Showing posts tagged with: "Resource"

10 Things to Do from Now until Election Day . August 3, 2016

November 8th is just weeks away. Early voting starts in a month in early October in some states. There’s still a great deal your nonprofit can do to encourage voting and raise the profile of Election Day. Promote Early Voting Opportunities. Early voting can allow voters to avoid lines and provides additional flexibility in casting a ballot... read more

New Factsheet: HIPAA and Civic Engagement at Health Centers . June 26, 2015

HIPAA is the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 and one of its primary goals is to protect the confidentiality and security of healthcare information. Protecting patient information is paramount for health centers, but complying with HIPAA does not prevent them from successfully conducting voter outreach with patients. What... read more

Don’t Overlook 2015 . April 24, 2015

While there are already candidates officially running for office in 2016, this year’s elections should not be overlooked. In 2015, 558 cities will hold mayoral elections. Although national elections get the majority of news coverage, “It’s often these local governments that determine policy issues about policing, education, transportation,... read more

The Benefits of Voting: Who Votes Matters . January 29, 2015

Until recently, conventional wisdom held that those who vote on a regular basis and those who don’t have similar views on most issues. However, new research shows that “nonvoters”–those who don’t vote regularly or at all, and who are disproportionately lower income, younger, and new citizens–differ markedly on issues like the role... read more

The Benefits of Voting for Nonprofits . January 27, 2015

Voter engagement efforts build stronger nonprofits. Nonprofits whose communities vote have more access to elected officials, increased clout on issues, and are better positioned to advance their mission. Nonprofits reach people missed by traditional campaigns, contributing to more active citizenship and an electorate that more fully represents the communities... read more

The Benefits of Voting for Voters . January 22, 2015

Nonprofit voter engagement is good for organizations, but did you know that it’s also good for the people you serve? Voting is connected with a host of positive benefits for the individual voter. Compared to non-voters, voters are more likely to volunteer, contact their elected officials, and stay informed about local affairs. Voting is associated... read more

2015 Webinar Series Preview . January 12, 2015

A New Year and new elections can only mean one thing–the return of Nonprofit VOTE’s webinar series! In 2015 we will cover a variety of nonprofit voter engagement topics, including:Nonpartisan Guidelines for 501(c)(3) Nonprofits, Voter Registration, Voter Turnout in the 2014 Midterm Election, Candidate Engagement, Ballot Measure Advocacy, National... read more

Make Your 2015 Voter Engagement Plan . January 9, 2015

The 2016 presidential election will garner major media attention this year as candidates seek to position themselves ahead of the primary elections that kick off next January. This attention overshadows the many important elections happening around the country in 2015 including mayoral and gubernatorial races. If your community doesn’t have an... read more

Nonprofit VOTE Highlights from 2014 . December 12, 2014

Much has been written about turnout in this year’s election: it was the lowest in 72 years at 37%, but still typical for a midterm. Less known is that voters served by nonprofits–youth and voters of color–increased their share of the electorate compared to the 2010 midterm. This trend will continue in election cycles to come. Despite... read more

12 Days of Voter Engagement Resources . December 8, 2014

To wrap up 2014, Nonprofit VOTE is celebrating with 12 Days of Voter Engagement Resources! This series will highlight our top voter engagement resources for nonprofits. We hope it will both inspire you and help you prepare as your organization plans for 2015 and beyond. Follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook as we unveil a different resource every... read more

Countdown to Election Day: 2014 Election Day Toolbox . October 29, 2014

Be prepared to assist and encourage voters next Tuesday, November 4th. Voters are more likely to participate if they believe turnout will be high, and your reminders can convince people to head to the polls.Send a communication to your audience promoting the voting tools below. Make the election visible. Advertise polling hours prominently on your... read more

Seven Principles for Getting Out the Vote . October 27, 2014

November 4th is almost here! Over the next week, your discussions with clients and constituents about voting are critical. Use these tested strategies to make your get-out-the-vote efforts as effective as possible.Make it Personal Voter mobilization research shows that people are more likely to participate when contacted personally by someone they... read more

Webinar Materials: Nonprofits Get Out the Vote . October 10, 2014

Yesterday’s webinar, Nonprofits Get Out the Vote, is now available. Many thanks to Abby Kiesa of CIRCLE for presenting. 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 portion of the presentation. Below are... read more

