VPIRG is Vermont’s largest environmental and consumer watchdog. We helped move VPIRG onto the Salsa platform in 2007. But there was a hitch: VPIRG runs a massize canvass operation every summer that quintuples their staff and brings in a third of the annual operating budget. They needed to allow canvassers to sit down at the end of a day and enter data into Salsa about members who were contacted. But Salsa doesn’t do that, right?
It does now.
We built a custom interface that pulls together all the parts of the Salsa system the canvassers need into a single screen, and hides the extraneous parts that would only distract from the job.
With everything in one place, Salsa collects donation or political information and maps it to existing member/donor info in Salsa. For accuracy, all donation records are permanently associated with the canvasser and his/her supervisor.
The best part is that all contributions, political action and updates are processed in real time – instead of waiting days to weeks for the data to be entered offsite and returned.