Nonprofit VOTE hosts webinars on a variety of voter engagement topics, designed specifically with the 501(c)(3) nonprofit community in mind. Topics range from how to plan and execute voter engagement activities at your nonprofit to best practices for encouraging your clients and constituents to vote on Election Day.
Use the links below to watch the recorded webinar online, or download the PowerPoint presentation and associated audio file. Select a topic from the menu below or simply browse through our offerings.
Voter Participation Basics (Back to Top)
Getting Started at Nonprofit Voter Engagement
What you need to know to get started doing voter registration, education, GOTV, candidate engagement and more.
Being Nonpartisan: 501(c)(3) Guidelines for Nonprofits
Learn how to conduct nonpartisan voter participation while adhering to 501(c)(3) guidelines established by the IRS.
What Nonprofit Staff Can('t) Do
Nonprofit staff are free to engage in partisan political activities outside of work on their own time. This in-depth discussion explains how to keep work and private political activities separate.
Plan Ahead: Build a Voter Engagement Timeline for 2012
Build a voter engagement timeline for your nonprofit's voter registration, education, candidate engagement, and get-out-the-vote activities.
Nonpartisan Voter Participation Basics for Nonprofits
Find out how to register and educate voters, engage candidates, and get-out-the-vote--all in the course of activities you already do.
Voter Registration (Back to Top)
Voter Registration Modernization
Over the last few years, a number of states have enacted laws and policies to update their voter registration systems--including innovations online registration, Election Day Registration, and portable registration. This move toward voter registration modernization, supported by both voters and elections officials, has gained momentum and a number of states have already proposed new legislation in 2013. Join us for a review of voter registration updates and other important voter registration reforms.
National Voter Registration Day
On September 25th, 2012 thousands of nonprofits, businesses, and volunteers across the country will band together for National Voter Registration Day--an effort to encourage and assist all Americans to register to vote ahead of the November 6th presidential election. Join us to learn how your nonprofit can participate in this nationwide effort and utilize the opportunity to help register your clients, constituents, and community members.
Ready, Set, Register: Nonprofit Voter Registration
Learn how your nonprofit can conduct effective, nonpartisan voter registration, emphasizing on-site registration strategies.
Voter Education (Back to Top)
Laws on the Ballot: How Nonprofits Can Take a Stand on Ballot Questions
There are a number of ways your nonprofit can work on ballot measures--including taking a stand for or against them! Find out how your organization can benefit from engaging the public around ballot measures.
Learn about techniques for organizing an effective candidate forum, how to stay nonpartisan throughout the process, and gather tools to help you every step of the way.
Get-Out-the-Vote (GOTV) (Back to Top)
Nonprofits Get Out the Vote
Learn what your nonprofit can do in the days and weeks leading up to Election Day to help ensure that your clients, constituents and community members have the information they need to successfully cast a ballot.
Nonprofits and Election Protection
Learn how your nonprofit can help ensure that your clients, constituents and community members have the information and resources they need to successfully cast a ballot this presidential election year. Learn about 866-OUR-VOTE and the associated smart phone app.
Nonprofits Get Out The Vote: Countdown to Election Day
The nonprofit sector has a vital role to play in assisting its clients, consumers, constituents and others to register and vote. Hear what Nonprofit VOTE and its partners are doing to support that work.
Get Ready for Election Day 2012
The last few days leading up to Election Day and Election Day itself are a crucial part of any voter engagement strategy. Find out what you need to know to be prepared for this important final push. Discussion will focus on Get Out the Vote efforts and election protection.
Nonprofit VOTE Research (Back to Top)
Nonprofits Increase Voter Participation: New Research from the Field
Professor Kelly LeRoux discusses her work documenting the impact nonprofits have when they talk to their clients and constituents about voting.
Other Topics (Back to Top)
Voter Turnout in the 2012 Election
With elections now certified in all 50 states, Nonprofit VOTE has released America Goes to the Polls 2012, the latest in a series of reports on national turnout and voting trends. In this webinar we will examine some of the report's most interesting findings, including what state by state voter turnout rankings reveal about the factors affecting turnout, such as Election Day Registration, and swing state status. We will also examine key voting trends among populations served by our nonprofits, as well as reform proposals to expand voter registration and the opportunity to vote.
Poll Worker Recruitment: You Be the Judge
Poll workers are on the front lines of helping people vote on Election Day. Learn how your nonprofit can help facilitate democracy in your community by recruiting poll workers, translators, and poll monitors.
States Move to Restrict Voting: What Nonprofits Can Do to Defend the Right to Vote
Featured presenter Ben Hovland gives an update on recent efforts to pass legislation that creates voter registration barriers and limits access to the polls.
Think Locally: The Value of Municipal and Local Elections
Because they are intimate affairs, city, county, and other regional elections give your nonprofit an unparalleled opportunity to boost turnout and engage candidates.
Power in Numbers: Putting 2010 Census Data to Use
Featured presenters Terri Ann Lowenthal and Todd Clausen explain how you can access and use Census data to further your mission and goals.
Getting a Seat at the Table: What Nonprofits Should Know About Redistricting
Professor Justin Levitt explains the redistricting basics and how your nonprofit can be involved in the process.