Promoting Rise for America
Rise for America is an initiative asking individuals to take one of five actions to increase awareness of Braver Angels and the civic renewal movement at large. Each action was chosen because they include other people who may not yet be aware of our mission.
For information on how you or your Alliance can help promote the Rise for America campaign, check out the Rise for America Promotion Kit. It contains copy, newsletter and email templates, graphics, logos, and choice photos to help promote these actions.
Ambassador Program & Toolkit
Everyone in Braver Angels is an ambassador for the organization and is welcome to use the resources below. We also offer an opportunity to become a Braver Angels Ambassador who receives additional support and information for public outreach. If you’d like to know more about that program, click here.
The Braver Angels Ambassador program offers this toolkit that is covered in Ambassador Orientation. It covers multiple areas of interest for anyone interested in outreach on behalf of BA.
Field leaders may also request a Braver Angels Ambassador to conduct a presentation or other outreach by using this form.
Find an Ambassador in your state.
If you have done outreach which you'd like to be included in the database of ambassador outreach, use this outreach form to report it.
Slides & Scripts for Presentations
The following are presentations that have been vetted with special interest groups throughout the organization. While you may make changes, we recommend that you pay close attention to the speaker notes for examples of appropriate ways to discuss certain ideas. Also, considering that “less is more,” you are strongly encouraged to keep the minimalist theme of the slides. NOTE: To make changes to any of these presentations, you will need to MAKE A COPY in Google Slides.
Google Slides presentation (April 2021, from Bill Doherty): "Attached are my slides for 60 minutes presentations to public groups. I always engage people early in conversation about the sources of the rise in political polarization. People love to discuss this and it creates a 'we're in this together' atmosphere."
Brochures, Flyers, Talking Points, & Zoom Backgrounds
Braver Angels annual report (2022) - For a report viewable on a desktop, click here. For a mobile-friendly version, click here. For a video from the team on how to use the report for outreach, click here.
Zoom Backgrounds for general use
Numerous evaluations and studies have been done of the effectiveness of Braver Angels' work, including the following:
Braver Angels 2022-23 Report: Multiple versions available, as seen below
Braver Angels 2020-2021 Report: Depolarizing During the Pandemic (January 2022): Multiple versions available on this site, including a 2-page executive summary, an 18-page report without appendices, and a 36-page extended report with appendices. See also this two-pager PDF.
Evaluation of Red/Blue Workshop by external researchers (2021): Policy Brief
College Board History Camp Pre-Post Survey Analysis (High School Debates, September 2018): Powerpoint Summary
Strategies to foster conversational receptiveness across the political divide - an analysis of the Red-Blue workshop and its training (2022)
Bridging the divide on climate solutions: Development, implementation, and evaluation of an online workshop for climate volunteers (2022)