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DemLabs tests the best, most affordable technology to make the biggest impact for campaigns and nonprofits, no matter the budget.

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10 Feb’ 2022

Keep your team in formation using the same talking points

Keep your team of canvassers and supporters on the same talking points. Or as Beyonce says 'let's get in formation'. "Use a “drumbeat” approach to communication:...

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13 Oct’ 2021

Keep it real

People buy brownies, not the recipe. Emphasize how you'll improve their lives. Skip the geek-speak. Anat Shenker-Osorio is the founder a of ASO Communications and a...

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5 Aug’ 2021

Answering hard questions in a Zoom meeting

Viewers catch any confusion in answering a question during an online briefing. Use a dynamic teleprompter, unless you're a veteran press secretary, Traditionally newscasters and politicians...

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23 Jun’ 2021

Speak truth to power, but first practice your lines.

There are few chances to speak truth to power. Make the most of them. Help your supporters make the most of their turn in the spotlight...

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25 Mar’ 2021

Zoom fundraising goes better with a teleprompter

Don't take chances with important presentations. Use a teleprompter. Fundraising online is stressful. It helps to maintain eye contact with potential donors while making your appeal....

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9 Mar’ 2021

Zoom event production made easy

Presenters run over their allotted time, others drift off script, struggle with audience questions... How can virtual events be kept on track and presenters on script?...

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5 Feb’ 2021

Answer tough questions on Zoom without breaking a sweat

You're stumped by a question on Zoom. What do you do? Use an on-screen teleprompter so an assistant can help you with the answer. You respond...

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24 Jan’ 2021

Prepare activists to demand fair redistricting in virtual Town Halls

Politicians shouldn’t be allowed to draw voting maps to stay in office. Let voters choose their politicians, not politicians choosing their voters.  Public hearings give activists...

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3 Jan’ 2021

Managing a ZOOM event with several presenters? Use an on-screen teleprompter to keep things on track.

It is showtime! Your big Zoom event is at hand. The presenters are lined up and the audience is ready. How do you keep your presenters...

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21 Dec’ 2020

Stick to your script. Use an on-screen teleprompter.

Look 'em in the eye and deliver your message forcefully. It's easier with an on-screen teleprompter. Keep your audience engaged with an on-screen teleprompter to project...

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17 Dec’ 2020

GOTV Concerts organizes virtual concerts featuring Georgia musicians to get out the vote

Music can move people to action, but with COVID raging, online performances have replaced large concerts. Virtual events are tailored to local audiences. Turnout increases as...

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15 Dec’ 2020

Congresswomen Deb Haaland energizes Native Americans voters in Georgia from the BIG STAGE

"Very few of Georgia’s more than 100,000 voting-age Native Americans cast ballots in November. Even a small increase could make a difference in the Senate runoffs."...

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7 Dec’ 2020

Zoom performance anxiety? Follow these expert tips.

Perform better on Zoom with these expert tips. - How to prepare your script- Body Language- Using a teleprompter- Directing your attendees to take an action-...

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20 Nov’ 2020

Fundraising through ZOOM events made easy

ZOOM makes it easy to connect, but how do you get supporters to take the next step and donate? How can they do this while still...

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22 Sep’ 2020

Communicate better on ZOOM. Keep eye contact with an on-screen teleprompter.

Avoid the distraction of looking away at your notes with with an on-screen teleprompter. Online viewers are easily distracted as you look away to refer to...

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14 Sep’ 2020

Hot dogs, music and early voting

Making early voting fun and easy. Turning out early voters in Indiana Vanderburgh County, Indiana has approximately 60,000 voters. The county has the third largest city...

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13 Sep’ 2020

Youth group launches multi-lingual, interactive video campaign on BigStage to get-out-the-vote

Multi-lingual video campaign to get out the vote Gen Z voices urge others to vote with new technology that merges a recorded video with interactive buttons....

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5 Sep’ 2020

How to deliver POWERFUL messages on video

Use these five expert tips to make a bigger impact in your online presentations. They have nothing to do with the lighting or the quality of...

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24 Aug’ 2020

Interactive music video recruits Gen‑Z poll workers

Young poll workers are needed as COVID-19 is a greater risk to seniors who typically staff polling centers. Gen-Z artists recruit the next generation of poll...

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21 Aug’ 2020

Ten tips to make anyone a ZOOM fundraising pro

Zoom is child's play with these ten tips. 1. Test the technology Navigate technical issues before they happen to improve efficiency. Technical issues come hand in...

