Action Type: Call Legislator/Person

Use the Call Legislator/Person action type to connect phone calls from your stakeholders directly to congressional offices, state legislators, or other targets. SparkInfluence uses click-to-call technology, meaning that the system calls YOU once you input your contact information (phone number) and connects you to your targets. There is no call-in number or need to dial […]

Action Type: Comment on a Regulation

The Comment on a Regulation action type will allow your stakeholders to weigh in with regulatory agencies whose proposed rules and regulations are open for public comment. Any docket publicly accessible on is able to be linked through SparkInfluence for your stakeholders to take action on. First, on the “Let’s Dive Into the Basics” screen, […]

Creating an action

Actions are the building blocks of SparkInfluence and the way that your stakeholders interact with your advocacy efforts. Actions range from sending emails to legislators, to posting a Tweet, to signing a petition, to commenting on a regulation, and more. Each action serves its own purpose, and we let you decide which action (or actions!) […]

Action Type: Write Legislator/Person

The Write Legislator/Person action type is used to direct email comments to elected officials or other custom targets. To set up custom or non-legislator targets for your action, see Creating/Editing Custom Targets. To begin, you’ll go through and adjust the typical settings for any action. This includes, the title, the time frame your action will […]


Looking to call your stakeholders to action on a piece of legislation or roll call vote – thanking those who have already shown support, and asking those who have not yet, to take action? Tired of manually updating cumbersome co-sponsor lists in order to update your action targets? Let SparkInfluence do some of the work […]

Creating a widget

If actions are the building blocks of stakeholder engagement, widgets are the vehicle for the interaction. Widgets house actions; embed widgets within your website or a series of partner websites to make actions front-facing. Click into the Action Widget area of the platform from the Actions main nav dropdown. Now on the Widgets home screen, […]

Embedding a widget on your website

Embedding a widget on your website is like hanging up a storefront sign that says “Open for Business”. This is the final step to action creation, and allows stakeholders to interact with your advocacy effort via your website. Click into the Action Widgets area of the platform from the Actions main nav dropdown. Click the […]

Creating / Editing Custom Fields

Custom fields are a great way to capture additional information about your stakeholders. Easy to create and even easier to implement, custom fields can help you better understand your audience by allowing you to ask for information from stakeholders that is specific to your strategy, organization, or cause. Click into the Custom Fields area of […]

Creating / Editing Custom Forms

Custom forms are the best way to collect the information YOU want on your stakeholders. Although certain fields are necessary and required for actions related to legislators (and cannot be deleted), we encourage you to create custom forms to help capture the information you need to be successful in your advocacy efforts. View Existing Custom […]

Creating / Editing Custom Groups

Think of Custom Groups as your change to create custom caucuses within your state legislature or Congress. From the boating caucus to the cancer caucus, the kidney caucus to the bike caucus, any effort can quickly and easily group together legislators through SparkInfluence’s Custom Groups. Create a custom group to track sponsors/cosponsors or votes on […]

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