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Jul 10, 2024
Understanding & Measuring Power
It Takes Ten Years: The Organizational Sources of State-Level Political Power
July 10, 2024
Research Reports
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Jul 2, 2024
Democracy Reform
Same Day Registration: Opportunities for Organizing and Voter Engagement
This analysis highlights the critical role that implementation plays in any democracy policy reform. This study analyzes 2022 SDR use in Minnesota and Nevada and documents the innovative implementation practices of ISAIAH and ACDC to increase use of SDR.
July 2, 2024
Research Reports
ISAIAH Faith in Minnesota ACDC Asian Community Development Council
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Jul 2, 2024
Democracy Reform
Same Day Registration - DPI Digest
This newsletter highlights qualitative and quantitative analyses of Same Day Registration usage and education programs.
July 2, 2024
Newsletters
URL Link
Feb 14, 2024
DPI Organizing Lab
Surfacing Missing Voters - DPI Digest
This newsletter highlights Miriam McKinney Gray's Surfacing Missing Voters report, with reflections from the strategists and recommendations on how organizers and funders can use this research.
February 14, 2024
Newsletters
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Feb 12, 2024
DPI Organizing Lab
Surfacing Missing Voters
This report documents the ways that Black, Latino, and AAPI individuals and communities are systematically ignored by current digital and technological systems of voter engagement.
February 12, 2024
Research Reports
Video
Nov 9, 2023
DPI Convening
Shifting the Political Paradigm
This opening panel in the 2023 DPI Annual Convening explored the challenges of our current political paradigm.
November 9, 2023
Videos
Video
Nov 9, 2023
DPI Convening
Base Building and Leadership in California
In this workshop from the 2023 DPI Annual Convening, California organizers and researchers shared what they learned about measuring power and created opportunities for participants to wrestle with the implications for their programs in 2024.
November 9, 2023
Videos
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Nov 9, 2023
DPI Convening
Base Building and Leadership in Ohio
In this workshop from the 2023 DPI Annual Convening, the Ohio organizers and researchers shared what they have learned about measuring power and creating opportunities for participants to wrestle with the implications for their programs in 2024.
November 9, 2023
Videos
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Nov 9, 2023
DPI Convening
Narrative, Agency & Belonging
This plenary's discussion from the 2023 DPI Annual Convening was about the role that narrative, agency and belonging play in the work to build and sustain powerful political movements and how those insights can translate into impact.
November 9, 2023
Videos
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Nov 9, 2023
DPI Convening
Lessons from Values Cluster Research: Understanding & Engaging Voters in Ohio
Leaders from the Ohio Organizing Collaborative and HIT Strategies share the findings from their summer values cluster work with Black voters in Ohio. They outline how they engaged two of those clusters in their organizing work and explored lessons from that work for various communities in 2024 and beyond!
November 9, 2023
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Nov 9, 2023
DPI Convening
Meeting People Where They Are: Arts & Activists
Art in many forms has been a critical part of sustaining American movements for centuries. How are current organizers incorporating art and artists into their power-building efforts? What impact does this have on their campaigns and on the artists and members involved?
November 9, 2023
Videos
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Nov 8, 2023
DPI Convening
Power in Practice
On this panel from the 2023 Annual DPI Convening, leading practitioners and funders discussed what they have learned from the work that base-building organizing groups undertake to build the power they need to achieve policy, electoral, and ideological impact.
November 8, 2023
Videos
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Sep 21, 2023
DPI Organizing Lab
Ohio Organizers Experiment with ‘Relational’ Contacts
This study aims to capture a 360-degree picture of the Ohio Organizing Collaborative’s innovative, scaled, 2022 relational voter organizing program with both quantitative and qualitative data.
September 21, 2023
Research Reports
Ohio Organizing Collaborative, OOC, Relational Organizing
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Sep 5, 2023
Understanding & Measuring Power
Power Metrics: Measuring What Matters to Build a Multiracial Democracy
This report outlines a framework developed by groups in the DPI Organizing Lab to identify and measure strategies that wield power using the data organizations collect and analyze in their day-to-day work.
