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Adding NationBuilder Events to a Google Calendar With a Link Fri 7 Mar, 2014
Adding a link to your event pages which allow visitors to add the event to their Google calendar is super easy! Simply edit your pages_show_event template and add this code where you want the link to show up: {% assign event_hour_start = page.event.local_start_at | date: "%H" %}{% assign event_day_start = page.event.local_start_at | date: "%d" %} {% assign event_hour_end = page.event.local_end_at | date: "%H" %}{% assign event_day_end = page.event.local_end_at | date: "%d" %} <div class="...
AbleOrganizer Mon 27 Jan, 2014
If you have been searching for a new community engagement platform and are familiar with Drupal as a web platform, your search may be over. Even if you do not use Drupal, but have been looking AbleOrganizer may be just what you are looking for. This platform will allow you to do all the engagement task you have been hoping for like donations, petitions, events, and volunteers all while keeping the back end database easy to use and keep track of your communications. For people who are familiar...
Nationbuilder: Allow Visitors to Choose Multiple Signup Tags Wed 27 Nov, 2013
This method no longer works, unfortunately! Feeling limited by Nationbuilder only offering a dropdown for user self tagging on signup pages? Well fear not, because allowing visitors to your site to sign up and select multiple options to tag themselves as is easy! You'll need to either edit the individual page template or edit the pages_show_signup template if you want this change to be across all signup forms. First, find the line which looks like: {% if page.signup.has_optional_tags? %} You...
Show Off Your Supporters On NationBuilder Wed 16 Oct, 2013
From time to time, we like to introduce new tools we can add to your NationBuilder sites. The newest tool is the supporter display. NationBuilder sites are all about growing your nation through community building and engagement. The supporter display is another tool to help by giving you the ability to display your growing nation on your homepage. The icons in the display will change as supporters are added to your nation, allowing new visitors to see who already supports you. Who knows, they...
NC Youth Protest Voting Decisions in NC Tue 3 Sep, 2013
NC student political leaders led a protest Tuesday against recent decisions by local boards of elections on the legality of student voting on college campuses. The event was held in front of the State Board of Elections (SBE) offices in downtown Raleigh. The protest was kicked off by Irene Caldwell, a field organizer with NCPIRG who called on the SBE to "reverse actions by local board of elections." Several local election boards, including those in Pasquotank and Watauga counties, have come...
How to embed a Salsa sign up form in your Wordpress page Thu 29 Aug, 2013
The first step of embedding a Salsa form in a Wordpress site is to create the form in Salsa. Once you have it set up the way you would like, you can use the source code of that page to give you most of the details you will need to put it on a Wordpress site. Once you have the page created, use your web browser to view the source of that page. Your next step is to take the important pieces from the source code, and fill them in on your form. Below is the framework for a form which asks for (and...
Find your NCGA Rep Tue 6 Aug, 2013
The state of North Carolina has 120 state House districts and 50 senate districts. To find your representatives from both houses in the North Carolina General Assembly: Navigate to the "Who Represents Me?" page on the NCGA site: http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/representation/WhoRepresentsMe.aspx. Enter your address in the search bar on the NC House of Representatives district map and hit enter (Image 1). The map will zoom in to the address searched and a district number will appear. Clicking...
Salsa donation page best practices Tue 16 Jul, 2013
Salsa is a powerful CRM that integrates donations (among other tools). Below are the guidelines we suggest when creating a new donation page in Salsa for your organization. Always provide donation amounts. We recommend starting at $10. Always provide at least these two follow-up emails. Reply email thanking the donor and acting as a receipt. "Dear [[First_Name]]..." donation amount what the donations are used for any relevant tax information Individual email notifying organizers of a new...

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