Run for something
Kaitlin Beach •  approx. 6 min read

More and more citizen mouvements are seeing light of day and with that, more and more people are getting involved! These great initiatives sometimes need a little boost and it’s not always easy coming up with the right tools to answer your needs.

Therefore, we’ve gathered our 5 tools to help you gain some time, save your resources and mobilize a big movement!

These are websites, platforms, softwares, apps which aim to make the life of campaigners, political parties, NGOs, unions and even corporations easier. So, if you’re running for something, wanting to mobilise people at scale either as a  nonprofit, campaign or citizen driven company, you’re reading the right article.  

1. Manage your team (of volunteers) and organise projects with Hive

Hive is the powerful project management tool used by teams at Google, Starbucks, Comcast and Toyota. But nonprofits organisations also need structure and plannings for their teams. Hive boasts a variety of flexible project views, ranging from Gant to Kanban and Portfolio view, which allow teammates to work their way and collaborate effectively. 


With Hive Forms and Templates, you can automate your work and scale repeatable processes over time. Change your way of organising and make your life and the life of your teams easier with Hive!

2. Manage your incoming emails collectively with Missive

Addresses like [email protected] or [email protected] are difficult to manage and it’s sometimes a burden! Why not manage those emails collectively and make sure you follow-up every demand by email. 

Missive is a great tool to simplify and ease the communication within your team. If you’re losing information because a miscommunication, Missive is the perfect tool for you! 


This app creates a team inbox and chat to help your team collaborate around emails, Whatsapp messages, SMS, messenger and more! It’s a powerful tool that allows you to tag co-workers in threads of messages, to never miss an opportunity again. So, if you want your teams to collaborate properly, check out Missive!

3. Manage your social media planning with Buffer

If you are running for a campaign or an NGO, you’ll need to be visible on social media, so we’ll need Buffer! Why? Because it’s 2020.

With Buffer, we’ll be able to manage your social media and plan your communications. It helps you to improve your overall visibility and reach not only your inner circle but also journalists, other media, and citizens. 


More than a planner, Buffer also helps you analyze and engage on social media. It’s an easy-to-use and intuitive platform that will change the way you interact with your community to allow you to create long-lasting relationships.

4. Build an engaging website with NationBuilder or Citipo

NationBuilder and Citipo are tools which will help you build and manage your community through your website. With them, you will be able to easily follow all traffic passing through and to gather information to know where and how to act. 


They help you create an action oriented website for acquisition and engagement to change your ways of mobilising and accomplish your goals. They also provide advanced communication tools to send targeted communications, and fundraising tools to raise micro donations. So if you’re running for something, check them out! 


5. Our fav ? : Handle your contacts, organise your community digitally and on the field with Quorum

Quorum is the digital mobilisation platform and mobile app that powers hundreds of organisations (political movements, unions, campaigns, nonprofits) across the globe including La République en Marche in France or Black Lives Matter in Chicago. With Quorum you’ll be able to power up your teams and to mobilise on the field!

Organise peer-to-peer, canvassing or calling actions with Quorum and harness the power of your communities. The tool is comprehensive, friendly and easy-to-use but gathers powerful features for your headquarters. We adapt to your context and allow you to optimise your organisation on the field and to manage your data. Never lose information again, always know what’s your next step and keep you organisation moving, is now possible with Quorum.

Quorum ❤️

These five tools, whether you use them together or separately, will definitely help you mobilise and get where you want to. Together, let’s achieve goals, keep moving forward and take your mouvement to the next level!

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