Webinar Materials: Expanding the Right to Vote . September 19, 2014

Yesterday’s webinar, Expanding the Right to Vote in 2014, is now available. Many thanks to Jonathan Brater of the Brennan Center for presenting. Watch the presentation on YouTube. If you subscribe to our channel, you’ll be notified whenever new content is posted. You can also download a PDF of the PowerPoint presentation and the audio portion... read more

Webinar Materials: Voter Registration at Your Nonprofit . August 22, 2014

Yesterday’s webinar, Voter Registration at Your Nonprofit, is now available. Many thanks to Rebecca Gorrell of the Colorado Participation Project for presenting. Watch the presentation on YouTube. If you subscribe to our channel, you’ll be notified whenever new content is posted. You can also download a PDF of the PowerPoint presentation... read more

November 4th Store . August 14, 2014

Visibility is key to voter engagement efforts. Promoting the election and offering reminders can help increase the likelihood that voters will register and turn out on Election Day. “Vote November 4” buttons, stickers, and posters are available in our online store to help with your 2014 voter engagement efforts. All items are offered at... read more

Webinar Materials: Celebrate National Voter Registration Day . August 11, 2014

Last week’s webinar, Celebrate National Voter Registration Day, is now available. Many thanks to Jimmy A. Hernández of Voto Latino and Maggie Duncan of the League of Women Voters of the US for joining us to talk about this exciting holiday for democracy. Watch the presentation on YouTube. If you subscribe to our channel, you’ll be notified... read more

Webinar Materials: Ballot Measure Advocacy . July 25, 2014

Yesterday’s webinar, Laws on the Ballot: Ballot Measure Advocacy for Nonprofits, is now available. Many thanks to Abby Levine of Bolder Advocacy 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

The Benefits of Voting . July 18, 2014

Voter engagement is a critical part of nonprofit work because it not only empowers the people and the communities we serve, but it also helps us further our missions. Voter engagement makes us relevant both during and after elections, helping to make us part of critical public policy discussions and allowing us to weigh in on our issues. Voting is associated... read more

July 24th Webinar: Ballot Measure Advocacy . July 16, 2014

Learn what your nonprofit can do to take a position for or against a ballot measure – or provide neutral information on both sides. Laws on the Ballot: Ballot Measure Advocacy for Nonprofits Thursday July 24th at 2:00pm Eastern Nonprofits cannot support or oppose candidates, but they can take a stand on ballot measures. Ballot measure advocacy is... 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

Voting and Health: 5 Reasons It’s Good For You . June 27, 2014

Voting not only helps advance the work of your nonprofit, but it can also benefit the individuals you serve. Interested in new ways of talking to your community about voting? Consider sharing our latest resource that highlights the health benefits of voting. Voting & Health: 5 Reasons It’s Good For You:It Strengthens Social Ties. Voting... read more

NCSL Launches Elections Administration Research Database . June 26, 2014

This week, the National Conference of State Legislatures launched their Elections Administration Research Database. The database houses more than 1,900 reports dating back to 2000 that address a wide range of elections topics including election costs, voter ID, and online voter registration. The reports reflect a variety of perspectives, ranging from... read more

Factsheet Series Updated for 2014 . June 25, 2014

Nonprofit VOTE has update our factsheet series for 2014! Get the latest on candidate appearances, ballot measures, what staff can do, and more. In addition to our general factsheet series, we’ll also be releasing a new series in July on the Benefits of Voting. However, the first installment, Voting and Health: 5 Reasons It’s Good for You,... read more

PTA – A New National Partner . June 18, 2014

One of Nonprofit VOTE’s newest partners, the National PTA, is already maximizing their work. The National PTA’s purpose is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children. To facilitate this, the PTA identified and cobranded the Nonprofit VOTE resources they found... read more

Webinar Materials: Voter Registration . May 16, 2014

Yesterday’s webinar, Voter Registration at Your Nonprofit, is now available. Many thanks to Jeff Narabrook from the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State 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... read more

Webinar Materials: Who Votes Now? . April 25, 2014

Yesterday’s webinar, Who Votes Now? Demographics, Issues, Inequality and Turnout in the United States, is now available. Many thanks to Professor Nagler 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... read more

Webinar Materials: Getting Started . April 18, 2014

Yesterday’s webinar, Getting Started: Nonpartisan Voter Engagement at Your Nonprofit, is now available. Many thanks to MassVOTE’s Sara Brady for sharing 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

