Joe Manriquez

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4 Advocacy Software Problems and Their Solutions

By Joe Manriquez on May 19, 2016 at 11:41 AM


The use of digital advocacy tools and grassroots advocacy software is on the rise. Increasingly, association professionals and those involved in government relations are using advocacy software to supplement their traditional public policy strategies.

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How You Can Use Political Advocacy To Grow Your Nonprofit Organization

By Joe Manriquez on May 5, 2016 at 2:18 PM

In an article entitled, “Creating High-Impact Nonprofits”, Stanford researchers Heather McLeod Grant & Leslie Crutchfield identified key characteristics of high-performing nonprofits. They found that successful nonprofits were able to effectively mobilize citizens around their mission by implementing robust public policy programs and advocacy initiatives. Here's a brief excerpt: 

“The secret to their success lies in how high-impact nonprofits mobilize every sector of society – government, business, nonprofits, and the public – to be a force for good. In other words, greatness has more to do with how nonprofits work outside the boundaries of their organizations than with how they manage their own internal operations.”

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How Much Will Advocacy Software Cost My Organization?

By Joe Manriquez on April 21, 2016 at 11:00 AM


Mobilizing membership and supporters on advocacy issues is becoming increasingly important to public affairs and legislative teams all over the country. Often, online advocacy supplements an organization’s government relations strategy; however, the cost of the software is often a deciding factor in which advocacy software an organization selects. The decision to purchase any advocacy software almost always involves a discussion with board members and key stakeholders within the organization because advocacy software can be an investment. 

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We're Hiring: Sales Executive

By Joe Manriquez on April 14, 2016 at 12:33 PM

Driven. Intelligent. Self-starter. Muster is searching for an amazing  Sales Executive to join our growing team!  
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3 Time Saving Tips for Nonprofit Leaders

By Joe Manriquez on January 14, 2016 at 3:30 PM

Nonprofit Executive Directors have to manage their time and wear several different hats in order to be effective. Nonprofit leaders need to have a deep understanding of what motivates their base, understand financial drivers, be persuasive, and know how to get the most out of a staff with limited resources. Not only that, but they need to do this in an environment that is constantly changing. Nonprofit organizations are consistently confronted by new technology, new ideas, and stiff competition for donor and supporters money and attention.

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