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What Is Data Governance and Why Does it Matter?

Sheet of paper on table showing a variety of data: what is data governance?

Big data has changed elections, public affairs, and U.S. government policies. Unfortunately, those who fall behind on data are unlikely to advance their objectives. For political campaigns and public advocacy groups, the collection, management, and use of data are essential. It makes the difference between achieving a goal—such as winning a campaign—and getting bogged down […]

How to Plan Your Political Event

People gathered for a political event: how to plan your political event

Although a greater share of political organizing and political activity is happening in digital spaces, nothing compares to an in-person political event. These events remain one of the most effective ways for candidates and advocacy groups to get their message out there through building personal connections. In this article, you will find an overview of […]

6 Ways to Fight Donor Fatigue

Person holding their wallet: how to fight donor fatigue

The 2020 general election was the most expensive in history. If this teaches us anything, it’s that fundraising matters in politics. Campaigns that struggle to raise funds will always fall behind. With that said, it’s important to acknowledge one of the most common struggles when it comes to raising funds: donor fatigue. Donor fatigue is […]

What Do Political Consulting Firms Do?

Person holding a poll sheet: what do political consulting firms do?

As explained by the Harvard Business Review, consulting is “far more than just giving advice.” So, if consulting offers more, then what exactly do political consulting firms do? Read on to learn more. At Aristotle, our teams have provided the foundation for campaigns, political action committees (PACs), and advocacy groups for nearly four decades. It […]

How To Recruit Volunteers

Woman volunteering on election day: how to recruit volunteers for your campaign

Volunteering has always been an important part of American politics. Passionate volunteers can make or break a political campaign. Even with more money going into politics, volunteer work has become even more important. A 2020 report from Business Insider noted a sharp rise on both sides of the aisle in interest in volunteering for political […]

Crowdfunding vs. Peer-to-Peer Funding

Person calculating donations: crowd funding vs peer-to-peer funding

It is no secret that fundraising is a key part of political action. At $14.4 billion, Open Secrets reports that the 2020 general election was the most expensive in U.S. history. Campaigns and political groups that cannot effectively identify donors and raise funds are at a huge disadvantage. There are more fundraising tools available than […]

9 Blogging Tips to Engage Your Constituents

Person writing a blog on their laptop: Blogging Tips to Engage Your Constituents

The internet and social media has changed the way that political candidates, politicians, and political advocacy groups interact with their constituents. According to the Pew Research Center, 86 percent of Americans report that they regularly get their news online. On the one hand, modern connectivity offers tremendous advantages. It is easier to connect with people […]

How to Target Primary Voters

Vote stickers on the hands on people: how to target primary voters

Political primaries are one of the most important aspects of elections in the United States. In a more polarized political environment that has fewer swing voters, primaries decide many elections. For campaigns, navigating a primary can be challenging. As many people do not regularly vote in primary elections, campaigns must be able to find and […]

Quantitative Political Data & What You Need to Know

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  The battle for the best political data is intense—particularly accurate and up-to-date quantitative data. Campaign managers need numbers that they can use to inform and improve decision-making. At Aristotle, we provide political data to federal election campaigns, state election campaigns, political action committees (PACs), and grassroots advocacy organizations. The right quantitative data can make […]

How to Use Google Dataset Search

A laptop with Google open in internet browser: how to use Google Dataset Search

The right political data and data strategy can make a big difference for an election campaign or political advocacy group. Actionable political data can come in many different forms and from a number of different sources. At Aristotle, we are the industry leader in data solutions for campaigns, political action committees (PACs), and grassroots political […]

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