Making Campaigns and Canvassing more Efficient with NGP VAN Software

During campaigns, large sums of money are spent to persuade voters to turn out and vote for given candidates, such as the $6.4 billion used in 2016. This is not inclusive of the hundreds of hours spent by volunteer staff during campaigns. Door-to-door canvassing, NGP VAN reports, has been one of the most commonly used technique in campaigns with a significant number of canvassing operations being carried out. Voters mingle with political candidates, non-profit organizers and religious groups on their front door as these people outreach to voters.

How efficient are campaign funds allocated? Does door-to-door canvassing get existing voter to vote, and does it attract new voters? These and other questions can serve as a good starting point for campaign staff in making every campaign fund worth it, even as they seek to attract votes from their opponents.

Due to social media and online platforms effect on socialization and connection, campaign staff has to be wary of the increase in partisanship among voters. The number of voters in the middle of the Republican and Democratic voters is 39%.

Democratic Party campaigns have adopted innovative and efficient campaign organization software from NGP VAN. The firm has developed canvassing tool that increases its efficiency by identifying voters who are not hardened, refocusing time and energy on strategic door knocking. NGP VAN also helps speed up printing routes, organization volunteers and preparing volunteers schedules by using NGP VAN’s MiniVan straightening the whole process. The minivan is a free Android and iOS mobile app that provides voter contact info, routes, and scripts for canvassers, and uploads the same to the campaign database, saving on paperwork and data sifting.

Cutting turf involves making walk lists and maps which is tedious for campaign staff. Their advantage is that NGP VAN has developed a Distributed Canvassing tool to do that by automating and streamlining the process. They identify the region, state how many contacts are for each canvasser, and develop personalized messages. NGP VAN Distributed Canvassing has a tool that can analyze what issues voters care about, helping canvassers approach such voters in a positive view that echoes their candidate’s concern. The software sophisticated feedback system provides valuable data that can be used to win the difficult swing voters.

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Money And An Impact

When Making An Impact Requires A Bit Of Cash

George Soros and men of his caliber are examples for modern people for a reason. What they accomplish in life are extremely substantial. Young men and women look to these professionals because they are already accomplished. They’ve done things that children dream of and within themselves. Many people pursue their own dreams but also fall short.

What often happens is a misunderstanding in the reality between dreams and life.

This misunderstanding, for example, is a lead factor to failure and not living up to the image of the dreams we all set. According to Mr. Soros, this falsity we’re highlighting is one that fails to distinguish the line between dreams and life. Read his profile at Forbes.

For example, Mr. Soros understands that his ability to make a real impact is related to his ability in earning large sums of money.

But many in the world would look at this as if a sin or a detestable position.

But think for a moment.

Nothing in this suggests a man to thus be corrupt. Working to first create substance and in order to then give that substance is strategic. This inspires us to make an impact by first impacting our own lives. It’s clear to Mr. Soros that the carriage can’t be placed before the horse. His realization of this is also clear.

Though giving back and making a real impact could have been done at a younger age, George didn’t dedicate his life to philanthropy until well into his years of being wealthy. And we simply call this making an impact because you’re also making a great deal of cash. Read more on

Not Everyone Was Cut Out For This

You might find that this is an uneasy prospect for you to follow. But patience is key in both money and life according to George Soros. Not everyone with a lofty dream of earning great sums or using it to give back are actually cut out for the task. You have to evaluate yourself and be honest as you do.

When You First Build Your “Means-To-An-End”

George Soros’ example shows us that there’s a great sense of relief and confidence you get by first building your means to an end. Once your resources are in place, then everything else make sense and feels empowering. Such is the power of being able to accomplish a task with relative ease.

So let us end our message today with Mr. Soros as our example. Seeking wealth like him could be the greatest honor of your life once you can leverage it for the greater good. Give it a try, and then tell us all about it.

Andrea McWilliams – Her Political Brilliance and Contribution to the Society

Andrea McWilliams is one of the popular and influential political fundraiser and a master lobbyist in the Texas area. She has a great reputation in the political scene and is known for her actions that are always prompt no matter what issue it might be. Over the years, Andrea McWilliams has been involved in many different political campaigns, not just in Texas, but in Austin and other states as well. Andrea McWilliams currently owns the McWilliams Governmental Affairs Consultants that she co-founded with her husband, Dean McWilliams. Her husband too has experience in the industry and uses their expertise to take their dream forward.

