NGP VAN Tips for Inclusive Organizing
NGP VAN offers software solutions that can automate reports, create an efficient assignment of resources, and support real-time evaluation and assessment. The MiniVan is an app that organizers and canvassers can use to connect to a common database and share information. Compatible with all types of Smartphone, the app connects managers and canvassers on a real-time basis.
– Filing Reports
Canvassers engage potential voters when moving door to door. They can deliver a script and branches that can help establish a beneficial rapport with each potential voter. They can also gather valuable information on issues and voter concerns. The app provides a paperless way to report the engagement and the objective and subjective impressions. The GPS features allow supervisor levels to see the progress of each team member as a check on progress and integrity.
The organizing directors and managers can use the NGP VAN MiniVan app to assign territory and make changes on the fly. This valuable feature removes the need to waste time traveling to a central location to receive assignments and instructions.
-Gender Inclusive Democracy
Traditional political research uses a binary gender classification; the traditional standard forces every person into a male or female category. While this may be anatomically correct, in the fields of political organizing, fundraising, and canvassing it limits progress and interferes with success. NGP VAN incorporates an inclusive standard into gender identification in its apps, campaign tools, and training.
Gender identification is a dominant force in the personal lives of individuals and the society overall. Progressives and Democrats in certain areas would miss the center of their target populations if they did not use a diverse and inclusive set of criteria. One need not look far for examples of vibrant active and involved LGBTQ communities. By adding properties to their organizing tools and the MiniVan software, NGP VAN enables canvassers, organizers, and other polling activities can provide accurate and actionable information.
The energy enthusiasm and relevance of the LGBTQ communities to the progressive agendas against gender-based discrimination is undeniable. The role of the LGBTQ in promoting social and economic justice has been exemplary; today, it is a vital asset for progressive campaigns.