Nonprofits, Voting and Elections: A 501(c)(3) Guide to Nonpartisan Voter Engagement . April 10, 2014

Nonprofit VOTE is pleased to announce that an updated version of our resource, Nonprofits, Voting and Elections: A 501(c)(3) Guide to Nonpartisan Voter Engagement, is now available online. It is designed to provide guidance to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations interested in encouraging voting and voter participation among their staff, board, clients,... read more

Webinar Materials: Being Nonpartisan – 501(c)(3) Voter Engagement . March 25, 2014

Last week’s webinar, Being Nonpartisan: Voter Engagement for 501(c)(3) Nonprofits, is now available. 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 portion of the presentation, or browse all of our nonpartisan... read more

New Resource: 2014 Voter Engagement Timeline . February 10, 2014

To help you plan and organize your voter engagement work this year, we’ve created a 2014 Voter Registration and Engagement Timeline for Nonprofits and Human Service Agencies. Broken down by month, this checklist will help ensure your work is on track. It highlights planning activities for early in the year, ideas for testing out your efforts,... read more

Nonprofit VOTE’s New Online Voter Engagement Resource Library . January 27, 2014

Earlier this month, Nonprofit VOTE debuted our new website. Featured on the site is the nation’s largest online library of voter engagement resources for nonprofits. The library contains over 200 guides, toolkits, factsheets, posters, training presentations, and information about nonprofits and elections. It includes the latest voter engagement... read more

Webinar Materials: Making a 2014 Voter Engagement Plan . January 24, 2014

Yesterday’s webinar, Plan Ahead 2014: Build a Voter Engagement Timeline for Your Nonprofit, is now available. 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 portion of the presentation, or browse all of... read more

January 23rd: Making a Voter Engagement Plan . January 2, 2014

It’s January, which means it’s time to start making a voter engagement plan! The midterm elections are November 4th, and 35 Senate seats and all 435 seats in the House of Representatives are up for election. At least 21 states will have state-wide ballot measures. Make sure your nonprofit is prepared by joining our January webinar: Plan... read more

Webinar Materials: Nonprofits Increase Voting . October 25, 2013

Yesterday’s webinar, Nonprofits Increase Voting: Findings from 2012, is now available. Many thanks to Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg of CIRCLE and Isela Gutiérrez-Gunter from Democracy North Carolina for joining us for this discussion. Watch the presentation on YouTube. If you subscribe to our channel, you’ll be notified whenever new content is... read more

New Report on Turnout Gaps in 2012 Election . September 12, 2013

We’re pleased to announce that our new voter turnout report, Voter Participation Gaps in the 2012 Presidential Election, is now available. It is the latest in our America Goes to the Polls series and is based on the recently released biennial Census survey on voting and registration. The report tracks, analyzes, and explains prominent turnout... read more

Tomorrow: Voter Registration for Nonprofits . September 11, 2013

To help your community vote, you must first ensure that they are registered. There’s still time to register for tomorrow’s webinar: Ready, Set, Register: Voter Registration for Nonprofits Thursday September 12th, 2:00-3:00pm EasternVoter registration is a foundational voter engagement activity. Join us to learn how your nonprofit can... read more

Pull Out Those Calendars: Preparing for the 2014 Midterm . September 6, 2013

Is it too soon to think about next year’s national midterm and the election of Congress, one-third of the Senate, two-thirds of state governors, and almost all state legislatures? No, definitely not. Unfortunately, most nonprofits won’t even begin considering their November 2014 plans until the end of next summer. In such a small window,... read more

Webinar Recap: Health Insurance Enrollment and Voter Registration . August 22, 2013

Yesterday’s webinar, Health Insurance Enrollment and Voter Registration for Health Centers and Other Nonprofits, is now available. Many thanks to Robert Brandon of the Fair Elections Legal Network and Marc Wetherhorn of the National Association of Community Health Centers for joining us for this discussion. Watch the presentation on YouTube.... read more

Ballot Measure Advocacy Webinar Materials . July 26, 2013

Yesterday’s webinar, Laws on the Ballot: Ballot Measure Advocacy for Nonprofits, is now available. Many thanks to Nayantara Mehta of the Alliance 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... read more

National Voter Registration Day Webinar . July 25, 2013

Are you ready for National Voter Registration Day? Learn more during our next webinar: National Voter Registration Day is September 24th Thursday August 1st, 2:00-3:00pm EasternOn September 24, 2013, volunteers, celebrities, and organizations from all over the country will “hit the streets” for the second annual National Voter Registration... read more

