Showing posts tagged with: "candidate engagement"

Webinar Materials: Candidate Engagement . June 18, 2015

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend last Thursday’s webinar, Candidate Engagement: Candidate Forums, Appearances and More. We would like to offer special thanks to our featured presenter Cheryl Clyburn Crawford, executive director of MassVOTE. Please feel free to download the webinar PowerPoint presentation, download an audio recording... read more

Upcoming Candidate Engagement Webinar: Forums, Appearances & More . June 3, 2015

Your nonprofit cannot support or oppose candidates but that doesn’t mean you can’t engage them. RSVP to learn more during next week’s webinar Candidate Engagement: Forums, Appearances and More Thursday, June 11th at 2:00pm Eastern Candidate engagement is a powerful way not only to educate your constituents about the candidates and... read more

April 16 Webinar: Voter Engagement for 501(c)(3) Nonprofits . April 9, 2015

Interested in voter engagement but not sure what the rules are? We’ve got you covered. Join us next week for: Being Nonpartisan: Voter Engagement for 501(c)(3) Nonprofits Thursday, April 16th at 2:00pm Eastern Learn about IRS guidelines for 501(c)(3) organizations on staying nonpartisan when engaging your clients, staff, and constituents around... read more

Do’s & Don’ts: Public Charities in an Election Year . October 28, 2014

Nonprofit VOTE helps 501(c)(3) nonprofits incorporate nonpartisan election activities into their services and activities. There is a wide variety of permissible activities nonprofits can do and we offer a range of resources to help your organization, whether you’re getting started for the first time or want to try out more complex candidate engagement... read more

Nonprofits Engage Candidates, Raise Profile . October 8, 2014

Nonprofits are bringing a spotlight to our sector’s issues this year and they’re doing it by engaging candidates. Engaging candidates on a nonpartisan basis shows future elected officials that our nonprofits are paying attention and that our communities vote. The Massachusetts Council of Human Service Providers hosted a gubernatorial forum... read more

Webinar Materials: Candidate Engagement . July 1, 2014

Last week’s webinar, Candidate Engagement: Forums, Appearances, and More, is now available. Many thanks to Cheryl Clyburn Crawford of MassVOTE for joining us. Watch the presentation on YouTube. If you subscribe to our channel, you’ll be notified whenever new content is posted. You can also download the PowerPoint presentation and the audio... read more

Engaging Candidates in 2014 . June 23, 2014

In November 35 Senate seats and all 435 seats in the House of Representatives are up for election in addition to state legislatures, governors, statewide offices, and more. Elections are a great way to connect with current and future elected officials. While they’re running, use the opportunity to get your issues in front of candidates, share your... read more

Candidate Engagement Webinar Materials . June 28, 2013

Yesterday’s webinar, Candidate Engagement: Candidate Forums, Appearances and More, is now available. Many thanks to MassVOTE’s Cheryl Crawford for joining us to share her expertise.  Watch the presentation on YouTube. If you subscribe to our channel, you’ll be notified whenever new content is posted. You can also download the PowerPoint... read more

Thursday: Candidate Engagement for Nonprofits . June 25, 2013

There’s still time to register for Thursday’s webinar: Candidate Engagement: Forums, Appearances and More Thursday June 27th, 2:00-3:00pm EasternCandidate engagement is one of the most effective ways your nonprofit can advocate for your community. It draws community members into the political process and also encourages voting and other... read more

June 27th Webinar: Candidate Engagement . June 13, 2013

Although nonprofits cannot support or oppose candidates for political office, there are still a number of ways to engage them on a nonpartisan basis. Learn more during our next webinar: Candidate Engagement: Forums, Appearances and More Thursday June 27th, 2:00-3:00pm EasternCandidate engagement is one of the most effective ways your nonprofit can... read more

Webinar Recap: Voter Registration Modernization . May 17, 2013

Yesterday’s webinar, Voter Registration Modernization, is now available. Many thanks to Myrna Pérez from the Brennan Center for Justice for joining us to share her expertise. Watch the presentation on YouTube. If you subscribe to our channel, you’ll be notified whenever new content is posted. You can also download the PowerPoint presentation... read more

