Congress Plus Advocacy Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Congress Plus Advocacy

Cloud-based advocacy solution for congress lawmakers

4.71/5 (7 reviews)

Congress Plus Advocacy overview

What is Congress Plus Advocacy?

Congress Plus Advocacy is a cloud-based solution which helps small to large political organizations connect with lawmakers in congress, track state/federal legislation, enable advocacy, and run multiple campaigns. It allows users to send targeted messages with rotations and custom subject lines based on bill co-sponsorship, custom lists, vote position, committee and more.

Congress Plus Advocacy enables users to run multiple campaigns across all the constituencies. Primary features of the platform include legislation tracking, intelligence tools, staff and legislators communication, advocacy day management, advocate mapping, follow-up surveys and real-time updates. It allows users to send emails, faxes or letters to legislators and post comments on regulatory forms. Besides, the phone call functionality lets advocates call legislators manually or using patch through calling.

Congress Plus Advocacy includes a legislative action center that helps users connect with supporters, share legislation and mobilize visitors during elections via voter registration tools and a custom information directory. Plus, the action websticker module enables users to create personalized webpages for campaigns.
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English
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Congress Plus Advocacy reviews

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Brittany Bailey

Excellent Advocacy Platform

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-06-26
Review Source: Capterra

Congress Plus allows us to spend more time focusing on our advocacy campaigns than worrying about the logistics behind getting our messaging out. The support team at The Soft Edge has been beyond helpful, answering any questions, always available for tutorials, and adding features that we request to future updates. Having a team that listens to your concerns, and grows from them, is so beneficial.

Pros
Congress Plus is able to handle all aspects of our advocacy program needs, in one place. We have a scorecard, manage constituents, and create and send actions, all in one platform.

Cons
Some features were not included, however, the Soft Edge has been great about listening to our needs and adding new features when possible. Sometimes the platform is clunky, or customers have trouble completing actions compared to other platforms, though, seeing as the information needed to successfully contact legislators, we feel that priority outweighs this.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Jonathan Pearson

Great Experience with Congress Plus

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-05-29
Review Source: Capterra

I am extremely impressed by the customer service the Congress Plus staff provides. Whether it has been providing training for new staff, helping with timely needs pertaining to our Capitol Hill lobby days or responding to an individual concern, the staff is friendly, helpful and prompt in their support. The work of staff makes sure our use of the software yields maximum impact.

Pros
In a variety of ways, the Congress Plus software allows our work to be more efficient, effective and impactful. It has allowed us to monitor how many of our communications are reaching individual lawmakers, follow-up with users in a targeted manner to urge them to take more action and more. The software has also been magnificent in helping us manage our citizen lobby days, both in terms of reaching out to congressional offices and scheduling meetings, and organizing our advocates for their meetings.

Cons
No software is perfect, and we sometimes find circumstantial instances where the software does not meet a specific need. That being said, the Congress Plus staff is always willing to consider our thoughts and work with us for solutions.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Katy Walter

Does the job

Used occasionally for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-06-07
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Does the job fine. It's easy enough to set up and is easy enough for the user. Great customer support, in my experience.

Cons
Looks a little crude. It is challenging to collect multiple actions from one computer at an on-site event. The cookies remember the individuals and you have to reset the browser, which is not user-friendly.

Response from The Soft Edge


Thank you for the feedback! The advocacy platform has an event mode that clears the user's information after each submission that is ideal for on-site events. In response to your feedback, we made this mode much more obvious in the dashboard.

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John Gale

Must have advocacy tool for NGOs and organizations that work in government relations.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-05-31
Review Source: Capterra

There's no way we could reach decision makers the way we do with effective advocacy strategies without Congress Plus. From 11th hour lobbying asks to Hill visits to congressional communications and action items, Congress Plus is unrivaled.

Pros
It seamlessly connects to all of our digital platforms, action systems and databases. It's updated regularly and the customer service is truly outstanding and responsive.

Cons
It can be a little glitchy sometimes and there are custom solutions needed sometimes for systems integration but the customer support is fantastic and always helps us solve any issues.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Lisa Lavoie

Congress Plus Advocacy offers a great return of investment

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-05-29
Review Source: Capterra

We have been customers for several years now and it has made our outreach to our members and legislators so much easier.

Pros
I like that it is very intuitive! It very easy to work with and its not hard to figure out. If I want to try something new, the staff is always very supportive. If there is a feature that I need that is not currently available, the people at Congress Plus always work with me to find a resolution. They have even created features just for us.

Cons
Nothing really comes to mind as things I like least. As I mentioned above, the staff always goes above and beyond to help me out.

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Congress Plus Advocacy pricing

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Pricing of the product is available on request. Contact The Soft Edge for details.

Congress Plus Advocacy features

A/B Testing
Automatic Notifications
Campaign Management
Campaign Segmentation
Customizable Templates
Email Marketing Management
Reporting & Statistics

API (559 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (367 other apps)
Campaign Analysis (305 other apps)
Content Management (276 other apps)
Customizable Branding (284 other apps)
Data Import/Export (263 other apps)
Drag & Drop Interface (260 other apps)
Engagement Analytics (268 other apps)
Monitoring (254 other apps)
Multi-Channel Marketing (248 other apps)
Real Time Analytics (250 other apps)
Social Media Integration (320 other apps)
Third Party Integration (358 other apps)

Additional information for Congress Plus Advocacy

Key features of Congress Plus Advocacy

  • Advocate Management
  • Legislation Tracking
  • Petition Management
  • Political Advocacy
  • Rewards Program
  • Social Engagement
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