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May 20, 2024

Guide :

Volunteer Retention: Prioritizing Those Who Power Your Cause

Best Practices

Volunteers are essential for powering your nonprofit’s cause. Discover key volunteer retention strategies to inspire these key supporters to stick around.

by
Tim Badolato
Tim Badolato
Tim Badolato

April 5, 2024

Guide :

Qomon is Evolving: Winter 2024 Product Updates

Product

This past winter, we were excited to introduce three pivotal product updates designed to streamline your efforts and maximize impact: Central Space, GOTV, and Teams.

by
Layla Fakhoury
Layla Fakhoury
Layla Fakhoury

April 4, 2024

Guide :

The Power of GOTV (Get out the Vote)

Democracy & Politics
Business-to-Public
NGO & Advocacy
Best Practices

In the complex world of democracy, the "Get Out The Vote" (GOTV) holds a pivotal role, acting as the final push to encourage voters to cast their ballots.

by
Layla Fakhoury
Layla Fakhoury
Layla Fakhoury

March 25, 2024

Guide :

Impactful Grassroots Movements Throughout History

NGO & Advocacy
Best Practices

Grassroots movements harness the power of the people to foster significant social, political, and environmental changes. These movements often start small, with local concerns, but can grow to influence national or global policies.

by
Layla Fakhoury
Layla Fakhoury
Layla Fakhoury

March 14, 2024

Guide :

How to Choose the Best Phone Banking App for Your Organization

Best Practices

Phone banking has become an integral part of political parties, grassroots movements, and advocacy efforts. However, with numerous options available, choosing the best phone banking app for your organization can be a daunting task.

by
Layla Fakhoury
Layla Fakhoury
Layla Fakhoury

February 28, 2024

Guide :

So... How Do You Pronounce Qomon?

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The whispers about how to pronounce Qomon have reached us, and we're here to set the record straight.

by
Layla Fakhoury
Layla Fakhoury
Layla Fakhoury

February 21, 2024

Guide :

Ways to Leverage Peer-to-Peer Texting for your Movement

Best Practices
Product

Peer-to-peer texting offers a versatile and effective way to engage supporters, mobilize volunteers, and drive action for your movement. By leveraging the personal and interactive nature of peer-to-peer communication, you can deliver personalized messages directly to individuals' mobile phones, build meaningful relationships with supporters, and inspire them to take action on the issues that matter most to your movement.

by
Layla Fakhoury
Layla Fakhoury
Layla Fakhoury

February 15, 2024

Guide :

The Conversation Cycle in Deep Canvassing

Best Practices
Business-to-Public

In today’s world, effective communication has never been more crucial. Whether we're discussing social justice issues, political viewpoints, or environmental concerns, finding common ground often seems like an uphill battle. Yet, amidst this, there's a powerful tool that's gaining traction: deep canvassing. Deep canvassing isn't just about persuading someone to adopt a particular viewpoint or supporting a cause. It's about something deeper—creating genuine connections. 

by
Layla Fakhoury
Layla Fakhoury
Layla Fakhoury

February 14, 2024

Guide :

Steps to Build a Volunteer Recruitment Strategy

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From clarifying your mission and vision to nurturing long-term relationships with volunteers, every step in the recruitment process plays a crucial role in building a sustainable and impactful volunteer base. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you create a successful volunteer recruiting funnel:

by
Layla Fakhoury
Layla Fakhoury
Layla Fakhoury

January 3, 2024

Guide :

Qomon Product Releases ✨ January 2024

Product

Happy New Year everyone! Starting the year with new great features designed for you: new roles with custom permissions, a more engaging and collaborative materials hub and much more.

by
Vincent
Vincent

December 29, 2023

Guide :

Terms You Need to Know for Your Canvassing Actions

Best Practices
NGO & Advocacy

Whether you're a seasoned campaigner or a newcomer to the world of canvassing, having a grasp of these terms can enhance your effectiveness and contribute to the success of your efforts.

by
Layla Fakhoury
Layla Fakhoury
Layla Fakhoury

December 7, 2023

Guide :

10 Tips for Canvassing Effectively

NGO & Advocacy
Best Practices

Embarking on a successful canvassing campaign requires a strategic blend of organization, communication, and effective mobilization. As political landscapes and community engagement continue to evolve, adopting a well-rounded approach becomes increasingly vital.

by
Layla Fakhoury
Layla Fakhoury
Layla Fakhoury

December 5, 2023

Guide :

