Do you work with a nonprofit service provider that wants to get involved with helping voters in this important election year?
The Nonprofit Voter Engagement Program is a nonpartisan initiative of Democracy North Carolina to engage, support, and evaluate the role of nonprofit service providers doing voter engagement.
The 2017 application process has closed but please be on the lookout for the program again in 2018
Also, don’t forget to check out all of our great resources to help educate NC voters.
We can provide training, voter education materials, up-to-date information on election laws, partner with you to mobilize voters, and brainstorm and strategize with you about how to tailor a voter engagement plan to fit your organization.
A 2013 study conducted by Nonprofit VOTE shows that nonprofit service providers were able to increase voter turnout among their clients by 4%, just by helping them register and reminding them to vote. Most exciting, nonprofits were particularly effective at mobilizing less-likely voters, like voters under 30, low income voters, and Latino voters.
Nonprofit agencies can do a lot to increase voter participation and still be nonpartisan and abide by IRS restrictions. Nonprofit voter engagement do’s and don’ts include: