Staffer Guide 2: Keeping your Digital Infrastructure Organized

Essential to any powerful and efficient digital campaign outlet is prime organization. We told you briefly before about how simple and easy it is to empower your volunteers on Team, but this is all the more instrumental if you can keep track of all of the data. Well, Team does that too!

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Staffer Guide #1: Campaign Management

Team allows campaigns to build out their digital volunteering function simply and easily, but to most effectively use these volunteers, campaign staff need to be familiar with the Team Dashboard.

Think of the Dashboard as mission control for your digital campaigning outfit. There are two key ways for digital volunteers to help spread your message: by sharing campaign content on their Facebook pages and through direct, friend-to-friend outreach. You can facilitate both from the Campaign Management tab.

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Team Tip #3: Reviewing Outreach

If you’re here, you’ve done the hard part. You’ve downloaded Team, created an account, found your friends, and shared an urgent message from one of your Teams to your friends. You’ve found a way to support the campaigns and causes you care about digitally. . But don’t pat yourself on the back just, yet because there is one more essential step: review your outreach with the campaign! Continue reading “Team Tip #3: Reviewing Outreach”

Team Tips #2: Using Team

You’re on Team! Congratulations! Now, you’re ready to take control over your own data and network, by volunteering on social media. In this post, we’ll outline how to make your voice heard in the most impactful ways. Specifically, we’ll cover sharing content and sending personal messages to individual friends. Both of these methods have proven to increase support for candidates and causes you care about.

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Team Tips #1: Joining Team

Over the course of this week, we’ll be writing with advice on how to make the most of Team, your app for digital canvassing.  Team gives you control over your own social media data and network, so you can personally support the issues and candidates you care about most.

Today, we’ll start at the beginning.

You need to get Team on your phone! Downloading Team is simple, but if you’re having trouble, here are some tips:

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How We Think About Data Security

Democracy depends on the free and easy movement of ideas; it depends on having a space to share thoughts and facts. In an ever-more digitized world, online communities have become an essential locus of political engagement. The public sphere today, in its truest sense, exists online. Rather than hide from this reality, we believe that it is imperative to empower volunteers to participate in this forum in ways that are meaningful for the candidates and causes they care about.

Our voter contact app, Team, allows volunteers to access their own Facebook data in order to facilitate sincere conversations about civic life between friends.

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How to Prove Scott Walker Right

Talk of a Democratic wave in the fall midterm elections has reached a near-fever pitch.

The latest evidence of the coming tide, at least if you are to believe Republican Governor Scott Walker, was Rebecca Dallet’s election to the Wisconsin Supreme Court on April 3rd. Dallet, who had the support of the Democratic establishment, beat out a judge appointed by Governor Walker. This shrank the court’s conservative majority from 5-2 to 4-3. Walker’s response was to warn of a #bluewave “driven by anger and hatred,” which he implores Republicans to “counter with optimism and organization.”

If Democrats want to prove Scott Walker right and show him exactly what a blue wave looks like, we should take his advice and focus on organizing at scale, especially online, so we can mobilize at scale.

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