Recap: Netroots Nation 2023

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Two weeks following our trip to this year’s Netroots Nation conference in Chicago and we’re STILL talking about some of the amazing voices and tech we had the opportunity to experience.

For those of you who don’t know, Netroots Nation has been hosting this conference annually for 18 years. 

Two weeks following our trip to this year’s Netroots Nation conference in Chicago and we’re STILL talking about some of the amazing voices and tech we had the opportunity to experience.

For those of you who don’t know, Netroots Nation has been hosting this conference annually for 18 years. 

Bringing together thousands of progressives from all across the country to collaborate, share, and experience what’s in store for our bright blue future. 

2023 was our second year attending as an exhibitor and the turnout was amazing. We appreciated seeing so many friendly faces as well as getting to know some new ones, too!

We also want to thank our designer (who unfortunately hasn’t launched their website yet) for updating our booth for this conference. 

And thanks to everyone who stopped by, grabbed a sticker, or signed up for a demo!

Some Words from Our Team

Three days surrounded in a 10×10 booth, and you talk to your fellow exhibitors a lot while the sessions are going on. 

@Advocacy – Our friends, and almost Louisville neighbors; we always love to see some familiar faces!

Shire – Good to meet the growing team at Shire and talk tech with their new CTO.

ActionNetwork – Always great to talk to a fellow ESP in the space.

Universe App – Great meeting the team and talking about the tech-meets-downballot side of political tech.

Grassroots Analytics – Nice to talk to you all in person instead of over email about emails. – Nice meeting the team and seeing a demo of what everyone’s talking about. (Watch out for some future integration updates! 👀 😎 )

Music City Creative – This Nashville group worked with us to get our shirts made. “These are so soft!” was all we heard from everyone who picked one up. 

(Psst… Missed getting a shirt? Email us!)

Hot Take: These Tools Could Make You a Better Organizer

After two full days of catching up and making new friends, on Friday our team took some time to visit the Netroots Nation New Tools Showcase sponsored by Higher Ground Labs and New Media Ventures.

This session is a good way to get the inside scoop on “the latest voting, organizing, campaigning, make-the-world-a-better-place technology solutions—and cast [our] vote for the best ones.” –

More importantly, our team was eager to hear about the most worthwhile tools for campaigns in need and share them with the people who could benefit from them most: you all!

So, let’s take a quick look at some of this year’s finalists.

Best New Tools

DemExchange is a non-profit organization that facilitates the sharing of voter contact data between progressive campaigns and organizations. This helps campaigns and organizations to be more effective in their outreach and organizing efforts. DemExchange is committed to making voter contact data more accessible and useful for progressive causes.

Click here to learn more about DDx:

INTRVL is a marketing technology company that helps campaigns reach their target audiences with dynamic curated audience segments, real-time surveys, and cross-channel measurement. INTRVL’s platform uses machine learning to optimize campaigns and deliver measurable results.

Click here learn more about INTRVL:

Quiller is an AI-powered fundraising tool that helps political campaigns and progressive nonprofits write high-performing fundraising emails. Quiller uses natural language processing to understand the content of your emails and generate personalized fundraising copy that is tailored to your audience. This can help you increase your email open rates, click-through rates, and donation conversion rates.

Click here to learn more about Quiller:

SpeechifAI is a social sharing toolkit that helps campaigns amplify their virtual voice through organic and word-of-mouth marketing. It provides tools to create compelling and authentic social media posts, track progress, and share content with their networks. SpeechifAI is a great way to reach more people with your message and make a difference in the world.

Click here to learn more about SpeechifAI:

Most Innovative Uses of Existing/Conventional Tech

Hustle’s Script Assistant is an AI-powered co-pilot that helps campaigns write better scripts for cold outreach, email marketing, and video content in any language. It can help generate ideas, write compelling introductions, and craft persuasive calls to action. Hustle’s Script Assistant is a great way to save time and improve outreach results.

Click here to learn more about Hustle’s Script Assistant:

RCTab is an open-source software that can tally ranked choice voting (RCV) election results using cast vote records (CVRs) from most voting system vendors. It can also be used to verify RCV results generated by other voting systems. RCTab is the most comprehensive RCV tabulation module to be tested under the Voluntary Voting System Guidelines (VVSG) and the first open-source software to meet VVSG standards.

Click here to learn more about the RCV Resource Center’s RCTab: 

Reprocare’s Piggybank Platform intelligently automates financial aid disbursement to abortion-seekers in minutes, saving Care Providers and Funders time and money. Intake, qualification, aid requests, and disbursement of financial assistance are part of one streamlined process that wins back time to focus on the patient’s care.

Click here to learn more about Reprocare’s Piggybank:

Best New Features/Products

Clipbook is an AI-powered social listening and analysis platform that helps campaigns track their own or their candidate’s online coverage, identify influencers, and measure impact. It provides a unified view of media mentions across 100,000+ sources to take the weight off of a sleepy research team.

Click here to learn more about Clipbook:

Daisychain is an app that designed to help campaigns and organizations scale up their organizing efforts. It integrates common tools and automates important workflows, so you can save time and resources, improve accuracy, and get more visibility into your organizing efforts. Daisychain also has communication tools to help you stay connected with your team and volunteers out in the field.

Click here to learn more about Daisychain:

Rally is a relational mobilization platform that helps campaigns and organizations reach, activate, and measure the power of their networks. It provides tools to build relationships, track voter contact, and measure the impact of supporters’ work. Rally is a great way to mobilize your supporters and streamline your campaign.

Click here to learn more about Rally:

Social Currant is a platform that helps nonprofits and impact & issue-focused organizations collaborate with creators to reach audiences more effectively. They offer a two-step process to outline campaign goals and review personalized creator matches. Social Currant also automates contracts, payments, and more for easy campaign management.

Click here to learn more about Social Currant:

The Sole App is a canvassing platform that empowers organizers to train, track, and pay canvassers in real time. GPS tracking ensures that canvassers are where they’re supposed to be, and remote training ensures they know what they’re doing. Intuitive reporting, integrations, and actual navigation data help canvassers track their progress in real time. W-9 document collection and payments can also be completed within the app for ease of payroll.

Click here to learn more about the Sole App:

Excited to hear who won?

Check out Higher Ground Labs on LinkedIn to find out more. You won't regret it!

So Long for Now, Netroots

After a weekend chock full of exhibiting, networking, and most importantly listening to a group of over 3,000 like-minded, intelligent, and inspirational individuals, it’s time to make the journey home to reflect and spread the word.

We here at Campaign Deputy are grateful to the wonderful staff at Netroots Nation for hosting a conference that did nothing less than leave us feeling refreshed and hopeful for a brighter future.

It’s always such an uplifting experience to meet so many people focused on building progress and making impactful change.

Furthermore, thank you to everyone who took the time to come see us and check out the hard work we’ve been doing to help spread your messages and support your campaigns.

We hope this blog post helped you find just what you needed to take your campaign to a new level, and in case you missed us at Netroots 2023, make sure to mark Netroots 2024 on your calendar! We’d love to see you in ~ Baltimooooore 😉 

That’s all for now. 

Signing off,      

– The C.D. Team

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