In the end, digital organizing is just organizing. It is an extension of “traditional” field organizing and relies on frameworks that we know work: building relationships (one-on-one and through communities), engaging our networks, telling & amplifying our stories, and setting & reaching our goals.
Digital Organizing is something we were already doing before the coronavirus pandemic, and although this crisis has accelerated our trajectory, you probably have many of the tools you need.
If you're new to this side of the game, here are some quick first steps:
If a new volunteer came to your Facebook, could they immediately see how they could become involved? Especially during this crisis, it can be hard for advocates to see how they fit into the political conversation. By posting your actions -- whether it's a selfie taken before phonebanking, or a screenshot of a Zoom Party -- your community can better see the many ways in which they can join this movement.
It doesn't exist in a silo.
Digital is a reflection of every other department. Strong digital strategies are in lockstep with a campaign's latest messaging, their priorities, and their membership.
Now more than ever, it's clear that we rely on each other; your digital presence is as strong as your relationships. Lift parter organizations' work and share each other's content. We build our power together.