Progressive Work of NGP VAN

Headquartered in Washington, D.C., and founded in 1992, NGP VAN has been a leader in providing software products to Democratic campaigns and progressive organizations for over 20 years. Their award-winning services offer the best in fundraising, compliance, field, organizing, and new media products. Thousands of campaigns and organizations have been clients of NGP VAN, including the presidential campaigns of Obama in 2008 and 2012, and Clinton and Sanders in 2016. NGP VAN states a commitment to an integrated, next generation technology that provides their clients with a winning edge.

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One example of that technology is the MiniVAN app, which allows candidates to create smarter campaigns based on knowledge of voters. The smartphone app enables canvassers to put voter data directly into the app, which allows manes and contact information to be immediately collected at matches and political rallies. Candidates then have instant access to this data, and can contact and target voters through ads, social media, etc.

In addition to innovative technology, NGP VAN stays true to progressive values within the company. In March, 2018, NGP VAN acknowledged the tremendous value that women of all backgrounds add to their company by participating in the Day Without A Woman. Instead of going to work on this day, the company women volunteered at local charities that support recovery and empowerment of women. This day of celebrating female employees illustrates the importance of women within the company.

NGP VAN also recognizes the importance of the LGBTQ vote, and has developed inclusive software that allows voter demographic data to contain non-binary gender pronouns. This allows donors, supporters, and volunteers to be addressed in an accurate way, This promotion of a more inclusive view of gender is important for progressive campaigns as there are estimated to be more than 10 million LGBTQ voters in the United States.

NGP VAN continues to provide progressive candidates with the technological edge needed to successfully run a campaign. At the same time , a true progressive pattern of inclusiveness and compassion are displayed within the company.