September 5, 2023
Research Reports
URL Link
Sep 5, 2023
Understanding & Measuring Power
Measuring What Matters to Build a Multiracial Democracy - DPI Digest
This newsletter highlights the Power Metrics: Measuring What Matters to Build a Multiracial Democracy Report.
September 5, 2023
Newsletters
Powerpoint
Aug 21, 2023
DPI Organizing Lab
Relational Voter Turnout Program Analyses with Ohio Organizing Collaborative
The Analyst Institute partnered with Ohio Organizing Collaborative (OOC) on this descriptive research project that examines the reach of their 2020 and 2022 relational organizing programs.
August 21, 2023
Research Reports
URL Link
Aug 3, 2023
Narrative and Identity
Lessons in Art Activism - DPI Digest
This newsletter summarizes the findings and recommendations from the Art & Activism case studies in Ohio, Michigan, and Mississippi.
August 3, 2023
Newsletters
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Jul 11, 2023
Narrative and Identity
Art & Activism: A Three-State Case Study
This research focuses on the innovative cultural organizing these groups are doing in partnership with artists and activists and examines how arts and culture move narratives within communities of color.
July 11, 2023
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May 24, 2023
DPI Organizing Lab
Briefing on Data Integration in States
Watch the full briefing on Data Integration in States: Challenges and Solutions, authored by Carter Kalchik, a longtime leader in the data, tech, and campaign strategy space. This research documents the challenges base-building groups face with the current set of movement tech tools and suggests some systemic solutions
May 24, 2023
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May 5, 2023
DPI Organizing Lab
Making Data and Tech Work for Organizers - DPI Digest
This newsletter highlights a roadmap for needed investment in state and local data infrastructure that will pay huge dividends for our movement and for winning change for our people over the long term.
May 5, 2023
Newsletters
Video
May 1, 2023
Narrative and Identity
SXSW 2023: From Political Cynicism to BIPOC Political Power
DPI Fund partners Katrina Gamble of Sojourn Strategies, Jess Morales Rocketto of EquisLabs, Nse Ufot, and Terrance Woodbury of HIT Strategies presented at SXSW about how political cynicism threatens political power in young people and BIPOC communities.
May 1, 2023
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May 1, 2023
DPI Organizing Lab
Surveying the Landscape of Data Integration for State and Local Organizing Group
This report documents the challenges base-building groups face with the current set of movement tech tools and suggests some systemic solutions.
May 1, 2023
Research Reports
Powerpoint
Apr 30, 2023
Narrative and Identity
Latinx Values Messaging GOTV Test with Florida Rising Together
In fall 2022, Sojourn Strategies, in partnership with Florida Rising Together, Solidarity Strategies, and Analyst Institute, conducted a field experiment to measure the impact of a survey-informed message developed to increase voter participation among Latinx voters.
April 30, 2023
Research Reports
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Apr 25, 2023
Narrative and Identity
Understanding Values Clusters In The Black Electorate - DPI Digest
This newsletter highlights research that builds on our work over the past three years to understand the Black electorate and connect that learning to multiracial organizing and programs.
April 25, 2023
Newsletters
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Apr 18, 2023
Other
2023 DPI Annual Letter
In 2022, the DPI Fund advanced towards a multiracial democracy. Our unity emphasized community power. Our Annual Letter reveals insights on Black power, Latino voters, and enhancing democracy. United by a vision, we aim for an inclusive political future.
April 18, 2023
DPI Reports
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Apr 10, 2023
Narrative and Identity
Black Values National Survey and Cluster Analysis Briefing
In this video, The DPI Fund, HIT Strategies, and Sojourn Strategist discuss the Black Values National Survey designed to understand the various values and political identities that drive Black civic engagement.
April 10, 2023
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Mar 8, 2023
Other
2022 Research and Innovation Summary & Update
This memo is an update of our research and innovation program, including links to reports on projects completed or launched in 2022.
March 8, 2023
DPI Reports
URL Link
Jan 26, 2023
Narrative and Identity
Political Homes - DPI Digest
This newsletter highlights key takeaways from the Belonging, Community & Impact: What it Means to Build a Political Home Report. What drives people to affiliate with power-building groups? Researchers collaborated with VOTE (LA), PICO California, and Voces de la Frontera (WI) to discern key factors.
