Team Mission

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Team Mission

As a startup, we are constantly developing our tech and growing our team to support it. Our intern recently posted the following questions on the conference room wall, handed out post-its, and asked the team to anonymously place our answers underneath each question. The team’s responses were overwhelming and speak volumes about who we are as a company.

This exercises clearly demonstrates that our team upholds the same values that led our CEO to start this company; justice, integrity, serving the greater good, and above all else, reliable tech.

My personal favorite question, “Why do you get out of bed to come to work each day?”. It seems likely that the responses to this question would be something along the lines of, “to pay my bills”, or,”for my family”, which are both valid responses. However, the answers our team gave to this question is what sets us apart; we believe in our tech, we get out of bed to make the world a better place.

It is clear that the employees here at Grassroots Unwired care for the community and the non-profit organizations that we work hard for everyday. We aren’t just, “punching the clock”; there is passion in the work that each and every one of us do and we are grateful to do it.

Diana McMillan
Director of Operations

ByGrassroots Unwired

Mobile Platform for “Day of” Run/Walk/Event Fundraisers

Get more out of participants and spectators on the day of your event with the Grassroots Unwired App. Our integrated mobile payment solution eliminates checks and cash. And works even if you don’t have cell or wifi coverage.

Our clients came to us with a problem: how do they extend the online tools they use to organize an event and register participants, to the day of the event where currently, everything happens on paper: multiple spreadsheets across the process, writing down credit card numbers and taking cash and checks, rushing new registrant info to the timing company, and when it’s over, doing all the back end data entry needed to get everything into the CRM.

Grassroots Unwired built a solution: With new functionality added to our already groundbreaking mobile platform, Grassroots Unwired has delivered the first truly mobile solution for the day of your big event.

Key Features:

  • DAY OF SIGN IN & REGISTRATION
  • FUNDRAISE AND SELL MERCHANDISE TO SPECTATORS
  • NO CONNECTION? NO PROBLEM. THE APP WORKS OFFLINE!
  • EVERYTHING FROM THE FIELD GOES INTO YOUR CRM IN REAL TIME

“After years of running our “day-of” run/walk activities on paper, it was a relief to leverage Grassroots Unwired to make the whole experience more efficient and accountable. And I LOVE not having to do data entry after a long day at the event.”
Nicole Kerstin
Sr. Manager – Development, Be The Match Foundation

 

ByGrassroots Unwired

Grassroots Unwired at NTEN 2018

Grassroots Unwired is pleased to announce that we will be at NTEN’s Non-profit Technology Conference for the second year in a row!

Come see us at booth #607 to see what all the buzz is about our technology. We’ll be happy to show you in person how we can upgrade your face-to-face program or advocacy work with our cutting edge technology and new multi-lingual features.

See our mobile app in action and sign a petition supporting Moms Demand Action and asking Congress to implement sensible gun laws.

For every petition signed, Grassroots Unwired will make a donation to Moms Demand Action because we believe that together we can make our communities safer.

We look forward to seeing you at the conference!

ByGrassroots Unwired

Canvassing in over 60 Languages – Grassroots Unwired Has It!

We Just Took Advocacy and Organizing to a Whole New Level!

ON THE FLY LANGUAGE TRANSLATION:

Our most groundbreaking new feature since 2016. Allow the canvasser to instantly change the script language from English to over 60 other languages/writing systems based on canvasser or voter preference.

Whether your targeted voter is more comfortable using a non-English language or your canvasser is, having the ability to flip the script to that language will make your advocacy efforts more meaningful and your canvassing more valuable.

Contact us today to learn more

 

ByGrassroots Unwired

Blackbaud Integration

Mobile Enterprise Technology

We started with a simple principle: Technology can and should create a social impact:
Grow a constituent base, raise more money, advocate for a cause, and most importantly, be mobile.


The Problem

Tools geared towards non-profits only focus on the online or CRM space. There are no tools that help non-profits reach donors where they are.

The Solution

A mobile first tool for face to face advocacy:

  • GPS-enabled, real-time, data collection tool
  • Robust scripting options
  • PCI compliant card swipes
  • Unique integrations with social and digital
  • Features built specifically to support face to face efforts

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ByAlex Castner

New Feature: Nearest Neighbor Lookup

Grassroots Unwired has a released a new feature that we believe changes the game in helping your organization gain new supporters and it’s called Nearest Neighbor Lookup.

There is nothing more powerful than additional validation when it comes to getting new supporters to donate to your organization. When you knock on a potential supporters door, how do you let them know about others around them who have already joined your cause?

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ByAlex Castner

Grassroots Unwired goes on tour

As a major band’s concert tour kicked off in Vancouver in May, then continued to travel through the US, Europe and South America, the ONE Campaign, the campaigning, and advocacy organization of nearly eight million people around the world, has been setting up shop at stadiums across North America to generate support from concertgoers in the fight against extreme poverty and preventable disease. To facilitate the actions taken by concertgoers, ONE has been traveling with the Grassroots Unwired mobile platform!

