Showing posts tagged with: "2012"

Want a Voting Presentation for Your Conference? . February 15, 2012

Inspired by the impressive work of their peers, countless nonprofits are doing voter engagement outreach for the first time this year. Many organizations are spreading the word by including voter engagement panels and breakout sessions at their annual conferences or inviting guest speakers to special events. Jump start this important conversation in your network by 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 read more

February Webinar: Defending the Right to Vote . February 10, 2012

Register now for our February 2012 webinar! States Move to Restrict Voting: How Nonprofits Can Defend the Right to VoteThursday February 23rd, 2:00-3:00pm Eastern Last year there was an unprecedented nationwide effort to pass legislation that creates voter registration barriers and limits access to the polls. Unfortunately, that effort continues in 2012. Many of these read more

2012 Webinar Series Schedule . February 3, 2012

The general election will be here before you know it, so to help you prepare we’re hosting a webinar every month until November. We’ll cover a variety of voter engagement topics to ensure you know how to conduct registration drives, educate voters, and get out the vote–all while staying nonpartisan! Remember, our webinars are free read more

Yesterday’s Webinar Materials . January 27, 2012

Thank you to everyone who joined yesterday’s webinar, Plan Ahead: Building a Voter Engagement Timeline for 2012! If you have additional questions for our featured presenter, Jeff Narabrook of the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, you can contact him directly at jnarabrook@minnesotanonprofits.org. The webinar is now available on YouTube along with our other past webinars. Subscribe read more

RSVP Now for Thursday’s Webinar! . January 24, 2012

There’s still time to register for Thursday’s webinar! With 2012 underway, it’s important for your nonprofit to think about how you plan to register, educate, and engage voters. Join us for: Plan Ahead: Building a Voter Engagement Timeline for 2012Thursday January 26th, 2:00-3:00pm Eastern In this webinar we’ll discuss when, where and how to incorporate read more

January Webinar: Making a 2012 Plan . January 17, 2012

With 2012 underway, it’s important for your nonprofit to think about how you plan to register, educate, and engage voters. Join us for: Plan Ahead: Building a Voter Engagement Timeline for 2012Thursday January 26th, 2:00-3:00pm Eastern In this webinar we’ll discuss when, where and how to incorporate voter engagement activities into your work. We’ll also read more

Partner Spotlight: National Council of Nonprofits . January 13, 2012

The National Council of Nonprofits (NCN) supports nonprofit voter engagement efforts and believes that all nonprofits “have a right and a duty to be part of the electoral process”–particularly this year. NCN seeks to advance the role, capacity, and voice of nonprofit organizations through state and national networks, which is one of the reasons NCN read more

Increasing Voter Participation One Nonprofit at a Time . January 11, 2012

Most of your New Year’s Resolutions are already set (and maybe even broken), but we have one more that can’t wait until next year. In 2012 we’ll elect the president, 33 U.S. senators, every member of the House of Representatives, and countless others in state and local races. 220 million Americans will be eligible to read more

The 2012 Election Begins Today! . January 3, 2012

Today is only the third day of the new year, but it officially marks the beginning of the 2012 presidential election. Iowa Republicans are kicking off the selection process for their party’s nominee, and results are expected to begin coming in around 8:30pm Eastern. Although 2012 is underway, it’s not too early (or late) to read more

Welcoming New Partners . December 19, 2011

We’d like to welcome two of our newest national partners, The National Community Tax Coalition (NCTC) and the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC), to the Nonprofit VOTE network.The National Community Tax Coalition and its 2,100 member organizations offer free tax preparation and financial services to low-income families. NCTC is the nation’s 4th largest provider read more

Texas Maps on Trial . December 16, 2011

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal from Texas Republicans over whether a panel of federal judges acted properly when it replaced the state legislature’s congressional map with its own. The judges’ map was the result of a lawsuit that claimed the legislature-drawn map did not give adequate opportunity for minority groups read more

How Technology is Transforming Elections . December 6, 2011

As last week’s webinar showed, it’s never too early to start thinking about the 2012 election. In preparing for next year, many elections officials will utilize a variety of new voting technologies. Technology will impact voter registration, voter information, the voting experience itself, and administrative practices—like how ballots are counted and monitored. Finally catching the read more

Webinar Recap: Building a 2012 Plan . December 2, 2011

Hopefully you were able to join us for yesterday’s webinar, Plan Ahead: Building a Voter Engagement Timeline for 2012. If not, you can still watch the presentation and access the materials. Watch the presentation online or download the PowerPoint and audio file. Several resources and materials were mentioned during the webinar, including: Information about voting read more

RSVP for Thursday’s Webinar . November 29, 2011

There’s still time to register for this week’s webinar (and our final one of 2011). We’ll help you start planning for next year’s general election and how your nonprofit can maximize your impact with the resources you already have. Plan Ahead: Building a Voter Engagement Timeline for 2012Thursday December 1st, 2:00-3:00pm Eastern The 2012 presidential read more

Giving Every State a Shot at the Primaries . November 28, 2011

As the FEC continues to update the 2012 primary calendar, four states now have presidential primaries scheduled in January; the first is a full 10 months before the general election. States jockeying for an “early” primary date is nothing new, but four January elections have many questioning the free for all scheduling scramble. Although it read more

Happy Thanksgiving! . November 23, 2011

In honor of Thanksgiving, we wanted to share just a few of the many things Nonprofit VOTE is grateful for this year. We’re thankful for… Our amazing network of state and national partners and their commitment to expanding nonprofit voter engagement among their affiliates. Election Day Registration because it ensures that everyone who wants to read more

NCAI Launches Native Vote 2012 . November 18, 2011

November is well known for Veterans Day, Thanksgiving and daylight savings, but it’s also American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month. In that vein, we wanted to applaud the commitment and effort of the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) to promote voter engagement in Native communities. Earlier this month, NCAI officially launched the Native read more

Redistricting Continues in 19 States . November 16, 2011

As of last week, nineteen states are still without final districts. The redistricting process went smoothly and quickly in some states, but in others, maps are already in courts and others will be soon. In Arizona, Governor Jan Brewer led a(n initially) successful charge to oust the chairwoman of the state’s independent commission. However, the read more

Upcoming Webinar: Making a Plan for 2012 . November 15, 2011

Our final webinar of 2011 will start you thinking about next year’s general election and how your nonprofit can maximize your impact with the resources you already have. Plan Ahead: Building a Voter Engagement Timeline for 2012Thursday December 1st, 2:00-3:00pm Eastern The 2012 presidential election will be here soon, and it’s time to start thinking read more

2012 Nonprofit Campaign Underway in Arizona . October 21, 2011

More than 150 nonprofit leaders gathered in Phoenix earlier this month to kick off a year-long campaign to increase voter participation in the 2012 elections and “Reclaim Our Community’s Power.” The event was designed to inspire and equip nonprofits and other community-based organizations to conduct nonpartisan voter engagement in 2012. Nonprofit VOTE’s Lindsey Hodel was 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 of the impact and read more

Ohio Election Law Suspended . October 4, 2011

A controversial Ohio election law (HB 194) set to take effect on Friday has been suspended, pending the outcome of a November 2012 referendum. If implemented, the law would prohibit counties from mailing out unsolicited absentee ballot applications, end the “golden week” when people can register to vote and cast a ballot on the same read more