Thursday: 501(c)(3) Guidelines for Voter Engagement . March 19, 2013

There’s still time to register for this week’s webinar on how nonprofits can conduct nonpartisan voter engagement work! Being Nonpartisan: 501(c)(3) Guidelines for Nonprofits Doing Voter Engagement Thursday March 21st, 2:00-3:00pm Eastern Unsure what it means to be nonpartisan when engaging voters and connecting to candidates around elections?... read more

Four Reasons to Get Involved in Local Elections . February 8, 2013

Although local elections lack the prominence of presidential races, they are a great platform for nonprofits to begin or expand their voter engagement efforts. Participation tends to be lower in local races because many voters don’t understand the offices, know the candidates, or have great exposure to a local campaign. Inherently, these local... read more

New Candidate Appearance Factsheet . June 11, 2012

If you want to engage candidates but don’t have the time to organize a candidate forum, consider inviting candidates to appear at your organization or an event you’re hosting. Our newest factsheet covers how to ensure that candidate appearances at your nonprofit stay nonpartisan and balanced under any circumstances: whether you invite candidates... read more

Candidate Forum Webinar Materials . May 29, 2012

Last week’s webinar, Engage Candidates and Build Clout: How to Host a Candidate Forum, is now available! Thank you to our wonderful presenter, Cheryl Crawford of MassVOTE. You can watch the presentation on YouTube, and if you subscribe to our channel, you’ll be notified whenever new content is posted. You can also download the PowerPoint... read more

Learn How to Host a Candidate Forum . May 22, 2012

Consider hosting a candidate forum to kick off your 2012 voter engagement efforts! It benefits both your organization and your constituents and can take your work to the next level. Register for Thursday’s webinar to learn more: Engage Candidates and Build Clout: How to Host a Candidate Forum Thursday May 24th, 2:00-3:00pm Eastern Hosting a... read more

Four Reasons to Host a Candidate Forum . May 16, 2012

Although it is a valuable piece of nonprofit voter engagement, candidate engagement if often overlooked. But whether your organization is well-versed in voter participation or is just getting started, engaging candidates can benefit both your organization and your constituents. Hosting a candidate forum can take your efforts to the next level by:Making... read more

Don’t Be Shy, Engage the Candidates! . May 14, 2012

Our next webinar is a great opportunity to learn about one of the ways nonprofits can engage candidates on a nonpartisan basis! Engage Candidates and Build Clout: How to Host a Candidate ForumThursday May 24th, 2:00-3:00pm Eastern Hosting a nonpartisan candidate forum gives your nonprofit the opportunity to educate candidates on the issues that matter... read more

Candidates Talk Back with Candidate Questionnaires! . April 18, 2012

While nonprofits cannot support or oppose a candidate for office, there are a number of ways to engage candidates on a nonpartisan basis. Consider creating a candidate questionnaire: not only will it allow you to communicate with candidates, but it will also let your clients (and the public) know what the candidates think about a variety of issues... read more

April Webinar: Stay Nonpartisan . April 11, 2012

Want to give voter engagement a try, but aren’t completely sure what it means to be nonpartisan? Register for our April webinar and find out! Being Nonpartisan: 501(c)(3) Guidelines for Voter Engagement WorkThursday April 26th, 2:00-3:00pm Eastern Learn what it means to be nonpartisan and how it impacts the voter engagement efforts of nonprofits.... read more

Engage Candidates in 2012 . February 14, 2012

Take advantage of the 2012 election coverage and engage the candidates! A presidential election piques interest in both local and national politics, so many candidates are eager to participate in a variety of events. Connect with them by hosting a candidate forum, inviting them to an event, or giving them research and information about the issues you... read more

Speed Dating for Votes . December 9, 2011

Last month, candidates in Vancouver’s municipal elections campaigned a little differently—they dated voters. Of course, these were strictly platonic “dates” and were part of a candidate speed dating event organized by Get Your Vote On—a nonpartisan group who encourages youth participation. For many attendees, the format made... read more

New Hampshire Primary Project Returns . October 11, 2011

The New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits, in partnership with the National Council of Nonprofits, is once again sponsoring the 2012 Primary Project, a presidential candidate education initiative. The Project empowers members of the nonprofit and civic sector to engage candidates campaigning in New Hampshire, while also raising candidate and public awareness... read more