If you’ve been following our work, you’ll know that we recently launched our Campaign Tech Fellowship, where tech-savvy volunteers will be helping down-ballot campaigns with Campaign Tech tool adoption and usage. But, what exactly are these tools and what benefits can we expect from them?
In this article, we breakdown the details of all the different services that each of our partnered organizations bring to the table. We’ll cover the specific tools, how much they can cost, what they do, and how this will help you in your path to victory.
Campaign Tech Tool Breakdown
What does it do?
Starts at $80, w/ add-on costs for features like SMS, phone calls, emails. Website building platform is FREE for Bluebonnet Campaigns
All-in one tool specifically made for smaller campaigns & nonprofits. Easy launch platform for customized campaign website
Consolidated campaign outreach to voters via multiple channels - email, text, canvass, + easy website!
FREE for Bluebonnet campaigns in AZ, GA, FL, NC, PA
Enables people to post video prompts & record videos on your campaign’s behalf
Easy, accessible, and genuine content creation that is supporter driven
Depends on state, is handled through state parties
Main source for campaigns to keep a record of supporters & access the voter file
Starts at $300/mo for Bluebonnet campaigns. Get in touch for more information about a free 2 month trial
Uses relational organizing to leverage your social media network on, find influential people, & ask them to fundraise, amplify, or support you on your behalf.
FREE to sign up, with 3.95% processing fee per donation
Centralized fundraising platform for campaigns to gain donations without setting up their own fundraising portal
Raise money! ActBlue makes it incredibly easy to get donations
These amazing tools are just the tip of the iceberg in the progressive tech space. Our Campaign Tech Fellows are passionate about learning new tech and bringing them to their campaigns, and are specially trained in Organizing & Digital Media to help you figure out the best “Tech Stack” to help your campaign win.
Are you a down-ballot Democrat running for office in 2022? Read more about getting a Campaign Tech Team here.
For campaigns in Arizona, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania: you’re eligible to free Campaign Tech teams & tools. For all other candidates in other states, you’ll be able to access a team of tech volunteers for a flat fee of $300.
Are you geeking out about cool technology & passionate about helping progressives win? We’re accepting applications for Campaign Tech Fellows until 9/10/22.
Are you a progressive tech or civic tech organization and interested in partnering with us? We’d love to chat! Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Authors
Reyhan Sinha (he/him) is the Campaign Tech Specialist of Bluebonnet Data. Hailing from Texas, Reyhan began working in politics in 2018 when he joined a club on campus that focused on registering college students and other young people to vote and get more involved in their communities. While he has his degree in Biology, he kept working in politics and is now eager to make data and tech more accessible to all.
Christina Hahn (she/her) is the Communications Director at Bluebonnet Data. She is a recovering tech management consultant and talented pumpkin carver. She aspires to be a design-justice practitioner who emboldens new voices and critically necessary perspectives in our shared political futures. It would honestly make her day if you followed her on Twitter.