We’re excited to share the first edition of the T/I/P/Sheet, presented by Mobilize. We’ll have some more detail on Mobilize later this fall, but for now, the T/I/P/Sheet is a bi-weekly rundown of interesting insights and opportunities at the nexus of Tech, Impact and Politics.
As this is our first cut, we certainly welcome your feedback on what you would like to see included. There are two specific ways you can help improve the T/I/P/Sheet for the community going forward. First, if there are related trends, events, articles, media, campaigns or careers you think we should share with the community, please pass them along. Second, if you have friends and colleagues who are interested in how technology can advance social impact, politics or policy, please forward this email to them, and they can sign up at the link below. And of course, if your mailbox is too crowded and you don’t want to receive this email every two weeks, you can always unsubscribe at the link below.
We’re looking forward to building the T/I/P/Sheet as a tool for the community and hope you’ll help us make it a valuable resource for everyone.
Hope you enjoy!
Aaron, James and Scott
Voter Registration Goes Digital /// This past Tuesday was National Voter Registration Day, and registering to vote has never been easier. TurboVote, Vote.org and the federal government all have handy tools to register regardless of your state of residency. You can even register via a chatbot with HelloVote. Facebook brought registration to users’ news feeds, Democracy Works joined private sector partners and organizations in an effort to achieve 80% voter turnout by 2020 and MTV engaged younger voters across platforms by bringing back its popular Total Request Live (TRL) show with a new twist.
Coming Together for Impact /// This month, New York hosted world leaders for the opening of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly. Throughout the city, cross-sector leaders joined together for a number of conferences and meetings to advance policy and social impact. See highlights from some of the major events, including the Clinton Global Initiative, Social Good Summit, Global Citizen Festival and the U.S.-Africa Business Forum.
Cord Cutters /// The first presidential debate on Monday demonstrated the waning importance of traditional television. A live stream of the debate was available across Facebook Live, Twitter and YouTube, as well as the major broadcasters’ websites. Understanding audiences were watching online or had a second screen nearby, at multiple points in the debate, Hillary Clinton encouraged viewers to visit her website for fact-checking and additional content and context. Similar to what we have seen with President Obama’s State of the Union enhanced webcasts, organizations and campaigns should continue to consider how they can amplify live events with additional education and engagement activities for audiences across digital channels.
Clips Worth Clicking /// Bradley Tusk joined Kara Swisher’s Recode Decode podcast to discuss advancing start-ups and innovation in highly regulated industries. A six-year-old offered his help to President Obama in addressing the refugee crisis. Vox provided a history of the GOP.
Upcoming Events /// The New Yorker’s Tech Fest in NYC on October 7. Quartz’s Next Billion Conference in San Francisco on October 13 (Discount: QZCONNECT). Fast Company’s Innovation Festival in NYC from November 1-4. Web Summit in Lisbon from November 7-10. Recode’s Code Enterprise in San Francisco from November 14-15.
Content and Digital Director /// MIT Solve /// Boston
Associate Director, Media Relations /// The Hub /// DC
Deployment Strategist /// Palantir /// Multiple Locations
Social Media Manager /// Anti-Defamation League /// NYC
Social Media/Web Multimedia Producer /// Anti-Defamation League /// NYC
Social Media Manager /// Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of African American History and Culture /// DC
Multiple Positions /// Everytown for Gun Safety /// NYC + DC /// For consideration for future digital roles with Everytown, email your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bower /// If you are currently looking to hire an experienced executive or personal assistant, Bower can help. Email email@example.com to learn more.