From #Roots14: 10 Things Progressives Can Learn from Rob Ford

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Job: Digital Campaigner

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[Updated: Oct 27th]

Brief:

cStreet Campaigns is looking for a Digital Campaigner to join our growing team. The Digital Campaigner is responsible for helping our clients deploy multi-channel campaigns that include the web, social media, field, bulk email, & SMS.  You’ll be working with a variety of world-changing groups that includes environmental, First Nations, labour unions, and political campaigns.

Your job will be to help our clients succeed using NationBuilder to organize their campaigns and projects, working with our team to execute projects on time and on budget. In this role you will directly liaise with clients, and will report to cStreet’s VP of Operations

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4 Traits of a Successful NationBuilder Powered Campaign

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When I joined cStreet Campaigns back in 2013, I had only a vague knowledge of what NationBuilder was. Working a few hours a week, I initially learned the ropes by migrating content, doing data imports, and cleaning up tagging systems. Flash forward to over a year and a half later, and having worked on dozens of projects, I’ve developed a much deeper understanding of not only the NationBuilder platform, but also how to get the most out of it.

Through this work, I’ve noticed a pattern of general practices and thought processes that are common to successful campaigns. I’m not referring to the intangible, high-level strategies or tactics that campaigns employ; rather, I’m talking about fairly simple NationBuilder practices and mindsets that can help to achieve organizational or campaign goals. These are the kinds of things that should help guide one’s thinking when running a campaign.

In no particular order, what follows is a list of 4 things that successful NationBuilder-powered campaigns do:

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Making the Difference Launches as Fight Over Role of Nurses Intensifies in Saskatchewan

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On behalf of the Saskatchewan Union of Nurses (SUN), we were approached by Savaria PR with the idea of designing and developing a digital engagement program for an escalating fight over the role of registered nurses in the Saskatchewan healthcare system.

At stake is a risky plan being considered by the Saskatchewan government that would result in Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) being required to provide patient care in situations and settings that their post-secondary school education has not prepared them for.

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Nerd out! Advanced Twitter Card Customization in NationBuilder

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At cStreet we often implement Wwitter cards for clients. Using liquid you can implement twitter cards pretty basically but the magic is how to really customise your twitter cards using liquid if statements. We're launching a project this week that relies heavily on user submitted content so we though it would be a great opportunity to show off this customization.

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A Virtual Shout-out to our Friends & Clients at Vision Vancouver

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Tomorrow the good people of Vancouver will be going to the polls to elect their City Council and Mayor. At stake is the progress made over the last 6 years by Vision Vancouver and Mayor Gregor Robertson;

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Weekend Reading: Environmental Organizing, Email Fundraising, and Responsive Design

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At cStreet Campaigns we’re always scouring the web for the latest trends in campaigns, digital organizing, gamification and big data. Each weekend we’ll round up the best of the web and post it here. Enjoy!

Time: Obama Digital Guru to Democrats: Stop Being Lame [LINK]

E&E News: Plug in, act out -- how tech is transforming the environmental movement [LINK]

Mobilization Lab: Be a Lean NGO: Overcoming three key hurdles to build a more iterative organization [LINK]

Stanford Social Innovation Review: Civil Society and Significant Change—Are We Ready? [LINK]

INC: How to Create a Cool Brand [LINK]

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Upcoming Events: Fall 2014

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Ever wanted to meet the cStreet Campaigns team IRL? Now’s your chance! Below are a few upcoming events we're organizing or will be at. 

Torontonians with Vision Party (Toronto, Nov 15): Come watch the returns with us on Vancouver election night. Watch the world's most handsome mayor get re-elected with his troupe of amazing progressives.

RSVP >>

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