Welcome to the Vote Smart Ambassador Program!
By becoming a Vote Smart Ambassador you represent Vote Smart in your community bringing our resources directly to your neighborhoods.
An Ambassador is a member of Vote Smart who shows our informative 4-minute video to community groups and distributes our posters and brochures in their communities. The mission of the Ambassador Program is to enable our members to reach out to their communities and bring them the free factual information that we offer. Ambassadors help promote an informed voting community by spreading the word about Vote Smart's free services and programs. Because Vote Smart has no advertising budget we depend upon word of mouth promotion. Become an Ambassador, and help your neighbors get the facts, not the spin!
The following guide outlines the entire Ambassador Program. It contains all the information you need to find and set up presentations, give presentations, answer questions, request material and much more.
The following steps outline the process of setting up a presentation:
We encourage our Ambassadors to set up their own presentations. However, if you need assistance in finding an appropriate group to present to, or in setting up a presentation once you've found a group, we can offer you assistance with this. Simply call the Membership team at 515-989-6363, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no minimum or maximum number of presentations you must give. We simply ask that you do as many as you are able or willing to do.
The second step in the Ambassador Program is actually giving the presentation you just set up. Making an appearance as a Vote Smart Ambassador is quite simple. What follows is a basic outline of the presentation steps.
Remember, these presentations are simple and easy! If you don't feel comfortable speaking in front of an audience, don't! Just show the video and pass out brochures.
Through the Ambassador Program we hope to find others who will support our efforts but you do not need to ask for contributions. Our primary goal is to inform people in your community of our existence, allowing them to use our services to obtain abundant, accurate information about those who govern and those who wish to. All of our services are available free of charge and though membership and contributions are appreciated, they are not required.
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Voter's Research Hotline:
Candidate Line: 515-989-6359
Some types of groups you might consider:
Some examples of these groups:
These are suggestions, something to get you started. Feel free to branch out. If you find another venue, go for it!