Structure Your Volunteers with the Circles of Commitment

Best Practices
Business-to-Public

In the fast-paced world of advocacy, campaigns, and nonprofit organizations, effective volunteer management is crucial for success. This is where the Circles of Commitment can make a significant difference.

by
Layla Fakhoury
Layla Fakhoury
Layla Fakhoury

December 1, 2023

Guide :

How to Perfect your Door-to-Door Elevator Pitch

Best Practices
NGO & Advocacy
Business-to-Public

In the world of advocacy, grassroots movements, and nonprofit organizations, there's nothing quite as powerful as face-to-face engagement. Door-to-door canvassing remains an invaluable strategy for mobilizing supporters and raising awareness.

by
Layla Fakhoury
Layla Fakhoury
Layla Fakhoury

November 8, 2023

Guide :

How Can Your Grassroots Movement Can Benefit from The Snowflake Model?

NGO & Advocacy

Learn how your Grassroots Movement can grow a stronger and wider community with the Snowflake Model!

by
Layla Fakhoury
Layla Fakhoury
Layla Fakhoury

November 2, 2023

Guide :

5 Petitions That Have Worked in the Last Decade

Democracy & Politics
NGO & Advocacy

Now more than ever before, members of the public have the resources at their disposal to tackle major issues of social injustice and affect change. Petitions are one such example of a tool that operates to empower people to improve their lives, or the lives of others.

by
Hendrik
Hendrik

October 24, 2023

Guide :

The Importance of Permanent Campaigning

Democracy & Politics

The term ‘permanent campaigning’ refers to the act of continuing to build support for your candidacy and strengthening your public reputation even after the election date has passed and the outcome has been determined.

by
Eimear
Eimear

October 21, 2023

Guide :

What is a Canvassing App?

Best Practices

Canvassing apps have become an invaluable tool for campaigning and mobilizing supporters. With features like geolocation and contact lists, these apps empower canvassers to cover more ground and gather valuable insights for successful campaigns and community initiatives.

by
Hendrik
Hendrik

October 13, 2023

Guide :

6 Reasons Why You Should Use a Nonprofit CRM for Your Cause

NGO & Advocacy

Why should you be using a nonprofit CRM rather than a regular one? What are their benefits?

by
Layla
Layla

October 13, 2023

Guide :

How to Organize an Effective Petition

Democracy & Politics

Whether you're a concerned citizen, a grassroots community organization, or a dedicated nonprofit, petitions offer a platform to articulate your cause, garner public backing, and catalyze change.

by
Layla Fakhoury
Layla Fakhoury
Layla Fakhoury

October 13, 2023

Guide :

Do Petitions Really Work?

Democracy & Politics
NGO & Advocacy

Why have petitions remained one of the most popular forms of activism over centuries? The simple answer is that petitions, despite being a relatively simplistic method of mobilization, deliver results and are highly effective.

by
Layla Fakhoury
Layla Fakhoury
Layla Fakhoury

October 13, 2023

Guide :

Kick Start your Political Movement with a Tool

Democracy & Politics

Finding software to utilize for your political movement is one of the most effective tools you can use throughout your time acting as a political representative. How exactly do you use one?

by
Layla Fakhoury
Layla Fakhoury
Layla Fakhoury

October 13, 2023

Guide :

Best Practices to Manage Volunteers

Best Practices

Effectively managing volunteers is crucial for the success of any nonprofit, ensuring they are engaged, motivated, and safe.

by
Layla Fakhoury
Layla Fakhoury
Layla Fakhoury

September 22, 2023

Guide :

How is door-to-door canvassing done in Canada

Best Practices

Recently, we had the opportunity to interview one of our clients based in Canada who is also an expert in political data and campaign consultant, Brandon Reddy. We discussed Canadian politics and how Qomon has helped them in their door knocking strategy.

by
Mar

September 16, 2023

Guide :

Why You Should Continue Campaigning After Elections

Democracy & Politics

People believe that campaigns should happen just before elections are taking place, but the truth is that in order to gain your voters and their loyalty, campaigning is a process that should last forever.

by
Guillaume
Guillaume
Guillaume

September 12, 2023

Guide :

5 Steps to Start your Petition

Best Practices

Petitions are one of the most effective ways of mobilizing your community to share their support for a cause, campaign or movement. In this article, we'll be outlining our top tips for each step of the petition-making process.

by
Eimear
Eimear

September 10, 2023

Guide :

What you need to know about a Grassroots Campaign

Democracy & Politics

Curious how political parties and non-profit organizations can run successful grassroots campaigns? We've compiled tips covering everything from organizing volunteers to grassroots fundraising strategies to ensure campaign success.

