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In-depth examples of Groundwire's work.

Case Study: Ceres

We were thrilled when Ceres -- a national network made up of investors, environmental organizations and public-interest groups working together with businesses to create a sustainable economy -- came to us to help the network achieve greater impact through online engagement strategy, a new website and a new relationship-management database.

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Case Study: The Story of Stuff

We worked with The Story of Stuff to create a system for building and managing relationships.

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Idaho Conservation League works the Engagement Pyramid

Idaho Conservation League works the Engagement Pyramid

Idaho has great mountains and, as it turns out, a great pyramid, too. Idaho Conservation League's staff have been busy using an engagement pyramid that we helped them develop earlier this year.

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Get to Know: Conservation Northwest

Get to Know: Conservation Northwest

For over twenty years, Conservation Northwest has protected hundreds of thousands of acres of wild lands and wildlife habitat across Washington State. Get to know more about this amazing group and how they are working in collaboration to protect the Columbia Highlands in northeastern Washington State.

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New Website: GreenFaith

New Website: GreenFaith

Hey! We just launched a new website for GreenFaith. Based in New Jersey, GreenFaith's mission is to educate and mobilize people of diverse religious backgrounds for environmental leadership.They offer the GreenFaith Certification Program for interested institutions nationwide, the first program of its kind in the world.

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No Oil Tankers: Keeping the B.C. Coast Protected

No Oil Tankers: Keeping the B.C. Coast Protected

The fight to protect ancient rain forests, an abundance of wildlife, and some of the most majestic coastline in the world from an ecological disaster is a daunting one, against some of the most powerful corporations and governments in the world. At the forefront of this fight is Dogwood Initiative—a small, Victoria-based nonprofit comprised of a smart, innovative crew known for punching hard for its weight.

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Alliance for Climate Eduction: Building Relationships for Change

Alliance for Climate Eduction: Building Relationships for Change

Here at Groundwire, we think it's important to help organizations move beyond thinking about technology as a set of shiny new tools (websites! viral videos! social media!) and to help groups think instead about their systems for building and sustaining relationships that make social change.

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Case Study: Advocacy Campaign, B.C.'s Organizing For Change Coalition

In the space of five weeks, served by a Salesforce.com database, email, and strategy consulting from Groundwire, Organizing for Change contacted more than 28,000 people, generating approximately 6,000 actions.

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Case Study: Environmental Priorities Coalition

The Environmental Priorities Coalition is a project of Washington State's environmental community to build bipartisan support for common sense legislative priorities.

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Announcing Auctions for Salesforce

Announcing Auctions for Salesforce

The Annual Auction. A theme to pick, venues to discuss, gifts to solicit. Food, wine, entertainment. A chance for a nonprofit to bring its mission to life. And for years, many of the groups we work with have been managing this very important event using a collection of spreadsheets or an out-of-date database system. Well, no longer. We are proud to announce our first official Saleseforce code share release, Groundwire Auctions for Salesforce.

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Save Winter with Team Polar Bear

Save Winter with Team Polar Bear

Our friends at Dogwood Initiative took advantage of the warm winter and lack of snow at this year’s Winter Olympics in Vancouver by launching their Save Winter campaign.

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Safe Bottles for the Babies: Q & A with Washington Toxics Coalition

Safe Bottles for the Babies: Q & A with Washington Toxics Coalition

Climate, Haiti, health care, filibuster, Afghanistan -- just keeping up on everything while taking care of your own day-to-day routine (oh yeah, that) can seem like two full-time jobs. Add on toxic chemicals in baby bottles and sippy cups (like, really?) and that sustainable fortress in the woods is sounding better and better. Luckily, in Washington state, we have many groups looking out for our best interests -- organizing and mobilizing and pressuring the powers that be to get all Spike Lee and do the right thing.

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Wolf Pack, Meet Salesforce

Wolf Pack, Meet Salesforce

Gifford Pinchot Task Force uses the power of Salesforce database reporting to sort their 4000 members by level of activity, history of donation, actions taken, previous event attendance, click-throughs, and interest in the GPTF predator-tracking program to create a targeted phone-bank list of supporters most likely to come out a Washington Wolf Management Plan meeting.

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