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Political Campaign Volunteers - How to Onboard

Emma Corbett
Marketing
2 min read

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Now, more than ever, we are supposed to do more with less, but why would you when you can successfully encourage passive supporters to be active ones. To experience greater participation among our supporters we merely have to ask. Surprisingly, it's something many organizations are still failing to do. With the help of technology, we can turn 10 supporters into 100 active supporters. Using Ecanvasser, follow the steps below to multiply your supporters.

Steps to success:

  • Do your research to find out who might be potential supporters with the help of technology. You can do this by conducting surveys by going door to door. Canvassing for volunteers is no different to canvassing for votes. Target your voters from previous elections and other people from your voter file.
  • Once people are engaging with you at the door, you will be able to identify core supporters. Ask them what level of support they are at for you. You can set up a Custom Field as simple as the one below, simply asking them are they a supporter. You can also take it even further and segment the degree of support. For example if someone is a Stage 1 supporter, they may tell their friends and family about you. A Stage 2 supporter may physically get involved in your campaign such as doing leaflet drops etc. Stage 3 supporters may advocate for you on social media.
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  • Now create a group from these supporters for outreach. Segment this field by naming "Active Supporters."
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  • This group sits next to your voter groups but everyone in it can potentially be brought in as a member of your team.
  • Reaching out regularly by email and encouraging plenty of face to face meetups will ensure that outreach is ongoing, it also inspires others to get involved.
  • Incentivise these people to suggest or recommend other supporters by offering a gift voucher. Also, clarify how the ‘cause’ as a whole can be improved by them bringing, even more, people into the team.
  • Collaborate with current supporters to improve public perception & leading to exponential growth. The trick to maintaining steady growth amongst your volunteer base is to never stop asking.

Interested in team management and field outreach?

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Listening to our current users,  we are aware that there can be an internal struggle of team management when it comes to organizing quickly. To get people out on doors, the back and forth over Whatsapp, Messenger, and (insert other apps here) can be endless. We aim to streamline this process for you with Ecanvasser. Now organizers can commit via the Walk app (their canvassing app!) and get notified in the run-up to the event so that they don’t forget. By building it into the door knocking process life has gotten a lot easier for campaign managers.

What’s a Rich Text element?

The rich text element allows you to create and format headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, images, and video all in one place instead of having to add and format them individually. Just double-click and easily create content.

Static and dynamic content editing

A rich text element can be used with static or dynamic content. For static content, just drop it into any page and begin editing. For dynamic content, add a rich text field to any collection and then connect a rich text element to that field in the settings panel. Voila!

How to customize formatting for each rich text

Headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, figures, images, and figure captions can all be styled after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.

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