Testimonials

   I strongly recommend SMT. Their strong organizing background, preparation and thoughtfulness made our strategy assessment with them enjoyable and really helpful.

Daniel Carrillo

Exec Dir, Enlace

   I would recommend SMT to anyone looking to be more effective online. We are definitely going to experiment with the directions SMT gave us in our strategy session. Very valuable to have consulting from organizers who are keeping up with all the latest.

Melanie Scruggs

Texas Campaign for the Environment

   SMT taught our staff and leaders to use Twitter strategically, understand the intricacies of Facebook for organizing…They respond quickly, have real world organizing experience, do really solid webinars that leaders and staff can engage with.

Kristi Sanford

Communications Director, The People’s Lobby, Chicago IL

   SMT helped us build an integrated, strategic approach to a union contract campaign. SMT’s work is sophisticated and flexible–their support was invaluable.

Darren Carroll

Union Representative, The NewsGuild-CWA

   Super useful and practical strategy session. Great to learn what we can do to our website and Facebook page to make them better tools, described in a way I can explain to my board.

Nancy Boone

Legal Assistance Resource Center of Connecticut

   Great ability to eloquently name a few top communications gaps that we could easily fix and increase our impact. The summary document is highly valuable; we will refer to it in our future planning!

Amanda Aguilar Shank

Organizer, Enlace

   Super helpful process with our staff and leaders to ID new tools we can use to reach our target folks.

Kim McLoughlin

Organizing Director, Connecticut Housing Coalition

   Our strategy sessions with SMT have really energized our vision for what we need to do…In 90 minutes, we were excited and encouraged about how we could better our media and communications work.

Angela Moreno

Interim Exec Dir, FIERCE

   SMT is a great resource if you’re looking to improve your organization’s social media presence and strategy.

Emily McNeill

Acting Director, Labor-Religion Coalition of New York State
 

 

Coaching

 
   The coaching has been fantastic. Staff has extensive understanding of the online landscape and strategy…jumped right into working with our members too, personable and supportive…great to work with someone who felt like a comrade and not just another non-profit consultant. I was amazed at SMT’s ability to connect us with experts or representatives of different online tools.”

Keith Brunner

Communications Coordinator, Vermont Workers’ Center

   Incredibly knowledgeable…Weekly coaching has been a great experience. Keeps us on track. Staff is flexible, creative.

Mary Pat Healy

Exec Dir, Bridgeport Child Advocacy Coalition

   The coaching sessions provide practical tools for making our social media move from passive clicktivism to actually doing something.

Margari Aziza Hill

Programming Director, Muslim ARC (Anti-Racism Collaborative)

   The online coaching sessions have been really good for helping us make decisions about what makes the most sense for us to incorporate…and what we can let go.

Renee Coe

Policy & Communications Associate, Every Child Matters

   The benefits to us of regular coaching sessions were immediate.

Duste Dunn

CT Citizen Action Group

I view organizing in a whole new light. Everybody should have the opportunity to go through this experience, and get these tools, and start organizing.

Angela Saxton

Lead Organizer, ABLE (Atlantans Building Leadership for Empowerment)

   The one-on-one sessions have been invaluable given the expertise of everyone on the SMT team.

Alexandra Greenberg

Advocacy & Campaigns Officer, UAEM (Universities Allied For Essential Medicines)

   SMT’s knowledge of the organizational use of different CRMs and migration between them was very helpful.

Melissa Bernardin

Investing in Communities Initiative, NH

 

SMT was like a breath of fresh air in its approach to empowering small nonprofit organizing efforts. With not much funding, we were able to connect SMT to a few organizations in our network to provide analysis, coaching and hands on technical support. Here at Universal Health Care Foundation of CT, SMT gave us strategic help to up our game with our online organizing and engagement…particularly helpful in guiding us to a more savvy, productive use of social media.

Lynne Ide

Director of Program & Policy, Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut

 

Other campaign implementation

 
   SMT has worked with us to develop and implement a broad and integrated social media strategy. They helped our leadership understand the importance of such a strategy and taught our activists the basic skills to execute it. From website maintenance to targeted twitter campaigns, they are there when you need them and they understand that it is all about movement building.

Mark Dudzic

National Coordinator, Labor Campaign for Single Payer Healthcare

   SMT helped us launch our first petition campaign…great experience, ended up with vastly higher profile for our work.

Alex Marthews

National Coordinator (Interim), Restore the Fourth

   SMT’s staff is friendly, flexible, competent, creative…Efficiently implemented cutting-edge strategies and designed great-looking materials to communicate our message to our members. I’ll come back to SMT in a heartbeat.

Flavio Casoy

MD, while Exec VP, CIR / SEIU Healthcare

 

Training

 
   The trainings are terrific–geared for every level of experience. And being rooted in social change movement, especially helpful to organizers.”

Heather Booth

President Midwest Academy, Board member USAction

   Trainings run by SMT are solid, accessible and worth checking out.

Mobilisation Lab

Greenpeace Global

   We hired SMT to lead a discussion about online strategy with some of our union’s staff. It re-kindled my desire and commitment to using emerging technologies in my organizing!

Barbara Deardorff

Indiana State Teachers Association

 

 

Website design & maintenance

 
   Our experience to date has been wonderful, helping us make the migration from one CRM to another as painless as possible…a life saver, terrific. Quick to respond, SMT staff provide clear explanations that avoid all the techno-garble.

Michael Eisenscher

retiring National Coordinator, US Labor Against The War

   Love it!” (mobile optimization of TheStand.org)

David Groves

Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO

 
   Design firms told us our current site couldn’t be mobile optimized, but SMT did it cleanly and affordably. The site looks great and SMT was easy to work with and addressed any concerns we had.

National Immigrant Justice Center

Chicago, IL

   I want to express my continuing and deep appreciation for SMT’s staff. We’ve made great strides and SMT has been catalytic…Among other things–fast, smart, patient, thorough, skillful handling of the website makeover. You guys pulled it off quickly and affordably.

Charles Komanoff

Executive Director, Carbon Tax Center