Last year we were proud to work with a number of groups conducting Analyst Institute tests on using relational organizing techniques for voter turnout. A number of our partners were invited to be on a discussion panel to share how their program went as we await the results.
This week the Analyst Institute published their toolkit for organizations who are running a relational organizing program. We are so pleased that many of our partners were able to contribute to developing this report, Wisconsin Voices, For Our Future, Faith in Action and NextGen America.
In 2016 our partner, For Our Future worked with Analyst Institute to measure the effectiveness of relational organizing on increasing turnout. Their Wisconsin program successfully leveraged volunteers’ pre-existing relationships with friends and family to get out the vote.
The results showed that Relational Organizing with MyRVPlist has a 5.9% impact on lower and middle propensity voters, a 6.9% impact on younger voters and a 7.7% impact on voters of color.
Our team is extremely proud of these results, they mimic what we saw in 2011 and 2012, and we are excited for the opportunity to share these tactics with future partners.