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Social Media Integration: The Difference Between NationBuilder and NGP VAN

28 Oct

NGP VAN and NationBuilder both offer voter files and software technology platforms for activist nonprofits and political campaigns.

But when it comes to social media integration, NationBuilder pulls way ahead.

NationBuilder is deeply social, with Twitter, Facebook, Meetup, Klout and Topsy woven into its websites and databases.

And NationBuilder includes a website builder – TechCrunch calls NationBuilder a one-stop for political campaigns.




Fairfield, CA social media training for progressive activists

9 Sep

From building your own daily Internet newspaper with Twitter, to micro-targeting Facebook ads, it’s never been easier to reach both niche and mass audiences with activist messages. On September 19, 2-4 p.m., I’ll be leading a free “Citizen 2.0” training at the Solano Democratic Party headquarters in Fairfield, 2500 N. Texas Street.

Learn effective use of Twitter, Facebook and blogging platforms, with a focus on progressive outreach and volunteer recruitment and retention. This presentation will cover the basics on to advanced techniques suitable for social media campaign managers.

Join us in Fairfield, and on the “Citizen 2.0” Facebook group.

Adriel Hampton is a passionate advocate for harnessing emerging technologies to make government more effective, collaborative and transparent. He is an early Gov 2.0 adopter and co-founded the popular public interest podcast Gov 2.0 Radio. In addition to producing the weekly show, Adriel is a community leader at GovLoop.com, the social network for government, and group manager for the LinkedIn Gov 2.0 group and its more than 4,000 members. Since 2003, Adriel has worked as an investigator for the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office, and he began his career as an editor, designer and writer for several San Francisco Bay Area daily newspapers. In 2009, he ran a grassroots campaign for U.S. Congress.