Category: Tool Chest

Tool Chest: ActionNetwork

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I have been using ActionNetwork for the past two years for email management, online petitions and letter-writing and events signup. The tool allows for uploading members from spreadsheets and imports activists who sign petitions or sign up to attend events.

Tool Chest: A bevy of options for online petitions

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There are many online petition tools, apps, sites, communities, offering comparable services to online activists. I have used several to set up petitions and letter-writing campaigns and probably signed-onto petitions on most of them and found several that provided interesting

Tool Chest: Thunderclap.it

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Thunderclap.it is a tool for amplifying a petition’s outreach and impact. Users create and craft their petition, set a time in the future, then ask people to sign on through Thunderclap allowing the application to post the message (including hashtags)

Tool Chest: Change.org Petition site

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Boosting more than 100 million users in 196 countries, Change.org seems ubiquitous in online campaigning, but the New York Times still has to ask in reference to online petitions: Are they effective? At TEDxBrum, Kat Sladden, a senior campaigner at

Tool Chest: MoveOn.Org Petitions

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Launched in 1998, MoveOn.org describes itself as “the largest independent, progressive, digitally-connected organizing group in the United States” and has been an innovator in “online advocacy.” As an online petition signer, it looks like I receive approximately 10 messages from

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