Cultivating Supporters

I hope you had the chance to read my previous post, Raise Supporters Not Support. So what does this look like? How can we start activism within our organizations? Here are a few simple ideas that I have that you could try. If you have a few others leave a comment.

  • Connect with interested supporters through the Facebook Causes application: this tool is a great way for your supporters to connect with others that believe in what your organization does.
  • Start a regular e-news or paper newsletter: this provides you the opportunity to discuss a topic and what your organization is doing. An e-newsletter is a great way to keep your constituency informed.
  • Start a blog: I have been amazed at how blogging allows you to dialog with a really diverse, informed, engaged group of people in very safe medium.
  • Create a volunteer committee that talks about your issues online: online media and online community is growing more and more. Why not represent your organization where the people are at a low cost.
  • Start a speaker’s bureau: this is a great way for you to use high-level volunteers to engage with ideas and issues that your organization supports.
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2 Responses to Cultivating Supporters

  1. BethP says:

    Raise supporters and enter to win a $250 donation to your fundraising page when you add the Firstgiving facebook app: http://www.new.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2400743201. Now through August 27.

  2. […] 28, 2008 From A Small Change… Cultivating Supporters In part two of this series, Jason Dick explores ways organizations can turn their supporters into […]

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