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Grassroots Campaigns, Inc.

Grassroots Canvasser

June - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

The ability to talk to people and have a different work location every day.

What I wish was different

A lot of people who were my intended audience did not like the fact that I used an iPad to put in their card information

Advice

Be yourself and be confident!
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Field manager

June - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I enjoyed working with a team and improving my salesmanship skills.

What I wish was different

I wish that I hadn't overworked myself.

Advice

I would say that canvassing is best fit for social and outgoing people.
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Canvasser (Non-Sales)

August - November 2020 • El Paso, TX

What I liked

The workplace, the job, the skills I learned and developed!

What I wish was different

Nothing! It was a dream job in a pandemic.

Advice

I applied to this job, thinking it was out of my league. Never think that, and reach for the stars!! That's my advice. Also, invest in a headset. Very very worth it.
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Field Manager

June - August 2019 • Washington, DC

What I liked

I really enjoyed interacting with people on a daily basis, getting them involved with pressing social and political issues.

What I wish was different

I wish the culture of company was a lot different. They don’t value their employees or at times, the causes. Just money.

Advice

Remember what you’re there for and don’t let anyone take your passion away from you because it is so necessary in this world to be passionate, especially about causes that’s affect so many.
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Grassroots Canvasser

June - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

The company culture.

What I wish was different

We did not need to arrive to the office so early. Made us stand around for over an hour before actually going out for the day.

Advice

Good job if you are outgoing and friendly and willing to stand on your feet for hours on end. Teaches you how to handle the word "no." Can also teach you a lot about sales.
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Field Manager

May - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

It was great to be able to stand on the streets and advocate for change!

What I wish was different

I wish there was not such a hard quota.

Advice

Do not choose this job unless you truly care about the causes, otherwise you'll be miserable standing out in the street for five hours every day. Do not also choose this if you are not physically able, or if you do not enjoy talking to people.
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Field Manager

May - August 2019 • Boston, MA

What I liked

I had fantastic co-workers and a feeling of accomplishment for the political work we were doing.

What I wish was different

I wish we had more guidance from the national office on how to deal with the day-to-day struggles of canvassing.

Advice

I advise people to only take this job if they are very interested in progressive politics and willing to work a lot of long days outside.
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Grassroots Canvasser

May - July 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

The staff was nice, fun and easy to work with.

What I wish was different

Somedays it was difficult to meet the quota depending on where you were located, which added a lot of stress and frustration.

Advice

Expect to get a lot of rejection and disappointment, but its also a rewarding experience.
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Grassroots Canvasser

July - August 2018 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

Reasonable hours and pay

What I wish was different

Probably wouldn't want to do door-to-door canvassing; both difficult and not effective while also very discouraging.

Advice

Be prepared to walk a ton, and be ready for a lot of rejection
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Field Manager

June - August 2018 • Washington, DC

What I liked

I enjoyed getting to interact with different people in many different parts of the DC metro area, as well as knowing that I was raising money for a great cause.

What I wish was different

The management.

Advice

Canvassing can be difficult, but putting your nervousness aside and having fun with it is the best way to enjoy your time and seem confident at the door.
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Field Manager Canvasser

May - August 2018 • Boston, MA

What I liked

Taking part in campaigning for important organizations like the American Civil Liberties Union.

What I wish was different

More transperancy from national office and better employee benefits.

Advice

Be confident and always stay positive despite all the negative energy you can get from cold calling.
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Canvasser (Non-Sales)

May - August 2018 • Sacramento, CA

What I liked

The environment of the workplace was by far the best environment I've ever worked in. Everyone was/is so passionate about the causes that they fight for and everyone is so supportive of one another. I got super close with my coworkers doing my time there and it got to the point were I didn't even feel like I was going to work and 9 to 5 job anymore.

What I wish was different

Each day there was a set amount of donations that everyone had to make and if you didn't make that, you had a pretty high chance of getting asked to leave the campaign.

Advice

Make sure to read the description of this opportunity carefully. Yes, the campaign is fighting for a good cause but make sure you are able and willing to go out and ask people to contribute financially to the cause. If you are uncomfortable asking people for their money, this job might not be for you.
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Grassroots Canvasser

July - August 2018 • Los Angeles, CA

What I liked

Every day everyone starts with a lot of enthusiasm and music.

What I wish was different

All good.

Advice

Experienced so many different things canvassing outdoors, also toughens you up.
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