Evidence for the Elections Field

Type of Activity: Project Grant
Grantee: Analyst Institute
Amount: $200,000 in 2022

What is the Analyst Institute? 

For over a decade, Analyst Institute has conducted research and collected evidence–primarily through randomized controlled trials–to help allied organizations learn what works, why, and how in modern voter contact programming. Alongside leading change makers and organizers, they have run and analyzed over 800 experiments on topics such as get out the vote, voter registration, volunteer engagement, and persuasion. These experiments are widely recognized for their rigor and reliability, and provide the foundation for the guidance Analyst Institute offers to allies across the ecosystem.

Why do we think this project is important?

In 2022 and beyond, Analyst Institute will play a critical role in helping its Analyst Group community of 10,000+ partners learn from past research results, continue to innovate, and scale effective organizing strategies moving forward. The specific efforts supported throughout this grant are part of a longer-term desire to accomplish three larger aspirations: 1) drive innovation and advance community learning through an expanded research toolkit; 2) convene a diverse and expanding partner network to address collective knowledge gaps; and 3) co-power community impact through inclusive, equitable, accessible, and actionable research and resources.

How is Democracy Fund Voice supporting the Analyst Institute?

In 2022, Democracy Fund Voice approved a one-year grant of $200,000 to support the Analyst Institute’s work to conduct rigorous social science research and provide trainings based on their findings.