At Campaign Builder we provide a flexible, safe and secure database for your record collection needs
Organization: Campaign Builder’s database is both roles and user’s based authentication. Separated by Organizations and across state boundaries, each role, such as a State Chair, or the State affiliated organization, can assign such roles as, District Chiefs (managers by geography or over roles), Associates (phone Solicitors), and guests (Prospects). Everyone will be password authenticated to perform that respective user role within the database. Smaller subset groups can manage their respective campaigns autonomously, as well.
Collaborative: Whether or not one has a web presence, Campaign Builder will host a newsletter and blog, giving any individual or entity complete control with access from a single platform to communicate with your membership. This has as an added benefit for a permission based campaign to reach out acrossss organizational boundaries to joint sponsor campaigns for issues important to you.
Management: uploading data to the Campaign Builder website is convenient and easy: the predefined data base allows assigned roles to upload any Excel , Google Sheets or other CSV file any time and any where by way of a browser, allowing for the appending of new data as membership data builds.
In this regard, an organization or the group begins to take form by bringing to the campaign an organized collection of data records ( addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, and geopolitical data). A collection of data could be members of a class or their supporters by assigning unique identifiers to the membership type. Using the tools available on the Campaign Builder website, information can become actionable byway of charting the data residing within the database. For Instance, “how many supporters with phone numbers or email addresses reside in a particular legislative district” in order put together a phone or email campaign. The collection can be as small as few or as large as thousands. What’s important is that you choose the best means to view actionable data.
Managing the daily collection of data before uploading to your master database is easy; we’ve discovered one of the most useful tools for sharing between small groups of individuals and it is permission based!
Complementary: Google Sheets; The old-fashioned alternative to Google sheets, of course, would be the cumbersome process of emailing Excel docs around for everyone to add their collection of data. Google Sheets lends itself to collaborative projects by way of allowing multiple authors work together in real time from geographically diverse locations. All participants can see who made specific document changes. Because documents are stored online and can also be stored on users’ computers, there is no risk of total data loss as a result of a localized catastrophe, unless careless maintenance procedures are followed. However, the Internet-based nature of Google Docs has given rise to concerns among some authors that their work may not be private or secure, and must be considered.
Where to find hosted office tools: https://docs.google.com/document/u/0/?showDriveBanner=true
.pdf example of a database: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1OB4jKSGQLdfbt_WBmSzjrUCHDbCf9yBYhKutIB8dMg8/pub?output=pdf
A video tutorial of how to use Google Docs:http://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/Google-Docs