Canvassing is one of the most important steps in getting out the vote and helping your candidate win his/her respective election, but it can be often be vexing, time-consuming and require a lot of paper. Fortunately, NGP VAN has the answer to this problem. They’ve recently developed two apps known as Minivan and Minivan manager. In one of their videos, the community manager of NGP VAN, Katie Crowell, shows you how to use these apps to effectively and efficiently accomplish all of your canvassing goals. For those who don’t know, canvassing is the process of going door to door asking constituents to vote for your candidate in the upcoming election. All you have to do is organize your list, send it to your smartphone and it shows you the map of all the houses you need to cover and provides you with a script to use when speaking with potential donors.
These apps also enable you to record the responses you receive from people so as not to lose any of the valuable information you obtain while canvassing. The app then feeds the information in real time back to Van to ensure your data is safe. This NGP VAN app even provides you with up-to-the-minute updates about all your canvassers and shows how many houses they’ve gone to thus far. With Minivan Manager, canvassing is now paperless, accountable and it’s integrated with Van. Thanks to these new apps, canvassing is now more efficient than ever.
Before these apps, canvassing required countless hours of data entry and printing out all the information you needed but now it’s never been simpler to go door to door. If you’re serious about taking your canvassing to the next level and would like to know more, you can go to ngpvan.com/minivan to request information or schedule your consultation. Their staffers will provide you with everything you need to know about these apps and set you on the road to being the best canvasser you can be. We are truly grateful to NGP VAN for developing this new and effective technology and we hope they continue to do so.