Basic Online Organizing

Posted by | June 15, 2020
Start MOBILE-izing Your Base: Getting Started with SMS for Campaigns

In grassroots organizing we say, "Meet people where they are." With 95 percent of Americans owning a mobile phone, organizations and campaigns without a mobile (SMS) program are missing key...

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Posted by | June 15, 2020
Get Tested: How to Run an Optimized Email Program

Every email list is a special unicorn, so how do you know what messaging motivates your supporters? What subject lines grab their attention? How do you write the most engaging...

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Posted by | June 15, 2020
Political Graphic Design 101: A Quick Start Guide

It’s 2020 and political visual design is EVERYWHERE. Ever wonder how you can get someone to stop and look at your design? Do you know your design looks amateur but...

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Posted by | May 30, 2019
How to Use a Model (Sponsored Training)

Catalist will step through the basics of modeling, from how models are constructed, how they should (and shouldn't!) be used, what to know about your model before using it, and...

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Posted by | May 28, 2019
Digital Lessons from 100 Activists

We donated to, signed up for email, followed on social, and otherwise engaged and researched 100 activists. Join us to see the state of the industry, where we’re succeeding, where...

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Posted by | April 25, 2019
Get Tested: How to Run an Optimized Email Program

Every email list is a special unicorn—so how do you know what messaging motivates your supporters? What subject lines grab their attention? How do you write the most engaging copy?...

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Posted by | April 25, 2019
Digital Theory of Change Workshop

Your Theory of Change is the strategic center of your work. For digital to be an effective component of your campaigns, your online actions must connect back to—and advance—your core...

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Posted by | April 25, 2019
Building Powerful Digital Communities: Inspiring Action and Long-Term Engagement

Powerful online communities are key to successful field and digital organizing. With online communities, volunteer fervor does not disappear after a single election or fundraising cycle. Instead, these organized networks...

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Posted by | April 25, 2019
Basics Bootcamp: Choosing the Best Digital Actions for Your Advocacy

Digital media is great—except when it’s completely overwhelming. From tweetchats to Facebook lives, AMAs to twitterstorms, the menu of options you can pull from when laying out your digital strategy...

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Posted by | April 25, 2019
User Experience in Organizing: How Good UX Leads to Better Engagement, Retention and Impact

UX is under-resourced and under-utilized in organizing, but it is key to understanding what your users need, how they think, and how they behave—and incorporating that understanding into every aspect...

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