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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Sparkpost

A mass email sending service that integrates with Civi.

Date Updated: Jul 28, 2021

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WhatsApp

An end-to-end encrypted messaging service owned by Facebook.

Date Updated: Jul 28, 2021

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Tableau

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

Date Updated: Jul 28, 2021

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Salesforce

A customer relationship management service.

Date Updated: Jul 28, 2021

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Viamo

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

Date Updated: Jul 28, 2021

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SurveyMonkey

A mass email sending service with an intuitive user interface, primarily used for sending newsletters.

Date Updated: Jul 28, 2021

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Smartsheet

An online service for project management. It is used to assign tasks, track project progress, manage calendars, share documents, and manage other work, using a tabular user interface.

Date 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.

Date Updated: Jul 28, 2021

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Civi

A contact relationship management (CRM) platform that has the ability store, track and segment large volumes of contact data and use it to take actions, like send messages via SMS and email. NDI hosts Civi for partners through its DemCloud cloud-hosting service.

Date 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.

Date Updated: Jul 28, 2021

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DemGames

DemGames represents variety of open-source tools that NDI utilizes to enable program and partners to share basic lessons in an entertaining way with their audiences. NDI hosts games built using Twine for partners through its DemCloud cloud-hosting service.

Date Updated: Jul 28, 2021

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Fix My Community

A crowdmapping system that empowers citizens to flag problems in their communities. NDI hosts Fix My Community for partners through its DemCloud cloud-hosting service.

Date Updated: Jul 28, 2021

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Open edX

An open-source learning management system built to showcase the latest in learning sciences and instructional design.

Date 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.

Date 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.

Date 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.

Date Updated: Jul 28, 2021

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Canva

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

Date 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.

Date Updated: Jul 28, 2021

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Chatfuel

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

Date Updated: Jul 28, 2021

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Clickatell

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

Date Updated: Jul 28, 2021