Nonpartisan voter engagement yields a significant return on investment for individuals and nonprofits. Not only are voters more likely to volunteer, give, and trust nonprofits, they are more likely to stay informed about local issues and be sought out for input by elected officials. Recent changes in state voting policies and less interest in midterm elections mean nonprofits are at risk losing the civic gains we’ve worked years to achieve. When those we serve do not vote, policymakers are less likely to prioritize their needs and the nonprofits that serve them.
It’s On Us to protect our missions by ensuring that every eligible voter, regardless of political affiliation, can cast their ballot. The Nonprofit Voter Empowerment Project is a nonpartisan pledge campaign developed in partnership by Independent Sector and Nonprofit VOTE to help nonprofits increase voter participation among their staff, grantees, volunteers, and constituents. Join us Friday, June 24 at 12:00 PM ET to learn how nonprofits of all sizes and missions can use the Nonprofit Voter Empowerment Pledge and Playbook to tailor voter engagement strategies to meet their unique needs. Experts will discuss strategies that your nonprofit can seamlessly integrate into your existing work to optimize your mission and amplify your community’s voice.