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We've built the easiest-to-use, full-featured, mobile ready online organizing toolset on the market -- and it's just for progressives! Scroll down to see the top features and get a detailed look at all we offer.

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Free And Fully Featured

A comprehensive online toolset

A comprehensive online toolset

You need more than petitions. Raise money for your campaigns, collect RSVPs for events, sell tickets, or ask others to host their own as part of an event campaign anywhere in the world (and in various languages too!), create online surveys and other forms, have your activists email their elected officials, upload images and files, create stunning action centers, and engage activists deeply on desktop and mobile with the Action Network.

Mass email, built in

Email a thousand, a hundred thousand, or ten million activists you’ve organized through our built in mass mailer, complete with complex targeting options, randomization for A/B testing, full statistics to measure success, and industry-leading deliverability.

For organizers, by organizers

The Action Network was built by organizers for organizers. We believe in doing one thing and doing it well, rather than trying to be all things to all people. Digital is our thing. Best practices are baked in. Social media is ready to spread the word on every action. Target with advanced queries or manage activists individually. All the data you need to make organizing decisions is right up front.

Free for individuals and small groups

Our mission is to help progressives build their capacity, so the Action Network is free to individuals and small groups. And if you're a larger group, contact us. We're a mission-driven ally and we want to help!

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For organizers, by organizers

Easy To Use, Easy To Collaborate

The easiest to use toolset, fully mobile ready

The easiest to use toolset, fully secure and mobile ready

Our tools are so easy to use that no training is required, so you can focus on improving your online strategy instead of wasting time learning how to use your toolset. We put the work in to ensure our interface is 100% secure and a joy to use every day, on desktop and mobile.

Work with allies like never before

Work with your allies to bring your online campaigns to scale, publish joint actions, and share in list growth. See exactly how well your partners are performing to measure accountability. No other toolset makes organizing together online this easy.

Embed actions anywhere

Every action you create is expressed as a widget -- a bit of code you can copy and paste into any other website, like a YouTube video. Put your actions on your own website (with your own branding and design) or give out widgets to partners and have your action reach a larger audience through multiple channels easily.

Federated online organizing

Action Network groups allow your staff, volunteers, or affiliates to publish branded local actions, and groups can be linked together into networks. Your local partners get to manage their local list but data flows up to the top of the network, allowing you to aggregate the data into a large list only you and fellow top-level administrators have access to. You can even syndicate emails and actions to groups in your network as part of a coordinated campaign!

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Federated online organizing

We're A Progressive Partner, And Your Data Is Yours

We’re a progressive partner, not a competitor

Your data, anywhere

Anyone you organize through the Action Network is yours to keep, with full reports and exporting of data. Download your full email list and take it with you to another tool, the choice is yours! Plus we believe in integration -- use us for digital organizing and other apps for other things. A full API, a SQL mirror of your data, a sync with Salesforce, and an integration with Accurate Append, ActBlue, ActionSprout, Attentive.ly, CallHub, Catalist, VAN, and Zapier to help you move your data around.

We’re a progressive partner, not an adversary or competitor

We’re a progressive nonprofit and we want to be a movement partner. We're committed to only supporting progressives, and we’re not in the business of building an email list for ourselves, so we won't email the activists you sign up.

So how do we keep the lights on?

We're a nonprofit, so we're not out to make a killing. We stay afloat by partnering with larger organizations to provide them our organizing toolset, custom technology, and more in-depth strategic advice through our sibling 501(c)3 project, the Corporate Action Network.

Need more features? Are you a larger group?

Want to upload a list? Need custom email wrappers or other advanced features? Want to use the Action Network with your larger group? Need more information? Want us to build custom features or technology? Have other questions? Contact us -- we’d love to work with you!

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Action Network

Detailed Feature List

Email

Keep in touch with every activist you sign up with your own built-in mass mailer. Just like the big boys, but free to individuals and small groups!

