WASHINGTON, DC – [July 1, 2021] – FiscalNote, a leading technology provider of global policy and market intelligence, has been named a finalist in the “Best Use of Data” category for the 2021 Reed Awards. The company submitted its 2020 Advocacy Benchmark Report, which analyzed more than 394 million messages sent from FiscalNote’s advocacy platforms during the full 2019 calendar year. The report details email open and action rates, and the best time of year, hour of the day, and day of the week, for clients to send campaign emails. The report also includes a deeper look at 48 industry types in 17 sectors to see which have the most successful mobilization rates. Finally, the report provides insight into which industry sectors received the most engagement from advocates, and how COVID-19 affected advocacy campaigns in 2020.
Named for Campaigns & Elections founder Stanley Foster Reed, the Reed Awards honor winners across 19 distinct category groups, representing the different specialisms of the political campaign industry, with distinct category groups for International work and Grassroots Advocacy work. All finalist campaign entries can be viewed on the Reed Awards website.
FiscalNote’s advocacy tools enable anyone to mobilize supporters to message lawmakers in multiple ways through the company’s flagship product VoterVoice, while simultaneously finding new advocates on the ground.
FiscalNote customer United Way Worldwide won the category of Best Lobby Day. United Way Worldwide used Engage during the initial period of the COVID-19 crisis, which is how they were able to track over 1,000 emails to representatives advocating for #Relief4Charities in the economic stimulus package in about 36 hours. Additionally, several FiscalNote customers were named finalists.
- American Occupational Therapy Association, Finalist, Best Innovation in Advocacy category: AOTA pivoted to virtual Hill week during the pandemic and successfully mobilized over 2,000 advocates to take action on key policy priorities with CQ Engage.
- American Society of Travel Advisors, Finalist, Trade Association of the Year - Fewer than 50 Employees category: Using VoterVoice and FiscalNote, ASTA activated close to 9,000 members and sent over 35,000 emails to Members of Congress at the start of the pandemic. As a result of ASTA’s continuous advocacy efforts, a majority of its members in the airline industry were named recipients of critical relief funding through the CARES Act’s Paycheck Protection Program.
- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Finalist, Best Campaign Response to COVID-19 category: AFSP passed the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act during the pandemic with unanimous support from both chambers, designating 988 as the 3-digit number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. AFSP has been active in shaping suicide awareness and prevention legislation and has grown its member base by 15% in one month.
“We are incredibly proud of the work that our customers accomplished in the advocacy world in the past two years. It’s essential for us as well as our customers to have the most efficient, expedient tools to maintain a sense of transparency in government” said Krystal Putman-Garcia, Chief Marketing Officer and General Manager of Advocacy, FiscalNote. “Everyone from small grassroots advocacy groups to major corporations has come to depend on our suite of tools to stay ahead.”
With a strong belief in pairing advanced technology with human-generated intelligence and insight, FiscalNote is leading the way in providing relied upon solutions to help organizations manage their most important policy and global risk issues.