Empower App: A Free Tool to Build Power Through Relationships
Approved 501(c)(3)s and (c)(4)s can enjoy free access to a suite of organizing tools, including both the organizer and activist smartphone apps. Empower is affordable for candidates. Available in English and Spanish, web and mobile.
How it Works
Empower puts relationships at the heart of organizing. Leverage the power of personal relationships to use a trusted messenger for your message, reach people who are often left out of traditional outreach tactics, and build real power and a movement that is sustainable beyond the next election.
After numerous cycles in the field, we know what works and have the results to prove it.
Build & Manage Relationships
Empower gives you tools to build, manage, and maintain a network of relationships that you can use to create change and build long term power.
All-in-One App for Volunteers
Empower can be your volunteer action hub to stay connected with volunteers. Ask volunteers to reach out to friends and family or to take action on their own. Send updates quickly with mass texting. Expand your program with open canvassing. Run a phone bank, text bank, or door-to-door canvassing.
Maximize Your Impact
We build best practices from research into the tool itself, so you can have more impact with less effort. Empower’s dashboards give you even more data to track your progress, give personalized coaching, and maximize your impact.
All-in-one app for volunteers
Engage volunteers with calls to action (e.g. relational, recruiting, events, fundraising, etc.)
Friends and family messaging
Door to Door Canvassing
Automatic Turf Cutting
Volunteers can request Turf nearby
Mass texting to stay in touch with volunteers
Gamification to celebrate volunteers’ progress
3 levels of access permissions (director, organizer, volunteer)
Real time dashboard to track your campaign
Relational network management
VAN, LAN, EveryAction connection
Organizer app for coaching and follow ups
Import or export your data
In-app branding for your organization
Spanish accessibility for app and trainings
Accessible, easy to use
iOS, Android and web support
Support for calling, texting, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Snapchat, Instagram, WeChat, and KakaoTalk
Pen and paper option for low-tech volunteers
Best practices from research built into the app
Extensive trainings and support
FREE for 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4) organizations, affordable to candidates and parties
What Our Users Say
“Especially during this time of a global pandemic, most people prefer to remain in their homes and limit physical contact. Empower is a great tool for creating a digital work space that mirrors a physical organizing office.”
-Wesley, One PA
“Data insights using this tool this cycle were extremely insightful into how our work ripples out.”
-Sariah, Michigan Student Power
“With the Empower program, it was great to have everything in one place and keep track of our work in a way that nearly everyone could get involved with.”
-Erica, DC 37
Impact By Numbers
Empower Project network was the largest Relational Organizing training and tech coalition in 2020.
10x more impactful than traditional doors and phone programs
Unlike door-knocking and phone programs that see contact rates around 5%, the Empower App and our Relational Organizing program enjoys contact rates of 86% or more.
More than 50% of the organizations we supported were youth and people of color focused.
77,000 people trained in 2020
Discover how Empower can work for you.
We also offer support through:
We offer trainings to organizations for plan setting based on best practices, helping them navigate new tech and data needs.
The Empower App is free for qualifying 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) organizations and affordable for candidates.
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*Free for certified 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4). Low cost for candidates.