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Communicate Overview

Liberalist allows you to coordinate e-mail campaigns, manage voice broadcast messages and surveys, and also set up Form Letters to send out for direct mailing. These tools are designed to make your mass communication campaigns more efficient and easy to coordinate.

How can Liberalist help me contact my voters or contacts?

1. Scripts

Liberalist allows you to create scripts that will allow you to reach out to individuals in your riding in a more meaningful manner. There are pre-existing scripts in Liberalist, but you can create your own local scripts with the same activist codes and survey questions that are already available on both the Shared Contacts and My Voters tab.

Only users with a Level 3 account can create scripts.

See our guide on creating a script:

2. Survey Questions (only under Shared Contacts)

Liberalist allows you to integrate survey questions into scripts in order to easily collect data from your interactions so that you may build relationships with your voters. you to create your own survey questions on the Shared Contacts tab. Survey questions are a great way to ask specific questions pertaining to local issues or projects. For example, you could add a survey question asking whether a person has food sensitivities when inviting them to an event.

Only users with a Level 3 account can create survey questions. You can only create survey questions under Shared Contacts.

See our guide on create survey questions:

3. Form Letters

You can create and mail merge form letters within Liberalist. You can use this to send out mass mailings to the people in your riding.

Only users with a Level 3 account can create Form Letters. There is no additional cost to use this function.

See our guides on using Form Letters:

  1. Create a Form Letter
  2. Mail Merging a Form Letter
  3. Print a Form Letter

4. Virtual Phone Bank

The Virtual Phone Bank (VPB) is a phoning outreach tool that combines a list of people to call with a script and allows you to enter data as you make calls. The VPB is easy to use. It avoids the hassle of paper sheets, the time-consuming step of entering data from paper lists, and the inevitable difficulties of reading handwriting. You can have multiple people calling the same list at the same time without any overlap.

Anyone can use the Virtual Phone Bank! However, an individual with level 3 access in the riding will need to set it up and provide the VPB code to the volunteers making calls.

See our guides on using the Virtual Phone Bank:

  1. Using the Virtual Phone Bank
  2. Create a Virtual Phone Bank List
  3. Administer the Virtual Phone Bank
  4. Sharing the Virtual Phone Bank

5. E-mail Blasts

An E-mail Blast is an Email tool in Liberalist that you can use to connect with your contacts. The tool is fully integrated within Liberalist and the E-mail Blast Wizard walks you step-by-step through the process of sending personalized mass emails from within Liberalist.

Only users with a Level 3 account can send out an E-mail Blast, but your riding or team must have an E-mail Blast Plan to send out an e-mail in the first place.

See our guides on sending out an E-mail Blast:

  1. Setting Up an E-mail Blast Plan
  2. Setting Up E-mail Blast Preferences
  3. Sending an E-mail Blast
  4. Setting Up a Form E-mail
  5. Tips on avoiding Junk Mail folders
  6. Cancelling your Monthly Email Blast
  7. Blast Email Analytics

6. Predictive Dialer

The predictive dialer tool will call the numbers on your list and connect any calls that are picked up to the first available volunteer – there is no dialing or waiting while the phone rings.  Your volunteer will then go through the script that has been set up in Liberalist and enter any of the data collected directly into the system. It’s like the Virtual Phone Bank on a turbo setting!

See our guide on using the Predictive Dialer.

 

7. Voice Broadcasts

A Voice Broadcast is a pre-recorded telephone call that is sent to a large list of telephone numbers. Voice Broadcasts can be used as a fast and cost-effective way to invite people to events or to provide them with information. You can also send out a pre-recorded survey with the Broadcast Survey tool.

Only users with a Level 3 account can use the Voice Broadcast tool. It also requires a payment per recipient of 3 cents a person for a 30 second recording and 5 cents for 60 seconds.

See our guides on using Voice Broadcasts:

  1. Voice Broadcast Payment Plan
  2. Record Voice Broadcast Messages
  3. Schedule a a Voice Broadcast

8. Broadcast Surveys

A Broadcast Survey is a pre-recorded telephone call that is sent to a large list of telephone numbers. Broadcasts Surveys can be used as a fast and cost-effective way to gather information from voters.

Only users with a Level 3 account can use the Voice Broadcast tool. It also requires a payment per recipient of 3 cents a person for a 30 second recording and 5 cents for 60 seconds.

See our guides on using Voice Broadcasts:

  1. Create a Broadcast Survey Script and Voicemail
  2. Recording a Broadcast Survey 
  3. Executing your Broadcast Survey
  4. Broadcast Survey Payment