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RAP Index: A Personal Democracy Plus "Quick Look"

BY Sam Roudman | Monday, October 15 2012

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: RAP Index is a new tool for advocacy organizations to map connections between their supporters and influential figures like legislators or their staff. TechPresident contributing writer Sam Roudman explores the idea behind the platform and talks to clients in an evaluation for Personal Democracy Plus. Read More

CMDI: A Personal Democracy Plus "Quick Look"

BY Sam Roudman | Friday, September 21 2012

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: Payment processor CMDI has grown from a caging operation for Republican campaigns into an Internet-enabled fundraising platform. Here's a look at what the big-time payment processor has to offer, including how it's hoping to reach out to campaigns down the ballot. Read More

Democracy Engine: A Personal Democracy Plus "Quick Look"

BY Sam Roudman | Friday, August 31 2012

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: Jonathan Zucker founded Democracy Engine in 2010 to serve as a sort of collective fundraising platform, allowing groups to raise money online for entire slates of candidates at once. In the process, his company solved a few problems related to raising money online for political candidates and causes — and now, he says, Democracy Engine's core business is in powering online fundraising for political groups of all partisan stripes, providing a way for organizations to raise money without worrying about the intricacies of merchant accounts. Read More

Salsa Labs: A Personal Democracy Plus "Quick Look"

BY Sam Roudman | Friday, August 3 2012

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: Looking for an online organizing platform and not sure where to start? Personal Democracy Plus Quick Looks are our guide to the tools of the trade in online politics and advocacy. Salsa Labs is a scalable, low-cost online advocacy platform for progressives. Contributing writer Sam Roudman explains what it does best and where there's room for improvement. Read More