Thursday’s Webinar: Ballot Measure Advocacy . July 23, 2013

There’s still time to register for Thursday’s webinar. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how your nonprofit can work for or against a ballot measure: Laws on the Ballot: Ballot Measure Advocacy for Nonprofits Thursday July 25th, 2:00-3:00pm EasternAlthough nonprofits cannot support or oppose candidates, they can take a stand on... read more

July 25th: Ballot Measure Advocacy for Nonprofits . July 11, 2013

Did you know that working for or against a ballot measure is considered lobbying (not electioneering) and is therefore a permissible activity for 501(c)(3) organizations? Learn more during our next webinar: Laws on the Ballot: Ballot Measure Advocacy for Nonprofits Thursday July 25th, 2:00-3:00pm EasternAlthough nonprofits cannot support or oppose... 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

Order a Free "Register to Vote" Poster . May 15, 2013

Nonprofit VOTE’s popular “Register to Vote” poster is back, and available in both Spanish and English. Whether you’re gearing up for a state election or just want to make voting more visible at your organization, this poster is the perfect tool.  Voter registration is one way that your organization can encourage year round... read more

May 16th Webinar: Voter Registration Modernization . April 29, 2013

In every state except North Dakota, voters must be registered before they can cast a ballot. Join us for a discussion about ways to update voter registration systems that make it easier for election offices to maintain lists and for voters to keep their information up to date:Voter Registration Modernization Thursday May 16th, 2:00-3:00pm EasternOver... read more

April 18 Webinar: Voter Turnout in the 2012 Election . April 8, 2013

Looking for interesting facts about the 2012 election and turnout? Join our next webinar: Voter Turnout in the 2012 Election Thursday April 18th, 2:00-3:00pm Eastern 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... read more

Webinar Materials: Nonpartisan Guidelines for Voter Engagement . March 22, 2013

Yesterday’s webinar, Being Nonpartisan: 501(c)(3) Guidelines for Nonprofits Doing Voter Engagement, is now available. It describes how nonprofits can engage their communities through nonpartisan voter registration, voter education, and get-out-the-vote efforts.  Watch the presentation on YouTube. If you subscribe to our channel, you’ll... 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

America Goes to the Polls 2012: State by State Turnout . March 11, 2013

With elections now certified in all 50 states, Nonprofit VOTE is pleased to release the latest edition of America Goes to the Polls–a report on national turnout and voting trends. Despite Hurricane Sandy and a slew of proposed or enacted state-level changes in voting procedures, an estimated 58.7% of eligible voters cast ballots on November... read more

Next Webinar: Nonpartisan Guidelines for 501(c)(3) Voter Engagement . March 8, 2013

How does a nonprofit conduct nonpartisan voter engagement work? Find out during our next webinar: 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? Join our next training when... read more

Nonprofit Voter Engagement Webinar Materials . February 22, 2013

Yesterday’s webinar, Getting Started with Nonprofit Voter Engagement, is now available. Thank you to Isela Gutiérrez-Gunter for joining us to discuss how nonprofits can participate in 2013 elections. Watch the presentation on YouTube. If you subscribe to our channel, you’ll be notified whenever new content is posted. You can also download... read more

Tomorrow: Getting Started with Voter Engagement . February 20, 2013

There’s still time to register for tomorrow’s webinar! Get Started with Nonprofit Voter Engagement Thursday February 21st, 2:00-3:00pm Eastern Looking for an introduction to nonpartisan voter engagement for nonprofits? Join us for an overview of nonpartisan dos and don’ts, as well as effective tactics for voter registration, voter... read more

Webinar: Getting Started with Voter Engagement . January 31, 2013

Voters won’t be selecting the next president this year, but they will be electing state and local government leaders. Don’t sit out during these important elections! Get Started with Nonprofit Voter Engagement Thursday February 21st, 2:00-3:00pm Eastern Looking for an introduction to nonpartisan voter engagement for nonprofits? Join us... read more

Webinar Series Returns in 2013 . December 21, 2012

For a number of years, we’ve sought to fill an information void on voting and elections in the nonprofit sector with our webinar series. Webinars are free of charge for 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. They are recorded and made available on-demand online, along with the PowerPoint presentation and audio file. Our webinar series will return... read more

