Category: Webinars

Webinar Rundown: The Problem of Low Voter Turnout . November 20, 2017

Webinar Rundown: The Problem of Low Voter Turnout in Local Elections, 2017 Thank you to everyone who attended our November 14th webinar on “The Problem of Low Voter Turnout in Local Elections.” We would like to offer special thanks to Phil Kiesling for sharing his expertise with us. Webinar Materials: Please feel free to download the read more

Webinar Rundown: AAPI Vote . October 23, 2017

Webinar Rundown: AAPI Vote 2017 Thank you to everyone who attended our October 19th webinar on “The Asian American and Pacific Islander Vote.” We would like to offer special thanks to Karthick Ramakrishnan for sharing his expertise with us. Webinar Materials: Please feel free to download the webinar PowerPoint and audio file, or watch the webinar on Nonprofit VOTE’s YouTube channel. Quick Links: Here read more

Webinar Rundown: Working with Candidates .

Webinar Rundown: Working with Candidates 2017 Thank you to everyone who attended our October 12th webinar on “Working with Candidates.” We would like to offer special thanks to Cheryl Clyburn Crawford  for sharing her expertise with us. Webinar Materials: Please feel free to download the webinar PowerPoint and audio file, or watch the webinar on Nonprofit VOTE’s YouTube channel. Quick Links: Here are a read more

Post-Webinar Resources: Pipelining Nonprofit Leaders . July 17, 2017

Nonprofit VOTE 6/20/2017 Webinar Resources: On June 20, 2017, Nonprofit VOTE held a webinar, “Running for Office: Pipelining Nonprofit Leaders“. We would like to offer special thanks to German Cash of New American Leaders Project and Shannon Garrett of SMG Strategies for making the time to share their expertise with all of us. Webinar Materials: Please feel free to download the webinar PowerPoint and audio file, read more

Webinar Rundown: Being Nonpartisan 2017 . May 26, 2017

Webinar Rundown: Being Nonpartisan 2017 Thank you to all of you who were able to attend our webinar last week “Being Nonpartisan.” We would like to offer special thanks to David Levitt of Adler & Colvin for making the time to share his legal expertise with all of us. Webinar Materials: Please feel free to download read more

Webinar Rundown: Register Your Constituents to Vote in 2017 . May 9, 2017

Webinar Rundown: Register Your Constituents to Vote Thank you to all of you who were able to attend our webinar last week “Register Your Constituents to Vote in 2017.” We would like to offer special thanks to Cheryl Ellis of Democracy North Carolina and Emily Shamsid-Deen of Community Resource Center in Denver Colorado for lending us read more

Webinar Rundown: Voter File 101 . April 21, 2017

Voter File 101: The Benefits of Using the Voter File in Civic Engagement and Advocacy Thank you to all of you who were able to attend our April 18th webinar “Voter File 101: The Benefits of Using the Voter File in Civic Engagement and Advocacy.” We would also like to thank George Christie and Chris read more

Webinar Rundown: America Goes to the Polls 2016 . March 31, 2017

Thank you to everyone who attended our most recent webinar, America Goes to the Polls 2016. A special thanks to our presenters, Dr. Michael McDonald, Dorian McCaal, and our own Brian Miller for sharing their time and expertise. Here’s the contact information for each presenter: Dr. Michael P. McDonald Associate Professor, Department of Political Science read more

Webinar Rundown: Plan Ahead 2017 Part 2 . March 1, 2017

A big thank you to everyone who attended last week’s webinar “Plan Ahead 2017 Part 2: Nonpartisan Voter Engagement Tactics for Nonprofits.” We appreciate your excellent questions and comments. If you were unable to attend the webinar you can watch the webinar on Nonprofit VOTE’s Youtube channel now; download the PowerPoint presentation; or download the audio MP3. The two new read more

Webinar Rundown: Plan Ahead 2017 Part 1 . February 15, 2017

Our first webinar of 2017, “Plan Ahead 2017: Creating a Voter Engagement Plan and Timeline for Your Nonprofit,” is now in the books. If you were unable to attend the webinar you can watch the webinar on Nonprofit VOTE’s Youtube channel now; download the PowerPoint presentation; or download the audio MP3. The two new resources mentioned during the webinar are also read more

Webinar Rundown: Who Turned Out and What It Meant– A Profile of the 2016 Electorate . November 11, 2016

