On December 14th at 1:30pm EDT, we’ll be hosting a webinar about how advocacy organizations can use the Cicero API to conquer many of their post-election data woes. From a data perspective, the most recent US elections on November 6th make for a particularly chaotic situation because not only have hundreds of elected officials and their contact information changed, but this is also the first major election using most of the brand new legislative districts that were created in the most recent round of redistricting in 2010 and 2011. Both of these factors pose a clear challenge to advocacy groups as they seek to update their databases and build new relationships among their constituents, supporters, and the new and old elected officials.
In this webinar, you’ll learn how Azavea’s Cicero API and batch geocoding services can help almost every nonprofit solve 5 advocacy challenges after this past election. You will learn how you can use the Cicero API to:
• Augment your Internet advocacy efforts by using legislators’ social media information when their emails are not made public
• Make your in-person advocacy events, such as “lobby days”, more effective while reducing logistical headaches
• Accurately match your constituents with the correct elected officials after this last round of redistricted legislatures and regular elected official turnover
• Proactively inform constituents of elected official changes – not only at the federal level, but in hundreds of state and local level governments
• Highlight your particular organization’s mission or cause and make it relevant so that citizens are motivated to become your supporters, your donors, and your volunteers
Register at http://bit.ly/electiondatachaos
We hope you’ll be able to join us! Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. If you can’t attend, I’ll be recording the webinar and would be happy to send you a link – I’ll also post a video on this blog afterward.