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How to Get Results from Your Virtual Town Hall

March 5, 2012 | By

Cross-posted from the Congressional Management Foundation blog One of the fastest growing and potentially empowering technologies for engaging citizens, interacting with elected officials, and building better communications is virtual town hall meetings. These meetings can take two forms: a telephone town hall or an online town hall that employs other technology beyond the “conference call” […]

SOPA and PIPA Advocacy Efforts Show the Components of Successful Campaigns

March 2, 2012 | By

Cross-posted from the Congressional Management Foundation blog Much ballyhoo has been made about the loosely coordinated mid-January effort to encourage citizens to contact Congress and voice opposition to two pieces of Internet-related legislation. The much-publicized darkening of major websites has been hailed as a wake-up call for Internet advocates. However, the strategies and tactics of […]

Twitter Ties and the Implications for Grassroots Professionals

March 1, 2012 | By

At my recent Innovate to Motivate Conference, I asked each participant to share their top goal for 2012. A clear majority of the grassroots professionals in attendance stated that they want to “build or increase the size of their grassroots network.” While there are many options for doing so, one popular way is through social […]