ECF Summaries

Summaries of discussions from the eCampaigning Forum (ECF) Community email list.

Using social media around a stunt

by ECF Discussion Summaries — last modified Jan 23, 2017 01:51 PM

How can you use social media around a photo opportunity, stunt or event to increase your reach and engage your supporters? Tips and advice from the eCampaigning Forum list, plus a short case study from the Move Your Money campaign.

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Pre-filled forms - some thoughts on good practice

by ECF Discussion Summaries — last modified Jan 21, 2016 09:56 PM

Pre-filling your supporter's key details into an action or donation form can massively increase response rates, but can you manage this and protect supporter data?

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Stop Kony - what can e-campaigners learn?

by ECF Discussion Summaries — last modified Jun 13, 2013 07:35 PM

Invisible Children's StopKony campaign triggered the eCampaigning Forum's hottest debate yet, both in terms of numbers, and of passion. Below are just a selection of the insightful and interesting comments made during the ECF email discussion, plus links to online commentary.

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Campaigning with UK local councils

by ECF Discussion Summaries — last modified Jun 14, 2013 06:01 AM

If you're working on a truly local issue, or a national campaign that plays out at a local level, councils could be the right target for your actions.

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Organisational and personal on Twitter

by ECF Discussion Summaries — last modified Jun 23, 2015 11:00 AM

Personality is supposed to be a 'good thing' on twitter, but whose? Where you have several staff/volunteers tweeting from an organisational account, do you explain who is 'talking'?

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Should I include a budget in my RFP?

by ECF Discussion Summaries — last modified Dec 09, 2014 11:20 AM

A resounding (but qualified) yes, from agency, developer and client perspectives, with some more tips on making your Request for Proposals as effective as possible (and some extended car metaphors).

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Am I following too many people on Twitter?

by ECF Discussion Summaries — last modified Jan 23, 2017 09:55 AM

Does following 'unimportant' individuals undermine your organisation's image on Twitter? Plenty of arguments why not from eCampaigning Forum list members.

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How do I get more people to sign my petition?

by ECF Discussion Summaries — last modified Aug 24, 2014 11:55 AM

Suggestions and advice from the eCampaigning Forum email list on that campaigning fundamental - how do you create a compelling call to action, and how do you reach people who might respond to it?

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Mapping actions from postcode data

by ECF Discussion Summaries — last modified Feb 23, 2013 03:48 PM

If you have UK postcode data for your actions, how can you display supporter actions on a map?

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Dealing with online trolls

by ECF Discussion Summaries — last modified Feb 23, 2013 03:48 PM

How do you deal with the persistent attacker on your facebook page? ECFers shared some tips and experiences.

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High-traffic hosting

by ECF Discussion Summaries — last modified Feb 23, 2013 03:48 PM

A sudden high profile in the media could be great for your cause... but not if your website collapses under the strain.

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Optimising sign-up forms

by ECF Discussion Summaries — last modified Feb 23, 2013 03:48 PM

What do you ask for on a sign up form? Your marketing colleagues probably want your supporter's life history, but you want people to get to that submit button. What's the best compromise?

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Mapping your information

by ECF Discussion Summaries — last modified Feb 23, 2013 03:48 PM

Turning dry statistical facts into something that spurs people to act is a key campaigning challenge. Thematic maps can be a useful tool to convey complex data in a way that is easy to grasp.

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Copyright law and campaign parodies

by ECF Discussion Summaries — last modified Feb 23, 2013 03:48 PM

In the UK, copyright law can be a real dampener on campaign creativity, making parody and humour legally risky.

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Great suppliers, training, QR codes, when to escalate and more...

by ECF Discussion Summaries — last modified Dec 09, 2014 11:20 AM

Summaries of some of this month's hot topics on the eCampaigning Forum email list. Separate articles to come on campaigner development strategies, Copyright law and campaigning, and a campaigning reading list.

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Opt ins, mobile apps, rss, social proof, ewoks and more...

by ECF Discussion Summaries — last modified Feb 23, 2013 03:48 PM

A summary of just some of the most interesting conversations (really, it's been a chatty month!) from the eCampaigning Forum email list, June 2011.

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Cookies, benchmarking, maps, Tunisia...

by ECF Discussion Summaries — last modified Feb 23, 2013 03:48 PM

Hot topics from the eCampaigning Forum email list, May 2011.

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Twitter for the boss, storytelling, is bigger always better and more...

by ECF Discussion Summaries — last modified Feb 23, 2013 03:48 PM

ECF list hot topics – April 2011. The busiest discussion this month was about time management tools – make the most of your time and catch up on list discussions you might have missed...

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Social media policies, video captions, legal issues and more...

by ECF Discussion Summaries — last modified Feb 23, 2013 03:48 PM

ECF list hot topics - March 2011. A busy month, with the eCampaigning Forum itself right in the middle of it. Here are a few of the gems you might have missed if you haven't kept up with your bulging ECF email folder. (You have a folder, right?)

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Clicktivism, collaboration, printers and more

by ECF Discussion Summaries — last modified Feb 24, 2013 12:41 AM

ECF List Hot Topics - February 2011: catch up on the 'clicktivism' debate, tools and services for online collaboration, environmentally-friendly printers, the wibya toolbar and photo petitions.

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