Our partner, Nonprofit VOTE, hosts webinars on a variety of voter engagement topics, designed specifically with the 501(c)(3) nonprofit community in mind. Topics range from how to plan and execute voter engagement activities at your nonprofit to best practices for encouraging your clients and constituents to vote on Election Day.
Use the links below to watch the recorded webinar online, or download the PowerPoint presentation and associated audio file. Select a topic from the menu below or simply browse through our offerings.
Voter Participation Basics
Being Nonpartisan: 501(c)(3) Guidelines for Nonprofits
Learn how to conduct nonpartisan voter participation while adhering to 501(c)(3) guidelines established by the IRS.
What Nonprofit Staff Can(‘t) Do
Nonprofit staff are free to engage in partisan political activities outside of work on their own time. This in-depth discussion explains how to keep work and private political activities separate.
Plan Ahead: Build a Voter Engagement Timeline for 2012
Build a voter engagement timeline for your nonprofit’s voter registration, education, candidate engagement, and get-out-the-vote activities.
Nonpartisan Voter Participation Basics for Nonprofits
Find out how to register and educate voters, engage candidates, and get-out-the-vote–all in the course of activities you already do.
National Voter Registration Day
On September 25th, 2012 thousands of nonprofits, businesses, and volunteers across the country will band together for National Voter Registration Day–an effort to encourage and assist all Americans to register to vote ahead of the November 6th presidential election. Join us to learn how your nonprofit can participate in this nationwide effort and utilize the opportunity to help register your clients, constituents, and community members.
Ready, Set, Register: Nonprofit Voter Registration
Learn how your nonprofit can conduct effective, nonpartisan voter registration, emphasizing on-site registration strategies.
Voter Registration and Voter Education for Nonprofits
Review best practices for conducting voter registration at your nonprofit and in your community, as well as how to conduct effective voter education outreach.
Laws on the Ballot: How Nonprofits Can Take a Stand on Ballot Questions
There are a number of ways your nonprofit can work on ballot measures–including taking a stand for or against them! Find out how your organization can benefit from engaging the public around ballot measures.
Engage Candidates and Build Clout: How to Host a Candidate Forum
Learn about techniques for organizing an effective candidate forum, how to stay nonpartisan throughout the process, and gather tools to help you every step of the way.
Voter Education and GOTV for Nonprofits
In the final weeks leading up to the election, focus on both voter education and getting out the vote. Learn about best practices for doing both, whether at your agency or out in the community.
Voter Education for Nonprofits
In the final month before an election, focus on educating your constituents about what’s on the ballot, when and where they can vote, and who to turn to for help.
Nonprofits Get Out the Vote
Learn what your nonprofit can do in the days and weeks leading up to Election Day to help ensure that your clients, constituents and community members have the information they need to successfully cast a ballot.
Get-Out-the-Vote and Election Day for Nonprofits
In addition to getting out the vote in the weeks before Election Day, there is plenty for you to do on Election Day itself.
Nonprofits and Election Protection
Learn how your nonprofit can help ensure that your clients, constituents and community members have the information and resources they need to successfully cast a ballot this presidential election year. Learn about 866-OUR-VOTE and the associated smart phone app.
Nonprofit VOTE Research
Nonprofits Increase Voter Participation: New Research from the Field
Professor Kelly LeRoux discusses her work documenting the impact nonprofits have when they talk to their clients and constituents about voting.
Poll Worker Recruitment: You Be the Judge
Poll workers are on the front lines of helping people vote on Election Day. Learn how your nonprofit can help facilitate democracy in your community by recruiting poll workers, translators, and poll monitors.
States Move to Restrict Voting: What Nonprofits Can Do to Defend the Right to Vote
Featured presenters Megan Donovan and Ellis Jacobs discuss recent efforts to pass legislation that creates voter registration barriers and limits access to the polls.
Featured presenter Ben Hovland gives an update on recent efforts to pass legislation that creates voter registration barriers and limits access to the polls.
Think Locally: The Value of Municipal and Local Elections
Because they are intimate affairs, city, county, and other regional elections give your nonprofit an unparalleled opportunity to boost turnout and engage candidates.
Power in Numbers: Putting 2010 Census Data to Use
Featured presenters Terri Ann Lowenthal and Todd Clausen explain how you can access and use Census data to further your mission and goals.
Getting a Seat at the Table: What Nonprofits Should Know About Redistricting
Professor Justin Levitt explains the redistricting basics and how your nonprofit can be involved in the process.