Nonprofit VOTE’s monthly webinar series is a set of monthly trainings and discussions on nonpartisan voter engagement for nonprofits, featuring experts in the field.bNonprofit staff, volunteers and other interested stakeholders are invited to attend free of charge. Please note, dates are subject to change.
Please, note, dates are subject to change.
Plan Ahead 2015: Building a Voter Engagement Timeline for Your Nonprofit
February 19th (RSVP Now!)
Featured Presenter: Lindsey Hodel, National Field Director, Nonprofit VOTE
The 2014 midterm elections will be here soon, and it’s time to start thinking about your nonprofit’s plan for registering, educating, and engaging voters. This webinar discusses when, where and how to incorporate voter engagement activities into your work. It’s also designed to help you develop and tailor a 2014 voter engagement timeline for your organization.
Being Nonpartisan: Voter Engagement for 501(c)(3) Nonprofits
Held March 20th (watch on our YouTube channel)
Featured Presenter: George Pillsbury, Executive Director, Nonprofit VOTE
Learn how to ensure that your nonprofit remains nonpartisan while engaging clients, staff, and constituents around voting and elections. The webinar includes explanations of IRS rules, dos and don’ts for nonprofits, how the National Voter Registration Act might impact your nonprofit, the 501h election test, and more.
Getting Started: Nonpartisan Voter Engagement at your Nonprofit
Held April 17th (watch on our YouTube channel)
Featured Presenter: Sara Brady, Policy Director, MassVOTE
This introduction to nonprofit voter engagement work covers the basics–voter registration, voter education, candidate engagement, get-out-the-vote efforts, and staying nonpartisan–while focusing on how to integrate these activities into services you already provide.
Who Votes Now? Demographics, Issues, Inequality, and Turnout in the United States
Held April 24th (watch on our YouTube channel)
Featured Presenter: Jonathan Nagler, Professor of Politics at New York University
Professor Jonathan Nagler will discuss disparities in voter turnout among various demographic groups and how electoral reforms and the choices offered by candidates influence voter turnout.
Voter Registration at Your Nonprofit
Held May 15th (watch on our YouTube channel)
Featured Presenter: Jeff Narabrook, Voter Outreach Director, Minnesota Secretary of State
Voter registration is a foundational voter engagement activity. Learn how your nonprofit can integrate voter registration into the work you already do.
Candidate: Engagement: Forums, Appearances and More
Held June 26th (watch on our YouTube channel)
Featured Presenter: Cheryl Crawford, Executive Director, MassVOTE
Candidate engagement is one of the most effective ways your nonprofit can advocate for your community. It also draws community members into the political process and encourages voting and other civic engagement. We’ll cover candidate forums, candidate appearances, sharing research with candidates, and more.
Laws on the Ballot: Ballot Measure Advocacy for Nonprofits
Hold July 24th (watch on our YouTube channel)
Featured Presenter: Abby Levine, Legal Director of Bolder Advocacy, Alliance for Justice
In addition to providing nonpartisan information on both sides of an issue, did you know that your nonprofit can encourage your constituents to vote for or against a ballot measure? Learn the ins and outs of nonprofit ballot measure advocacy.
Celebrate National Voter Registration Day!
Held August 7th (watch on our YouTube channel)
Featured Presenters: Maggie Duncan, Program Manager, Elections at the League of Women Voters and Jimmy Hernandez, Communications Director at Voto Latino
On September 23, 2014, volunteers, celebrities, and organizations from all over the country will celebrate the third annual National Voter Registration Day. This single day of coordinated volunteer, technology and media efforts will create widespread awareness of voter registration opportunities–allowing us to reach tens of thousands of voters or more who we could not reach otherwise. Join us to learn how your organization can get involved, host your own voter registration event and more.
Voter Registration at Your Nonprofit
Held August 21st (watch on our YouTube channel)
Featured Presenter: Rebecca Gorrell, Executive Director of the Colorado Participation Project
This is a reprise of our May 15th webinar on voter registration.
Expanding the Right to Vote in 2014
Held September 18th (watch on our YouTube channel)
Featured Presenters: Jonathan Brater, Counsel for the Brennan Center for Jusitce’s Democracy Program
Learn about recent trends in election law and election administration and procedures and how these may affect the midterm elections.
Nonprofits Get Out the Vote!
Held October 9 (watch on our YouTube channel)
Featured Presenter: Abby Kiesa, Youth Coordinator and Researcher at CIRCLE and Lindsey Hodel, National Field Director for Nonprofit VOTE
Get out the vote this November! All 435 seats in the House of Representatives are up for election along with 34 Senate seats and 36 Governors’ seats. There will be state-wide ballot measures in at least 21 states along with numerous contests for local office. Learn about effective strategies and tactics for getting out the vote in your community.