Are You Ready for Tomorrow? . November 5, 2012

Tomorrow is Election Day! In areas impacted by Hurricane Sandy, there may be changes to official polling locations that are not reflected in online tools. Be sure to check with your local elections office for updates to polling sites.   If you need a little push before heading to the polls, watch JFK ask every American to turn out and vote and... read more

Your Election Day Toolbox . November 1, 2012

Be prepared to assist and encourage voters on Tuesday. Voters are more likely to participate if they believe turnout will be high, and your reminders can convince people to head to the polls. Advertise polling hours prominently on your website and in your lobby. Find yours with our 50 state map and download a “Vote November 6th” poster. Use... read more

Get Ready for Election Day! . October 26, 2012

Materials from yesterday’s webinar, Get Ready for Election Day, are now available. With a week and a half to go until Election Day, there are still many things your nonprofit can do to encourage voters to participate in 2012! Watch the full webinar on YouTube. If you subscribe to our channel, you’ll be notified whenever new content is posted.... read more

Webinar Tomorrow: Get Ready for Election Day . October 24, 2012

There are less than two weeks until November 6th, but there’s still plenty your organization can do to educate voters and get-out-the-vote! Get Ready for Election Day Thursday October 25th, 2:00-3:00pm Eastern The final days before Election Day and Election Day itself are crucial to your voter engagement efforts. Find out how your nonprofit... read more

Ballot Measures: What Nonprofits Can Do . October 23, 2012

On November 6th voters will decide the fate of 176 ballot measures in 38 states. They cover a range of issues including taxes and revenue, immigrant rights, public services, criminal justice, voter ID requirements, and same-sex marriage. While nonprofits cannot endorse or oppose candidates for office, they can engage their communities around ballot... read more

"Nonprofits Get Out the Vote!" Event Recap . October 16, 2012

Materials from last week’s web event, Nonprofits Get Out the Vote! Countdown to Election Day, are now available. Hundreds of nonprofits from across the county participated, demonstrating the growing momentum and support within the sector for nonpartisan voter engagement Couldn’t tune in? Watch the event on YouTube. If you subscribe to... read more

Thursday: Nonprofits Get Out the Vote! Web Event . October 9, 2012

Be prepared (and get excited!) about Election Day by joining Nonprofit VOTE for a special web event: Nonprofits Get Out the Vote! Countdown to Election DayThursday, October 11th at 2:00pm EasternThe final weeks leading up to an election are critical for voters, and during that time the potential to impact turnout is enormous. Learn more during this... read more

"Vote November 6" Kits Still Available . October 8, 2012

There’s still time to order a “Vote November 6” kit–but not much! Kits will only be available for another week or two, so order yours today and ensure you have materials to help engage voters in your community around the upcoming election. The kit includes a poster, stickers, button, and a list of suggested activities for nonprofits.... read more

Special Web Event: Nonprofits Get Out the Vote! . September 27, 2012

Be prepared (and get excited!) about Election Day by joining Nonprofit VOTE for a special web event: Nonprofits Get Out the Vote! Countdown to Election DayThursday, October 11th at 2:00pm EasternThe final weeks leading up to an election are critical for voters, and during that time the potential to impact turnout is enormous. Learn more during this... read more

Nonprofits Get Out the Vote – Join Us! . September 21, 2012

Yesterday’s webinar, Nonprofits Get Out the Vote, is now available. Thank you to Ashley Herad from the Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations for joining us to discuss how nonprofits can get out the vote in 2012. Watch the presentation on YouTube. If you subscribe to our channel, you’ll be notified whenever new content is posted.... read more

National Voter Registration Day is Almost Here! . September 12, 2012

September 25th is almost here and there’s plenty you can do to ensure your community is registered and ready to vote! On November 6th, 90% of registered voters will vote, compared to 0% of unregistered voters. Yesterday’s webinar, National Voter Registration Day: Get Involved, is now available. Watch the presentation on YouTube, download... read more

Saturday is National Military Voter Readiness Day . September 11, 2012

In collaboration with the Heroes Vote Initiative, Nonprofit VOTE is pleased to announce that September 15, 2012 is National Military Voter Readiness Day. The goal of Military Voter Readiness Day is twofold: 1) to raise awareness of upcoming state deadlines for military members to register to vote and request an absentee ballot, and 2) to encourage... read more

