April 12, 2018 · Activist, community

NGP VAN created a new app that has and continues to revolutionize how canvassing is done during the campaign period. The new app reduces the campaign field organizer’s workload by automating the process of cutting turf thus saving time and resources. The Distributed Canvassing tool will alter the workflow of canvas launching. At the moment, if a person wants to join in as a volunteer on a campaign, they have to contact the field organizer schedule an appointment to come to the office. The field organizer has to cut and print turf, the volunteers have to look at the list of voters, go canvass and in reality, contact the electors, the volunteers then have to bill the list back at the office, and the organizer finally has to record the data into the system.

 

Distributed canvass make works easier by cutting then distributing the turf so that the campaign organizer only has to create a universe, spell out the script he or she wants and the number of doors to be allocated to every individual. According to your campaigner’s exact location, the system cuts turf and makes a list number, and all that’s left is the distribution of the list number by the organizer.

 

Distributed canvassing was born from the idea of an app named Knock 10 that tried to eliminate the barriers involved in contacting the electors. The only challenge with the knock 10 app was that the organizers could not create their universe or scripts. Distributed Canvassing technology by NGP VAN is found in the MiniVan app which is an improved version of the knock 10 app. The technology saves time for the users since the volunteers can download the list from where they are, and the app automatically gets the closest doors. The campaigners are only able to see the turf once they fill in the list number. MiniVan and Distributed Canvassing also very useful when the volunteers are from another region because after creating a universe and a list number, canvassing can pretty much take place in an organized manner. This technology is available for those willing to be part of the beta curriculum.

Learn more about NGP VAN:

https://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/private/snapshot.asp?privcapId=115487156

The software is socially progressive, and the NGP VAN Company participated in an awareness campaign, International Day Without Women, to show the importance of gender, social and economic equality at the workplace. The company is also able to provide data on voters to those running for electoral positions.

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