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Ángela Alarcón

Certificate Level 2

Crystal Mor, Digi Org, NJ Camp for Alt. to Isolated Confinement (2019-2020)

Crystal Mor

Digital Campaigning Certificate, Level 2

Evelyn A. Servin, Southeast Immigrant Rights Network

Evelyn A. Servin

Advanced Certificate Level 1

Aisha Adkins

Certificate Level 1

Christopher Alford, ESCR Campaigner, Amnesty International (2019-2020)

Christopher Alford

Digital Campaigning Certificate, Advanced Level 1

Dan Arel, Assistant Communications Director, United Domestic Workers

Dan Arel

Certificate Level 1

Elena Artico, Global Campaign Mgr, Compassion in World Farming (2019-2020)

Elena Artico

Digital Campaigning Certificate, Level 1

Tania Avalos Placencia, Co Directora Ejecutiva, Fondo Defensores

Tania Avalos Placencia

Certificate Level 1

Gloria Bagnariol, The Left in the European Parliament

Gloria Bagnariol

Certificate Level 1

Mallika Balakrishnan, Digital Organiser, Migrants Organise

Mallika Balakrishnan

Certificate Level 1

Eva Barajas, Campaign Volunteer, Dimple Rana for Revere Campaign (2019)

Eva Barajas

Graphic Design for Organizing Certificate

Satyam Barakoti

Certificate Level 1

Meghan Barker

Certificate Level 1

Daniel Barrera, Comms Coordinator, Texas Organizing Project (2019-2020)

Daniel Barrera

Digital Campaigning Certificate, Level 1

Ellen Benson, Communications Director, SEIU (2018-2019)

Ellen Benson

Digital Campaigning Certificate, Advanced Level 2

Jamie Blair, Missouri Rural Crisis Center

Jamie Blair

Facebook & Instagram Ads for Organizing

Katie Blanchard , Comms Manager, Presbyterian Peace Fellowship (2019-2020)

Katie Blanchard

Digital Campaigning Certificate, Level 2

Tracey Brieger, Campaign Director, Jobs with Justice SF (2018-2019)

Tracey Brieger

Digital Campaigning Certificate, Advanced Level 2

Corey Brown, Administrative Assistant, ALL IN Alameda County (2019)

Corey Brown

Graphic Design for Organizing Certificate

Cedric Brown, Digi Camp. Strategist, Adv. Project Natl. Office (2020)

