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van 101

VAN 101

Trainer: Katie Ellis, NOI

Facilitated By: Hope Wood, NOI


NOI On Demand

Who’s on?


following the law

Katie Ellis

Data Training Manager

New Organizing Institute


What is VAN?

Please type in… what do you think VAN is?


VAN organizes data about people

Who? Voters, members, supporters, volunteers, staff

What data?Voting history, early voting, registration, demographics, polling location, contact info, model scores, communications history, volunteer history, custom tags and opinions, event attendance, actions taken, responsiveness

What can it help you do?Organize, sort, plan, target, map, canvass, call, invite, recruit, track, report, visualize


Why do we need data?

  • Strategic Use of Limited Resources
  • Setting Strategic Goals & Maintaining Accountability
  • Demonstrating Success & Power

VAN Helps by…

  • Making it easy to find voters that meet certain criteria
  • Tracking progress to help guide decision-making
  • Accumulating data over time to demonstrate scale of program and impact

What & Why of VAN

  • Today: My Voters
    • Individual Voter Profile
    • Searching for voters
    • Printing a call list
    • Cutting turf
    • Data Entry
    • Viewing Canvass Results
  • Q&A
Tune in later this week!

Not covered in this series:

Extensive use of modeling

E-commerce tools (blast email, robocalls, predictive dialer)

VAN administration (creating new users, data types, or reports)

Bulk uploading data

What will we not cover?

  • Tuesday: Voter Registration Tab
  • Wednesday: My Campaign (volunteer management)
  • Thursday: Social Media Integration
  • Friday: Virtual Phonebanks

How do I get access?

  • (Always talk to your supervisor first)
  • 501(c)(3) organizations:
    • State Voices state table
    • Tools for All Fund (
  • 501(c)(4) organizations
    • America Votes state table
  • Labor
    • AFL-CIO
    • America Votes state table
  • Candidate Campaign or Party Committee
    • State Party organization
what s next this week
What’s next: THIS WEEK

VAN Week! September 10-14

VAN 101- Mon. Sept 10, 2012 at 1 PM EDT – Basic overview of the Voter Activation Network software, including individual voter profiles, searching for voters, printing call sheets, cutting turf, entering data, and viewing canvass results.

VAN: Voter Registration Tool- Tue, Sept 11, 2012 at 1 PM EDT – Overview of VAN’s Voter Registration tracking tool.

VAN: My Campaign- Wed, Sept 12, 2012 at 1 PM EDT – Overview of VAN’s volunteer management tools, including the individual data that can be tracked on a volunteer profile, scheduling volunteers for events, and creating new events.

Social Media for Voter Contact- Thu, Sept 13, 2012 at 1 PM EDT – Covers an introduction to VAN’s Social Organizing, Amicus, Attentively, and

VAN: Virtual Phonebanks- Fri, Sept 14, 2012 at 1 PM EDT

An introduction to creating and using virtual phonebanks in VAN.


Interdependent Leadership

(aka the Snowflake Model)

How can I support NOI On Demand?

Interdependent Leadership