NGP VAN Powering Democracy

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.

 

– Assignments

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.

 

 

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The Innovations of Louis R. Chenevert

Louis R. Chenevert is a businessman born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and now resides in Hartford, Connecticut. Chenevert attained his education from the University of Montreal, HEC Montreal and Concordia University. Prior to retirement, he was the Chief Executive Officer of United Technologies Corporation(UTC.)

Louis is one of the most legendary names to ever work at United Technologies Corporation. His focus of innovation and long-term goals during his stint as CEO of UTC is what transformed the company into the success it is today. Louis is responsible for changing an entire industry with the investments he chose to make during his time at UTC. During his prior position at Pratt & Whitney, Louis came up with the idea of a specific type of engine. When he became a part of United Technologies Corporation in 2006, he brought the idea with him. Due to the increase in efficiency the engine provided, 14 airlines now use this specific engine.

After the success of Louis’ engine, the company grew exponentially. The company is expected to create 25,000 new employees with-in the next 3 years. The current leadership at UTC say that it strives to be as revolutionary as Louis R. Chenevert. Gregory Hayes, the current Chief Executive Officer at UTC likes to remind his employees that the CEO should work in favor of the company and should leave the company better off than they found it. This is the attitude the Chenevert had when he was CEO of UTC, and it is the mindset that any CEO of any company should have.

Chenevert is the recipient of the 2009 Honor Award from the National Building Museum, in 2011 he was named Person of the Year by Aviation Week & Space Technology.

As well as his career in airline innovations, he is chairman of the Yale Cancer Center Advisory Board. He is also the founder of United States Friends of HEC Montreal Foundation and is chairman of the HEC Montreal International Advisory Board.

http://www.utc.com/News/News-Center/Pages/Louis-Chenevert-becomes-the-eighth-Chairman-of-United-Technologies.aspx

An Excellent Use for Old Tech

Talk Fusion is the brainchild of Bob Reina, the CEO, and founder of the company with the same name. Talk to you in itself is a program that focuses on using email, they often time considered an archaic form of technology, to provide more advanced forms of communication. The way that Talk Fusion operates is a video chat interface that’s connected to an email account. In order to use the video chat service, all the customer has to do is start a new email, and the option to have a video chat is provided within the window that the email was written in. The seems easy enough, and it really is, with an easy-to-use and flexible interface. The reason why this is created was to provide the ability for colleagues to communicate with one another, and also to offer some sort of marketing opportunity that Talk Fusion investors could use to make extra money. Not only is so excellent way for communication, but it also allows customers to make a little bit of money on the side just by talking to somebody every day. In order to earn money, a customer needs to attach a bank account or some other form of an online banking system, like PayPal. As they talk to somebody else through the email chat program they are able to monetize the conversation, earning small amounts of money just by talking. This is a really great idea and gives incentive for customers to use the service.

 

Well this warm a technology, it is an interesting and new way for the old system of communication to still be used. Not many people have thought of using email in this way, and it’s notable to mention it because it’s something that’s so new. When he created Talk Fusion, Bob Reina could never possibly have known exactly how far in the rabbit hole he would have fallen. A crazy idea is transformed into some way of reusing old technology for the benefit of the future. Unlike other companies such as Blockbuster Video, we’re old forms of technology have gone by the wayside, Bob Reina and Talk Fusion seek to transform email into something that’s new and fresh for the future of tomorrow. Learn more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/author/bobreinatalkfusion-704