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12 Aug’ 2020

Livestream ZOOM meetings to YouTube & Facebook Live to reach larger audiences

Livestream ZOOM meetings to YouTube/ Facebook Live: The perfect couple to host your next big online event.Increase the turnout for your virtual events and fundraisers by...

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7 Aug’ 2020

Miss that live virtual event? It’s your lucky day, it’s still going on.

Zoom meetings can now stay live for people who missed them. Never miss a live virtual event again. With BigStage Online, events can remain live and...

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2 Aug’ 2020

President Obama’s eulogy used to get out the vote

Former President Barack Obama eulogized the late Rep. John Lewis as "a founding father of that fuller, fairer, better America" that lies in the nation's future. John devoted...

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31 Jul’ 2020

Five lessons in fundraising from infomercials

Listen closely and you can practically hear this photo. If you have ever found yourself dialing the phone number thats practically bursting out of your television...

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28 Jul’ 2020

How grieving moms use protests against police killings to recruit supporters

Ishtyme Robinson lost two children to police violence. She founded Every Case Matters, a grass-roots organization devoted to stopping genocide of all black, brown and lives....

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23 Jul’ 2020

How to create your own campaign videos for free at home

How does a candidate with little time or money get their message heard? Stephanie Moore, a candidate for State Representative of Michigan's 60th district, met this...

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20 Jul’ 2020

Fundraise Better On ZOOM

Fundraising has moved online with many campaigns choosing ZOOM for virtual fundraisers. But guiding donors from the impulse to give to actually making the donation during...

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14 Jul’ 2020

HipHop Politics On The BigStage

COVID-19 has forced campaigns to move organizing and fundraising online. Conferencing apps are great for meetings, but lacking key features for political events where the goal...

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1 Jul’ 2020

David vs Goliath in Kalamazoo

Necessity is the mother of invention. A team of Kalamazoo candidates innovate to overcome their lack of resources. BackgroundThe candidates have little funding and few technical...

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28 May’ 2020

Convert Public Attention Into Supporters And Donations

How do you convert public attention and media coverage into supporters and donors? Use QR Codes.  Basics QR Codes are scannable codes that most phones can read....

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12 May’ 2020

Musicians Power Virtual Fundraisers

Musicians and progressive campaigns are teaming to raise funds online with live streaming performances.    The Coronavirus has forced campaigns to innovate. How do you fundraise...

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24 Apr’ 2020

Will You Be Counted In The Census?

[caption id="attachment_2319" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] Image: Lumen5[/caption] How can marginalized groups be inspired to take part in the census during a pandemic? Sharvin Lee with Michigan Voices is experimenting with difference approaches....

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29 Feb’ 2020

Group Uses Personal Video Testimonials To Encourage Use Of Vote-By-Mail Ballots.

Photo by Qim Manifester on Unsplash Make your videos more persuasive with personal testimonials. Video testimonials work but collecting them has been difficult for groups with limited time, money...

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12 Jan’ 2020

Five Free Apps For Better Canvassing

Trying to find the right campaign app when you're tight on money and not tech savvy? Checkout the DemLabs site with over 110 solutions and Solution Guides like the one...

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5 Jan’ 2020

Podcast Training Retreat For Women Changemakers

[caption id="" align="aligncenter"] Photo by CoWomen on Unsplash[/caption]   Millions listen to podcasts but not enough are hosted and produced by women. How can we fix this?...

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16 Dec’ 2019

Young Activists Make The Best Storytellers

If you're not at the table, you're on the menu.Get to the table by engaging others to your side with story-telling. Young activists excel at crafting...

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7 Dec’ 2019

Three Free Apps To Create Campaign Videos With Just A Laptop

Fast news cycles demand a rapid response. Short videos work best, but how does a campaign with little money, time and video skills create a rapid...

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3 May’ 2019

Up your game with this library of free campaigning and organizing ‘how to’ guides.

Grassroots organizing changes constantly with new tactics and apps. How can the lessons learned on one campaign be quickly shared with other progressive groups? Blueprints for Change converts know-how from campaign organiziners into free...

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5 Oct’ 2017

Resisting? Running for office? Get trained online, you will.

Darkness is in the air. The Rebel Alliance is hopelessly outmatched. The Empire terrorizes the galaxy. The rebels train to fight back. The ‘force’ is with...

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5 Oct’ 2017

Designing a Facebook campaign to advocate for better opioid care

It’s 1943 and the German air superiority has devastated the Allied forces. The Allies lack the planes to fight the Luftwaffe directly. The U.S. Army Air Corps...

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