January 26, 2023
Newsletters
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Jan 13, 2023
Narrative and Identity
Black Narrative Research Recommendations
A list of recommendations HIT developed for reaching Black voters.
January 13, 2023
Organizer Tools
Powerpoint
Jan 13, 2023
Narrative and Identity
National Power Messaging Poll and Black Voter Segmentation
The objectives of this national poll were to understand attitudes heading into the midterm elections, segment our audience to determine who our base, persuasion, and opposition voters are, and identify messaging that resonates with Black voters.
January 13, 2023
Research Reports
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Dec 1, 2022
Narrative and Identity
Belonging, Community & Impact: What it means to build a Political Home
Sojourn Strategies conducted listening sessions to better understand how people engage with and participate in political homes, where individuals can build community with others who have shared values to impact change, in California, Louisiana, and Wisconsin.
December 1, 2022
Research Reports
Video
Nov 15, 2022
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2022 Midterm Election Debrief
Another election season is behind us. As the dust settles, this fantastic set of state leaders and research partners help us make sense of the election results and begin to identify what we need to learn in 2023 and 2024 to continue strengthening our collective strategies to build and sustain a multiracial democracy in
November 15, 2022
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Oct 13, 2022
Narrative and Identity
Building Black Power - DPI Digest
We know that building Black political power is about creating spaces where Black people are actively setting the agenda, having direct influence during the policy making process, and making Black voters hyper-aware of the collective power they hold to take civic action and make political change.
October 13, 2022
Newsletters
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Oct 7, 2022
Other
2022 DPI Pre-Election Power Up Resource Guide
Here are some key tools and tips to support implementing what we have learned from our research together over the past two years about how to strengthen your organizing programs to connect with, engage effectively, and inspire Black, Latinx, AAPI and other voters and BUILD YOUR POWER along the way!
October 7, 2022
Organizer Tools
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Oct 6, 2022
Narrative and Identity
Sample Door-to-Door Script
This door-to-door script from the New Georgia Project implements lessons from the Black Narrative Research.
October 6, 2022
Organizer Tools
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Oct 6, 2022
Understanding & Measuring Power
Tracking Data Using Jotform or Google Forms
Use Jotform or Google Forms to track your data when you are doing outreach outside the voter file, either through neighborhood door-knocking or site-based turnout events, to enable post-election follow-up and analysis. Below is the form used by the Muslim Coalition of ISAIAH.
October 6, 2022
Organizer Tools
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Oct 6, 2022
Understanding & Measuring Power
Event Data Collection Form
Below is the sign-up form used by the Ohio Organizing Collaborative to track data and participation at their events.
October 6, 2022
Organizer Tools
Video
Oct 4, 2022
Narrative and Identity
Ad run by POWER Interfaith in Pennsylvania prior to the 2020 election
POWER Interfaith in Pennsylvania ran an ad prior to the 2020 election that shows how they incorporated the Black Narrative research into their civic engagement outreach.
October 4, 2022
Organizer Tools
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Oct 3, 2022
Understanding & Measuring Power
Relational List Template
Multiple cycles of research with the Analyst Institute has shown that organizing through relational networks is the most impactful way to engage voters. Try out this simple relational list template from the Ohio Organizing Collaborative with your own members or through site-based canvassing. No tech barriers!
October 3, 2022
Organizer Tools
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Sep 29, 2022
Narrative and Identity
For Organizers: Considerations for Latino Mobilization
An organizer's guide on how to mobilize Latinx voters: key takeaways from the Latinx Values Research focused on compelling insights that might be unique to Latinos and actionable for organizers trying to improve their GOTV efforts, specifically focused on values, norms, or perceptions that can help groups build...
September 29, 2022
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Sep 29, 2022
Narrative and Identity
Insights from the Latino Political Participation Poll
Below are insights from a study of social and psychological factors that impact voting, along with a segmentation of Latino non-voters, both based on a national poll of 2,800 eligible Latino voters.