Concertgoers are asked their country of origin and based on their response are presented with a digital letter or petition that they are asked to sign. ONE loaded 13 different letters into the app and using GRU’s randomization technology, ensures that there are a variety of messages being delivered. We even give them the ability to customize each letter by allowing people to write a personal message within the text of the letter.

Those letters are then sent to a member of the U.S. Senate or another public official and all the data is added to the ONE’s ActionKit instance in real time.

ONE is dedicated to making a real difference around the globe and we couldn’t be prouder that they are using our tech to make their work more efficient and effective.

Request a meeting below to see how Grassroots Unwired can enhance your field program too!

ByAlex Castner

Human Rights Campaign: A Grassroots Unwired Client Spotlight

Use Case: Event-Based Member Recruitment and Grassroots Advocacy
The Challenge?

Online advocacy tools are ubiquitous. But what do you do at a huge outdoor social event where you can’t be in front of a computer and connectivity is always dicey plus the pace is super fast and you have multiple locations across the country at the same time?

Human Rights Campaign needed a solution to collect member and supporter information that was safe, secure, accurate, and available on a national level in real-time. It was also important that their new donors were followed-up with and thanked as soon as possible after the interaction at a Pride booth.

Grassroots Unwired worked with HRC to ensure that our platform met every need they had. The “off the chart” numbers they produced this past summer tell the story.
HRC has been using the Grassroots Unwired platform for their street canvassing efforts for about a year now. When the Pride team saw the awesome impact our tech was having on their canvassing numbers, they wanted in.

Use Case: Event-Based Member Recruitment and Advocacy

Between March and November of each year, HRC has a presence at 250 Pride events in 48 states, DC and Puerto Rico. Read More

ByAlex Castner

Vote for our NTEN Sessions

We are so pleased to report that we have submitted three amazing session ideas for NTEN’s NTC 2018. NTEN is the Non-Profit Technology Network which runs an annual conference that brings together a slew of people from all over the country who work for non-profits or the companies that support them. Since Grassroots Unwired makes a big impact on many nonprofits, we decided to step up and submit about the collaborative work with our clients.

We are excited to announce the following sessions are available for public voting. Voting has started and runs until Friday, September 1, 2017. The rules are that you have to create a login on the NTEN website in order to vote for us and you can only vote once.

Session #1: How Mobile Technology can help with social service outreach.

Session #2: Are you getting the most out of every public event you plan?

Session #3: How to build your sustainer base one door at a time.

If those links don’t work, head on over to https://www.nten.org/proposals/. In order to find the sessions, search for the keyword: Grassroots. We come up on the first one or two pages.

Can we count on your vote?

Contact us if you want to talk about the platform:

ByAlex Castner

May 2017 Grasshoots

Grassroots Unwired is built on the philosophy that mobile-first technology can be customized and utilized for the greater good. From helping progressive candidates win elections to empowering non-profit organizations working to save our environment, balance inequality and improve our communities, Grassroots Unwired bridges historical canvassing with groundbreaking technology.
We are transforming the way our clients galvanize support for their candidates and their causes.

Each month, we make two platform releases which include new features, custom programming for individual clients and improvements to existing features that benefit everyone using the platform. Recently, a release included an exciting new integration that we wanted to make sure you knew about.

New Feature Launch

ActionKit

  • One of the great strengths of the Grassroots Unwired platform is the ability we give our clients to seamlessly integrate other tools that they use for their advocacy efforts with the GRU platform.
  • ActionKit helps you organize online and we help you organize “offline.”
  • Now the data collected during F2F advocacy on the GRU platform, can be sent in real time to your ActionKit instance so your new supporters can become part of your outreach effort immediately.

More Integrations – Grassroots Unwired has several CRM integrations.

Contact Us to see if yours is supported.

Coming Soon
  • BYOP(rocessor) – If priority one for you is F2F fundraising, our donation capture and processing is better than any other mobile product on the market. Now we have opened up our platform to over 70 payment gateways to give you the most seamless payment experience possible.
Goings on in the Office
  • Last Month, Russ and Jordan headed down to DC for our inaugural appearance at NTEN’s 2017 NonProfit Technology Conference. That was fun. They talked with hundreds of non-profits about the platform and used our tech to collect petition signatures supporting Meals-on-Wheels and ultimately made a $250 donation.
  • We have four awesome interns coming on board for the summer. They are currently attending Penn State, Philadelphia University, Georgetown, and Temple, and we can’t wait to get them on board once the school year ends.
  • We’re also hiring on both the Sales and Tech side. Head on over to our Careers page and check them out. Please encourage any current college students you know to apply.

Thank you for taking the time to review our latest Grasshoots. For more information:

Request a meeting to learn more!