ControlShift Blog

ControlShift plus Slack

Modern digital organizers and advocates depend on a whole ecosystem of tools to create change in the world. All of our customers use ControlShift alongside some number of other platforms. For many of the teams that we work with, Slack is where all of those pieces come together so that work can get done.
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Workflows for distributed organizers

Sometimes the challenge with adopting distributed, participatory ways of organizing your supporters is keeping track of all of that activity.
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How to organize a massive number of distributed events

From American presidential candidates like Bernie Sanders to the global Youth Climate Strikes, the most exciting movements are scaling the capacity of their organizing by mobilizing supporters to meet up (and do important work) at offline events.
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Engaging Networks and ControlShift

We’ve had an Engaging Networks integration for several years but we’re excited to announce that we’ve rewritten our integration from the ground up on top of the Engaging Networks Services REST API.
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ControlShift integrates with MobilizeAmerica

We’re always excited about new organizing tools and work hard to integrate with all of the other platforms in the ecosystem. Some of our clients in the United States are using MobilizeAmerica for event syndication while using ControlShift for organizing so we are pleased to announce an integration with their platform.
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ControlShift brings distributed events and local groups to EveryAction and VAN customers

We’re proud to announce that we’ve released a data integration that allows EveryAction and VAN customers to seamlessly sync data from our distributed events, local groups, and member campaign features into their CRM and voter file.
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Ten #Resistance Tech startups I’m following

Photo Credit, Kelly Bell, cc-attributionThe political tech ecosystem in the United States usually follows a predictable cadence. Every four years, Presidential campaigns make huge investments in organizing, outreach and data to win. They act as a pressure cooker that brings together brilliant and passionate staff from around the country. Each cycle spawns a new generation of companies and consultancies that seek to replicate, commercialize and sustain the innovations that campaign staff hacked together during the campaign.
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What we learned from TakeCharge.io

Back in 2014 several of our ControlShift customers came to us with the same problem: They were global advocacy organizations working for progressive social change but struggled to accept donations in all of the currencies and across all of the payment platforms in the countries where they operated. At the time, no fundraising tools were truly global so each organization raising funds globally needed to either cobble together their own in house software or assemble dozens of vendors to accept funds everywhere they had supporters.
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From Complaint Box to Organizing Hub

So much of what ControlShift is about is not really software tools at all, but a cultural shift in how advocacy organizations and campaigns should operate. We see ourselves as instigating cultural change, helping to shift advocacy organizations from a centralized, broadcast mentality to a distributed, organizing-focused approach.
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Uplift Ireland and the National Maternity Hospital

In April of 2017, Denise Kiernan saw a news story about a decision to move the National Maternity Hospital in Dublin to a new site — one that was owned by the Sisters of Charity, a congregation of Catholic nuns. This was alarming because a government commission had identified the Sisters as an organization involved in child abuse and other scandals around the health and welfare of women and children throughout the 20th century.
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