Yearly Archive 2019

ByGrassroots Unwired

Employee Spotlight: Stephanie Guzmán

Stephanie Guzmán is Grassroots Unwired’s Designer/UX/Project Manager. Read more to learn about her first few months on the team and her insights on user experience, young graduate life adjustment, and Amish Market pretzel logs.

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How to Improve Event Day Participant Retention

improve participant retention rates

As you know, keeping a participant involved in your peer-to-peer events year over year isn’t always easy. But by adding mobile technology to the day of your event, it can be! We find that by creating a smoother and more efficient day-of experience, you can create a lasting impression and ensure higher participant retention rates.

Use Mobile Technology to Create a Positive Experience from the Start

Here’s how you can use mobile technology to create a positive experience from the start, leaving participants with a positive impression that lasts:

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Make Donor Retention a Priority on the Day of Your Event

Make Donor Retention a Priority on the Day of Your Event

What is your strategy for using a peer-to-peer event to grow your donor base? Do you have a protocol to engage and retain first-time participants? Or do the majority of these people end up being “one and done” – engaged for the day but not for the future? In our experience, we’ve found that organizations often feel forced to choose the latter.

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[Guest Post] Got Technology Blind Spots? Ask These 8 Questions Before the Demo!

[Guest Post] Got Technology Blind Spots? Ask These 8 Questions Before the Demo!

Choosing a new software platform for your nonprofit can cause lots of stress. But, in my experience, there’s one part of the process that especially makes nonprofit accidental techies freak out a little bit.

There are three key phases to choosing a new software platform:

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3 Tips to Ensure Your Canvassers Are Having Meaningful Interactions

3 Tips to Ensure Your Canvassers Are Having Meaningful Interactions

Whether door-to-door fundraising or advocacy work, it is imperative that your canvassers have the tools they need to engage subjects and keep the conversation moving forward. If your canvassers fail to engage potential supporters, your run the risk of not meeting your orgs. goals. Here are 3 tips to ensure your canvassers are having meaningful, on-point conversations and gathering the information you need to succeed:

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[GUEST POST] 4 Design Capabilities to Look for in Your Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Software

When you’re looking for software to support your peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns online, it’s important to consider the software’s design capabilities. Depending on your budget and your staff’s technical knowledge, you may want software that offers easy-to-use templates, or you may want as much flexibility as possible to create your own designs.

Here are some design capabilities to think about as you evaluate peer-to-peer fundraising software platforms for your nonprofit: Read More

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Paperless Registration

A User's Guide To: Paperless Registration. Grassroots Unwired.

Eliminate Paper and Save Hours on Post Peer-to-Peer Event Reconciliation

Setting the scene:

So you’ve just completed a successful peer-to-peer event (congratulations!) and naturally you’re completely drained. The night before your event was a late night of last-minute event prep, course setup, volunteer organizing and restless sleep. And as race morning goes, the alarm clock went off well before the sun.

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Is Your Union’s Tech Replacing Real-Life Engagement?

Is Your Union’s Tech Replacing Real-Life Engagement?

How to Use Tech to Enhance Your Union’s Member-to-Member Engagement by Connecting Online and Offline Organizing

In response to the recent Janus decision, Unions have had to examine the way they approach both maintaining their current members and adding new ones. Many unions are looking to tech as a way to make this process more efficient and effective. As new members keep getting younger, and smartphone ownership and social media involvement continue to rise, union members are starting to expect a way to organize online with the click of a button. Although this is a big change from what unions looked like even a decade ago, it seems like this shift might be for the better.

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Offline Payments

We Can Collect Offline Payments

Imagine you are in the field, engaging your supporters face to face. Someone is ready to make a donation to your cause; you go to process their credit card and notice that you don’t have cell service or WiFi. With the Grassroots Unwired mobile solution you can still securely process this credit card payment, even when offline.

How are we able to do that?

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