September 20: Nonprofits Get Out the Vote Webinar . September 10, 2012

As trusted messengers, nonprofits are well positioned to help their communities participate and vote. Nonprofits Get Out the Vote Thursday September 20th, 2:00-3:00pm Eastern Nonprofits can engage in a variety of nonpartisan activities to get-out-the-vote in their community. Learn what your nonprofit can do in the days and weeks leading up to Election... read more

Only 3 Weeks Until National Voter Registration Day! . September 4, 2012

National Voter Registration Day is just three weeks away, but there’s still time to join the thousands of volunteers and organizations who have already signed on. National Voter Registration Day: Get Involved! Tuesday September 11th, 2:00-3:00pm Eastern On September 25th, 2012 thousands of nonprofits, civic groups, and volunteers across the country... read more

Promote Democracy by Recruiting Poll Workers . August 31, 2012

Yesterday’s webinar, Poll Worker Recruitment: You Be the Judge, is now available. Thank you to Jenny Flanagan from Common Cause for joining us to discuss how nonprofits can facilitate democracy by encouraging their constituents to serve as poll workers and translators. Watch the presentation on YouTube. If you subscribe to our channel, you’ll... read more

Poll Worker Recruitment Webinar on Thursday . August 28, 2012

Register now for Thursday’s webinar on how your organization can encourage your constituents to serve as poll workers and help your community vote in 2012! Poll Worker Recruitment for Nonprofits Thursday August 30th, 2:00-3:00pm Eastern Poll workers are on the front lines of helping people vote on Election Day. This year, many states have new... read more

August Webinar: Recruiting Poll Workers . August 16, 2012

We can’t have Election Day without poll workers and translators! Encourage your constituents to serve as poll workers and help your community vote in 2012. Poll Worker Recruitment for Nonprofits Thursday August 30th, 2:00-3:00pm Eastern Poll workers are on the front lines of helping people vote on Election Day. This year, many states have new... read more

Get Your "Vote November 6" Poster! . August 13, 2012

We’re pleased to debut our “Vote November 6” poster design for 2012! Order yours by signing up to support voting November 6th! You can choose to receive just the poster or a full “Vote November 6” kit which includes a poster, button, and stickers to help your nonprofit promote the election. After ordering a copy, download... read more

Nonprofit Voter Registration Webinar Resources . August 3, 2012

Yesterday’s webinar, Ready, Set, Register: Nonprofit Voter Registration, is now available. Thank you to Isela Gutiérrez-Gunter from Democracy North Carolina for joining us to discuss how your nonprofit can raise participation rates in 2012 by registering voters. Watch the presentation on YouTube. If you subscribe to our channel, you’ll... read more

70 (Week)days of Get-Out-the-Vote Posters! . August 1, 2012

We’re kicking off our countdown to November 6th with 70 (week)days of posters! Every weekday from now until Election Day we’ll be sharing a different poster design from AIGA’s get-out-the-vote galleries. As part of their Design for Democracy program, AIGA–the professional association for design–has invited their members... read more

Election Protection Webinar Materials . July 27, 2012

Yesterday’s webinar, Nonprofits and Election Protection: Our role in helping our communities vote November 6, is now available. Thank you to Eric Marshall from the Lawyers’ Committee for joining us to discuss how your nonprofit can help ensure that your community members have the information and resources they need to successfully cast a... read more

Upcoming Nonprofit Voter Registration Webinar . July 26, 2012

November is only a few months away! Help register your clients and community members to vote and ensure that their voices are heard in 2012! Register to learn more: Ready, Set, Register: Nonprofit Voter Registration Thursday August 2nd, 2:00-3:00pm Eastern Registering to vote is the first step to becoming an active and engaged voter. In 2008, nine... read more

Register Now for Nonprofits and Election Protection . July 24, 2012

There’s still time to register for Thursday’s webinar: Nonprofits and Election Protection Thursday July 26th, 2:00-3:00pm Eastern 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 year. We’ll discuss tools like the... read more

Test Your Advocacy Capacity! . July 23, 2012

Bolder Advocacy (Alliance for Justice) has a new Advocacy Capacity Tool to help nonprofits and foundations assess their ability to conduct advocacy. The online survey can provide insights and help make your advocacy more effective. Nonprofit voter engagement is a critical piece of your advocacy toolkit. Raising participation rates in your community... read more

It’s Summer, Don’t Forget About SPF! . July 20, 2012

Summer is in full swing and while you’re enjoying the seasonal fun, you shouldn’t forget about SPF. While sunscreen is important for your outdoor activities, we’re talking about a different kind of SPF–Start Planning for Fall! The November general election is just months away and there’s plenty your nonprofit can do to... read more