Cedric Brown

Worker Organizing in the Digital Age

1 2 8 9

Staff and activists of 4,400+ groups
have engaged with SMT trainings

Testimonials

SMT helped us choose an appropriate database for our organization. Its focused training sessions are valuable tools that have helped us further a conversation with our grassroots leaders about strategically building a more powerful, goal-oriented organization.
Alison Auciello – Climate Justice Organizer, Communities United For Action
The webinars were very thorough, and the SMT team seems very responsive, broadly knowledgeable, and intuitive. The “WhichCRM?” questionnaire was helpful when I filled it out with my team. It helped us think about the aspects of a CRM we were looking for.
Nurses for Sexual and Reproductive Health (NSRH)
[The Digital Campaigning Certificate Program] is a wonderful course with a great amount of information to get you started on understanding how digital can work for your own organization.
Marium Navid, Digital Organizer, SEIU-UHW
I found the email coaching course to be extremely helpful. I thoroughly enjoyed that this exercise involved everyone working from the same assignment. It made the feedback that much more helpful. I think this has been one of the best SMT sessions that I've taken.
Crystal Mor, Digital Coordinator, NJ-CAIC
I wish SMT had existed when I started organizing in 2010! I learned many of these skills on the fly, often through trial and error. Overall it is really helpful to learn about all of the new tools which exist, especially ones that non-profits can use for low or no cost. The presentation did a great job of outlining best practices for many different scenarios.
Isaac Silberman-Gorn, Mechanic Mentor, Baltimore Youth Kinetic Energy
Last year, we worked with SMT on a census campaign with Native Voice Network, and we got so much direct campaign support, one-on-one coaching. I spent a lot of time doing just one-on-one coaching support with ads. after that I felt super empowered and fearless to just navigate all these different tools in the universe. So it was a really great and helpful experience for us.
Isel Cuapio, Digital Organizer, Native Voice Network
SMT is an amazing resource for starting digital organizing and communications and maintaining a program that engages members and moves them to action. There are a bunch of free and super reasonably priced webinars available so you can jump right in and focus on what you need to improve.The webinars have just been stellar. I've learned so much, especially from the Top Tools and Tactics to bump up your organizing game. I used the templates and resources to set up an editorial calendar and to track stats for our new social media channels. It was very easy to take what was presented in the training and apply it to my union immediately.
Katie Ryan – Assistant Business Agent, IATSE Local 16
Two things I valued most about the program were lifelong access to the course materials and case study walkthroughs from some of the most compelling organizers and organizing collectives we have in the field right now.
Keisha E. McKenzie, PhD, Director of Digital Strategy, Auburn Seminary and Digital Certificate Program participant 2018-2019
[Story-Based Strategy] was awesome. It was sort of a refresher and a reset for me as an organizer and a social worker. I took a great deal of notes.
Jessica Estes, Deputy Director, MOWIN
Great information on how to make emails more impactful and spur action. Great to get direct feedback on a sample email.
Jocelyn Meyers, Communications and Development Director, Friends of Cedar Mesa
[SMT's WhichCRM tool] helped me make a side by side comparison without having to spend hours sifting through demos and websites on my own. Invaluable!
Ann Bickerton, VP of Membership, Heart of LA Democratic Club
All of SMT training is packed and powerful!
Monika Warner, Public Relations Chair – Professional Aviation Safety Specialists (PASS), AFL-CIO
This was a fantastic training experience and I learned a lot about emerging technology with lots of support!
Nathan Taft, Digital Campaigner, Stand.earth
The Social Movement Technologies Digital Campaigner Certificate is an excellent opportunity for me to meet digital organizers from across the country who are doing important work fighting for social justice on digital platforms. Often times, we are isolated in our work whether it be regionally or by issue, but through this program I've learned so much about all the cool ways other organizers are engaging and building movements. I've also been able to refresh my own knowledge about digital campaigning and have learned about a ton of new technology, software, and platforms that can be used for positive social change. Thank you SMT team!
Jen Lawhorne, Digital Organizer, ProgressVA
We reached out very last minute to get help with ad campaigns. It was a really great experience, I have nothing but good things to say about it. We look forward to being able to work with them again in the future
Iridane Sanchez, Deputy Director West of Data and Technology, State Voices
I got a LOT out of it...the idea that comms can be used not just to “raise the visibility” of my organization, but to build power -- to move people, engage them, get them to do something concrete to push our social justice work forward. The strategies and tools shared were super helpful, and have already had measurable impact. Staff is fantastic - knowledgeable, responsive, thoughtful, collaborative.
Mary Schindler, Communications Manager, Youth Leadership Institute and SMT Digital Campaigning 2017-2019 alum
SMT is the only training I know of that speaks our language of activism and uses the tools we use everyday in the field. They are a go-to resource to help raise the bar for communications in the labor movement.
Mark Maldonado – Digital Strategist, Texas AFL-CIO
[The Digital Campaigning Certificate Program] is a great course to get to know all the different aspects of digital campaigning. What I like most about it is the consistent focus on building power.
Joep Karskens, Digital Organizer, Friends of the Earth Netherlands
This is great for C3's to understand what they SHOULD be doing during elections. I think there is much more space for C3s to take the GOTV initiative.
Logan Mills, Community Organizer, Maine Women’s Lobby
Our staff have taken SMT’s excellent trainings over the past five years. Mastering the strategic use of digital tools is essential to advance social change online. SMT’s offerings are a much-needed and unique resource. And they are responsive and committed to meeting the needs of participants. We’re thrilled to partner on the new Global South track of their Digital Campaigning Certificate program, which is a need that we expressed and they acted on promptly. Thank you SMT!
Shelley Buckingham, Digital Communications Lead, Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID), Canada
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SMT Certificate Holders

