Powerful IDEA Awards Categories

The Powerful IDEA Awards are GAIN POWER’s progressive politics movement awards to celebrate, elevate and honor powerful people and programs impacting our democracy, elections, and advocacy.

Below are the list of award categories. GAIN Power reserves the right to add, delete, or merge categories based on interest and feedback.

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Creative Communication or Piece of Content

  • Analysis for Public Consumption
  • Art
  • Bilingual Communications
  • Billboard/Public Sign
  • Broadcast/Cable TV Ad
  • Digital Advertisement
  • Digital Content (Organic / Not Paid)
  • Email Program
  • Live or Recorded Phone Call
  • Mail Or Literature Piece
  • Meme
  • Merchandise and Collateral
  • Podcast
  • Political Newsletter
  • Radio Advertisement
  • Social Media
  • Social Media Feed
  • Website

Inspirational Organizations & Campaigns

  • Ballot Measure Campaign
  • Candidate Campaign
  • Corporation Leading on Democracy
  • Consulting firm
  • Funding Organization
  • Leading Through A Racial Equity Lens
  • National Issue Advocacy Organization
  • New organization making impact (501c3/501c4)
  • Political Action Committee (PAC/SuperPAC)
  • Progressive Media Outlet
  • State Issue Advocacy Organization
  • State, County, Or Local Party (Party Committee)
  • Voter Education Organizations (501c3)

Powerful Program

  • Canvassing
  • Coaching Program
  • Community-driven Culturally Impactful
  • Convenings – Virtual / Live
  • Corporate Social Responsibility or Civic Education
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Program
  • Fundraising
  • Issue Advocacy
  • Organizing
  • Powerful Protests
  • Texting
  • Training
  • Voter Protection
  • Voter Registration

Transformational Talent and Leadership

  • BIPOC and Constituency Organizer
  • Campaign Staff
    • Campaign Communication Staff
    • Campaign Data Staff
    • Campaign Digital Staff
    • Campaign Field Staff
    • Campaign Finance Staff
    • Campaign Manager/Leader
    • Campaign Operations Staff
    • Campaign Political Staff
    • Campaign Research Staff
  • Candidate
    • Federal Candidate
    • Municipal Candidate
    • State Legislative Candidate
    • Statewide Non-Federal
  • Consultant
    • Consultant Digital
    • Field Consultant
    • Fundraising Consultant
    • General Consultant
    • Legal & Compliance Consultant
    • Mail Consultant
    • Media Consultant
    • Polling Consultant
    • Research Consultant
  • Creative Artist
  • Donor
  • Graphic Designer
  • Influencer
  • Issue Activist or Movement Leader
  • Leadership through Equity/DEI Leader
  • Nonprofit or Political Organization Staff
    • Nonprofit or Political Organization Communication Staff
    • Nonprofit or Political Organization Data Staff
    • Nonprofit or Political Organization Digital Staff
    • Nonprofit or Political Organization Field Staff
    • Nonprofit or Political Organization Finance Staff
    • Nonprofit or Political Organization Manager/Leader
    • Nonprofit or Political Organization Operations Staff
    • Nonprofit or Political Organization Political Staff
    • Nonprofit or Political Organization Research Staff
    • Nonprofit or Political Organization Voter Protection Staff
  • Party Leader
  • Photographer / Videographer
  • Social Media Strategist / Influencer
  • State Focused MVP
  • Traditional Media Influencer
  • Trainer

Transformative Technology

  • Communications Tool
  • Data Tool
  • Digital Tool
  • Diversity Equity and Inclusion Tool
  • Event Tool
  • Field Tool
  • Fundraising Tool
  • Innovative Tool
  • Operations Tool
  • Phone/Dialing Tool
  • Texting Tool

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