Emails sent with NationBuilder are more authentic(ated)

Google, Yahoo and other email providers have started blocking emails that aren’t authenticated. What does that mean for you? Well, depends. If you purely receive emails, this is a good thing as it will crack down on phishing and spam. But it will make running vital email programs for campaigns more difficult, because if it… Read more »

My Experience at the 2016 Women Grow Leadership Summit

One week ago I left for a leadership summit. I was excited, eager, nervous… But, mostly, I was scared. I was just about to fly out to represent Winning Mark at a Leadership Summit for women entrepreneurs and leaders in the cannabis industry. I know! It sounds cool. And it was cool. I got to… Read more »

Research Shows How Direct Mail Voter Guides Change Outcomes

Joel Middleton, of UC Berkeley, and Todd Rogers, at the Harvard Kennedy School, evaluated the effectiveness of the nonprofit “Our Oregon” and our groundbreaking work on voter guides to sway voters on 10 ballot initiatives in the 2008 election in Oregon. This study shows that not only can ballot-initiative campaigns influence an individual citizen’s vote on a… Read more »

Amazing Progress for Marriage Equality

Legal status of, and support for, same-sex marriage in each state. Graphic courtesy of Public Religion Research Institute

We’ve come a long way in 28 years. A majority of states have legal same-sex marriages, and this month the Supreme Court may extend the right to marry to all couples. We’re happy to be fighting on the right side of history.

Lutheran World Relief Promotes Fair Trade

During the hustle and bustle of the 2014 election, we had the privilege of working on something a little less political with Lutheran World Relief. LWR provides outstanding relief services and programs all across the world. Just one of those programs is their “Ground Up” Coffee & Cocoa Initiative. LWR gave us the opportunity to… Read more »

Rep. Earl Blumenauer: 40 years of public service

Tonight there will be a big event and concert featuring Pink Martini to commemorate Earl Blumenauer’s 40 years of public service as a community activist, State Representative, County and City Commissioner and U.S. Congressman. Over that time, Earl’s ideas and leadership have helped transform the way we live. Winning Mark is proud to have worked… Read more »

Earl Blumenauer’s Third of a Century

In 2006 Winning Mark helped produce a longer form video for a dinner commemorating Congressman Earl Blumenauer’s 33 years of public service in Oregon. Earl started as one of Oregon’s youngest legislators, serving in county and city government before moving to the United States Congress in 1996. His has been an exceptional record of service, which… Read more »