September 29, 2022
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Sep 16, 2022
Democracy Reform
Organizing Local Election Officials - DPI Digest
Below are key takeaways from the research and some reflections from several leaders of this project based in Arizona and Florida. You can read the full case studies of LUCHA/ACE and Faith in Florida and Florida Rising on our website.
September 16, 2022
Newsletters
URL Link
Sep 16, 2022
Democracy Reform
Engaging Returning Citizens - DPI Digest
The movement to restore voting rights to individuals who have felony convictions has had several successes in recent years, including historic wins in Florida in 2018 and New Jersey in 2019. But ensuring the legal right to vote is only the first step.
September 16, 2022
Newsletters
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Aug 10, 2022
Narrative and Identity
Latinx Values Survey
DPI supported Equis and Sojourn Strategies in a partnership with numerous organizing groups including Florida Rising, Make the Road Nevada, Poder NC, LUCHA, Voces de la Frontera, and PICO California to survey Latino voters and dig deep on who is voting, why, and what values are motivating for civic engagement.
August 10, 2022
Research Reports
Video
Aug 6, 2022
DPI Convening
Welcome to Day 1 of the 2022 Pre-Election Power Up DPI Fund 2022 Convening
The election is right around the corner. What are we doing here?!
August 6, 2022
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Aug 5, 2022
DPI Convening
What is Winning?
Recent Supreme Court decisions, coupled with the January 6th hearings, have made it clearer than ever that we are operating in a politically charged, high stakes, power arena. How should organizers think about “winning” in this context? What is our role in this power arena?
August 5, 2022
Videos
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Aug 5, 2022
Narrative and Identity
Latinx Values Survey Results - DPI Digest
DPI supported Equis and Sojourn Strategies in a partnership with numerous organizing groups including Florida Rising, Make the Road Nevada, Poder NC, LUCHA, Voces de la Frontera, and PICO California to survey Latino voters and dig deep on who is voting, why, and what values are motivating for civic engagement.
August 5, 2022
Newsletters
Video
Aug 4, 2022
DPI Convening
Using the Election Season to Build Power
What you get: Examples of how to track leadership development and membership engagement using simple event participation forms and various visualization tools to help you better understand who your members are, where they are, and what they are doing.
August 4, 2022
Videos
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Aug 4, 2022
DPI Convening
Brains Over Brawn: Building Strategic Capacity to Strengthen Your Organization
Insight on how to build a strategic framework for your electoral program that creates space for teams to own parts of the strategy and examples of how to use data and other inputs from across your organization to improve strategy.
August 4, 2022
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Aug 3, 2022
DPI Convening
How to Use Organizing to Achieve Election Reform
Proven methods for working with election officials to make it easier for your community to vote.
August 3, 2022
Videos
Video
Aug 3, 2022
DPI Convening
Understanding & Influencing Political Power Infrastructure to Protect Elections
A detailed discussion of how to power-map the meta-political environment in your state, including how you can diagnose what the big picture political narrative fights will be, understand the stakes of those fights, and anticipate the moves of different actors on the chess board.
August 3, 2022
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Aug 1, 2022
DPI Convening
Welcome to Day 2 of the 2022 Pre-Election Power Up! DPI Fund 2022 Convening
Who do I need to say hi to? What do we need to tackle today?
August 1, 2022
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Jul 29, 2022
DPI Convening
Less is Not More: Expanding the Electorate to Win Change
A diagnosis of how the political industry’s failure to focus on growing the electorate has failed the progressive movement and a discussion of transformative voter research and messaging strategies that can help us understand and engage more voters this year and beyond!
July 29, 2022
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Jul 29, 2022
Narrative and Identity
Black Narrative Research: HIT one-pager
During 2020-2022, we worked with POWER, Detroit Action, BLOC Wisconsin, Florida Rising, and New Georgia Project to examine which messaging frames and narratives would help increase political engagement among Black voters.
July 29, 2022
Research Reports
Video
Jul 26, 2022
DPI Convening
Effective Influencers: Identifying & Growing Members as Social Network Leaders
Concrete skills for identifying member leaders, training them to lead, and organizing their social networks for high impact voter outreach this fall.
