Civic Engagement and Advocacy Blog

Why Grassroots Advocacy?     Advocacy = Donations

Advocacy is about Action, which means it's really about Marketing!

Critical Do's and Dont's of Advocacy Action Alerts

Votility / iMIS Integration Now Available

How to Evaluate an Advocacy Platform – Part Two

Evaluating Advocacy Software, an Admittedly Biased View – Part One

From Zero to 60 with Grassroots Activism: Arkansas Learns Case Study

Why is advocacy so important for businesses?

Civic Engagement Best Practices for Legislative Action Centers

Attracting the next generation of advocates

The Most Common Grassroots Advocacy Challenges

How do you determine the success of your nonprofit?

3 Reasons Your Membership and Donor Marketing is Annoying

Inbound for Non Profits is a No Brainer

Measuring Member Engagement in an Online Advocacy Community

The Engagement Link Between Community and Advocacy

Advocacy Software Update: SSO Integration with BillTrack50

New Grassroots Advocacy Software Features

How to Create an Online Grassroots Community Plan for Lobbying

[Press Release] Abila Marketplace and Votility Announce Partnership to Offer Integrated Advocacy Platform

Are Online Communities the Answer for Grassroots Advocacy?

The Best Fund Raising Ideas for 2015

Timing is Everything for Grassroots Advocacy Results

What Insights Can Be Gained from Grassroots Advocacy Campaigns?

Are You Closing the Legislative Advocacy Loop?

Which Advocacy Software Should You Choose?

[Press Release] Higher Logic and Votility Partner to Expand Member Engagement Tools

Does That Bill Have a Chance at Passing?

Best Practices for Advocacy Campaign Execution

Essential Tools for Successful Advocacy Campaigns

Effective Advocacy Strategies in 9 Steps

Measureable Member Engagement is Here to Stay

[Press Release] Bill Track 50 and Votility Announce Official Partnership

Turning Public Policy Advocacy into Membership Gains

Nonprofit Fundraising Ideas Gone Viral: The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

How to Design a Great Grassroots Advocacy Website

Design a Grassroots Campaign That Really (Really!) Works

How Your Nonprofit Can Do More With Less

The Ultimate Legislative Advocacy Checklist

5 Steps to Better Cause Marketing

Step Up Your Advocacy Like AFG

Exemplary Nonprofit Engagement: UNICEF

Is Advocacy Playing a Bigger Role for Associations?

How to Modernize Your Member Retention and Fundraising Strategy

How to Turn Customers into Advocates

6 Indispensable Seth Godin Quotes for Nonprofit Advocacy

What Glenn Beck Doesn't Know About Grassroots Advocacy

Exemplary Nonprofit Engagement: American Red Cross

Exemplary Nonprofit Engagement: The Nature Conservancy

Exemplary Nonprofit Engagement: Safe Passage

How Government Relations Can Increase Member Engagement

5 Steps to Build Donor Loyalty Through Social Media

Exemplary Nonprofit Engagement: Water is Life

How to Fundraise Online

Your Nonprofit’s Most Overlooked Marketing & Fundraising Opportunity

Grassroots Campaigns — Independence Day Style

How to Increase Donations with Grassroots Advocacy

How to Use Social Media for Excellent Member Engagement

Get Off Your Ask ;)

Right Place, Right Time Issue Advocacy

Silence of the Advocates

3 Tips on Issue Advocacy for Boring Causes

Membership Organizations Can Bridge the Gap of Legislative Leadership

The Role of Advocacy in Member Acquisition and Retention

Engaging Donors with the Heart — It's Not a Fairytale

How Does Your Donor Relations Strategy Impact Donor Engagement?

How to Make Your Fundraising Ideas Exceed Your Fundraising Dreams

5 Fundraising Tips for Nonprofits

Why Member Engagement MUST be a 2-Way Street

8 Best Practices for Removing Barriers to Member Engagement

6 Ways to Make Advocacy Software Updates Easier

4 Ways to Close the Loop on Grassroots Advocacy

Best Practices for Grassroots Advocacy Campaigns

Taking Action, Inspiring Membership Engagement, Getting Results

Marketing for Non-Profits — Are You Engaging Members or Confusing Them?

5 Ways to Improve Member Engagement During Legislative Recess

Advocacy Doesn't Just Happen: The Importance of Staying Connected.

What Do Lobbyists Do? How You Can Affect Legislative Advocacy

Driving growth and member engagement with a tiered benefit program

AUDC 2014 Reinforces National Trends in Advocacy

6 Ways to Increase Donations for Nonprofits

The 8 Essential Membership Marketing Ideas Behind Successful Campaigns

What Questions Should Your Membership Association Be Asking about Advocacy Software?

The Disservice Associations are Giving Their Members

Grassroots Advocacy News: Votility Announces Partnership with NonProfitEasy

Grassroots Advocacy News: Votility Announces Partnership with Chamber Nation

Grassroots Advocacy and the Lifecycle of Pending Legislation (Part Three)

Grassroots Advocacy and the Lifecycle of Pending Legislation (Part Two)

Grassroots Advocacy and the Lifecycle of Pending Legislation (Part One)

6 Steps to Applying the 80/20 Rule for Grassroots Campaigns

How NOT to Use Data for Grassroots Advocacy Campaigns

Your Declaration to Independents — Grassroots Advocacy Now!

Are you too close to your grassroots campaign message?

