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Basic Info Name Action Network
(Note that we are using ActionNetwork.ORG while ActionNetwork.COM is a sports betting application!!)
Status in XR Recommended option for mass emailing, activist database, CRM
Application Type Web based application accessible from web browser, open source
Functionality Email, activist database, etc. We use AN form to subscribe our website visitors.They provide apis to embed forms, checkout their docs. We also use this as a CRM system.
Business Impact Stakeholders Outreach & Training Circle
Importance Activist data is essential for XRNL's ability to compaign, mobilise etc.
Security Many risks associated with inappropriate use of Activist data
GDPR Status Data holdings are subject to GDPR rules.
#1 Regular formal GDPR assessments are required
#2 Certain GDPR functionality is built-in, eg all emails to activists contain by default an option for them to Unsubscribe.
Licensing, commercial Licensing status Freemium application
Third party support We are paying for something - but *Checking with finance person for status of this*
Technical Info Backups XRNL scripts take full backup of AN database, frequency xxxxxx
Hosting Third party hosted in USA
Client requirement Works with any modern web browser (Chrome, Firefox, Edge)
Mobile client No mobile apps, but the webforms for recruitment and signup work ok on Mobiles.
People Typical users Various, including:-
* Outreach and Training for recruiting activists, sending newsletters etc
* Actions and Logistics for planning, preparing and followup of events
Subject Matter Experts @samxr, @moritzb in Tech team.
@DanMulder, @nevermarty in O&T
Typical usage Recruiting Registering activists and volunteers. Used to sign up activists (both self-service from web page links, and by street recruiters.
Campaigning Contacting volunteers via newsletters, calls for upcoming events
Standard User Setups Organizers in O&T Rights to "Send Emails", "Update Activists"
Data quality managers As per Organizers, plus Reporting, Avanced Uploading
Documentation User manuals XRNL manual - Link to AN Support Site
Community Mattermost See MM Channels for O&T, and for Action Network
Backstory Criteria for selection AN was option selected by XR globally for this type volunteer/activist recuitment and communications. Action Network is a platform that empowers individuals and groups to organize for progressive causes. It offers various tools where you can Recruit and mobilize new activists, email campaigns, fund raising, networking and more.

Topic revision: r3 - 14 Jun 2020, JohnITDH
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