Our November webinar, one week after the election, focused changes in the composition of the electorate, voter turnout and election and voting trends. Thanks again to the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities for their generous support of the webinar. Support like theirs helps keep our webinars FREE and accessible for all! To learn more, click here. If you read more

Webinar Rundown: GOTV Webinars . October 19, 2016

We hosted two Get-Out-The-Vote (GOTV) oriented webinars in September and October. In September, we focused on GOTV techniques rooted in scientific research (sponsored by the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities), and this past Thursday we focused on how GOTV activities specifically look like in a nonprofit setting (sponsored by YWCA-USA). Thanks again to the Alliance read more

Webinar Rundown: AAPI Voter Engagement – Messaging and Tactics . September 14, 2016

Last Thursday we hosted a specialized webinar focused on Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Voter Engagement Messaging and Tactics, sponsored by the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities. Thanks again, Alliance for Strong Families and Communities! These generous sponsorships help keep our webinars FREE and accessible for all! To learn more, click here. To the read more

Webinar Rundown: Celebrating National Voter Registration Day . August 30, 2016

Interest in National Voter Registration Day, set to take place on Tuesday September 27th this year, is running high. Last Thursday’s webinar on how to get involved in NVRD attracted 569 interested nonprofit staff, volunteers and others, setting a new record for Nonprofit VOTE. If you missed the webinar, you can now watch it on YouTube, and read more

Webinar Rundown: Promising Reforms to Voting and Elections . August 4, 2016

Last Thursday, we were very fortunate to be joined by Jennifer Clark, Counsel for the Brennan Center for Justice’s Democracy Program and the Honorable Phillip Keisling, Director of the Center for Public Service, located in the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government at Portland State University and former Oregon Secretary of State to discuss promising reforms to read more

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Webinar Rundown: Nonprofit Votes Count . July 26, 2016

Webinar Rundown: Nonprofit Votes Count Last Thursday we held a webinar on Nonprofit Votes Count, a campaign headed by Nonprofit VOTE, United Way Worldwide, Independent Sector, and National Council of Nonprofits that focuses on the capacity of the nonprofit sector to do voter engagement work! If you missed the webinar, you can now watch the recording on read more

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Webinar Rundown: Voter Registration at CHCs . June 29, 2016

Webinar Rundown: Voter Registration at Community Health Centers Last Thursday, Nonprofit VOTE held a webinar for community health centers interested in conducting voter registration in the lead up to the presidential election. We were fortunate to be joined by three excellent speakers on the topic: Andrea Abel of Texas Association of Community Health Centers, Allan read more

Webinar Rundown: Take a Stand in 2016 . June 2, 2016

Webinar Rundown: Take a Stand in 2016 Ballotpedia.org, an online encyclopedia of American politics and elections, predicts that somewhere between 150 and 200 ballot measures will appear on ballots around the country this November. The most popular issues, including legalizing marijuana, expanding healthcare, and raising the minimum wage, will appear on ballots in several states. read more

Webinar Rundown: Working with Candidates in 2016 . May 19, 2016

Webinar Rundown: Working with Candidates in 2016 Our recent webinar on the various ways in which a 501(c)(3) nonprofit can interact with candidates for public office produced some interesting questions. Before I get to those, Nonprofit VOTE would like to thank Cheryl Clyburn Crawford of Mass VOTE for her invaluable insights into how to host a successful candidate forum. read more

Webinar Materials: Being Nonpartisan . March 31, 2016

After a long delay, we’re finally posting the materials from our March 17th webinar on Being Nonpartisan. Webinar Materials: Please feel free to download the webinar PowerPoint and audio file, or watch the webinar on Nonprofit VOTE’s YouTube channel. Quick Links: Here are a few of the other resources we mentioned during the webinar: Benefits read more

Webinar Materials: The Benefits of Voting . March 1, 2016

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend last week’s webinar “The Benefits of Voting.” Thank you also for all of your questions. If you have any more questions, please feel free to contact George Pillsbury or Julian Johannesen. Webinar Materials: Please feel free to download the webinar PowerPoint and audio file, or watch the read more

Webinar Materials: Getting Started in 2016 . February 16, 2016

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend last week’s webinar “Getting Started in 2016.” We would also like to thank you for the great questions. If you have any more questions, please feel free to contact Lindsey Hodel or Julian Johannesen. Webinar Materials: Please feel free to download the webinar PowerPoint and audio read more

