With 2020 being an important election year, it’s time for community-based organizations to ramp up civic engagement activities around the country. 

Voter and Civic Engagement Toolkit

The Alliance for Strong Families and Communities partnered with experienced members and Nonprofit VOTE to provide examples from the field, along with resources containing guidance on voter and civic engagement in the new Strategies for Mobilizing Voters: A Toolkit for Nonprofit Community-Based Organizations . This toolkit includes member stories, coupled with related tools and tips for executing such practices at your organizations. These stories will be featured regularly via the Alliance E-NewsAlliance Policy Radar, and on our social media sites.

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Alliance members to be highlighted with case examples of their voter education efforts include: 

  • BakerRipley in Houston, Texas
  • Bridge Meadows in Portland, Oregon
  • Children’s Home & Aid in Chicago, Illinois
  • Economic Mobility Pathways, "EMPath" in Boston, Massachusetts 
  • People Serving People in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Pressley Ridge in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 
  • Rockford Housing Authority in Rockford, Illinois 
  • SaintA in Milwaukee, Wisconsin 

You will read stories from Alliance members that have: 

  • Made voting an extension of their missions, leading voter registration drives year-round, not just leading up to election day 
  • Galvanized staff to register themselves, as well as their communities 
  • Confronted and overcame communal apathy stemming from intergenerational poverty and systemic neglect 
  • Inspired people to act with educational, relatable messaging on issues that mattered to the community 

Related Resources from Nonprofit VOTE

Engaging New Voters Report
This report explains how nonprofits can foster higher levels of voter engagement and how it aligns with the mission of many human service organizations.   

Tell us what you are doing in civic engagement and voter education.