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    Innovation Platform Spotlight: DemocraticAds.com

    September 26, 2016

    Continuing to build upon our commitment to transforming campaign technology through our Innovation Platform, NGP VAN is excited to launch a new partnership with DSPolitical to bring its award-winning, self-serve voter targeted digital advertising platform DemocraticAds.com to the VAN.

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    • Direct Mail

    • Innovation Platform

    Innovation Platform Spotlight: SpeakEasy Political

    August 5, 2016

    Digital innovation has touched almost every sector of the political world. Donating is easier online, organizers can go door to door with their iPhones, and social media outreach has changed the game. But older workhorse tools - like direct mail - have been slow to evolve. That changes this cycle.

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    • Organizing

    • Innovation Platform

    Innovation Platform Spotlight: Empower Engine

    August 3, 2016

    NGP VAN’s Innovation Platform is making it easier for campaigns of all sizes to run fully-integrated, sophisticated multi-channel voter contact campaigns. This week, we’re highlighting one of our many progressive technology partners from the Innovation Platform Marketplace - Empower Engine. A web mapping application for Democrats and Progressives, Empower Engine was co-founded in 2013 by NGP VAN alumni Julie Goldberg and Noah Glusenkamp.

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    • Organizing

    • Design

    Introducing Dashboard

    July 13, 2016

    VAN is the technology backbone of nearly every Democratic campaign and progressive organization in the country. Every day from now until November, thousands of organizers and volunteers will use VAN to manage key aspects of their work - but we know that it hasn’t always been easy for people to jump right into the work they need to do. That’s why we built Dashboard.

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    • Organizing

    • Design

    Mobile Canvassing Gets Major Upgrade with Script Branching on MiniVAN

    June 30, 2016

    More than ever before, campaign volunteers are ditching clipboards and paper lists for canvassing apps like MiniVAN. Mobile canvassing is already completely transforming field programs, helping canvassers get out the vote more easily and efficiently. Now, we’re ready to take field organizing to the next level – by introducing Script Branching on MiniVAN.

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    • Organizing

    • Digital

    • Design

    Cutting-Edge Digital Tools Aren’t Just for Fundraising - Introducing Field Automation on VAN

    June 27, 2016

    Traditionally, innovations in the digital political world have been focused primarily around online fundraising. Innovations like one-click donations, mobile responsive forms, welcome series emails, pre-filling form fields, and A/B testing have long been focused on improving conversion rates for contribution forms. That’s been great for digital fundraisers, but what about organizers? Today we’re excited to announce the launch of an entirely new suite of digital tools just for organizers: introducing Field Automation, Targeted Email, and Online Actions on VAN.

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    • Fundraising

    • NGP

    New NGP + LinkedIn Integration: A Vital Tool for Fundraising & Donor Research

    June 16, 2016

    One key feature that we provide on NGP is automatic matching to individuals’ Facebook and Twitter profiles based on their email address. This week, we’re excited to announce that we’ve added another key social network to our social matching feature: LinkedIn.

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    • Organizing

    • Design

    Introducing Sidebar Navigation in VAN

    May 3, 2016

    We’re constantly working to improve our products and make them easier for our customers to use. One thing we’ve continued to hear is that you want a better way to move around VAN. Everyone from volunteers to administrators want to complete their work faster and more easily. There’s so much you can do in VAN - from cutting turf, to phone banking, to managing contacts - and our users asked for a streamlined way to complete tasks, one that doesn’t rely on main menu. So, we’ve designed something that allows you to do just that: Sidebar navigation in VAN. 

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    • predictive dialer

    Case Study: Using NGP VAN's Phone Tools to "Awaken Democracy"

    April 7, 2016

    This spring, more than 250 organizations representing a diverse array of movements and thousands of people are coming together in Washington, DC for Democracy Awakening - to mobilize to protect voting rights, get big money out of politics, and demand fair consideration of President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee. Groups like People for the American Way, MoveOn.org, NAACP, LCV Education Fund, Equality Federation, and many others have joined forces for this massive weekend of events. Mobilizing progressive activists on such a huge scale takes a lot of work and requires sophisticated organizing tools - so when event organizers began planning their outreach, they knew NGP VAN could help.

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    • Design

    VAN 5.2 Update Features ProgressUI Overhaul

    December 3, 2015

    We take pride in designing experiences that help our users change the world, one action at a time.

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