by
Guillaume
Guillaume
Guillaume

September 8, 2023

Guide :

The power of “Peer-to-peer” and “Relational Organizing”

Democracy & Politics
Business-to-Public
NGO & Advocacy

Find out everything you need to know about "Relational Organizing" and "Peer-to-peer", some good practices and how Qomon can help you implement it in your movement.

by
Nicolas
Nicolas

August 25, 2023

Guide :

5 Tips to Organize Your Relational Organizing Strategy

Best Practices
Democracy & Politics
Business-to-Public
NGO & Advocacy

Discover what Relational Organizing is, how this technique has become more and more popular and how to set up your strategy.

by
Florent
Florent

August 24, 2023

Guide :

Why Use a Door Knocking App for your Movement?

Democracy & Politics

As elections become grander every season, it is becoming hard for political groups to keep up. To gain the upper hand over your competitors, one of the means is building trust with voters through door knocking.

by
Mohamed
Mohamed

August 5, 2023

Guide :

Do I Need a Political CRM?

Democracy & Politics

(or should i keep using a spreadsheet?)

by
Mohamed
Mohamed

July 22, 2023

Guide :

Is Phone Banking effective?

Best Practices

Phone Banking has become a major part of movements’ daily life or during an election. Discover what it is about, how it is done, the different types and more in this article.

by
Charles
Charles

July 11, 2023

Guide :

The True Effect of Relational Organizing

Democracy & Politics
Business-to-Public
NGO & Advocacy

Discover how does the practice of relational organizing work and some example of successful campaigns where it was used.

by
Mar

June 7, 2023

Guide :

[Webinar] Back to the Grassroots: Bringing Relational Organizing to your campaign

Videos & events

We'll be discussing the importance of relational organizing and how it can positively impact your campaign engagement.

by
June 7th 2pm CET

June 1, 2023

Guide :

Why Your Campaign Needs to Use Text Messaging

Democracy & Politics
Best Practices

During the 2020 election cycle, and even before, electoral campaigns became primarily virtual. Text messaging was crucial for reaching voters during electoral campaigns.

by
Hendrik
Hendrik

May 19, 2023

Guide :

How to Calculate Your Win Number?

Democracy & Politics

The importance of GOTV for any political campaign is evident. Find out how Qomon tools help you achieve your objectives in the GOTV operation!

by
Helen
Helen

March 15, 2023

Guide :

Deep vs Traditional Canvassing: which Technique Best Suits You?

Best Practices

Canvassing is one of the most widely used methods of making direct contact with the public in order to gain support for a cause or campaign. Over time, two methods of canvassing have developed: deep and traditional. Which one should you choose for your campaign?

by
Eimear
Eimear

March 15, 2023

Guide :

How to Organize a Citizen Engagement Initiative

NGO & Advocacy

In this article, we'll be giving you our top tips for organizing a citizen engagement initiative- let's act!

by
Eimear O'Neill
Eimear O'Neill
Eimear O'Neill

February 2, 2023

Guide :

Why Still Go Door-to-Door in 2023?

Best Practices

Are door-to-door operations still effective? Are they worth it? All you need to know about this method in 2023

by
Hendrik
Hendrik

January 17, 2023

Guide :

How to start a grassroots movement

Best Practices
NGO & Advocacy

Local community activism is increasingly becoming the basis for many major political and economic movements, thereby serving to dismantle the common misconception that change is possible only from the top-down. This is known as ‘grassroots activism’. 

by
Guillaume
Guillaume
Guillaume

November 8, 2022

Guide :

Deep canvassing and its benefits

Best Practices
Democracy & Politics
Business-to-Public
NGO & Advocacy

Deep Canvassing is a new method of canvassing that is changing the way volunteers engage and connect with the public. Want to know how it can help your campaign or cause? Read on!

by
Eimear
Eimear

October 4, 2022

Guide :

New features available on Qomon

Videos & events

We're excited to present what we've prepared for you guys since summer! During the webinar, we will take you through what's new, what's coming and how to best configure them for your project.

by
Tuesday, October 4th 2022 - 7:00 PM (CEST)

September 23, 2022

Guide :

Qomon Product Updates ✨ September 2022

Product

New retractable menu, connect your mailbox to Qomon to centralize information and work as a team, Record interactions (notes, meetings, calls, sms, etc.) in a few clicks, automatic SMS, door-to-door new properties... Discover the new features of September.

by
Aurélien
Aurélien
Aurélien

September 5, 2022

Guide :

Is Calling Really an Effective Tool for Recruitment?

