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Unions Could be The Best Fix for Poverty

Posted by Nina Foo on Dec 1, 2016 8:00:00 AM




Did you know that in the 60's and 70's our country made progress in reducing poverty rates? However, in the last three decades, there has been little change. In fact, the current downturn has overturned the progress that happened in the 60's and 70's. Poverty is still an issue we face and needs a better focus to see changes. Although, it may seem like a stretch right now having more union coverage can help. You'll have to read on to find out why unions can aid the reduction of poverty.

Topics: Labor Organizing

How Grassroot Advocacy Can Bring Your Community Together

Posted by Nina Foo on Nov 30, 2016 8:00:00 AM




As a leader or a member of an advocacy organization, you know that keeping community members active is important. Your community members are the people to help put in the work to make a positive change. It can be hard to get your community active and engaged. Ultimately, grassroots advocacy is an opportunity to bring your local community members together. 

Topics: Advocacy & Fundraising

Deep Canvassing & Technology are the Future for Campaigns

Posted by Nina Foo on Nov 29, 2016 8:00:00 AM




This election taught us a lot about campaigning. Like not trusting the polls. More importantly, this election has taught us that traditional campaigning doesn't work. So what does work? Digitally integrated campaigns and deep canvassing. 

Topics: Campaigns & Politics

Top Advocacy Issues Affected with Trump Being Elected

Posted by Nina Foo on Nov 24, 2016 8:00:00 AM




So we know the aftermath of Trump's election isn't the apocalypse. A prediction for Trump as President is the uprising of particular advocacy issues. With the rhetoric and political stances Trump takes, we think there needs to be a focus on advocacy for the following topics:  

Topics: Campaigns & Politics, Advocacy & Fundraising

How to Build Social Capital

Posted by Nina Foo on Nov 23, 2016 8:00:00 AM



Our first amendment rights allow us the freedom of organizing, and it's important that we use it. Now, organizing can take form in social media, movements, and groups. 


Social capital is the importance of relationships, and how the connection of networks benefits the greater good. Think of social capital as an asset.

Topics: Advocacy & Fundraising

What We Learned about Campaigning from Electing Trump

Posted by Nina Foo on Nov 22, 2016 8:00:00 AM



We can agree that this election was anything but ordinary. We had two polar opposite candidates, and the candidate that was predicted to lose, actually won. Trump’s campaign pushed the boundaries, and changed the way that campaigns are run. Although, the outcome of the election isn’t exactly what we hoped for the election has taught us a lot about campaigning process.

Topics: Campaigns & Politics

4 Reasons to Expand Social Security

Posted by Nina Foo on Nov 17, 2016 8:30:00 AM




The movement to increase Social Security has received a boost.  President Obama spoke about the need to be more generous and to make sure that everyone gets a retirement that they've earned. Not only has Obama made note of this issue, but so has the public.




Topics: Labor Organizing

5 Ways to Segment your Donor List to Enhance your Fundraising

Posted by Nina Foo on Nov 16, 2016 9:00:00 AM



Who doesn't like personalized messages? Well donors appreciate having unique, custom communication. 


In a study, Blackbaud found clickthrough rates in nonprofit email campaigns had declined by 18.7%. The non-profit industry is saturated. With non-specific email campaigns there is a natural decrease in response rates. 

However, this does not mean all fundraising efforts do not have personalization. The study has provided insight to the improvement of our communication with donors. 

Topics: Advocacy & Fundraising

What does the Future hold for Political Organizing?

Posted by Nina Foo on Nov 15, 2016 9:00:00 AM



It's easy to list off the tools that are in the past for political organizing. Envisioning the future is a much more difficult task. It's important to stay up-to-date on the latest trends. Let's practice our fortune telling powers, and take a peak into the future of political organizing.

Topics: Campaigns & Politics

U.S. Labor Market Trends

Posted by Nina Foo on Nov 10, 2016 9:00:00 AM



Did you know that companies are hiring more workers, wages are starting to grow, and in July unemployment was down to 4.9%? What a workplace looks like and offers are changing. Employers are offering more flexible hours and the ability to work from home. Some companies are even installing beer taps. Needless to say things are changing in the labor market

Topics: Labor Organizing

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