What We Do
We Help our partners grow their impact
We connect organizers with new tools and ideas through our monthly Lunch & Learns, as well as other trainings on organizing concepts and digital tools. We also offer organizers a monthly sessions with trained healers through our “inhale/exhale” series.
Data and Analytics
We help with everything from building strong email lists all the way to critical tools like VAN and regularly-updated data about demographics, voter registration, and absentee ballot requests and returns.
We also provide data analysis support – from planning where to target voter registration programs based on registration rates and volunteer density to assessing program effectiveness.
Social Media Support
We offer assistance with developing strategies and tools for a compelling web presence in order to mobilize your communities using digital media.
We coordinate voter contact programs focused on BIPOC (Black, indigenous, people of color) and young people. To secure solid voter turnout, we also identify funding gaps and program opportunities throughout the year.
Ohio Voice currently sponsors 9 Ohio-based organizations with operational, accounting, project, and development support.
We raise money for ecosystem goals and collective plans, then re-grant resources to partners based on available funds. We have re-granted over a million dollars between 2018 and 2021.
We Support Our Progressive Ecosystem
Vision for Ohio Fellowship
We offer an 18-month leadership development program – our first class in 2020 had 24 emerging leaders (23/24 are BIPOC), including 4 weekend workshops. We are currently recruiting the Fall Class of 2021.
Ohio Voter Rights Coalition
OVRC is a network of non-partisan local, state, and national voting advocates dedicated to ensuring that our elections are modern, secure and accessible to all Ohioans.
OVRC specifically works to advance proactive voting reforms, voter education and empowerment, voter registration, jail voting, fair district maps, and campaign finance reform
Ohio Fair Courts Alliance
This partnership between Ohio Voice and Common Cause Ohio works to build a court system that treats all people with dignity, respect, and fairness with a diverse bench of knowledgeable judges who decide cases on their merits. In order to achieve this vision, Ohio needs and deserves independent, impartial, and ethical courts.
We’ve created a speakers bureau in order to explain in everyday language how our court system works in Ohio. This bureau also provides a forum for members of the legal and non-legal community to exchange views about common concerns about our justice system. Finally, this organization motivates citizens to take action to strengthen our courts.
One Ohio Now
Great public services strengthen our communities and we need the revenues to pay for them. One Ohio Now is a broad-based statewide coalition of more than 100 organizations dedicated to addressing the continued attack on state revenues with tax cuts that primarily benefit the wealthiest Ohioans at the expense of our schools, community services, and investments toward equity in our communities.
Ohio Voice participated in the Ohio Census Advocacy Coalition to ensure a fair and accurate count in Ohio. We funded 35 organizations, and provided resources, digital tools and platforms, and meeting space for all organizations doing Census work across the state.
Incubating New Movements
Ohio Voice offers technical assistance and strategic planning to help your organizations build annual or a multi-year vision of where your organization is headed. We help by facilitating strategic planning sessions to build out your campaigns and civic engagement programming considering your goals and needs. From there, we offer weekly or biweekly technical assistance sessions to make sure you stay on track.
We Build On new ideas and Experiments
As part of our work around landscape analysis, we work to identify and support ballot initiative efforts that can further our mission.