Upcoming Webinar: Nonprofits & Election Protection . July 17, 2012

In addition to helping clients register to vote, nonprofits can play a critical role in ensuring our communities can actually cast a ballot. Nonprofits and Election Protection Thursday July 26th, 2:00-3:00pm Eastern Your nonprofit can help ensure that your clients, constituents, and community members have the information and resources they need... read more

Voter Engagement Starter Kit: Updated for 2012 . July 16, 2012

Now that your organization has decided to endorse voting, you might be wondering what to do next. Just in time to help you make your summer plans, we’ve revised our Starter Kit for 2012! A Voter Participation Starter Kit for Nonprofits and Social Service Agencies is an ideal guide for helping kick off voter participation activities at your organization. It... read more

Participate in National Voter Registration Day! . July 13, 2012

Yesterday’s webinar, National Voter Registration Day: How to Get Involved, is now available. With so many great questions from participants, you’ll definitely want to check out these materials! Watch the presentation on YouTube. If you subscribe to our channel, you’ll be notified whenever new content is posted. You can also download... read more

Keeping Track of Your Nonprofit’s Advocacy . July 12, 2012

Bolder Advocacy (Alliance for Justice) recently released Keeping Track: A Guide to Recordkeeping for Advocacy Charities. The guide is designed to help nonprofit staff and board members track the lobbying activities of their organization and accurately report those activities to the IRS. The guide contains sample forms and multiple options for tracking... read more

National Voter Registration Day Webinar on Thursday . July 10, 2012

The only way to ensure that your clients and constituents can vote in November is to make sure they’re registered! Join us on Thursday for: National Voter Registration Day: How to Get Involved Thursday July 12th, 2:00-3:00pm Eastern On September 25th, 2012 thousands of nonprofits, businesses, and volunteers across the country will band together... read more

Get Involved in National Voter Registration Day! . July 2, 2012

The only way to ensure that your clients and constituents can vote in November is to make sure they’re registered! National Voter Registration Day: How to Get Involved Thursday July 12th, 2:00-3:00pm Eastern On September 25th, 2012 thousands of nonprofits, businesses, and volunteers across the country will band together for National Voter Registration... read more

Webinar Recap: What Staff Can(‘t) Do . June 29, 2012

Yesterday’s webinar, What Nonprofit Staff Can Do: Voter Engagement at Work and Off the Clock, is now available! 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 portion of the presentation, or browse all... read more

Separating Personal and Professional Election Work . June 26, 2012

Don’t let uncertainty keep you on the sidelines this year! There’s still time to register for Thursday’s webinar: What Nonprofit Staff Can Do: Voter Engagement at Work and Off the Clock Thursday June 28th, 2:00-3:00pm Eastern Outside of work, nonprofit employees are free to volunteer for political campaigns or engage in other partisan... 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

Get Your 2012 Web Badge! . June 7, 2012

Want to promote the 2012 election without completely redesigning your website? Add our new badge to your site! It’s an easy way to share information about the upcoming election and to show that your nonprofit supports voter participation. We have designs for all 50 states that direct visitors to state-specific registration deadlines and requirements,... 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

The Benefits of Election Day Registration . May 15, 2012

With Connecticut joining the ranks of Election Day (or Same Day) Registration states, let’s review how expanded registration opportunities make it possible for more people to participate. In 2010 Same Day Registration allowed almost 640,000 Americans to register and vote in the November 2, 2010 election. Moreover, states that allow for Same Day... 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

Access Yesterday’s Ballot Measure Webinar Materials . May 11, 2012

Yesterday’s webinar, Taking a Stand: Ballot Measure Advocacy for Nonprofits, is now available! Thank you to our wonderful presenters, Nayantara Mehta, Senior Counsel at the Alliance for Justice, West Coast and Cathy Johnston, Advocacy Director at the Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio, for joining us! You can watch the presentation... read more

Thursday: Ballot Measure Webinar . May 8, 2012

There’s still time to register for this week’s webinar! If you’ve already registered, consider inviting a friend or spreading the word among your networks–we want every nonprofit to feel comfortable engaging in ballot measure activities this year! Taking a Stand: Ballot Measure Advocacy for Nonprofits Thursday May 10th, 2:00-3:00pm... read more