Online tools to manage your grassroots lobbying activity
Grassroots lobbying is the action of encouraging average people to voice their support for a cause. Did you know that in 2017, an estimated 3.36 billion dollars† was spent by registered lobby groups in the United States? The amount of money that works in the interests of business and wealthy individuals is huge but that work doesn’t go uncontested.
We know that there are honourable causes and issues that are lobbied from many supporters at the grassroots level. The reason Do Gooder exists is to help citizens lobby their representatives. Whether it’s in the form of a phone call to your local representative, an email voicing your concerns or a petition comprised of thousands signatures of local constituents, the need for regular citizens to communicate directly with government officials has never been greater.
If you need the online tools to manage your grassroots lobbying activity, take a look at some of Do Gooder’s features:
Create your campaign
Setup a campaign webpage in as little as 15 minutes, no coding required. You just need to add your campaign name, branding and messaging, upload media files and other content. Our campaign microsites are designed to maximise conversions and look great on screens big and small.
Setup ways for your supporters to show support
As a Do Gooder user, it's up to you to determine how your grassroots supporters get behind your mission. You can select from a range of action tools that connect them, the supporter, with your target (the congressman, the legislator, the school board member). Do Gooder includes some regularly updated lists of representatives, but you can supply list of your own, including names, phone numbers, postal and email addresses.
Build your movement
Access thousands of progressive people directly on our network to acquire new supporters and give your campaign a huge boost from the get go. Our promoted campaigns take just a few seconds to create and start driving traffic to your campaign immediately.
Raise money for your campaign easily with our PayPal-powered fundraising action tool. We provide a simple commission-free way to collect action-related revenue on one of the biggest payment platforms in the world.
We know it’s harder to campaign for causes that preserve values for the public but have a hard time finding private funding. Our team at Do Gooder want to support anyone campaigning for progressive causes. You can start by creating a campaign with the Do Gooder app today.
† Center for Responsive Politics: http://www.opensecrets.org/lobby (c. March 26 2018)
Lobbying government with Do Gooder action tools
If you are organising a grassroots movement for social or political change, Do Gooder’s online software has great tools and great support. Try using Do Gooder and start lobbying the politicians for the change you want to see in the world.
We work hard to ensure your supporter emails get through to their intended target utilising a mix of human oversight and automated systems.
Grow your list by promoting your campaign to like-minded people through our campaign network. You only pay for new supporters at the lowest bid per acquisition.
Embed + Sync
Embedding our tools into your own site is easy as cut and paste. You can plug our action forms into most major platforms and export your data or sync with NationBuilder in real-time. Sync with other platforms via our API.
Embed your actions directly within Facebook, add Facebook comments to your microsite, flexible sharing options including Twitter, Email and Facebook to amplify the reach of your campaign.
Do Gooder is more than just campaign actions — you can create a whole website around the issue you care about. Add pages with images, video and other content to engage your audience.
Monitor your campaigns performance in real-time on your dashboard. See when and where action is taken, compare conversion rates and adjust your campaign on the fly for maximum impact.
Campaign in any language
Create multi-lingual campaigns in any language, with ten languages supported natively; English, Indonesian, Dutch, French, Italian, Japanese, Continental and Brazilian Portuguese, Thai, and Spanish.
Privacy by Design
Privacy is baked into Do Gooders’ progressive core, ensuring that your data and that of your supporters is respected and protected. We comply and enforce the EU’s GDPR rules and go further, offering strong privacy features defaulted for the rest of the world to encourage best practice globally.
Optimised for all people & devices
We treat accessibility as table stakes, ensuring everyone can participate in the change that needs to happen. That also means we design to be device independent to maximise conversion rates on desktop, mobile and tablets.
Quickly theme your campaigns or embedded actions to match your brand inc. colour, logo and image. Pro users can use their own domain and custom CSS.
Embeddable forms allow extensive styling, flexible fields, modifiable labels and tweakable functionality. In fact you can build any form with our survey tool.
Agencies and member organisations can manage multiple accounts, allowing you to campaign across geographic and organisational divisions while maintaining a global view and control.