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Ángela Alarcón

Certificate Level 2

Crystal Mor, Digi Org, NJ Camp for Alt. to Isolated Confinement (2019-2020)

Crystal Mor

Digital Campaigning Certificate, Level 2

Evelyn A. Servin, Southeast Immigrant Rights Network

Evelyn A. Servin

Advanced Certificate Level 1

Aisha Adkins

Certificate Level 1

Christopher Alford, ESCR Campaigner, Amnesty International (2019-2020)

Christopher Alford

Digital Campaigning Certificate, Advanced Level 1

Dan Arel, Assistant Communications Director, United Domestic Workers

Dan Arel

Certificate Level 1

Elena Artico, Global Campaign Mgr, Compassion in World Farming (2019-2020)

Elena Artico

Digital Campaigning Certificate, Level 1

Tania Avalos Placencia, Co Directora Ejecutiva, Fondo Defensores

Tania Avalos Placencia

Certificate Level 1

Gloria Bagnariol, The Left in the European Parliament

Gloria Bagnariol

Certificate Level 1

Mallika Balakrishnan, Digital Organiser, Migrants Organise

Mallika Balakrishnan

Certificate Level 1

Eva Barajas, Campaign Volunteer, Dimple Rana for Revere Campaign (2019)

Eva Barajas

Graphic Design for Organizing Certificate

Satyam Barakoti

Certificate Level 1

Meghan Barker

Certificate Level 1

Daniel Barrera, Comms Coordinator, Texas Organizing Project (2019-2020)

Daniel Barrera

Digital Campaigning Certificate, Level 1

Ellen Benson, Communications Director, SEIU (2018-2019)

Ellen Benson

Digital Campaigning Certificate, Advanced Level 2

Jamie Blair, Missouri Rural Crisis Center

Jamie Blair

Facebook & Instagram Ads for Organizing

Katie Blanchard , Comms Manager, Presbyterian Peace Fellowship (2019-2020)

Katie Blanchard

Digital Campaigning Certificate, Level 2

Tracey Brieger, Campaign Director, Jobs with Justice SF (2018-2019)

Tracey Brieger

Digital Campaigning Certificate, Advanced Level 2

Corey Brown, Administrative Assistant, ALL IN Alameda County (2019)

Corey Brown

Graphic Design for Organizing Certificate

Cedric Brown, Digi Camp. Strategist, Adv. Project Natl. Office (2020)

