• The 2013 Showalter Innovation Award Winners

    L to R: Ryan Fitzpatrick, Associate Manager, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Lewis Muller, Director, Political Affairs and Federation Relations, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Brian Rubenstein, Associate Director, Online Advocacy, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, and Leslie Nolen, Director, Grassroots Initiatives, American Society of Civil Engineers. Read more about their winning innovations here:

    The 2013 Showalter Innovation Award Winners
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Innovate to Motivate®  is for intellectually curious political involvement professionals who embrace sharing of best practices from diverse organizations. We value a rigorous curriculum that includes professional development topics and the latest research on the science of influence (because it’s not an art) professional development, and going “an inch wide and a mile deep” on PAC and grassroots execution strategies.


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