The Mobilization team helps build the framework for how all members of SLAY communicate, share ideas, and work, for instance, managing our Slack workspace, and coding/managing the SLAY website. To manage all this, we use numerous digital tools including, Spoke, and Mobilize America.
The Mobilization Team collects, processes, and manages the hub’s data using a wide variety of online tools (such as EveryAction and Mobilize America).
- With EveryAction as our central database, we coordinate sending out emails, manage (non-electoral) phone banks, and more. We also use EveryAction to keep data on our members and allies—from their basic contact information to how involved they have been with SLAY—and routinely check that data to make sure we don’t have duplicate or inaccurate information. Whenever a team in SLAY needs contact information on a person or group of people, needs an email sent out, or wants to phone bank some of our members and allies, we’re the ones to guide them to the right place or set things up for them.
- We also manage the hub’s Mobilize America account which allows us to easily create registration forms for our actions, meetings, trainings, and more. We’re responsible for creating events on our Mobilize page and making sure they are accurate and synced to our Google Calendar. After events, we also verify and analyze attendance data with the help of Zoom and AirTable which is very important in making sure that our historical attendance data is accurate and helps teams understand their attendance over time.
- SLAY uses Spoke, a text banking platform developed by the Bernie Sanders 2016 campaign, to send out mass texts. We send out texts for anything from meeting reminders to get-out-the-vote, and texting is one of SLAY’s best recruitment methods historically. As the team that manages Spoke, we create text campaigns and keep an eye on them while volunteers (from across the hub—not just the Mob Team) are texting on behalf of SLAY.
- The Mob Team also manages the hub website and member portal, which typically involves syncing our member list between EveryAction and AirTable, updating our hub’s JEAO Analysis spreadsheet with the latest member data, and more.
Aside from the above, the Mob Team generally manages the hub’s other digital tools—including Slack, a password manager, our hub inbox, Zoom, and more. We also coordinate with National to make sure they have the latest data on our hub and collaborate with other hubs in the Data Leads Network on various data projects in hubs and the wider movement.
In Mob Team meetings, you should expect to discuss projects/potential ideas SLAY and the mob team can focus on. Sometimes, we will do a training led by the coordinators or leaders of the team. We do a lot of discussion in the meetings but also individual work. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact any of the Mob Team leads on Slack @Ellis Kopcho, @Isabel Xu, and @Dani Munoz!
Some recent projects that we've worked on include:
- Mob Team Strategy Retreat: brainstormed projects and hub-wide problems to work on in the future
- Website Improvements: revamping SLAY’s Hub Portal to create a central place with all the hub’s information for hub members
- SLAY Slack Guide: a slide presentation showing how Slack works
- Meeting Notes Archive: created a system where all meeting notes and agendas are together in one place
- Hub Member Interest Form: created a team interest form to reduce the amount of texts and emails sent out to members
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