Empower

Relational Organizing

Empower (formerly MyRVP) is a comprehensive tool — consisting of an app, a learning community, ongoing trainings and more — that enable 501(C)(3)s, 501(C)(4)s and campaigns to grow, build and manage Relational Organizing programs.

Compared To

Team App, VoterCircle, Handraiser, Outvote, VoteWithMe

Meant for

Organizers, Volunteers

Problem it Solves

Empower helps campaigns scale their relational organizing program using proven techniques and improved software. Empower is helping to grow the New American Majority by empowering activists and volunteers to look beyond the voterfile as they grow their base of supporters around issues, campaigns and causes.

Use Case

A volunteer directly, or indirectly via a field organizer, builds a list of their friends and family either within the app or via paper and pencil. That list is then matched against the voterfile and prioritized based on the campaign’s targeting preferences (including option to prioritize non-matchers). There is an entire workflow built around field organizer usage to support working with volunteers who are uninterested in downloading an app or interacting with tech directly.

Biggest Drawback

Empower works best with at least one field staff to support usage getting to scale.

Does it Sync with NGPVAN?

Yes – no sync, one-way sync, and two-way sync with VAN options are available.

Pricing

$$$$

How Much Does this Cost?

Empower is free to use for approved 501(C)(3)s and 501(C)(4)s. They also have grants available to c3s and c4s to cover the cost of a full-time organizer to manage an organization’s program. For political campaigns and organizations, the cost ranges from $250 to $1000 per month depending on siz

Testimonials

“Super Great! Empower is the OG. Working with organizations doing this stuff since 2011, they are the most knowledgeable about the program and how to most effectively maximize your results. The app, both web and mobile applications are great to use and the team involved understands that at the heart of relational organizing is relationships. They know and train the importance of work in the field, and how to build power within communities. They have experience using Relational Organizing in all the aspects of the work, electoral, voter registration, grassroots lobbying, and what’s more, they understand that Relational Organizing is really flexible. They know it will work differently in each organization and within different communities. They can help you build the program that’s right for you.”

“Empower was very straightforward and efficient for managing RVP in an election cycle. The folks who manage the website were very helpful in getting us up to speed on using it, and were prompt with addressing any issues we had. I could also see the website become more efficient in real time, and the tool continues to improve post-election.”

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