Cedric Brown

Worker Organizing in the Digital Age

1 2 8 9

Staff and activists of 4,400+ groups
have engaged with SMT trainings

Testimonials

Great information on how to make emails more impactful and spur action. Great to get direct feedback on a sample email.
Jocelyn Meyers, Communications and Development Director, Friends of Cedar Mesa
[SMT's WhichCRM tool] helped me make a side by side comparison without having to spend hours sifting through demos and websites on my own. Invaluable!
Ann Bickerton, VP of Membership, Heart of LA Democratic Club
SMT is an amazing resource for starting digital organizing and communications and maintaining a program that engages members and moves them to action. There are a bunch of free and super reasonably priced webinars available so you can jump right in and focus on what you need to improve.The webinars have just been stellar. I've learned so much, especially from the Top Tools and Tactics to bump up your organizing game. I used the templates and resources to set up an editorial calendar and to track stats for our new social media channels. It was very easy to take what was presented in the training and apply it to my union immediately.
Katie Ryan – Assistant Business Agent, IATSE Local 16
This is great for C3's to understand what they SHOULD be doing during elections. I think there is much more space for C3s to take the GOTV initiative.
Logan Mills, Community Organizer, Maine Women’s Lobby
Two things I valued most about the program were lifelong access to the course materials and case study walkthroughs from some of the most compelling organizers and organizing collectives we have in the field right now.
Keisha E. McKenzie, PhD, Director of Digital Strategy, Auburn Seminary and Digital Certificate Program participant 2018-2019
I wish SMT had existed when I started organizing in 2010! I learned many of these skills on the fly, often through trial and error. Overall it is really helpful to learn about all of the new tools which exist, especially ones that non-profits can use for low or no cost. The presentation did a great job of outlining best practices for many different scenarios.
Isaac Silberman-Gorn, Mechanic Mentor, Baltimore Youth Kinetic Energy
Last year, we worked with SMT on a census campaign with Native Voice Network, and we got so much direct campaign support, one-on-one coaching. I spent a lot of time doing just one-on-one coaching support with ads. after that I felt super empowered and fearless to just navigate all these different tools in the universe. So it was a really great and helpful experience for us.
Isel Cuapio, Digital Organizer, Native Voice Network
We reached out very last minute to get help with ad campaigns. It was a really great experience, I have nothing but good things to say about it. We look forward to being able to work with them again in the future
Iridane Sanchez, Deputy Director West of Data and Technology, State Voices
[The Digital Campaigning Certificate Program] is a great course to get to know all the different aspects of digital campaigning. What I like most about it is the consistent focus on building power.
Joep Karskens, Digital Organizer, Friends of the Earth Netherlands
The webinars were very thorough, and the SMT team seems very responsive, broadly knowledgeable, and intuitive. The “WhichCRM?” questionnaire was helpful when I filled it out with my team. It helped us think about the aspects of a CRM we were looking for.
Nurses for Sexual and Reproductive Health (NSRH)
Our staff have taken SMT’s excellent trainings over the past five years. Mastering the strategic use of digital tools is essential to advance social change online. SMT’s offerings are a much-needed and unique resource. And they are responsive and committed to meeting the needs of participants. We’re thrilled to partner on the new Global South track of their Digital Campaigning Certificate program, which is a need that we expressed and they acted on promptly. Thank you SMT!
Shelley Buckingham, Digital Communications Lead, Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID), Canada
SMT is the only training I know of that speaks our language of activism and uses the tools we use everyday in the field. They are a go-to resource to help raise the bar for communications in the labor movement.
Mark Maldonado – Digital Strategist, Texas AFL-CIO
I got a LOT out of it...the idea that comms can be used not just to “raise the visibility” of my organization, but to build power -- to move people, engage them, get them to do something concrete to push our social justice work forward. The strategies and tools shared were super helpful, and have already had measurable impact. Staff is fantastic - knowledgeable, responsive, thoughtful, collaborative.
Mary Schindler, Communications Manager, Youth Leadership Institute and SMT Digital Campaigning 2017-2019 alum
I found the email coaching course to be extremely helpful. I thoroughly enjoyed that this exercise involved everyone working from the same assignment. It made the feedback that much more helpful. I think this has been one of the best SMT sessions that I've taken.
Crystal Mor, Digital Coordinator, NJ-CAIC
[The Digital Campaigning Certificate Program] is a wonderful course with a great amount of information to get you started on understanding how digital can work for your own organization.
Marium Navid, Digital Organizer, SEIU-UHW
[Story-Based Strategy] was awesome. It was sort of a refresher and a reset for me as an organizer and a social worker. I took a great deal of notes.
Jessica Estes, Deputy Director, MOWIN
SMT helped us choose an appropriate database for our organization. Its focused training sessions are valuable tools that have helped us further a conversation with our grassroots leaders about strategically building a more powerful, goal-oriented organization.
Alison Auciello – Climate Justice Organizer, Communities United For Action
This was a fantastic training experience and I learned a lot about emerging technology with lots of support!
Nathan Taft, Digital Campaigner, Stand.earth
The Social Movement Technologies Digital Campaigner Certificate is an excellent opportunity for me to meet digital organizers from across the country who are doing important work fighting for social justice on digital platforms. Often times, we are isolated in our work whether it be regionally or by issue, but through this program I've learned so much about all the cool ways other organizers are engaging and building movements. I've also been able to refresh my own knowledge about digital campaigning and have learned about a ton of new technology, software, and platforms that can be used for positive social change. Thank you SMT team!
Jen Lawhorne, Digital Organizer, ProgressVA
All of SMT training is packed and powerful!
Monika Warner, Public Relations Chair – Professional Aviation Safety Specialists (PASS), AFL-CIO