Email features:

  • Choose your own subject, from name, and reply-to email for each mailing you send
  • Easily add images, links, and styled text with our simple and accurate visual text editor
  • Address people by first name or use other variables using built-in clips
  • One-click donate links to take users from your email to a donation thank you page instantly
  • We tag links so activists are added to your list, even if you link to another organizer's page
  • Source codes are automatically added, so you know where your action takers came from
  • We tag links with a hash to recognize your activists, so they don't have to fill in their email again
  • Easy, flexible targeting -- geography, action, donation, or email history, recent activity & more!
  • Quickly cut random lists for easy email testing
  • Built-in subject line testing, for quick subject tests
  • Easily duplicate an email to set up the next test
  • Send previews to your inbox or your colleague's with one click
  • Send now or schedule emails to be sent in the future
  • Industry-leading deliverability by SendGrid, so your message won't go into spam boxes
  • Individual subscription management built in -- other people's unsubscribes won't affect your list
  • Full email stats -- opens, clicks, unsubscribes, and actions if you link to an Action Network page
  • For partners: List uploads and custom email wrappers (Contact us about a partnership)

Petitions

Our petition tool is full featured and super easy to use, allowing you to create beautiful and functional petitions to any target in seconds.

Petition features:

  • Create gorgeous, mobile-ready, highly converting pages to host your petition
  • Easily add images, videos, or links and style text with our simple and accurate visual text editor
  • Our one-to-one interface is super easy to use -- see what your page looks like before you publish
  • Save drafts and send private preview links to your allies before publishing
  • Target your petitions to anyone
  • Create petitions in various languages such as Spanish or French
  • Edit or unpublish your petition at any time
  • Automatically collect standard information from activists (name, email, and zip/postal code)
  • Anyone in the world can take action
  • Collect custom information easily with our drag-and-drop form builder
  • Add in custom HTML inputs if you want to collect even more info
  • We recognize previous activists, so they won't have to fill out their information again to sign
  • Signature goals are autogenerated and automatically increase, showing momentum
  • After activists sign, they can quickly share on Facebook or Twitter or send links to their friends
  • Links are tagged with your code, so signers are added to your list and the petition creator's
  • Embed your petition on your own website with your own branding, or give an embed to allies
  • Deliver petitions physically or via email
  • Detailed stats on who signed, referring people and websites, and source codes
  • Automatically tag activists who sign petitions for easy email targeting later
  • Get notified when someone takes action
  • Custom redirects, thank you emails, social media share text and more
  • For partners: Brand actions with custom wrappers (Contact us about a partnership)

Fundraising

Charge credit cards and raise money online for yourself or bundle for others. Get up and running in minutes, no merchant account necessary. And just as easy to use as petitions.

Fundraising features:

  • Same features as petitions, with an easy interface, social sharing, statistics, embeds, and more
  • Create great looking, mobile-ready fundraising pages your donors will love to use
  • Get set up in minutes, no merchant account required, and withdraw daily into your bank account
  • Raise for yourself or your organization, or create a joint fundraising page with others
  • Collect one-time or recurring donations
  • We can take international credit cards, too! (though you must be US-based to receive funds)
  • All the stats you need on how your fundraiser is doing, including full downloads of your data
  • We save credit card information to make repeat donations a breeze
  • One-click donations take donors from email directly to a thank you page, meaning more donations
  • Disputes, chargebacks, and receipts are all handled automatically
  • Low fees compared to other platforms -- just 3.9% + $0.30 -- so you keep more of your money
  • And your fundraising form is embeddable on any website
  • Custom redirects, thank you emails, social media share text and more

Events

As easy to use and full-featured as petitions, but with some extra niceties to help you plan and recruit for on-the-ground events.

Event features:

  • Same features as petitions, with an easy interface, social sharing, statistics, embeds, and more
  • Choose a date, time, and location and have your event displayed with a map (internationally, too!)
  • Give instructions to your attendees that they see after RSVPing
  • Private discussion board allows hosts and attendees to plan with each other for the event
  • Built in 24-hour reminders for hosts and attendees
  • Changed the location or time? Canceled the event? We'll automatically inform your attendees
  • Custom redirects, thank you emails, social media share text and more

Ticketed Events

Sell tickets to galas, concerts, fundraisers, and more with our easy-to-use ticketed event tool.

