Grassroots Skills

4 Ways Not to Get Spooked in Your Activism

4 Ways Not to Get Spooked in Your Activism

It takes more than a strong grasp of the issues to be effective in activism. Whether you’re door knocking, phone banking, delivering your elevator pitch or recruiting, the common denominator in these activities is this: Courage. It can be scary to talk to people...
How to Recruit Activists — and Keep Them

How to Recruit Activists — and Keep Them

Very few things in history were accomplished alone. After all, activism is a team sport. Here are a few tips for recruiting — and keeping — activists for your cause.   Create a sense of community: The job of an activist can be a lonely one — but it doesn’t have to be....
Five Tips for your Elevator Pitch

Five Tips for your Elevator Pitch

It can feel like the most uncomfortable moment of your life — and yet, it lasts less than 30 seconds. But at some point, everyone must make an elevator pitch. It’s one of your greatest tools as an activist. Getting your message across through an elevator pitch —...
Top Tips for Event Recruiting

Top Tips for Event Recruiting

Whether you’re hosting a monthly meetup, a special event with a speaker or a day at your state capital, the key to any successful event is getting people to show up. And as any event organizer will tell you, this can be the hardest part. Few things are more...