Andrea McWilliams believes in giving back to the community and has worked hard to provide to those who are not as fortunate as them. She not only contributes financially, but also takes active part in projects by leading non-profit organizations in the country. Some of the top organizations that she has been associated with are Rise across Texas Challenge, Texas Lyceum, Austin Children, Ballet Austin among many more. In 2007, she also contributed towards the restoration of cancer research package that was worth $3 billion that helped the community immensely. She was also one of the important people to have passed the $100 million incentive for building technologically advanced power plant in Texas.

Andrea McWilliams has been awarded multiple times for her contributions to the community. She has been named in the ‘All Stars’ of Austin America Statesman Fortunate 500 list many times. She also received the ‘Profiles in Power Award’ given away by Austin Business Journal. The Girls Scout of central Texas also honoured with ‘Woman of Distinction’ award. In 2012, she received the ‘Austin under 40’ award. She is the perfect example of someone who have not just made a name with her political career but also devoted her life to philanthropic work.


Andrea Mcwilliams: The Most Influential Political Figure in Texas

Andrea McWilliams is one of the most influential figures in the Texas political scene. She is renowned for her careful attention to detail, perfect oratory skills, and her unmatched persuasiveness. Andrea McWilliams has been recognized by national media for her excellence as a lobbyist and political fundraiser. Andrea started her career at just 21 years when she served as the chief of staff. Over the years she has spent in her career, Andrea has been able to hone her skills significantly.

Andrea McWilliams is currently the co-founder of McWilliams, a governmental affairs consultancy firm she founded alongside her husband. Andrea McWilliams and her husband have made a team that has risen to become one of the most politically formidable, and trusted locally as well as nationally.

Andrea McWilliams is also known for her selfless philanthropy and passion for giving back to the community. Andrea has served many non-profit organizations which include Preservation Austin, Arthouse, and Pease Park Conservancy just to mention a few. Andrea has also served as the president of the Inherit Austin. This organization was founded to assist in preserving Austin’s cultural and architectural past.

The list of accomplishments on Andrea McWilliams resume is quite long. This has seen her recognized by her society with numerous awards for her accomplishments as well as contributions to the society. The Girl Scouts of central Texas awarded her the woman of Distinction. Andrea has also been awarded the Austin under 40 Award. This year, she is yet to receive the Austin Fashion Week Style Setter award. Another addition to her already amply decorated portfolio.



End Citizens United’s Push To End Dark Money In The Elections

End Citizens United is a Political Action Committee formed in March 2015. It is committed to countering Citizens United’s agenda and changing the campaign finance system. Grassroots donors fund the PAC. End Citizens United seeks to rectify the 2010 Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United vs F.E.C. This decision transformed the conduct of American elections. Additionally, it provided special interests groups, including billionaires with the opportunity to spend untraceable and unlimited resources in the elections.

According to End Citizens United, there is need to change this decision to prevent dark money from being used in politics. The PAC plans to show voters, the press, candidates, and elected officials that the citizens are not comfortable with individuals that are seeking to buy the elections. This move is important in creating a broad coalition that will focus on campaign finance reform and persuade lawmakers to take action. End Citizens United’s mission is to fight against big money in politics and do away with the rigged political system by electing supporters of financial reforms. The elected champions are expected to work on overturning the verdict made by the Supreme Court. End Citizens United will achieve its objective by electing pro-reform candidates and using grassroots membership to campaign against the use of such money in politics.

True to its Mission, End Citizens united set out to play a considerable role in 2016’s election by providing millions of dollars to Democratic candidates vying for elective positions. Two months after it was launched, End Citizens United raised $2 million. According to Richard Carbo, its communications director, the PAC’s target for the elections cycle was over $25 million. End Citizens United endorsed 11 democratic candidates, including Colorado’s Sen. Michael Bennet. The entity remains optimistic that through its innovative strategies, it will succeed in overturning the Supreme Court’s ruling.

Carbo asserted that his PAC is different from other PACs that have been focusing on campaign finance reform. End Citizens United addresses the political side of the reform agenda by supporting the election of different Democratic candidates. Through such candidates, the entity is able to initiate reforms by changing the existing laws. It aims to pass the campaign finance reforms at both the local and state level. A section of campaign finance experts has criticized End Citizens United’s objectives. The main reason for this skepticism has been the requirements of passing a constitutional amendment. It requires approval from two-thirds of the House and Senate, and ratification from three-fourths of the states. A policy director at Sunlight Foundation, John Wonderlich, said that the threshold for a constitutional amendment was too high. The process of amending the constitution is also rigorous. This is because since 1922, the country has never passed one constitutional amendment. This information was originally reported on MSNBC.