Movement tools survey

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Bonterra – bought NGP VAN, which bought Everyaction (fundraising/email/etc.) and Mobilize (event tool) and Actionkit (fundraising/email/etc.). And Salsa.

VAN is the cleanest voter file.

Catalyst feeds VAN but also target smart.

Bonterra is “harvesting” – taking pieces of each program and slashing engineering/support teams.

See The Intercept for an article re: Bonterra-pocalypse

Features folks are looking for and/or using

  • Field operations management – organizing volunteers, paid canvassers. Turfcutting, volunteer management
  • Events
  • Donations
  • Email Blast
  • SMS
  • Meeting scheduling (Doodle etc.)
  • Peer-to-peer communications
  • Petitions
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Voter File Integration

Folks largely use

  • Engaging Networks
  • Action Network
  • CiviCRM
  • Empower
  • ActionKit
  • Nationbuilder
  • Blackbaud
  • New Mode? - action widget
  • Daisychain – just P2P texting and automations
  • Private equity – screwed up a lot of the best tools
  • Spoke is open source
  • Organizations don’t have the ability to sustain and maintain expertise
  • Vendor relationships affect decisions, sometimes good, sometimes bad.