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

Challenges

Reporting canvassing data manually is time and staff intensive resulting in delays and inaccuracies

Most canvassing apps are English-only, require canvassers to download apps, and are incompatible with older phones that staff and volunteers in HTC communities use

Solution

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

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
Client assistance referral program via text messaging

How It Works

1

Canvassers mark households that they visited on their mobile phone.

2

Canvassers add info such as not home; left info; self-reported

3

Data visualizations will enable administrators to see when and where doors were knocked and by which organizations and generate reports.

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