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Best site for free online petition?

  • 1.  Best site for free online petition?

    Posted Jul 30, 2018 12:33
    Hi folks,

    We're a local rape crisis center that is starting to ramp up more legislative/policy advocacy. I'm looking for recommendations on best free option for creating an online petition. We don't currently have an advocacy platform with that built-in functionality. Which site do you think is best and why?

    Thanks,
    Jess

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    Jessica L. Atcheson
    Marketing and Communications Manager
    Pronouns: she, her, hers
    Boston Area Rape Crisis Center
    Direct: 617-649-1288
    jatcheson@barcc.org
    www.barcc.org

    Dedicated to healing. Advocating for change.
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  • 2.  RE: Best site for free online petition?

    Posted Jul 31, 2018 12:07
    Edited by Melissa Amarello Jul 31, 2018 12:10
    We use and like Action Network. I like that they are a nonprofit creating tools for other progressive nonprofits. Most of their tools are available for free and partnerships are very affordable for small organizations. In addition to online petitions, we use their email and fundraising and it's so nice to have all that integrated (no more importing information between platforms, or at least less of that). If you do need to extract information about your supporters, it's very easy -- you own your data, not the platform.

    Targeting state and federal legislators is built-in and it's pretty easy to add custom targets for actions if the person or agency you're targeting isn't in their system (the platform was designed for political campaigns).

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    Melissa Amarello
    Advocates for Snake Preservation
    Silver City, NM, United States
    https://www.snakes.ngo
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