You may already know that Civic Shout is a popular paid acquisition platform that helps progressive causes and campaigns grow their opt-in email and SMS lists.
To aid these causes and build excitement around Civic Shout, we give qualified partners 1,000 free opt-ins every month (a recurring $1,250 value) for use on our platform—this is Spark.
“Spark has been an awesome way to elevate our great work and build up our list with engaged supporters.”
We offer Spark to progressive nonprofits when their uploaded email suppression list on our platform is under 500,000. The grant is also great for agencies with nonprofit clients.What if my suppression list is over 500k?
There’s not a grant application per se. Just hit any “Try Civic Shout” button and request an invite to our platform. If we extend an invite to join and you meet the requirements listed above, you’ll be able to immediately start claiming your free opt-ins.
Publish a petition on Civic Shout that would resonate with your ideal supporters. You can reuse content from a petition you have elsewhere, create a new one, or let us write them for you for free.
When and if your suppression list is under 500k, you’ll have automatic access to 1,000 free opt-in credits every month. Likewise for qualified client accounts if you’re an agency.
You can then boost a petition with your opt-in credits and we’ll immediately begin promoting it to our activist network of over 12 million until you get your 1,000 opt-in supporters.
Contact info: first, last, zip, email, and cell number (if provided) will start coming in within minutes of boosting. You can download CSVs 24/7 or connect your Action Network or EveryAction account to automate syncing.
You can still get a ton of value from Spark!
Technically, to be eligible for Spark, your uploaded email suppression list on Civic Shout only needs to be less than 500,000 when you’re actively using your 1,000 free opt-in credits to boost a petiton in a given month.
Any other time, you can upload your full suppression list to ensure you’re only getting new-to-list while doing paid acquisition or redeeming opt-ins earned through our Exchange Progam.
It’s also common for groups with larger lists to strategically upload a suppression list under 500k and use Spark to run highly-efficient reactivation campaigns—helping them win back thousands of previously inactive supporters and some new ones, for free.
Spark provides opt-in credits for use on our paid acquisition platform. You can learn all about the platform and get answers to common questions on our homepage.
“We’re seeing ROI that’s much better than Facebook ads.”
“98% of our Civic Shout opt-ins are still subscribed after several weeks.”