July 26, 2022
Videos
Video
Jul 26, 2022
DPI Convening
Building Political Agency: The Latest from Our Narrative Research
Insight into the ways different constituencies think of their own power and political identities; short and practical summaries of the research to date with HIT Strategies, Equis Labs, and the AAPI Civic Engagement Fund to guide your communications and voter contact programs
July 26, 2022
Videos
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Jul 26, 2022
DPI Convening
Bringing returning citizens & their families into political engagement
Research findings on how to increase civic participation by returning citizens and their families including a discussion of effective messaging frames.
July 26, 2022
Videos
Video
Jul 25, 2022
DPI Convening
How to Apply Empowering Narrative Frames in Your Voter Mobilization Program
Before and after script examples, role plays, research-informed outreach modeling, and examples of impact.
July 25, 2022
Videos
Video
Jul 25, 2022
DPI Convening
Racism in Algorithms? How to bring a skeptical eye to your voter file data and
Specific data and organizing tactics for finding and engaging people not on the voter file.
July 25, 2022
Videos
PDF
Jul 6, 2022
Democracy Reform
Engaging People on Probation or Parole in New Jersey
The New Jersey Institute for Social Justice (NJISJ), Analyst Institute, and academic researchers sought to encourage civic engagement among formerly incarcerated people whose rights to register and vote were restored in New Jersey in December 2019.
July 6, 2022
Research Reports
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Jun 6, 2022
Democracy Reform
Growing the Grassroots Movement for Democracy: LUCHA & ACE
The goal of this research is to support grassroots organizations’ work with local election officials and to tell the stories of organizers fighting for democracy at the local level. This case study uses the advocacy experiences of Living United for Change in Arizona (LUCHA) and the Arizona Center for Empowerment...
June 6, 2022
Research Reports
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Jun 6, 2022
Democracy Reform
Growing the Grassroots Movement for Democracy: Faith in Florida & Florida Rising
The goal of this research is to support grassroots organizations’ work with local election officials and to tell the stories of organizers fighting for democracy at the local level. This case study uses the advocacy experiences of Faith in Florida and Florida Rising to identify general and specific state and local...
June 6, 2022
Research Reports
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Apr 1, 2022
Other
2020 DPI Research Summary
This document includes a list of 2020 DPI research.
April 1, 2022
DPI Reports
PDF
Feb 1, 2022
Other
2022 DPI Annual Letter
This is the first DPI Annual letter. It covers work done in 2021 and was released in early 2022.
February 1, 2022
DPI Reports
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Jan 30, 2022
Narrative and Identity
Winning While Black: Lessons Learned from the 2020 Georgia Election and Runoff
All eyes were on Georgia for the 2020 November election and the two United States Senate runoff elections in January 2021. This report identifies lessons and recommendations for the field, based on the experiences of New Georgia Project (NGP) and New Georgia Project Action Fund (NGPAF) during these elections.
January 30, 2022
Research Reports
Powerpoint
Dec 8, 2021
DPI Organizing Lab
Transformative Conversations Impact on Civic and Political Attitudes
Analyst Institute partnered with MOVE to conduct experimental research designed to analyze the impact of Transformative Conversations on civic and political attitudes.
December 8, 2021
Research Reports
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Nov 8, 2021
Understanding & Measuring Power
Organizing the Midwest: Disrupting Myths and Building Multi-Racial Coalitions
In 2021 we supported a collaborative report led by Kirk Norden and Heather McMahon Calhoun at Community Building Strategies working with Midwest organizers and donors to lay out state and regional strategies to build progressive, multiracial power in the region. This report advanced a data-informed strategy for...
November 8, 2021
Research Reports
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Nov 1, 2021
Other
DPI 2021-2022 Research Agenda
This document outlines the DPI research agenda in our three core areas of focus: Organizing and Data, Narrative and Political Identity, Structural Democracy Reform
November 1, 2021
DPI Reports
PDF
Oct 23, 2021
DPI Convening
DPI Convening Summary and Recording Links
2021 DPI Convening session summaries and recordings.
October 23, 2021
DPI Reports
Video
Oct 22, 2021
DPI Convening
Volatility, Despair, and Hope: A Path to Multiracial Power in the Midwest
This panel will examine successful strategies to build multiracial progressive power in the Midwest, including how to build lasting progressive infrastructure that grows the base.
