Do’s and Don’ts for Nonprofits in an Election Year Webinar – January 31, 2012

The Webinar Recording

Trainings and Webinars

  1. February 23, 2012: Nonprofit VOTE: States Move to Restrict Voting: How Nonprofits Can Defend the Right to Vote
  2. July 21-24, 2012: RESULTS International Conference 2012
  3. On-going Trainings: New Organizing University Online Trainings

Communication Resources

  1. Social Media Resources
    1. Half in Ten: Twitter 101 and 201 Guides and the Social Media Directory
    2. Storymap from The Half in Ten/Coalition on Human Needs
    3. Phone and on-line applications for voter information: The Voting Information Project
  2. Helpful One-pagers
    1. Quick guides on how your organization can spend money and advocate during an election year
      1. Alliance for Justice: Permissible Election Activities Checklist
      1. Alliance for Justice: Electing the 501(h) Expenditure Test
      2. Alliance for Justice: What is Lobbying?
    2. Sample one-pager on one organizations 501c3 status: Questions & Answers on NCJW’s 501(c)(3) Status
  3. Toolkits and Guides
    1. Nonprofit VOTE: Comprehensive guides, factsheets and webinars (some translated into Spanish)
    2. National Council of Jewish Women: Promote the Vote, Protect the Vote Resource Guide
    3. NonProfit Vote: Nonprofits, Voting & Elections – A Guide for 501(c)(3) Organizations on Non-Partisan Voter participation and Education
    4. RESULTS: Activist Toolkit
    5. Going from activist to elected official: New Organizing Institute’s Candidate Project
    6. The Leadership Conference Grassroots Toolkit
    7. Half in Ten Shared Prosperity Report Advocacy Resources and Tools for Action

Data Resources

  1. Ballot Information Project – coming soon
  2. What you should know about your states election laws: New Organizing Institute: Organizer’s Guide to Election Administration
  3. The Leadership Conference Voting Record and Civil Rights Monitor
  4. State level data on how much hunger costs in your state: The Costs of Hunger **broken link**
  5. State and Congressional level data on poverty: Safety Net States and Safety Net Districts
  6. Measuring poverty in your community :
    1. Half in Ten: Restoring Shared Prosperity: Strategies to Cut Poverty and Expand Economic Growth
    2. Half in Ten Indicators Report Landing Page
    3. Half in Ten will continue to produce infographics (such as this one) as necessary to advance our budget choices framework.

Event Ideas

  1. Building a relationship with your members Congress
    1. RESULTS: Working with Congress: Activist Milestone #6 **broken link**
  2. Townhalls and Candidate Forums
    1. RESULTS: Ask a Question at a Town Hall Meeting or a Candidates Forum