Ticketed Event features:

  • Same features as petitions, with an easy interface, social sharing, statistics, embeds, and more
  • Choose a date, time, and location and have your ticketed event displayed with a map
  • Choose ticket tiers, with different prices and amounts available, to give your buyers options
  • Activists can purchase tickets with a credit card, with receipts and tickets delivered instantly
  • Same great features as events: discussion boards, automatic reminders, and built-in notifications
  • Give away free tickets and track amount raised, ticket sold, and other key statistics
  • Custom redirects, thank you emails, social media share text and more

Forms

Just like petitions, but much more flexible. Collect stories, create surveys, and ask activists to answer detailed questions without writing one line of code!

Form features:

  • Same features as petitions, with an easy interface, social sharing, statistics, embeds, and more
  • Drag-and-drop form builder allows you to ask detailed questions without writing a line of code
  • Remove the goal counter from your form if you want
  • Put your own call to action above the right side form
  • Download all of your form answers in a spreadsheet for analysis with one click
  • Custom redirects, thank you emails, social media share text and more

Letter Campaigns

For the first time ever, allow activists to write letters to their elected officials, from Congress down to the state level, for free! Custom targets too -- great for corporate campaigns.

Letter Campaign features:

  • Same features as petitions, with an easy interface, social sharing, statistics, embeds, and more
  • Choose from our built in target lists (Congress, Governors, State Legislatures) or add your own
  • Activists will automatically be matched to the correct targets based on their address
  • We'll make sure messages get through by filling out contact forms or emailing targets
  • Track how many letters were sent and download copies to take with you to advocacy meetings

Reports

You own your own data, and you can easily pull whatever you want and take it with you with reports!

Report features:

  • Choose your report universe with the same rich targeting options you get with email
  • Easily pick what data to pull on your activists (like email and zip/postal code) with pre-filled menus
  • Download your report results as a spreadsheet with one click and take your data with you
  • Set up recurring reports to get updated counts and data delivered to on a schedule.
  • For partners: List uploads and more (Contact us about a partnership)

Queries

Create complex logic and targeting with our fast, flexible query interface!

Query features:

  • Create queries for your email lists to save for later
  • Choose complex patterns and targeting logic using all of our available filters
  • Quickly add queries to mass emails or reports and combine them with other targeting

Search & Add Activists

Find individual activists, view their complete record, add private notes, and edit or merge them with your own simple Contact Relationship Management (CRM) system built in!

Search & Add Activists features:

  • Quickly find individuals by searching by name, email, address, or loading previously saved reports
  • View a full activist's record, including email, action, and donation history, tags, and custom fields
  • Leave private notes for yourself or fellow administrators on each activist's record
  • Edit each activist's information or merge them with others to keep yourself organized

Files

A place to store all those files we as organizers want to link to every day -- signs to download, instruction sheets for our event attendees, lists of chants and songs, anything you like!

Files features:

  • Upload your own files that others can download at the click of a button
  • Link directly to your files for download, or create folders with many files and link there instead
  • Easily manage your folders and files with intuitive an drag-and-drop interface
  • Track the number of downloads each file is getting, so you know what's popular

Your Dashboard

All of the statistics and links you need, all in one place.

Dashboard features:

  • See how your list is doing -- new growth over time, overall size, recently active, and unsubscribes
  • Quick access to your recent emails and actions, with full lists available as needed
  • Edit your profile and subscription options
  • Access the groups you're a part of

Groups

Want to work together in a deeper way with others? Want your organization to have a branded presence on the Action Network? Invite your allies, staff, or volunteers to join a group. Groups are invite-only, with a private discussion board for planning. Members can publish actions under the group's brand, adding activists who take action to their personal list and the group's separate email list. Group administrators are the only ones with access to that group list, setting up a federated structure for online organizing. Groups also have access to two additional action types -- Campaign Pages and Event Campaigns -- if they apply for access.

