Very exciting news: As of Feb 1, I’m the interim Executive Director of the Analyst Institute. If you don’t know us, we’re the folks who do clever / fun / counter-intuitive experiments to help progressives learn what actually wins campaigns. It’s truly an honor to have been tapped to lead this extraordinary (and extraordinarily brilliant) group.

Leading AI is an awesome step for me … and a big responsibility. No matter who takes the job as permanent ED, I’ll stay on board, with the primary goal of forging partnerships with other progressive allies.

So to that end, in case anyone reading this works for a progressive group or campaign — do you need help making your programs more effective? We’re helping a range of groups with all sorts of programs:

• more effective fundraising
• voter registration
• voter turnout / GOTV
• mobilizing and retaining volunteers
• persuasion of all sorts — canvasing, phones, TV, radio, mail, online ads, you name it
• social media / social networks
• and much more

We’re fun, easy and cheap to work with. If anyone is interested, email me: tate at

Also, we’re hiring. Senior Analysts, junior Analysts and even interns. AI is a GREAT place to work for ambitious political data folks.

Wish me luck!

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