NGP VAN is one of the biggest partisan company in the united states. It is affiliated with the American Democratic Party, which it has involved itself with the Obama campaign of 2008 and in 2012. It also took part in Bernie Sanders 2016 campaign and the one on Hillary Clinton in 2016. The company has also worked with the British Liberal Democrats and the Liberal Party of Canada. The company focusses on providing software solutions to the campaign by providing the campaign team with applications and database. NGP VAN is still privately owned and was founded by Mark Sullivan and Nathaniel Pearlman with the current president and CEO of the company is still Stuart Trevelyan. It currently boasts of 190 employees.
The biggest problem with most politicians and campaigns, especially at a large scale has always been canvassing. NGP VAN once called Voter Activation Network has come with a solution to this problem. The app called Minivan is a free downloadable app that reduces printing of canvas cards. This, in turn, reduces the cost of the campaign in a very large way. The use of the application is very simple.
First, the user has to download the contact list. Secondly, he has to have a map that helps him track the households. This assists the user to easily track his progress and keep records.
Minivan, the application offered and maintained by NGP VAN has various advantages. The first and obvious is that it makes the whole process paperless, reducing the cost and time used to put up the cards. It also helps the user be target specific to those he wants to contact and work with. The second advantage is the low cost of data it uses. The application only needs the use of data on the first upload. The rest of time the application can be used offline. The final advantage, the use of the application offline can help the gadget save power. It enables the application to be used over a long period of time without requiring charging. Carbon footprint and the initiative of saving the environment can be one of the factors it helps you save.
This application by NPG VAN is an easy to use, convenient and paperless mode of canvassing and to top it all it is free to download.