Group features:

  • Create a branded group page with your name, logo, location, and description
  • Activists apply or are invited -- admins control membership and can promote others to admin
  • Use the private discussion board to plan actions
  • Organizers can publish actions under the group's brand and add activists to the group's email list
  • Only administrators can access to the email list -- view stats, create reports, and send emails
  • Administrators can have individual permissions, allowing different people different levels of access
  • Administrators can also edit any action sponsored by the group, allowing you to fix mistakes
  • For partners: Campaign Pages, Event Campaigns, and Networks (Contact us about a partnership)

Campaign Pages

Having a day of action with a petition, a few events, and a tell your story form? Create beautiful action centers to organize multiple different actions into one page. Available for partners by request -- Contact us about a partnership.

Campaign Page features:

  • Give campaigns a name, a description, and a big photo to spur activists to action
  • Add in any of your group's actions to the campaign page's featured sidebar, in any order you like

Event Campaigns

Organize the organizers with the "wholesale" version of events. Set up a framework and allow other organizers to host their own event as part of your event campaign, sharing activist data with individual hosts for each event, with all of the data aggregating back to your group on a mass scale. And because hosts will often have their own mobilized email lists already on our system, think of how much bigger of an audience your event campaign can reach by tapping into the power of the Action Network! Available for partners by request -- Contact us about a partnership.

Event Campaign features:

  • Set up a framework for hosts to join in on (ex: host a house party to watch a documentary)
  • Give a pitch and instructions to your hosts so they feel comfortable running events on their own
  • Give your hosts template language and instructions to entice activists to RSVP for their events
  • See all of your events on a map to show your strength (international events, too!)
  • Allow activists to find events near them via zip/postal code search (available via embed, too!)
  • Send email to hosts, attendees, or activists on a group's email list who live near events
  • Keep track of how your event campaign is doing -- number of events, number of RSVPs, etc...
  • Email individual hosts, remove offensive events, and manage every aspect of your campaign
  • Want events at each state capitol? Upload a spreadsheet and find hosts for nearby locations
  • Got a spreadsheet of events? Upload them quickly instead of creating them one-by-one

Networks

Networks allow you to link together groups into complex hierarchies, allowing you to mimic the structure of a large federated organization online. Set groups as children of other groups and watch as data from children flows up to parents automatically. Each group has separate administrators and unsubscribe links, allowing staff, volunteers, and local organizers at any level to control the data they need and send data upwards towards the top of the organization. Perfect for large federated groups, unions, field campaigns -- anything with a hierarchical structure! Available for partners by request -- Contact us about a partnership.

Network features:

  • Link groups into complex hierarchies and watch data flow from the bottom to the top
  • Set administrators at different levels of your network so they can have the access they need
  • Permissions inherit downward, so administrators can jump into local groups and help out
  • Target activists who signed a child group's petition with a national message with network filters
  • Unsubscribes are separate -- don't worry about emails local groups are sending affecting your list

Syndication

If you are part of a network, you can syndicate actions and emails to other groups in your network, giving them templates to work from. For example, instead of sending out a petition to your national list, you could syndicate a petition and a companion email to affiliates in your network. They could each publish the petition and send the email in their name, but all based on your template, with all statistics and tracking aggregating up to you. Syndication is a great way to work with groups in your network in a distributed way. Available for partners by request -- Contact us about a partnership.

Syndication features:

  • Set up syndication packages consisting of actions and/or emails to send to groups as templates
  • Send packages to groups in your network, allowing them to edit, publish, and send at will
  • Statistics aggregate up, so you can see how well your campaign is doing

Integrations

We believe in doing one thing and doing it well, rather than trying to be all things to all people. Use Action Network for digital organizing, and then integrate with other apps to provide other functionality. We offer a SQL mirror and an API to help you build integrations, embeds for all of our actions to easily integrate with your website, plus built-in connections with Salesforce, Accurate Append, ActBlue, VAN, Catalist, Attentive.ly, ActionSprout, CallHub, and Zapier. Integrations are available for partners by request -- Contact us about a partnership.

Integration features:

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