The organization has a wealth of resources available on their site, but we’d like to specifically draw your attention to a study they recently released that recently released study that demonstrates the effectiveness of nonprofit voter engagement efforts based on research done during the 2010 midterm election.
According the Nonprofit Vote, the study found that:
- When a nonprofit talked to clients about voting, their likelihood of voting increased.
- The likelihood of a client voting increased proportionally with each additional voting-related contact made by the nonprofit.
- A nonprofit's outreach efforts go beyond the individual they engage--clients contacted about voting were also more likely to encourage their friends and family to vote.
- Among the types of voter assistance provided, registering new voters and offering voting reminders made the biggest difference in increasing voter turnout.
Check back Thursday for a post from Sean Thomas-Breitfeld in our Race and the Commons Series.