Webinar Materials: Plan Ahead 2016 . January 22, 2016

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend yesterday’s webinar “Plan Ahead 2016.” One hundred twenty nine of you joined the webinar! We could not be happier to see that kind of enthusiasm for nonpartisan voter outreach work. We would also like to thank you for the great questions. If you have any more questions, read more

Webinar Materials: Engaging New Voters in 2016 . December 11, 2015

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend yesterday’s webinar “Engaging New Voters in 2016.”  More than 166 people joined the webinar! That’s one of the highest turnouts we’ve ever had. We really do appreciate your interest and all of your great questions. Webinar Materials: Please feel free to download the webinar PowerPoint and read more

Webinar Materials: Election Reform Gains in 2015 . November 13, 2015

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend yesterday’s webinar “Election Reform Gains in 2015.”  Special thanks go to Wendy Weiser, director of the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law. Webinar Materials: Please feel free to download the webinar PowerPoint and audio file, or watch the webinar read more

Webinar Materials: Nonprofits Get Out The Vote . October 8, 2015

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend last Thursday’s webinar “Nonprofits Get Out The Vote.”  Special thanks go to our own, Helena Berbano. Webinar Materials: Please feel free to download the webinar PowerPoint and audio file, or watch the webinar on Nonprofit VOTE’s YouTube channel. Quick Links: Here are a few of the read more

October 1 Webinar: Nonprofits Get Out the Vote . September 23, 2015

Election Day 2015 is less than two months away. Find out what your nonprofit can do to encourage voting and help get your community to the polls! Nonprofits Get Out the Vote Thursday, October 1st at 2:00pm Eastern You’ve done the hard work of registering your community, now it’s time to turn them out to read more

Webinar Materials: Voter Registration at Your Nonprofit . August 21, 2015

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend yesterday’s webinar “Voter Registration at Your Nonprofit.”  Special thanks go to yesterday’s speaker, Rebecca Gorrell of theColorado Participation Project. . Webinar Materials: Please feel free to download yesterday’s webinar PowerPoint and audio file, or watch the webinar on Nonprofit VOTE’s YouTube channel. . Sign Up! If read more

Webinar Materials: National Voter Registration Day . August 14, 2015

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend yesterdays’ webinar “Celebrate National Voter Registration Day!”  Special thanks go to yesterday’s speakers,Maggie Bush of the League of Women Voters, Jessica Reeves of Voto Latino andFiona Yau-Luu of the Bus Federation Civic Fund. . Sign Up! If you haven’t done so yet, please be sure to sign read more

Webinar Materials: Nonprofit Votes Count . August 12, 2015

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend yesterday’s webinar“Nonprofit Votes Count: Tactics and Strategies to Register Your Staff to Vote.”  Special thanks go to yesterday’s speakers, our own Brian Miller,Jan Masaoka of the California  Association of Nonprofits, and Jatrice Martel Gaiter of Volunteers of America.  . Sign Up! sign up for the campaign.  Signing up means you’ll be listed as read more

Three webinars in one month! . July 17, 2015

Three webinars in one month? Really?  Yes. August is an exciting month here at Nonprofit VOTE.  Use the links below to sign up for the webinar(s) of your choice.   Nonprofit Votes Count: Tactics and Strategies to Register Your Staff to Vote Tuesday, August 11th at 2:00pm Eastern Join the campaign to ensure that every read more

Webinar Materials: Ballot Measure Advocacy for Nonprofits . July 16, 2015

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend Tuesday’s webinar, Laws on the Ballot: Ballot Measure Advocacy for Nonprofits. We would like to offer special thanks to our featured presenter, Abby Levine, legal director of Bolder Advocacy. Please feel free to download the webinar PowerPoint as a PDF, download an audio recording of the read more

July 14 Webinar: Ballot Measure Advocacy . June 29, 2015

Did you know that your nonprofit can encourage your constituents to vote for or against a ballot measure? Join us to learn more about what nonprofits can do on ballot measures: Laws on the Ballot: Ballot Measure Advocacy for Nonprofits Tuesday, July 14th at 2:00pm Eastern Nonprofits cannot support or oppose candidates, but they can read more

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 of the webinar or watch the 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 issues, but to make read more

Webinar Materials: Getting Started . May 19, 2015

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend last Thursday’s webinar, Getting Started: Nonpartisan Voter Engagement for Nonprofits. We would like to offer special thanks to our featured presenters Erika Anthony, senior director of advocacy, policy & research at Cleveland Neighborhood Progress and Lindsey Hodel, national field director at Nonprofit VOTE. Please feel free read more

