VCET Weekly Update

VCET POC Partner Meeting

Yesterday, we hosted the first ever VCET People of Color Partner Meeting in our Richmond office. Thank you to everyone who participated. Please contact Freddie at freddie@engageva.org if you missed the meeting, but you are interested in being a part of this group.

World-Changing Work: The Modern Nonprofit Professional’s Experience

Classy conducted a nationwide survey for nonprofit professionals to bring to light the perspectives of modern nonprofit staff. The results highlight nonprofit professionals’ satisfaction in their roles, the impact that has on their organization’s health, fundraising methods, collaboration strategies and keys to inspiration. Get the free report today.

Engaging New Voters

Nonprofit VOTE will be sharing research from their latest Engaging New Voters report that dove into how nonprofits increased voter participation in the 2018 midterm election during a webinar on June 19th at 2 PM. They also will present case studies on groups who’ve done the work on in the field. The webinar will be interactive with polls, Q&A and follow up next steps. Register here.

Webinar: Story-Telling Budget

On June 20th at 1 PM & June 27th at 2 PM, CharityHowTo will host a webinar on how to write a grant budget that tells the story in your proposal. The webinar is $87 and participants earn CFRE approved points. Space is limited, so register today.

Career Opportunity: Field Director

The Women Effect Fund is seeking a Field Director to manage their grassroots campaigns that increase civic engagement among women. An ideal candidate is a strong leader who is committed to women’s equality with experience in grassroots organizing. View the full job description here to learn more about this opportunity and to find out how to apply.

Career Opportunity: National Organizing Director

The League of Women Voters (LWV) is searching for a National Organizing Director who will be responsible for developing and implementing LWV’s organizing strategies to build civic power at the state and national levels. An ideal candidate has demonstrated success leading field campaigns and experience working with large member based organizations. Find more information about this position and learn how to apply here.

Do You Know a 2019 Public School Graduate?

The Schott Foundation for Public Education is awarding one $1,000 scholarship to a 2019 U.S. public school graduate who’s been admitted to a college or university. The contest ends at midnight on June 30th. Learn more about this opportunity here.

Data Tip of the Week

???? Social Pressure in the Digital Age

Over the last decade, social pressure mail has become one of the most consistently successful strategies for increasing voter turnout.” The success is because “People are more likely to obey social norms when they feel their behavior is being monitored. Social pressure includes both reminding voters of the social norm of voting and making them feel accountable by informing them that whether or not they vote is public information.

You can read the full article here.

???? How to Remove Duplicates in Google Sheets

Many of us use Google Sheets when collecting data, and during the data collection process, duplicates can occur.  Google has three different ways to assist us with removing duplicates from our datasets.  Check out how here.

???? Pew Research Center Analyzes the Representation of Women in News Articles
A study by Pew Research Center that analyzed representation in news organizations’ Facebook pages found that men appear twice as much as women. They used an interesting computer vision approach (using transfer learning) to train an algorithm to examine the representation of women in news images. Check out their latest report here!
????VCET Support Helpdesk
All data and technology support requests should go through our VCET Support ticketing system (vcet.freshdesk.com), found here.
After signing up and creating a user account (it’s quick and easy) the VCET Support helpdesk, you can create new tickets and track existing ones.
Learn How to Use It
To learn how to sign up and use the new VCET Support ticketing system, please watch this brief How-To video.
???? State Voices LIVE Data Tools Training
Cutting Turf in the VAN
Thursday, June 20 at 2:00 pm
Learn all the options for cutting turf for door-to-door canvassing in the VAN.
Virtual Phone Bank
Tuesday, June 25 at 2:00 pm
Learn how to set up and use VAN’s virtual phone bank, a free computer-based method for running phone banks without printing paper lists.
???? VAN On-demand Video Training
On-demand VAN training is a great resource when onboarding new volunteers and staff members.  It’s a great tool to use for refresher training for current staff and volunteers.
Please let me know if you have any questions, latonya@engageva.org

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