State CRM Project

A modern IT system is essential if we want to compete with the Rs and Ds

Time saver for volunteers

States are able to focus on outreach and leave behind the worries of back office operations and overly technical administration. The system just works.

Grow Membership

States actively have the most current data on hand and it's put in the hands of the right volunteers locally to effectively engage new members

Empower Volunteers

When we provide tools that allow volunteers to make a difference, we empower them to advance the cause of liberty

Effective GOTV Outreach

During those critical last days, GOTV efforts can determine who wins on election day

Increase turnout at events

The start of a great campaign begins with face to face conversations; building the team necessary to effectively carry the libertarian message

Greater synergy for entire party

Long-term, national and states leverage each others efforts by using a cohesive, integrated system

Why We need to make this happen

Our path to overall success begins at home. Whether it’s growing a local county affiliate, or running a winning local campaign, we must grow the party at the ground level.

However, the Libertarian Party does not have the infrastructure that our opponents do. We must change that, and we are working to change that, in a variety of ways.

For example, many states are using inadequate or obsolete technologies. They often work from spreadsheets. This was sufficient in the 90s, but with expanding datasets this has become an ever-increasing nightmare which often makes our state affiliates less efficient and less effective. Alternatively, each state could spend between $2,000 and $12,000 per year to manage their data in a database.

Or, the national party could step in and help with economies of scale, and facilitate a larger database that is built for Libertarian leaders and activists and which saves money for affiliates all across the country.

In August 2017, the LNC funded a proof-of-concept phase for the initial design and implementation of a CRM (Customer Relationship Management) system. In simpler language: a database. This phase is now complete and 10 state parties already are using the new database!

Our project mission is quite simple: to create a robust CRM, with an easy to use interface which requires minimal training for volunteers nationwide.

To further empower state parties to engage more volunteers, we now need to extend the existing system. We’ve contacted a top development team for our particular configuration (WordPress + CiviCRM), and they love what we’re trying to do.

But, as we Libertarians know so well TANSTAAFL: there ain’t no such thing as a free lunch.

We need to raise money to pay these developers. And that’s where you come in. We need to raise $12,500 to keep pace with our target of expanding the database so that all states and counties who want to participate will have access by the end of 2018.

Modern IT systems are essential if we want to compete with the Rs and Ds.

Your donation will help build critical infrastructure and also help Libertarian volunteers from all across the country to organize more effectively on our behalf.

If you have any questions, please contact us. Thank you for your consideration!

Andy Burns
State Affiliate Development Specialist

 

Will you donate to help continue to modernize our IT systems? With your donation, you will allow volunteers to effectively conduct outreach to grow our party and get Libertarians elected to public office.

Help Us Reach Our goal!

Help Us Reach Our Goal!

User Dashboard

Above are some sample views for county users. These are intentionally simplified from the comprehensive CRM already in use. Your donation will help build the tool necessary for users to create unique data views based on their goals and geo-location.