May 14 Webinar: Voter Engagement for 501(c)(3) Nonprofits . May 8, 2015

Are you eager to “get started” doing voter engagement work, but unsure of how to begin? Join us next week for a nonpartisan voter engagement primer: Getting Started: Nonpartisan Voter Engagement for Nonprofits Thursday, May 14th at 2:00pm Eastern This introduction to nonprofit voter engagement work covers the basics–voter registration, voter education, candidate engagement, ballot read more

Webinar Materials: Being Nonpartisan . April 21, 2015

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend last Thursday’s webinar, Being Nonpartisan: Guidelines for 501(c)(3) Nonprofits. We would like to offer special thanks to our featured presenter, our own George Pillsbury, founder and senior consultant at Nonprofit VOTE. Please feel free to download the webinar PowerPoint presentation, download an audio recording of the 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 voting and elections. The read more

Webinar Materials: America Goes to the Polls 2014 . March 23, 2015

Last week’s webinar, America Goes to the Polls 2014: Voter Turnout in the 2014 Midterm Election, is now available. Many thanks to University of Florida Professor Michael McDonald (and director of the US Elections Project) and George Pillsbury of Nonprofit VOTE for presenting. Watch the presentation on YouTube. If you subscribe to our channel, you’ll read more

March 19 Webinar: Voter Turnout in the 2014 Midterm . March 5, 2015

The 2014 midterm election is over, but we have new data and insights to share! Join Nonprofit VOTE for our upcoming webinar: Voter Turnout in the 2014 Election Thursday, March 19th at 2:00pm Eastern This month, Nonprofit VOTE will release America Goes to the Polls 2014, the fifth installment of our biannual series of reports read more

February 19 Webinar: Make a Voter Engagement Plan . January 23, 2015

Have you thought about your plans for 2015? Join Nonprofit VOTE for our upcoming webinar: Plan Ahead 2015: Build a Voter Engagement Timeline for Your Nonprofit Thursday, February 19th at 2:00pm Eastern Voter engagement takes planning. Now is the time to start thinking about your nonprofit’s plan for registering, educating, and engaging voters in 2015 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 Voter Registration Day, and more! 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 some read more

October 9th Webinar: Nonprofits Get Out the Vote . October 2, 2014

Election Day is less than five weeks away. Find out what your nonprofit can do to encourage voting and help get your community to the polls! Nonprofits Get Out the Vote Thursday October 9th at 2:00pm ET On November 4th, voters will decide on all 435 seats in the House of Representatives, 36 Senate seats, 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 read more

September 18th Webinar: Expanding the Right to Vote . September 3, 2014

Voting laws are constantly changing. Stay up to date with what’s happening and how you can help your community vote. Expanding the Right to Vote in 2014 Thursday September 18th at 2:00pm ET 2014 has seen a range of new developments in voting and elections. Join us for an overview of recent trends in voting 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 and the audio portion read more

August 21st Webinar: Nonprofit Voter Registration . August 12, 2014

Want to register voters in your community but aren’t sure about the rules or what tactics to use? Join our upcoming webinar: Voter Registration at Your Nonprofit Thursday August 21st at 2:00pm ET Voter registration is a foundational voter engagement activity. Learn how your nonprofit can integrate voter registration into the work you already do. 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 read more

August 7th Webinar: Celebrate NVRD . July 28, 2014

Want to participate in National Voter Registration Day but aren’t sure where to start? Join our upcoming webinar: Celebrate National Voter Registration Day Thursday August 7th at 2:00pm Eastern On September 23, 2014, volunteers and organizations from all over the country will celebrate the third annual National Voter Registration Day. In its first two years, 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 portion 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 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 portion of the read more

June 26th Webinar: Candidate Engagement . June 10, 2014

Your nonprofit cannot support or oppose candidates but that doesn’t mean you can’t engage them. Learn more: Candidate Engagement: Forums, Appearances, and More Thursday June 26th at 2:00pm Eastern Candidate engagement is an effective way your nonprofit can advocate for your community and build relationships with future elected officials. Learn about candidate forums, candidate appearances, 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 and the 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 the audio portion 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 and the audio portion of the read more

April 24th Webinar: Who Votes Now? . April 14, 2014

In addition to our April 17th webinar on getting started, we also have a special webinar next week on voter turnout: Who Votes Now? Demographics, Issues, Inequality and Turnout in the United States Thursday April 24th at 2:00pm Eastern Hear about the turnout and representation gap and its implications for your nonprofit and community. This read more