The New Normal
Kyle | May 23, 2017
When people think about the First Amendment of the United States Constitution, a great deal of focus lands on two of the protected freedoms. There’s lots of conversation about the freedom of speech and the freedom of religion, but often overshadowed...
The Fast and the Frenzious
Kyle | April 03, 2017
The 3rd Annual Fireside Feature Frenzy has wrapped! After a week and more than 1,500 votes from Fireside clients, the final four features have been set. Thank you to everyone for voting and for all of your winning suggestions throughout the year! No...
Let's Go Frenzy
Kyle | March 27, 2017
It’s that time of year again — NCAA brackets are busting everywhere and Fireside21 users are getting ready for the competition where everyone wins! The annual Fireside Feature Frenzy is back and frenzier than ever! All week, Fireside customers get t...
New Features: A Year in Frenzy
Kyle | March 25, 2017
One year ago, Fireside21 held the 2nd Annual Feature Frenzy - an opportunity for Fireside users to vote for which customer-suggested feature ideas we should produce over the next year. With the 2017 Frenzy beginning this Monday, we are excited to re...
5 Ways to Maximize Your Outreach
Kyle | February 22, 2017
The first 50 days of the new Congress have been awe-inspiring; witnessing citizens and their elected officials fully embrace the spirit of a representative democracy and communicate at unbelievable rates. At Fireside21, we’ve been floored watching t...
Do This Always - How to Effectively Manage Constituent Correspondence
Kyle | February 09, 2017
We are one month into 2017, and the 115th Congress is already setting records! With a new administration, cabinet hearings, a supreme court nomination and unprecedented levels of civic engagement, constituents and legislators are communicating at th...
Jumpstart Your Congressional Outreach Plan
Kyle | January 25, 2017
It’s a new year and, as with any fresh start, it’s a great time to begin building a plan for the future. Truly powerful constituent outreach programs do not happen by accident; having a blueprint and being able to execute it is essential. The 115th ...
Cut Logging Time in Half with Automations
Kyle | December 07, 2016
There is one undeniable truth every Legislative Correspondent comes to understand: Congressional offices deal with mountains of constituent mail. Whether it's individual messages, massive advocacy campaigns or even digitized paper letters, sorting a...
5 Questions to Ask Before a Redesign
Kyle | October 26, 2016
With the Election rapidly approaching, many offices are transitioning away from 2016 and laying the groundwork for the 115th Congress. One of the best ways to strategize for a productive 2017 is to examine your web presence. Technology, like life, m...
Easily Identify Personalized Campaign Emails
Kyle | October 20, 2016
Email Campaigns from advocacy vendors have been around for years and generations of staffers have grumbled just as long about what to do with them. Volume is a big problem, but a bigger challenge is the variation. Some advocacy campaign emails are p...