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Fundraising Canvassing: How to Launch a Canvass

Canvassing is the systematic initiation of direct contact with potential supporters door-to-door, on street corners, or at events. Organizations canvass for...

February 18, 2022 — Philip Radford

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What (Economic) Liberation Requires

Originally published in The Forge. You’d think from conversations in progressive philanthropy that we all agree that there are two...

January 17, 2022 — Philip Radford

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Bethany Maki Named Progressive Multiplier’s New Leader

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Washington, D.C. (November 15, 2021)The Progressive Multiplier, a funding intermediary that helps progressive nonprofit organizations grow...

November 15, 2021 — Philip Radford

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Progressive Multiplier Announces Grants to Environmental Justice Organizations

Progressive Multiplier, a Progressive Power Lab project, announced its latest round of grants to environmental justice organizations.The following organizations are...

February 28, 2021 — Bethany Maki

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Donor Retention hits 90% After Four Months

When it comes to your donor retention rate there is no one “magic bullet,” but there are known levers you...

February 17, 2021 — Philip Radford

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Progressive Multiplier Announces Progressive Stimulus Project Grantees

Progressive Multiplier, a Progressive Power Lab project, announces its first round of ten Progressive Stimulus Project Grantees. Bethany Maki, Managing...

January 27, 2021 — Bethany Maki

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The Field: Meet the Best in Class Door to Door Salesforce App

Meet The Field A best-in-class mapping solution has arrived. Finding a single Salesforce app that can work for both canvassing...

November 14, 2020 — Philip Radford

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Progressive Multiplier Launches the Progressive Stimulus Project

Gara LaMarche is  president of the Democracy Alliance,  Philip Radford is executive director of the Progressive Multiplier Fund, and  Sonal Shah is professor and executive director of...

March 13, 2020 — Philip Radford

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Financing Ballot Initiative Petition Drives

Membership Drive, a Progressive Power Lab project, ran a test answer the question: how do we continuously finance ballot initiative...

March 8, 2019 — Philip Radford

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Canvass Donor Retention Rises 8% by Measuring, Managing Integrity

A global nonprofit partner of Membership Drive witnessed their canvass donor retention rate drop by eight percentage points from 83%...

February 17, 2019 — Philip Radford

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