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Democrats are Busting their 2016 Mobile Canvassing Records
"NGP VAN, which has maintained the Democratic voter file since 2004 and builds many of the party's voter outreach tools, is trumpeting a different data point: the record number of people using MiniVAN, its mobile canvassing app..."
NGP VAN Unveils New Iteration of Software Ahead of Midterm Cycle
Call time is about to change for the Democratic fundraisers and candidates using their party's most popular engagement platform.
Democratic Firm Updates Voter-Data Tool to Harness Anti-Trump Protests
NGP VAN is out this week with a significant update for MiniVAN, a phone app used by field organizers that provided voter lists for door-knocking shifts (and ways to record interactions).
Key Senate Race Shifts to a Ground Game: Knocking on Doors
...use MiniVAN, an app used in recent elections that provides voter registration information and allows Democratic organizers to track their canvassers in real time. As Ms. Blas went from house to house, she used her cellphone to update the app, which syncs automatically to allow other canvassers to use their information and revisit people most likely to vote for Mrs. Clinton and Ms. Cortez Masto...
Democrats' Data Platform Opens Access to Smaller Campaigns
Another milestone in tech innovation and standardization for Democrats could have the party on the left looking in the rear view mirror at the GOP during yet another presidential election.
How the Democrats Leading Software Provider is Planning to Win You Over
NGP VAN is unveiling some new features, including app updates that generate talking points tailored to voters’ moods.
NGP VAN Named One of “50 Best Workplaces” by Inc. Magazine
A creator of organizing and fundraising technology for progressive political campaigns, NGP VAN lays on four-day all-staff retreats to the Caribbean every two years, and the CEO accepts employee feedback during paintball outings.
Ahead of General Election, Democrats' Most Powerful Campaign Software Gets Makeover
DC-based NGP VAN, a software-as-a-service tech company that specializes in providing campaign software to progressive campaign organizations, has been working to add a new and important feature to it's platform: a sidebar navigation feature.
16 Young Americans Shaping the 2016 Election
This year, hundreds of down-ballot candidates will use NGP VAN's voter database, as will almost every single federal candidate running for office.
How Big Data Pioneers Use Open Source Technology To Win Elections
NGP VAN is the grandaddy of political big data brokers, and is the leading technology tool for Democrats and advocacy organizations. While VAN is a partisan organization, respect for the the company and their technology cuts across partisan and party lines due to the company's innovations.
Guess What: Data is Driving Political Campaigns
The biggest company providing these services is on the Democratic side. It’s a company called NGP VAN. Their CEO, Stu Trevelyan, sat down with Kai to explain just exactly what his company does for campaigns.
In Iowa, the Door Knock Lives On in The Age of High Tech Politics
"Now I can walk down the sidewalk and have access to information that 15 years ago, I would have had to sit down at a desk and I still wouldn’t have had access to,” he said, referring to the MiniVAN app. “Now, it’s just unbelievable."
Podcast: A History of Data in American Politics
Heading into 2008, the Democratic National Committee was committed to maintaining and updating its lists of voters and donors, as well as finding new ways to target them through email and canvassing.
Meet the 20 Tech Insiders Defining the 2016 Campaign
Today, thanks to NGP VAN... campaign workers can collect, consolidate, and slice and dice voter data as they go door-to-door. Since VAN’s inception in 2001, this Salesforce-for-Democrats has become the lifeblood of the party.
Republicans Lag Behind on Voter Information
Candidates on that side, from the top of the ticket to the bottom, utilize the same computer platform in all 50 states. Every time a volunteer in the field talks to a voter, information is added to a mega-file. The party endorses one product that every state works through, called VoteBuilder.
If You're A Social Media User With Clout, US Politicians Have You In Their Sights
NGP VAN, the dominant provider of software and data for Democratic political campaigns and US progressive causes, added social media information to its extensive voter database. Stu Trevelyan, NGP VAN’s chief executive, and Mike Liddell, the company’s director of digital services, told the Guardian how the company plans to tap into “social data” to help campaigns identify and woo potential voters.
Technology & the 2014 Campaigns
Stu Trevelyan and Chuck DeFeo talked about how technology was being used in the campaigns of the 2014 midterm elections. Topics included how ads target individuals through television and social media, and how new media strategies differ from those of even the campaigns of two years ago.
Democrats Take Lesson from Apple's Playbook
NGP VAN, the technology firm at the heart of the Democrats’ vast data infrastructure, announced Wednesday night that it will allow outside software developers and other engineers to write programs directly for its platforms. This rather wonky announcement amounts to a fairly major breakthrough in how Democrats reach voters and collect information about them because it opens the door for anyone with technical expertise to build tools to improve that process.
Democrats Push Obama-quality digital tools all the way down to State House races
The D.C. technology firm NGP VAN, whose software is used by nearly every federal-level Democratic campaign in the country, recently held a product launch in front of a packed house of more than 100 Obamans, campaign veterans, and non-profiteers in downtown Washington's Woolly Mammoth Theatre.
The GOP's Digital Deficit
Every contact with voters, from a door-knock that found someone has moved to a phone call that reveals a specific political issue of top concern for a particular household, is fed into the same database.