Canvassing Optimizer

Track canvassing efforts in real time

Problem

CBOs and local governments need accurate data to coordinate canvassing efforts, but existing tools are hard to use and don’t provide consistent data

Solution

Canvassers can easily record their activities, and administrators can track real-time canvassing progress

Challenges

  • Reporting canvassing data manually is time and staff intensive, resulting in delays and inaccuracies
  • Most canvassing apps are English-only, requiring canvassers to download apps incompatible with the older phones that staff and volunteers in HTC communities use

Benefits

  • Coordination: Provides real-time data on areas being canvassed and who is canvassing
  • Reporting: Provides data that can be segmented by area, nonprofit, dates, etc.
  • Easy to use: No need for canvassers to download an app
  • Accessible: Available in multiple languages for Spanish-, Vietnamese-, and Chinese-speaking canvassers 
  • Sends outcome data directly to SwORD for reporting

How It Works

  1. Canvassers mark households that they visited on their mobile phone
  2. Canvassers add info such as not home; left info; or self-reported completed Census.
  3. Data visualizations will enable administrators to generate reports about when and where doors were knocked and by which organizations.
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