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The “To-Earn” Movement: Introducing Advocate-to-Earn

While crypto, NFTs, and DAOs have captured our collective attention due to the prospect of financial returns that underlie their early use cases, the value of the Web3 movement stems from the ability to use these new technologies and organizational models to enhance digital coordination, while better aligning incentives for both collective action and individual-level […]

Campaign Cryptocurrency Donations: FAQs, Flags & the FEC

By: Russell Mindich, HGL Web3 Fellow Quick and effective fundraising capabilities have become an essential characteristic of successful campaigns. To run robust organizing programs and deliver their message widely, campaigns must use every tool at their disposal to raise as much money as possible in a limited time-frame.  In pursuit of that goal, some campaigns […]

Data Integrations for Political Tech Startups

From Bluelink, a member of Cohort 4. Here at Bluelink, we build data integrations for Democratic campaigns and organizations. After launching hundreds of pipelines for the 2020 election cycle and beyond, we’ve learned a lot about what it takes to build a good data integration. If you’re a political tech startup looking to enable integrations […]

Woodside Retreat 2021

fire pit is highlighted across faces full of laughter. Chatter of electoral campaigns, product roadmaps and flashbacks to the epic dance party at Shomik’s wedding fill the air. Cohort 4 of Higher Ground Labs’ Founder Academy is evidenced at The Canyon Ranch retreat nestled deep in the forest of Woodside, CA.

Strengthening Data Infrastructure for Progressive Tech

From our friends at Catalist: Political startups have had an incredible impact in the past several cycles, but in order to help the best technology propagate across our field, we need to ensure that new programs and organizations have ready access to the highest quality data and models. Catalist built the largest and longest-running voter […]