FAQs

Who can use Rally Starter?

Rally Starter is for everyone with a cause including activists, nonprofit professionals, and grassroots organizers.

What makes a compelling Rally?

A compelling Rally is clear, concise and passionate. While you don’t want to overwhelm supporters with information, you do want them to know why you’ve taken up this issue and let them know how they can help accomplish your mission through the specific actions you’ve listed on your Rally. Learn more about how to create an effective campaign.

Is there anything off-limits for a Rally?

Rally Starter’s mission is to mobilize communities and build movements that benefit humanity. Please check out our Rally Guidelines to learn more.

How much does it cost to use Rally Starter?

It’s free to create a Rally! If you’re interested in more advanced features such as embedding a Rally to your website, you can upgrade to Pro Rally for $49/mo or contact us for custom services. Learn more here.

Do I need to add multiple targets to my Rally?

No, you do not need to have more than one target for your rally. However, part of what makes Rally Starter a unique and effective platform is that it gives changemakers the ability to target not just the primary decision-maker, but additional people, companies, or groups that have influence, as well as allies who could be helpful in rallying support around this issue.

We recommend considering how including different targets could advance your goals. You can always update your targets and actions over time to reflect changes in your issue. Check out our Resources page for more suggestions on how to effectively engage multiple targets in your Rally.

Do I need to add multiple actions to my Rally?

No, you do not need to have more than one action in your Rally. But remember, you’ll be driving dedicated supporters to your page, so why not leverage their attention while you have it? It’s easy for supporters to take multiple actions on your page. Additionally, including a variety of actions gives you multiple touch-points for reaching your decision-makers and influencers, so you can exert pressure in the most effective ways to create meaningful impact. You can also update your actions over time to reflect your current focus and any changes in your issue or campaign. Check out our Resources page for more suggestions on how to effectively use multiple actions in your Rally.

How do I find the contact information for my target?

Rally Starter has built out a database of all Members of Congress that is free and available for anyone to use. For other targets, you’ll need to manually add in the contact information (i.e. email address, phone number, and/or Twitter handle).

Many politicians, companies, and influential individuals have contact information publicly available on the internet. We suggest starting with a Google search or by checking the website of your target to find the most specific contact information available. For example, if you’re trying to reach the CEO of Walmart, look for an email address or phone number for that person’s office, rather than a general customer service number.

Sometimes, direct contact information is hard to find or not publicly available. In this case, start with what you have or start by targeting influencers in order to gain access to your decision-maker.

I use Outlook. Why am I not seeing the email messages populate?

Email messages must be 1000 characters or less to populate on Outlook. If you’re creating a Rally, we recommend editing the length of the email message to below 1000 characters. If you’re taking action on a Rally, you can copy and paste the message to your Outlook to send.

Can I send updates to supporters directly from Rally Starter?

Yes, you can keep your Rally supporters updated by posting an update on the Rally page. You can also send an email or SMS update to your supporters who’ve provided this information. Go to your ‘My Rallies’ dashboard and click ’Send Update’.

Do you support integration with my CRM?

We currently support Mailchimp integration if you are a Pro Rally user ($49/mo). We can also build a custom integration for your CRM. Learn more here.

Can I embed my Rally on my website?

Yes, you can embed your Rally to your website as a Pro Rally user ($49/mo). Go to your ‘My Rallies’ dashboard and click ’Embed’.

All embedded Rallies can be customized by font, color, and size to fit your website. An iframe code will be generated for you to copy and paste to your website.

Can I delete or deactivate a Rally?

You can delete your Rally at anytime. Go to your ‘My Rallies’ dashboard, click ‘Rally Settings’ and then ‘Delete your Rally’. You can also set your Rally as successful so it’s still viewable but no further actions can be taken.