October 22, 2021
Videos
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Oct 22, 2021
DPI Convening
Organizing to Change the Rules: How to Move Local Election Officials
Local election officials are important power brokers in our fight for a progressive multiracial democracy. They can expand voting access and increase equity in our democratic process or erect barriers that unequally increase the costs of participation for voters and the barriers for voters of color.
October 22, 2021
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Oct 22, 2021
DPI Convening
Engaging Returning Citizens Beyond the Election Cycle
This break-out session will cover recent work and case studies to identify practices and develop narratives to meaningfully engage those who have had their rights restored. This project also presents an important model for collaboration between academics and organizers.
October 22, 2021
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Oct 22, 2021
DPI Convening
From Protest to Participation: On the Frontlines of Youth Civic Engagement
In this session we discuss new research that examines what is driving young people to activism, how young people see connections between organized protest activity and other forms of civic participation, and how youth organizations think about keeping the momentum going in concert with national conversations about...
October 22, 2021
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Oct 22, 2021
DPI Convening
Building the Political Culture Shift We Need to Win Real Change
Over the past decade the white-dominated political ecosystem has begun to recognize the importance of Black, Latinx, AAPI, and other communities of color in key political outcomes.
October 22, 2021
Videos
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Oct 21, 2021
DPI Convening
Measuring What Matters in the Fight for Our Democracy
In this session we will share innovations from the DPI community in the last year around researching and measuring organizing inputs, collective capacities and power in practice. In a case study, Color of Change will share their progress and challenges as they work to put the civic leadership of their members at the...
October 21, 2021
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Oct 21, 2021
DPI Convening
Missing Voters: Busting the Myth "If it isn't in the van, it doesn't exist"
Staff from the Ohio Organizing Collaborative, ISAIAH, and the AAPI Force will share their effective methods for reaching their communities and propose sustainable wide-reaching solutions for member-based organizations.
October 21, 2021
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Oct 21, 2021
DPI Convening
The Power of Political Homes
Over the next year, the DPI community will embark on a multi-state, multi-researcher project that examines how participants in organizing groups define a “political home” and what they seek when joining one. The research will also explore the meaning and value associated with the idea of a “political home” among...
October 21, 2021
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Oct 21, 2021
DPI Convening
Disrupting Assumption About Black Political Engagement
Through thoughtful research informed by organizers, we’re disrupting political assumptions about Black voters as cynical and uninformed and learning about how to support and sustain Black political engagement for the long term.
October 21, 2021
Videos
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Oct 21, 2021
DPI Convening
"She Said What?" Organizing in the Age of Disinformation
This breakout session will share and analyze the innovative digital work done by grassroots partners and the DPI learning cohort groups from spring 2020 through summer 2021.
October 21, 2021
Videos
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Oct 1, 2021
DPI Organizing Lab
Exploring the Connections Between Youth Voting and Youth Movements
In 2021, DPI worked with the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning & Engagement (CIRCLE), a non-partisan, independent research organization focused on youth civic engagement in the United States at Tufts, to highlight and elevate connections between youth voting and youth movements showing that...
October 1, 2021
Research Reports
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Sep 21, 2021
Narrative and Identity
New Georgia Project + HIT Focus Group
HIT Strategies conducted six focus groups (four in person and two online) of Black voters from Metro Atlanta and rural Georgia from July 28th to August 17th, 2021, on behalf of the New Georgia Project to explore the following research objectives...
September 21, 2021
Research Reports
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Sep 1, 2021
Narrative and Identity
BLOC Wisconsin + HIT Strategies Focus Groups
HIT Strategies conducted five in-person focus groups of Black voters from Milwaukee from August 4th to August 5th, 2021, on behalf of BLOC Wisconsin to explore the following research objectives...
September 1, 2021
Research Reports
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Aug 2, 2021
DPI Organizing Lab
Relational Organizing for Action Taking and Membership Development
This test explores whether relational contact is more effective than cold outreach in encouraging individuals to sign a petition, opt in to receive more information from the sponsoring organization, and sign up to attend an online organizing event.
