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.

Democracy Notary

Democracy Notary

The Democracy Notary verifies the authenticity of documents by checking them against a authentic copy that has been cryptographically secured on the Emercoin blockchain

Date Updated: Jul 28, 2021

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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.

Date Updated: Jul 28, 2021

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Facebook Ads

A tool designed by Facebook to enable targeted advertising on Facebook and Instagram.

Date Updated: Jul 28, 2021

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Facebook Messenger

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

Date 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.

Date 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.

Date Updated: Jul 28, 2021

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Google Analytics

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

Date 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).

Date Updated: Jul 28, 2021

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Google Forms

An form creation tool that integrates with Google Sheets.

Date Updated: Jul 28, 2021

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Google Sheets

A free cloud-based spreadsheet tool that enables users to collaborate in real time.

Date Updated: Jul 28, 2021

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HootSuite

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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Apollo

Apollo is an open-source data management system that is designed to support citizen election observation and other large-scale structured data collection. NDI hosts Apollo for partners through its DemCloud cloud-hosting service.

Date Updated: Jul 28, 2021

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Infogram

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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Jira

A project management tool, primarily used for software development.

Date Updated: Jul 28, 2021

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Keshif.me

A one-size-fits all solution for visualizing data from a variety of sources, including monitoring, evaluation and learning, stabilization and transition, democracy and governance, and economic development.

Date Updated: Jul 28, 2021

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ODK Collect

An open-source tool for collecting, managing, and using data on mobile devices even when without an internet connection.

Date 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 aggressively low cost, high impact, interdisciplinary, and focused on building the capacity of participants. Co/Act will help you design more powerful products, services, and campaigns by centering them on your community, stakeholders, and colleagues - ensuring that the end result is more inclusive and therefore democratic.

Date Updated: Jun 10, 2021