocacy—and what doesn’t. Get an inside look into trends and patterns in the data, and our predictions for the future.
How To Effectively Manage, Analyze, and Map Your Key Contacts
Learn how to effectively manage your key contacts—including how to survey advocates, identify existing relationships, and track meetings between your organization’s leaders and lawmakers.
When Digital Meets Physical: Effective Congress Fly-Ins
Learn how to host an effective fly-in—including how to prepare your advocates for legislative meetings, tactics that can be implemented post-event to maintain the momentum, and how to engage advocates who aren’t able to attend but are still interested in participating.
How To Integrate Your Advocacy Program (Email, Social, & Mobile)
Learn how our clients brought their advocacy campaigns into the daily lives of their supporters, by leveraging the channels that people use every day, including Facebook Messenger and SMS/texting.
Get a quick overview of Phone2Action’s digital advocacy platform to learn how we can help your organization accelerate success in your grassroots advocacy and stakeholder engagement campaigns.
How the American Heart Association Uses Phone2Action for Mobile Advocacy
The American Heart Association used Phone2Action to make it easy for advocates to take action on their phones and get involved in passing a landmark health education bill in New York. In Fall 2014, New York passed a bill that sets the stage for action by the Board of Regents to have all New York school children complete hands-only cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training.
Are Your State and Local Officials on Social Media?
We already know that 100% of Congress has a social media presence. But what about the state and local level? Watch this video to find out.
Digital Politics Podcast: “When Activists Tell Their Stories” with Alex Przybelski
Reflecting on the past decade of social activism in the U.S., one of our client strategists discusses the state of civic engagement today and the future of political movements in an ever-growing digital world.
Techie Bytes: How Tech and Politics Are Converging
Phone2Action co-founder and CEO Jeb Ory discusses how technology and politics are converging and shares advice for fellow entrepreneurs about overcoming the challenges of a SaaS startup.
Digital Politics Podcast: “Power of Pop-Up Protests” with Ximena Hartsock
Our co-founder Ximena Hartsock discusses how technology has changed activism and protests in today’s digital age, and why tapping into the internet and social media is crucial for modern-day advocacy.
Digital Politics Podcast: “Maximizing Impact of Fly-In and Legislator Days” with Erik Rosedahl
Learn about all the work that is necessary to ensure a successful fly-in. In the age of virtual activism, there is still nothing like looking a legislator in the eye and telling a compelling story to influence policy decisions.
Digital Politics Podcast: “Best Practices for Engaging All Stakeholders” with Erik Rosedahl
Erik Rosedahl explains the need to understand different types of activists and emphasizes that just focusing on the number of supporters can be misleading.
Digital Politics Podcast: “The Role of Social Media in Advocacy Campaigns” with Andrew Stanley
Andrew Stanley shares how advocates, organizations, and elected officials are using social media for advocacy.
Empowered Patient Podcast: “Who is Joining in Healthcare Protests” with Brad Ellison
How healthcare activists need to educate and identify stories that will drive home their messages.
Digital Politics Podcast: “Will the Tech Community Mobilize in Defense of Net Neutrality?” with Martyn Griffen and Christopher Arroyo
Martyn Griffen and Christopher Arroyo predict we will see protests related to the proposed rule changes for net neutrality.