August 2, 2021
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Aug 1, 2021
DPI Organizing Lab
2020 Social Ambassadors Program
The Kairos Social Ambassador research project was developed as a part of the Democracy and Power Innovation Fund cohort in order to understand and deploy the most effective strategies and practices that membership-based groups use to identify and develop online leaders and influencers...
August 1, 2021
Research Reports
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May 31, 2021
Understanding & Measuring Power
An Approach to Understanding and Measuring People Power
While our movement includes thousands of paid organizers, they are often flying blind on the core work they do - connecting with constituents and developing leaders, building relationships, and crafting strategies that can win change–because our current tools and technology do little to support them in those efforts.
May 31, 2021
Research Reports
Word Document
May 1, 2021
Democracy Reform
Returning Citizens Project in New Jersey
The returning citizens project is a powerful collaboration research effort among academics, the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice and other affiliated community-based organizations, the Analyst Institute and affected individuals. Its goal is to discover ways of communicating with persons who have been...
May 1, 2021
Research Reports
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May 1, 2021
Narrative and Identity
The Black Experience Model
The purpose of this segmentation was to provide insight into the various narratives black people hold about race and their experiences so that we can learn who we are trying to reach. To provide a foundation for understanding the political diversity of Black Americans, we applied a proprietary model to the 2019-2020...
May 1, 2021
Research Reports
URL Link
Apr 1, 2021
Narrative and Identity
Black Narrative Workshop
Last fall, the DPI Fund hosted a workshop on Black narrative and messaging. Presenters included Katrina Gamble from Sojourn Strategies, Janay Cody, and Terrance Woodbury of HIT Strategies.
April 1, 2021
Videos
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Dec 8, 2020
Understanding & Measuring Power
Building a Movement Architecture for Multi- Racial Governing Power
This is the first report-out of a two-stage research project conducted by the P3 Lab at Johns Hopkins University. The goals of the project are to 1. Lay out a vision and analysis of the integrated work underway to build a movement architecture for multiracial and class conscious governing power 2.Provide an empirical..
December 8, 2020
Research Reports
PDF
Nov 1, 2020
Narrative and Identity
Black Political Literature Review 2020
Black politics in the United States, in the context of racial unrest and revolutionary demands, is a fraught yet fertile scholarly field. Unpacking the contours of how Black people conceptualize their relationship to the state, to society, and to one another is critical both because of the substantive need to...
November 1, 2020
Research Reports
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Oct 1, 2020
DPI Organizing Lab
Understanding Relational Organizing Best Practices
This analysis, encompassing the relational programs of 96 different organizations, finds that there is a broad spectrum of relational programs: some organizations build powerful programs with engaged volunteers, while other programs are not as successful.
October 1, 2020
Research Reports
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Oct 1, 2020
DPI Organizing Lab
Community Change Action Relational Action-Taking Test Preliminary Implementation
In 2020, Community Change Action (CCA) partnered with Analyst Institute to build on the efforts of ​past research on relational voter turnout​ and explore the value of leveraging relational contact to build longer-term organizing capacity.
October 1, 2020
Research Reports
PDF
Jun 1, 2020
Understanding & Measuring Power
Detroiter's Journey: Analysis of Detroit Action's Outreach
In this paper, we examine Detroit Action’s theory of change and the mechanics of its canvassing operation. We relate the research insights to their mission, programs, projects, and driving ideals and philosophy of change.
June 1, 2020
Research Reports
PDF
Feb 1, 2020
Narrative and Identity
Disrupting weaponized political racism, empowering a multiracial movement in MO
This report summarizes Phase 1 outputs, research findings, and how MOVE's listening-focused deep canvassing conversations inform upcoming "Transformative Conversations" rooted in race-forward messaging that can advance a multiracial movement.
February 1, 2020
Research Reports
Video
DPI Convening
How Art and Culture Move Political Narratives
This breakout session from the 2021 DPI Annual Convening helped participants understand how culture creates and moves civic engagement narratives. Past findings were included, and new research on these organizing strategies was discussed.
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