Impactive is the easiest way for you to get involved with campaigns and causes that matter. Getting started is simple, follow these steps and you'll be on your way to making a difference 😉 .
Create an account with your name, phone number, and email.
- Login using the magic link.
Once in the app, the home screen shows actions from campaigns and charities you've joined.
- The inbox icon is where you can correspond with contacts.
- The magnifying glass icon is a search tool to help you discover new organizations.
The phone book icon is a contacts directory. If you sync your phone contacts, we will help you discover registered voters in your contacts by matching them to the national voter file.
Once you have joined a campaign, you will see a list of posts and actions that you can engage with. Here are some examples of in-app actions that you can take to help support a cause or campaign of your choice.
Text A Friend
Some actions will ask you to tell your friends about a cause or candidate. Statistically, reminding your friends to vote is the single most effective way of getting more people to vote. Studies have shown that just one text from a friend will make someone 10% more likely to show up to the polls. (Yes, really!) Taking the action to text a friend on behalf of a campaign is a simple way to raise awareness for a cause that matters to you - often the campaign will even include suggested messaging for you to include in your text (don't worry, you can always edit it or write your own.
- Report Back on a Conversation
After friend-to-friend texting campaigns will ask you to report back on a conversation that you had with a potential supporter. You will use the 'Reports' feature in the Impactive app to provide feedback on how the conversation to the campaign. In the app, you can enter their full name and the state or zip code they live in so that you can look them up on the national voter file to see if they are registered to vote.
- Open a Webpage
Sharing the link to an article online, a video, an image, or a website is something most people already do on their own social channels. In Impactive, campaigns can post about specific links they would like supporters to see. You may be prompted to open a webpage where you sign up for a virtual event, sign a petition or pledge to fill out the Census.
Submit a testimonial
Some campaigns will ask you to write a testimonial or upload a selfie or video saying why you support this campaign. This is an extremely valuable piece of content that they can share with their members and often you’ll get a shoutout on social media from them thanking you!
Some campaigns will ask you to send a text to someone the campaign is trying to reach. This will come from a phone number that Impactive assigns you and they will receive an SMS on their phone with the script that the campaign has provided for you. This means that the person you contact will not see your real phone number. Once you've reached out, you can text with them right in the Impactive app via your inbox. Don't forget to report back to the campaign on how the conversation goes!
- Open Canvassing
In the Impactive app, you can canvass from anywhere by searching the national voter file in real-time.
- Social Sharing
Here you'll be able to share a message direct from the campaign on your social channels. It can be to Facebook or Twitter and you can let your friends and family see all the good work you're doing!
Fill a Form
Some actions will be a bit more open-ended and might take you to a website to fill out a form. You’ll have to read the instructions closely. Then you can let the campaign know if you completed that action.
Have a real conversation! People receive too many transactional messages already.
Invite your friends to join in and volunteer right from their phones. It only takes a few minutes.
Send gentle follow-ups and reminders. It’s easy to forget things after a while and people are busy.