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Get Your Grant Approved

Posted by Nina Foo on Jan 19, 2017 8:00:00 AM



If you're looking to create grants a key piece is having good grantmaking practices. Learn the best practices for grantmaking,  here are what we suggest you try and use. With this advice, you are one step closer to getting your grant approved! 

Topics: Advocacy & Fundraising

8 Great Ways to Fundraise for yout Campaign

Posted by Nina Foo on Jan 18, 2017 8:00:00 AM



If you've decided to run for office the next step is looking at your options for funding. It's hard enough running for office let alone paying for it all yourself. Here are some options for fundraising for your campaign.

Topics: Campaigns & Politics, Advocacy & Fundraising

How to Build a New Member Program for your Union

Posted by Nina Foo on Jan 17, 2017 8:00:00 AM




Union organizing is tough. Plus with right to work laws it's harder to keep members. Fear not, a great way to get active members and continually joining your membership is to create a new member program. The first year of membership is critical because it shapes how the member feels towards the union. So make sure to give new members extra attention! 


Topics: Labor Organizing

Do You Know the Jobs where Union Membership has Decreased the most?

Posted by Nina Foo on Jan 12, 2017 8:00:00 AM



We understand the current struggles that unions face. With declining membership and right-to-work laws, unions are having trouble staying around to help workers. This is why we are doing to talk about the industries that have seen the largest declines in membership. Let’s talk about why these organizations saw a larger drop in members.


Topics: Labor Organizing

How to Build Better Relationships with Major Donors

Posted by Nina Foo on Jan 11, 2017 8:00:00 AM



Fundraising is all about relationships. You’ll have donors of different dollar amounts as well as donor that like to give online or write a personal check. However, one thing all your donors have in common are that you have built a relationship with them.


Topics: Advocacy & Fundraising

Why Real-Time Field Insights are Game Changers

Posted by Nina Foo on Jan 10, 2017 8:00:00 AM




Have you ever imagined a world without data entry and the opportunity to collect data and have it instantly get updated? Well real-time field insights are changing the way that people are canvassing. Accurate and precise information is changing the way that politicians do campaigns.

Topics: Campaigns & Politics

How Union Support is Recovering

Posted by Nina Foo on Jan 5, 2017 8:00:00 AM



Did you know that American approval of labor unions has gone up? Over the past year, positive endorsement around unions has increased by 5 percentage points. Now Americans have a 58% union approval rate.

Topics: Campaigns & Politics

What Happened in Florida?

Posted by Nina Foo on Jan 4, 2017 8:00:00 AM




Perhaps here at Organizer we’re all in a state of shock that Trump won. It’s slowly wearing off, but we’re still trying to look at this election and see what we can learn. One thing that stumped us was, what happened in Florida? So we’re going to talk about what happened in this state, and why it’s so important for future campaigns.


Topics: Campaigns & Politics

How Social Media is Changing Advocacy

Posted by Nina Foo on Jan 3, 2017 10:58:46 AM



Social media has changed how we communicate and get our information. There’s no question social media has changed advocacy work forever. Now advocacy work is no longer straightforward lobbying but rather a full PR-advertising-social media operation.

Topics: Advocacy & Fundraising

How Unions Can Reinvent Themselves in the New Year

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



The first step in fixing something is realizing there is a problem. The next is to do something about it. Modern unions need to consider what their place in today’s society is. Questions that union leadership should ask themselves are:

  • • What do we provide
  • • What do people feel when they think of our union?

• How can we change the mind of those who are against us?

Topics: Labor Organizing

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