Chris Cowperthwaite

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Founder & CEO at Groundforce Digital Ltd.

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About

Chris is an entrepreneur and ground campaign consultant. He is an expert on open team building and campaign technology for distributed community organizing. Chris conducted his graduate thesis on digital systems for peer-to-peer fundraising and has since worked with over 100 political and not-for-profit ground campaigns in Canada and the United States.

Founder & CEO, Groundforce Digital – Ground Campaign Experts

www.groundforce.io

Groundforce Digital helps associations and movements build lean project teams that run innovative participant-driven campaigns to fuel growth. Consulting services include:

  • Strategy: The Groundforce® strategy process results in your campaign plan, including budget, timeline and core messages.
  • Team Building: Groundforce helps you build an open team and draws on a network of campaign and creative professionals to deliver the talent to succeed.
  • Groundforce® Workshop: Groundforce surveys the campaign tech marketplace, tests new products and delivers a suite of the top tools & training for your team.

Chair, Open Democracy Project

www.opendemocracy.team, www.democracykit.org

The Open Democracy Project is a citizen-led community working to empower everyday citizens to drive change through political action. Its flagship project, DemocracyKit, shares expert advice and campaign technology with any campaign team running for municipal office and maintains an open online library to build on that knowledge from one election to the next.

Community Service & Education

Chris is the Loran Scholars Foundation Alumni Coordinator in the Greater Toronto Area. Chris served as a Board Director at the Loran Scholars Foundation from 2013 - 2015 and Ten Oaks Project from 2008 - 2010. He holds an MBA from the Schulich School of Business (York University), a B.Sc. (Honours) and Diploma in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Waterloo, and is a Jostens Loran Scholar ('99).

Specialties

  • Website Design & Development, Strategy consultant
  • Campaign Skills
  • Strategic Planning, Campaign Management, Campaign Technology & Digital Strategy, Communications, Fundraising, Volunteer Management, Community Relations, Data Management, Voter Contact, Advanced polls and E-day
  • Past Campaigns
  • Alex Mazer for City Council Ward 18, Toronto, 2014

Contact Information

  • Company
  • Groundforce Digital Ltd.
  • Logo
  • Groundforce Digital Ltd. Company Logo by Chris Cowperthwaite in Toronto ON
  • Position
  • Founder & CEO
  • Year Established
  • 2013
  • Online Social Profiles
  • Location
  • 77 Bloor Street West
    Suite 1600
    Toronto, ON M5S 1M2
    Canada

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Data Entry Guide

Guide for campaigns using NationBuilder. This guide outlines a process for entering data from a phone bank and...

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Team Project Management Tool How-tos

Introductory support resources to orient new team members to Trello, Google Drive, Slack, Google Forms and Zapier....

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Chris Cowperthwaite Videos


Slack & Trello | Campaign team project management toolkit

Webinar presentation linkTopics covered in this clip:SlackTrelloWebinar Description:Working to launch a campaign? Looking to improve team productivity? Local campaign teams rely on...


G Suite | Campaign team project management toolkit

Webinar presentation linkTopics covered in this clip:Google GroupsG Suite – Admin panel, Google DriveWebinar Description:Working to launch a campaign? Looking to improve team...


Introduction | Campaign team project management toolkit

Webinar presentation linkTopics covered in this clip:Project Management Toolkit OrientationWebinar Description:Working to launch a campaign? Looking to improve team productivity? Local...


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How to post your DXC17 insights

We want to hear your DemocracyXChange reflections and any other stories you want to share about civic campaigns.Steps to post your DemocracyXChange posts:1. Log...


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