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Digital Outreach for Civic Hacking Awesomeness - 18+ Major Tips/Ideas

From: Steven Clift <clift@e-democracy.org>
Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2014 06:42:22 -0500
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To help build momentum for the National Day of Civic Hacking in the U.S.,
I've bundled together 2 decades of experience with local digital outreach
into one mega list of practical and nuanced tips.

Check out:


A version will soon appear on http://hackforchange.org as well.

Here are the sections:

Digital Outreach for Civic Hacking Awesomeness

Getting started with outreach:
1. Save the Date Notice ASAP
2. Gather Email for Long-term Use
3. Promote Sustained Online Group Exchange
4. Add Smart Registration Fields

Advanced Civic Tech Event Community Outreach:
1. Local Tech Developer Online Groups
2. Local Tech/Web Meetups
3. Tech Community News and Calendars
4. Global Networks with Local Events/Chapters
5. Past Eventbrites
6. Tech Journalists
7. Facebook Page Door Knocking
8. Twitter Hashtags
9. Neighborhood Email Lists and Online Groups
10. Inclusion Matters
11. Government Leaders
12. Research Centers with Data
13. Document Your Event
14. Print Materials, Stickers
15. Plan For Follow-up
16. Share Results

All 2500 words of strategic details are here:


If you want to comment or add to the guide, I encourage you to post here:


If you have a sponsor willing to invest in this kind of outreach, contact
us about being matched with people who go beyond your existing volunteer
capacity: http://e-democracy.org/contact

Steven Clift

Steven Clift - http://stevenclift.com
  Executive Director - http://E-Democracy.org
  Twitter: http://twitter.com/democracy
  Tel/Text: +1.612.234.7072
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