Best Practices
Democracy & Politics
Business-to-Public
NGO & Advocacy

Getting in touch with potential donors or voters and recruiting them is no easy feat. There are plenty of barriers to recruitment. To overcome these obstacles, the most commonly used method of recruitment is phoning.

by
Eimear
Eimear

June 20, 2022

Guide :

Making the switch to digital organizing

Best Practices

The internet changed everything. It exponentially improved the speed of communication and brought billions of people all over the world closer to each other. Because of its potential, every sector has incorporated it as a tool for improvement.

by
Clarisse
Clarisse
Clarisse

May 31, 2022

Guide :

Qomon Product Updates ✨ May 2022

Product

Discover the new features that have been released in 2022 so far

by
Mar
Mar

February 16, 2022

Guide :

How does GOTV work?

Democracy & Politics

GOTV has become a huge component in the final steps before election day. GOTV has become a huge component in the final steps before the election day. Mobilizing voters through tactics such as targeted outreach, and community engagement can significantly boost your campaign's success. GOTV provides invaluable benefits in driving voter participation and ensuring your message resonates.

by
Mar

January 23, 2022

Guide :

5 political moments that shaped 2021

Democracy & Politics

In 2021, five moments made a lasting impression on the political landscape. Some of these moments were positive, while others were decidedly negative. Let's take a look through a recap of the five most important political moments of 2021.

by
Charles
Charles

December 20, 2021

Guide :

Qomon Product updates ✨ Holidays 2021

Product

The Qomon platform & mobile app have only gotten stronger over the last weeks. So let’s take a quick look at all we’ve done: Improved phonebanking actions, new contact card, visualise members on map etc.

by
Lucie
Lucie

October 29, 2021

Guide :

From Labor Intensive Campaigns to Technology Intensive Campaigns

Democracy & Politics

An analysis of the evolution of campaigning over the last 20 years and how labor intensive and technology intensive campaign have learned to cooperate and work together.

by
Lucie
Lucie

October 21, 2021

Guide :

5 tools to help you run your movement, campaign or NGO

Democracy & Politics
NGO & Advocacy

In this article, we have gathered some tools to help you gain some time, save your resources, effectively communicate and mobilise a big movement!

by
Mar

October 20, 2021

Guide :

Qomon Live Demo

Videos & events

Join our team for our monthly live demo: a quick walkthrough of the app and our new features. Open to anyone who would like to discover more about Qomon, as well as our current users.

by
Qomon
Wednesday, October 20th 2021 - 5:30 PM (CEST)
Qomon

October 9, 2021

Guide :

How to design your survey: 5 best practices

Best Practices

Go ahead and meet the citizens. Exchange and interact with them, it’s the best way to keep them updated about your actions, and even have them join your cause!

by
Mar

September 15, 2021

Guide :

Canvassing: 5 best practices

Best Practices

Go ahead and meet your community and citizens. Keep them updated about your actions, and even have them join your cause! You should think about carrying a canvassing action to mobilize!

by
Kaitlin
Kaitlin

September 13, 2021

Guide :

Qomon Product Updates ✨ Summer 2021

Product

Our summer features on Qomon : new action page, renotify my members, xlxs import and more !

by
Lucie
Lucie

September 1, 2021

Guide :

Encouraging People to Take Action

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Find out how the agency Voix Publique used Qomon for door-to-door canvassing in order to change people's recycling habits.

by
Mar Cáceres
Mar Cáceres
Mar Cáceres

August 8, 2021

Guide :

Supporting those shaping the future - Qomon's Manifesto

Product

Those who get involve shape Qomon (volunteers, militants, NGOs, elected officials, democracy advocates). They make the future.

by
Florent
Florent

June 30, 2021

Guide :

June 2021 - Qomon Product Updates

Product

Check out the product updates & new features released in June: notifications, reminders, export 2.0 etc.

by
Hendrik
Hendrik

May 29, 2021

Guide :

May 2021 - Qomon Product Updates

Product

Check out the product updates & new features released in April & May: files' import, remove duplicates, advanced search, XXL text messages...

by
Mar

February 27, 2020

Guide :

February 2020 - Qomon product updates

Product

Check out the product updates & new features released in February: multiple streets, communication center, enhanced security...

by
Charles
Charles

December 28, 2019

Guide :

January 2020 - Qomon product updates

Product

Check out the product updates & new features released in January: people tab, communication center, cross analysis...

by
Lucie
Lucie
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