Guides and Tools

This library of "DemTools" consists of software, approaches, toolkits and guides that DemTech regards as trusted technology-related resources for the democracy community. It is not meant to be comprehensive, but rather a curated list of tools and resources known by DemTech experts to be valuable for enabling democratic actors to conduct their work in a safe, reliable, and cost effective way.

Before you get started, please read these important considerations for using digital tools

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Google Analytics

A Google service that enables anonymized tracking of user interactions with websites and apps.

Description Updated: Jul 28, 2021

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Google Ads

A tool designed by Google to enable targeted advertising on Google's platforms, including Youtube and Google Search.

Description Updated: Jul 28, 2021

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GeoPoll

A firm that uses SMS, online, voice and in-person survey tools to conduct polls in remote locations or with otherwise difficult-to-reach populations.

Description Updated: Jul 28, 2021

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Facebook Messenger

An instant messaging tool integrated with Facebook's social media platform.

Description Updated: Jul 28, 2021

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If This Then That

A tool that allows users to create simple programs called applets that integrate a variety of different tools.

Description Updated: Jul 28, 2021

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Drupal

A popular open-source website content management system that can form the foundation for creating websites with complex requirements and integrations.

Description Updated: Jul 28, 2021

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Clickatell

An online serves that enables messaging through SMS, WhatsApp and other social channels.

Description Updated: Jul 28, 2021

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Chatfuel

An online service for creating chatbots that integrates with a variety of social media platforms.

Description Updated: Jul 28, 2021

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CARTO

An online service that provides GIS, web mapping, and spatial data science tools to analyze and visualized georeferenced data.

Description Updated: Jul 28, 2021

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Buffer

A tool that allows organizations to publish and engage on social media through one centralized location, and enable analysis across all of your social media platforms.

Description Updated: Jul 28, 2021

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Brandwatch (formerly Crimson Hexagon)

An online media monitoring tool that enables analysis of the billions of conversations happening online.

Description Updated: Jul 28, 2021

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Wix

A simple website builder that doesn't require the ability to write code to design a basic website.

Description Updated: Jul 28, 2021

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Open edX

Program Implementation Guide

OpenEdX is an open-source learning management system (LMS). The platform allows administrators to create digital…

Description Updated: Jul 28, 2021

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Crowdtangle

A social media monitoring tool that allows users to systematically research content posted to public pages across Facebook, Instagram, Reddit, and more.

Description Updated: Jul 28, 2021

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Viamo

An SMS and IVR-based systems for reaching citizens on mobile phones

Description Updated: Jul 28, 2021

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Sparkpost

A mass email sending service that integrates with Civi.

Description Updated: Jul 28, 2021

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Tableau

A data visualization tool primarily used for creating graph-type data visualizations and maps.

Description Updated: Jul 28, 2021

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Salesforce

A customer relationship management service.

Description Updated: Jul 28, 2021

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Telerivet

A smartphone-based SMS gateway that allows users to broadcast messages or surveys.

Description Updated: Jul 28, 2021

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RIWI

A global trend tracking, prediction technology and access to fast-changing consumer and citizen sentiment in all countries.

Description Updated: Jul 28, 2021