Everything That Goes Into A Petition Site For Any Cause


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A petition is a great way to bring about change in your community. You will have a platform to allow your friends, followers, or other community members to show their support.

In recent years, online petitions have overtaken pen-and-paper. These petitions can be easily shared with large audiences and shared with many people. This will enable you to gather digital signatures and spread the message.

How do you create a petition site

  1. Research your cause
  2. Identify your goal
  3. Name your project
  4. Select a strategic design
  5. Create a clear and powerful homepage
  6. Write a statement of purpose
  7. Create a signature form
  8. Add social sharing tools
  9. Spread the word
  10. Keep your friends informed

01. Research your cause

It is important to have a thorough understanding of the issue before you begin a petition.

Be aware of all regulations that apply to the petition process at the state, national, or local levels if you wish to petition for a change in government policy. 

You will also need to identify the person responsible for the issue. A petition that targets the wrong people may not be accepted.

After you have collected enough signatures to make your petition, take note of the address where you will submit it.

02. Identify your goal

A petition is more than a complaint. A petition is not just a complaint.

First, make sure that the requested change isn’t already in place. If that is the case, you will need to adjust the angle of your proposal.

Present a concrete, quantifiable, and simple solution. Be as clear and direct as you can when you submit your petition.

03. Name your project

Give your petition an identifier to make it easier for others to find it. Your title should read:

  • Use a catchphrase that is similar to a slogan for your cause.
  • Identify who you want to petition.
  • Active verbs motivate your supporters to act.

A domain name will be required for your petition website. You will also need to choose a domain name for the petition website. This is important because people will find and share your message there.

04. Select a strategic design

After doing some research about the issues you want to address, and determining your goals, you can start building a website.

Your color scheme should be consistent with your message.

The Top Non-Profit Websites and these Non-Profit Website Templates will provide you with more inspiration on how to design for good causes.

05. Make your homepage clear and powerful

This is your homepage. It should encourage and inform people to sign your petition.

Your site’s homepage must not only include the name of your cause but also include

  • A description of the issue, your mission, and your goals.
  • These pictures illustrate the problem.
  • This is a call to action (CTA) that prompts users to sign and takes them to the correct form

Make your petition website simple to use and understand. Improve the website’s navigation to increase traffic to your cause and encourage people to sign your support.

06. Write a statement of purpose

A statement of purpose can be compared to a mission statement. It is similar to a mission statement. This helps to place your petition website into context and convinces potential signers.

To make it as effective and concise as possible, the text should be clear and simple to read. They could lose interest or be confused by this.

Cite your sources. This is a great way to share information with others. Citing your sources also lends credibility to your cause.

07. Create a form to collect signatures

Your signature database is the heart of your petition. This is the core of your petition.

You can do this by adding Kobe Digital Formulas to your petition website. Next, modify the design and add fields.

You can import or export a file to another location, such as a spreadsheet, later. 

08. Add social sharing buttons      

Use social sharing to raise awareness about your petition. Encourage your supporters and friends to share your petition with their friends.

You should have a variety of social sharing buttons on your site. To encourage people to share, these buttons should be prominently displayed on your homepage.

09. Use to spread the word 

Potential signees will be attracted to your website by optimizing its SEO (search engine optimization). This will increase your chances of people signing up for your forms and navigating to your site.

Combine your SEO efforts with social marketing strategies. Use hashtags to reach people who may not be connected to your social media accounts but are still interested in your cause.

10. Keep supporters informed

People shouldn’t just sign your petition. Keep them informed about progress. These supporters are people you can reach out to if you have questions or need help in promoting the cause.

Your signees can be contacted using the contact information found in your site’s database. Send updates to your website and start a blog. You can tell your story, share your progress, and offer other ways your supporters could help.

Add more resources to help you raise more supporters and build an online community. You might also consider creating vlogs, webinars, and podcasts to provide more information about your cause.

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