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UPDATED: The best political websites list is now updated with new campaign websites for 2020. The best political websites of 2020 have adopted very clean and simple layouts with clear calls to action, they use flat design elements, and are all responsive with mobile-first designs. Almost all of these websites are designed using the WordPress...
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UPDATED: Best Political WordPress Themes of 2020 Believe it or not, we’re well into the 2020 election cycle but 2019 also had its fair share of elections. Around the United States, many of the 100 largest cities elected a Mayor and City Council on top of countless other municipal posts. While it just feels like...
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Build Your Campaign Website to Engage with Voters Building a campaign website is one of the first steps you and your team need to take after you decide to run for office. But a lot of campaign websites end up coming across as clunky, hard to use, or dated. Your website is the first version...
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Each cycle we see website design trends that come to dominate the digital aesthetics for campaigns. In 2008, it was overstuffed landing pages. In 2012, it was all about the banners and drop-down menus — a trend that carried over to last cycle. Now, the first campaign sites of the election season are up, and we can already...
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In 2019, what’s a campaign to do? With 20 Democrats running for president, including Uncle Joe Biden but excluding Mike Gravel, how can anyone stand out from the crowd? Down-ballot, too, candidates face the same challenge with presidential politics (and tweets) devouring most of the oxygen in our media echo chamber. The answer so far? Experimentation, with an...
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UPDATED: Best Political WordPress Themes of 2016 Believe it or not we’re well in 2016 election cycle season but 2015 also has it’s fair share of elections. Around the United States, 55 of the 100 largest cities will elect a Mayor and City Council this year on top of countless of other municipal posts. Politicians participating in the 2015...
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30+ Best Nonprofit WordPress Themes for Charities and NGOs UPDATED: The Best Nonprofit WordPress Themes as of March 2015 It’s 2015 and the timing couldn’t be better to launch a new nonprofit website; and with WordPress the process couldn’t be faster or simpler. We love WordPress because it’s easy to use and quick to set-up. Most of...
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Make sure these political campaign tactics are a part of your strategy discussions this election cycle By Jake Williams, Campaign & Elections Magazine In today’s campaign world, tools and tactics are advancing quicker than ever. Digital is now an essential part of campaigning, and an essential part of any campaign’s advertising budget. But for the...
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A good political website is an amazing way to reach out to voters, engage supporters, and inspire donors online. For candidates and campaign managers who aren’t tech savvy, a political website builder will help you create an active and engaging website that reaches constituents where they are — online. Today it’s impossible to win an...
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The best nonprofit websites of 2013 feature an impressive array of stunning designs and powerful organizing tools This year online marketing strategies have shifted for nonprofits but beautiful, responsive websites are still the best ways for nonprofits and NGOs to present their work globally and raise awareness about their causes. The best nonprofit websites stand...
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