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.

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Piktochart

A graphic design tool that enables users to drag-and-drop feature and layouts to easily design beautiful visual content and infographics.

Description Updated: Jul 28, 2021

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Google Classroom

Google product similar to Open EdX, but meant for smaller groups of students in a closed classroom, rather than a massive open online course (MOOC).

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

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Salesforce

A customer relationship management service.

Description Updated: Jul 28, 2021

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Digital Manuals

Digitally-native manuals that can be easily translated and are accessible on mobile devices.

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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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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Tableau

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

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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Transifex

A web-based translation platform that facilitates the localization of software, documentation, and websites both through human and machine translation.

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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Twilio

A cloud service used to
programmatically make and receive phone calls, send and receive text messages.

Description Updated: Jul 28, 2021

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Twine

Twine is a free and open-source platform for making interactive fiction games, much like a "Choose Your Own Adventure" story, or practice quizzes. Twine doesn't require you to write any code, and it publishes directly to HTML so you can post your game almost anywhere. NDI hosts Twine for…

Description Updated: Jul 28, 2021

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Twitter Ads

A tool designed by Twitter to enable targeted advertising on Twitter.

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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WhatsApp

An end-to-end encrypted messaging service owned by Facebook. WhatsApp is widely used across the globe, therefore many contacts will already be users on the app.

Description Updated: Jul 28, 2021

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Zapier

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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Co/Act Toolkit

Human-centered design frameworks start by identifying who a product is for and then placing them at the center of the product strategy. The Co/Act toolkit adapts and expands this approach to design digital products, services, or campaigns through modular do-it-yourself style activities that are…

Description Updated: Jun 10, 2021