Maybe You Should Cancel Your Government Affairs Lobby Day

How Social Media Engagement Affects Member Retention

5 Ways to Use Story Telling for Membership Marketing and Advocacy

Can Associations Counter the Media Influence in Government Affairs?

No time for grassrooots advocacy? Find volunteer lobbyists!

Is Your Association Dipping Your Toes in Government Affairs?

How to Use the Obamacare Cat Fight for Grassroots Lobbying

The Top Two Grassroots Lobbying Obstacles

Is Your Chamber of Commerce Leading the Pack for Grassroots Lobbying?

Is Your Member's Civic Engagement Getting Lost in Spreadsheets?

8 Steps to Successful Grassroots Advocacy Campaigns

Does Your Elected Official Listen to Grassroots Lobbying?

Can a Grassroots Movement Bring Change to Leadership?

How to Use Member Segmentation for Grassroots Government Relations

How to use SSO Technology to Improve Member Engagement

Part 4- Transforming Government Relations into Non-Dues Revenue

The Real Reason the US Government Shut Down

Upcoming Advocacy Software Developments

The Citizens Role in the Obamacare Showdown

Has the time come for open government?

How Advocacy Groups Can Organize and Start Grassroots Campaigns

How to 'Make the Ask' in Your Government Relations

Does grassroots lobbying make a difference?

Part 3- Transforming Government Relations into Non-Dues Revenue

Will Your Grassroots Advocacy Campaigns Last for 50 Years?

The Two Essential Traits of Successful Grassroots Campaigns Managers

Part 2- Transforming Government Relations into Non-Dues Revenue

Transforming Government Relations into Non-Dues Revenue

Getting Started on Facebook for an Advocacy Campaign

A Civic Engagement Strategy in 6 Steps

How to Bridge the Gap in NonProfit Communications Silos

The Importance of Grassroots Lobbying for Chambers of Commerce

Impressions and Ideas from ACCE 2013: Momentum in OKC

Why Your Top Down Membership Engagement Strategy is Doomed to Fail

Grassroots Advocacy News: Votility Announces Partnership with Avectra

Is Content Curation Part of Your Advocacy Mission Statement?

Civic Engagement and Communication Best Practices

16 Principles of Persuading People for Grassroots Campaigns

7 Civic Participation Education Lessons

When is the Best Time to Ask for a Donation Request?

What the IRS and NSA Teaches Us About Civic Engagement

10 Civic Engagement Tips for Membership Organizations

How To Use Watch Lists for Pending Legislation

Should Your Grassroots Campaign Include Pinterest?

How to Leverage Social Media Influencers for Grassroots Advocacy

Rapid Response Email System for Grassroots Advocacy Campaigns

Civic Engagement Fail and the FAA Sequester

How One Advocacy Group Manages Grassroots Lobbying and Organizing

How to Manage Pending Legislation with Online Advocacy Software

Issue Advocacy Tips for Younger Chamber of Commerce Members

7 Membership Marketing Ideas for Chambers of Commerce

What was AARP's Major Member Engagement Mistake?

What #BostonStrong teaches us all about grassroots civic engagement.

The 1 Simple Thing Your Grassroots Campaigns Are Missing

Civic Engagement= JFK's questions + MLK's dream

5 Common Challenges of Grassroots Campaign Engagement

What motivates your members to get involved?

Email vs. Snail Mail, What is the Best Way to Reach a Rep?

How to Increase Your Member Retention

How to "Out Advocate" Your Opposition

5 Reasons Online Advocacy Software is Not a Good Fit

Where Organizations Should Focus Their Social Media Efforts in 2013

Are Your Constituents Receiving Accurate Information From The Internet?

How to Rally Your Organization After the State of the Union Speech

Top 5 Online Advocacy Tools

Member Engagement Software Increases the Ability to Have Your Voice Heard!

How to Get Your 16 Year-Old Ready for Voting in 2015

Member Engagement Software vs. Facebook, Which is More Effective?

The Best Methods to Reach Your Congressman From an Insider Point of View

Proof that Social Media Efforts Bring Success to Campaigns

New Technology Makes Contacting Your Congressman a Breeze!

How to Improve Your LinkedIn in 5 Steps

Strategy and Action Plan for Member Engagement

What Are The Benefits Of Grassroots Advocacy?

Considerations for Launching a Member Benefit Program

What is Grassroots Advocacy & Why Should I Know About It?

Purchasing Advocacy Software vs. Building an In-House Advocacy Tool

How to Create Effective Action Alerts That Get Results

Why Do Members Lose Interest in Organizations?

How to Evaluate an Online Member Engagement Tool

5 Reasons to Use Online Advocacy

How to Choose an Advocacy Management Agency

Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Member Engagement Tool

Should You Keep Your Advocacy Program In-House or Outsource?

5 Tips on How to Contact your Congressman

What is a Grassroots Advocacy Campaign?

How to Inform Members of Pending Legislation

How to Create a Successful Grassroots Advocacy Campaign

5 Critical Factors to Long-Term Social Media Success

5 Ways Social Media Can Benefit Member Engagement

DOs and DON’Ts of Member Benefit Programs

Find Out Which Social Media Platforms Are Right for Your Organization

How to Engage with Members on Social Media

You Know Your Members Care... Now Make Them ACT!

The Member Advocacy Tri-Fecta

Top 5 Reasons Why Member's Don't Engage

7 Keys To Solid Member Retention

Top 5 Member Desires

Overview of How Member Engagement Works