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NGP VAN
4.2
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Political campaign software for democratic committees

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NGP VAN Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

NGP VAN product overview

Price starts from

45

/user

Per month

What is NGP VAN?

NGP VAN is a political campaign software designed to help labor unions and democratic committees raise funds and generate reports in accordance with compliance protocols. It offers a custom call sheet builder that enables administrators to create various call sheet templates and record details regarding communication with donors.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

24/7 (Live rep)
Chat
Phone Support

Training options

In Person
Documentation
Live Online
Webinars

NGP VAN pricing information

Value for money

4.2

/5

38

Starting from

45

/user

Per month

Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

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NGP VAN features

Functionality

4.3

/5

38

Total features

21

1 categories

Most valued features by users

Reporting & Statistics
Activity Dashboard
Third Party Integrations
Campaign Management
Contact Database
Contact Management
Contribution Tracking
Customizable Fields

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NGP VAN users reviews

Overall Rating

4.2

/5

38

Positive reviews

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8.71/10
Rating distribution

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3

2

1

16

18

2

1

1

Pros
The cut turf feature is fun and cool and the integration with MiniVan is seamless.
VAN gives excellent access to voter information and is a great tool for creating phone banks and other lists.
Overall, it's a good program. With more and more options coming to market, I'm hoping VAN and it's newer competitors work on creating user-friendly, intuitive features.
Cons
The interface is unintuitive and slow, the data is often out of date, and repeat processes are tedious, lead to errors, and borderline infuriating.
Mini-VAN has trouble with the map function, suddenly all the voters residences often disappear from the map. This happens at least 3 times during a 2 hour canvass.
As the recipient of solicitations, I receive absolutely sterile, predictable solicitations with no way to establish meaningful personal contact with the candidate. I hate the tie-in with Act Blue.

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David R.

Political Organization, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Take Your Political Game to A New Level

Reviewed 16 days ago

Targeting, Polling, Finance, General Dem pictures, Redistricting, and more

Pros

After over 10 years of use with the product on committees from Obama for America, DCCC or Pennsylvania Democrats - I’ve witnessed a consistent dedication to ease-of-use, functionality, and technological advancement all combined with a true Democratic Party partner’s desire to maintain affordable cost for a more widespread use. It’s truly revolutionized Democratic politics.

Cons

Improvements could included possible integrations with other programs or platforms from DDX to LBJ etc

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Betty W.

Political Organization, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Votebuilder: Necessary for Activists.

Reviewed 3 months ago

Since the Kerry/Edwards election, I have used online tracking for our volunteers and voters. As it developed into VAN, we enjoyed expanded criteria and additional abilities. To create turf, access to voting records and much more, this program works. I'm so glad to have "The VAN" again in North Carolina, as we did in Florida.

Pros

VBuilder creates a good overview of the voter. It helps us gauge their intent, activity and sincerity levels so we better "know who we're working with". Scores, Others in Household, etc. are valuable for a clearer vision of our potential volunteer.Creating turfs, etc. are instrumental in directing our canvassers, as well. Overall, a really good system.

Cons

It 'times out' too quickly. By the time I copy and past some information and return it often needs my sign-in again. I do understand this as a vital deterrent for unwanted users, so no complaint. Would be good if it could have just a little longer active time.

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gary s.

Political Organization, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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NPG VAN is essential for political campaign

Reviewed 6 months ago

Useful, but difficult to learn. I still make phone calls to more experienced users when I do something new with it.

Pros

The data is useful and updated in a timely way. Entering data is adequate, manipulating data is good. (But learning curve to use it is steep.) --- Mini Van is easy for a novice user to begin using it quickly, with little training. Unpaid volunteers are important to campaigns, the software needs to be easy to use to keep them volunteering.

Cons

There is a steep learning curve on how to use NPG VAN. Training is inadequate. To successfully learn to use it needs someone who has been using it to do the individual training, we are counting on the goodwill of others. --- Mini-VAN has trouble with the map function, suddenly all the voters residences often disappear from the map. this happens at least 3 times during a 2 hour canvass. It's frustrating. We rely on unpaid volunteers, any frustration means they may not come and volunteer again.

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Jesus M.

Civic & Social Organization, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Satisfied but could use some improvements

Reviewed 3 months ago
Pros

The Virtual Phonebank feature. After the trial and errors of creating script elements prior to actually putting it all together in your final script, being able to launch the phonebank session and send to callers via hyperlink is very convenient. Also, the reports that could be pulled from events, surveys, calls and canvassing made end of campaign reporting not so stressful.

Cons

Bulk uploads are so finicky. If contact phone numbers are not in a particular format they are rejected and causes me clean and re-attempt several times. There is also an inconsistency in the data at times: I will create a list of contacts that were called (Contact Type: phone) and get one number but when I use the report manager sometimes the data doesn't match. I attest to maybe duplicate calls to same phone being shared by different contacts. But that is not the only inconsistency in the data.

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Samantha A.

Retail, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Contact

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

The internet processing and the phone number is still in my place I don’t know what to do with the other phone number

Cons

Slow To with the new number of you guys at work and I wanna I gotta get you some good time to go home then go get it done so you don’t need me and you can give it back to me and then I’ll throw you a phone call me if you wanna or not I’m just waiting on you to call him and tell him you got the money I got you some money for me

NGP VAN FAQs

Q. What type of pricing plans does NGP VAN offer?

NGP VAN has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $45.00/month
Pricing model: Subscription


Q. Who are the typical users of NGP VAN?

NGP VAN has the following typical customers:
Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business

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Q. What languages does NGP VAN support?

NGP VAN supports the following languages:
English

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Q. Does NGP VAN support mobile devices?

NGP VAN supports the following devices:
Android, iPad, iPhone

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Q. Does NGP VAN offer an API?

No, NGP VAN does not have an API available.

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Q. What level of support does NGP VAN offer?

NGP VAN offers the following support options:
24/7 (Live rep), Chat, Phone Support

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