Lucy Caldwell is a technology executive and former issue-advocate with more than a decade of experience. An expert in data-driven outreach and grassroots activation, Caldwell began her career working in direct issue advocacy, and later, building a tech company that upended the landscape of issue outreach. She formed Mockingbird Lab with an eye to engaging issue-advocacy organizations to shift toward data-driven tactics through great tech.
Until 2019, Caldwell spent five years at Crowdskout, serving as the Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Vice President and ultimately helping to shepherd the company through a successful acquisition. Crowdskout was founded with a vision to empower people and organizations to amplify their voices around issues through better use of data and technology. The software has been deployed by national and local advocacy and campaign professionals across the political spectrum in all fifty states, as well as across four continents. Under Caldwell’s tenure, Crowdskout was named the Best Advocacy Technology Platform by Campaigns & Elections Magazine.
A former comms staffer with relationships at every major national news outlet, Caldwell has been quoted in print publications and has appeared on programs on CNN, Fox News, Fox Business, as well as NPR's Diane Rehm Show. She frequently speaks and writes on the collision of technology and issue-moving and what it means for today's campaign and advocacy professionals. A graduate of Harvard College, Caldwell lives in Washington, DC.
“Using Tech to Empower Advocates + Engage New Generations,” DIG SOUTH, April 2019
Recent or Notable
“Tech for Social Impact,” Harvard Business School Dynamic Women Conference, February 2019
“The Digital Strategies You Need to Win Legislative Battles this Session,” American Association of Political Consultants Webinar Series, February 2019
“The Rise of Omni-Channel Marketing,” Campaigns and Marketing Summit, November 2018