Polis is a cloud-based solution for aiding door-to-door canvassing operations. It is suitable for political, commercial, religious and social organizations interested in enhancing door-knocking campaigns, regardless of size.
Polis automatically generates optimized walk routes and captures data. Campaign results and insights are delivered inside of the main Polis dashboard. The software seeks to minimize time spent on administrative tasks and maximize time spent interacting with prospects.
Users’ target audiences can be either uploaded from a personal data repository or generated using the lead identification data repository within Polis. Staffers and admins can be signed up and managed from the campaign dashboard.
A dedicated mobile app for Android or iOS is used by field staff for viewing crucial campaign information and collective information.
Pricing for Polis depends on the type of campaign an organization is interested in running. Polis offers free 24/7 support and free training webinars for introductory familiarity with the platform.
Joe from JTW Consulting, LLC
Employees number: 2-10 employees
Polis is easy to use and the availability and accessibility of the customer service personnel is amazing.
Easy of use, both as a canvassers and as an admin.
I can't remove the lists I upload. I have to rely on customer service reps to do that.
Margo from Konstantine Anthony for Burbank City Council
Employees number: 51-200 employees
Polis takes a daunting task and makes it tangible and actionable. I'm campaign manager for a grassroots campaign for a Burbank, CA city council seat, so we rely on the goodness of several volunteers' hearts to keep spreading the word about our awesome candidate. To that end, it's invaluable to us to have a tool that takes the difficulty out of the task of canvassing and lets them concentrate on the delivery of the message rather than its content or the logistics of which houses to visit. This is an awesome app for any campaign or marketing initiative, no matter the budget. I have several years of experience in apps/sites and usability, and there are a few tweaks I'd suggest (e.g. Some house numbers are unreadable in the map view, and if I re-click into a house, I see all the previously inputted answers except for data entered like email or phone). But all in all, this is a fantastic tool.
Makes a daunting task actionable for people who have different interest levels and motivations.
There are small usability things to fix, but nothing that can't be fixed.
Matt from Tom Ashe For Sheriff
Employees number: 11-50 employees
I had a wonderful experience with Connor my Customer Service Agent, he went above and beyond my expectations.
John from Anita for Probate
The polis app was a great addition to our grassroots campaign to petition on a primary ballot. Volunteers were able to walk in unfamiliar neighborhoods with confidence and the app interface was very easy for our volunteers to use.
The dash board was incredibly useful to track our progress and target areas that needed more attention.
The Polis staff were incredibly helpful, checking in on our progress and available to answer any questions.
I highly recommend this product.
Matthew from Gardner & Brashear
I had the opportunity to use Polis in a local election that focused on ~17,000 voters. It took a little getting used to not having to cut turf or even assign canvassing areas to canvassers. In fact I even called them up to be sure "that's it?" After tying the Polis software into the backend of our database software we uploaded the ENTIRE target list (~17k) into Polis and, yes, "That's it!" After that we sent out our canvassers to different intersections and told them to hit the "Get Started" button and off they went. Scary simple.
Polis is a young upstart with tons of potential. They do have a few items that I feel need some addressing and after speaking with them they already have them on their list. Here are my suggestions for improvement:
- More/better survey customization
- Multi target upload lists that can be specifically assigned (e.g. followup engagements by candidate)
- More target data visible when canvassing
All in all - we will most certainly be utilizing Polis again and recommend it to any campaign wanting to maximize their time efficiency.
Frank from Frank Gilbert for Senate
The product we are using seems PERFECT for an insurgency campaign. We get the benefits of professional grade product but with an ease of operation that makes amateurs look and compete like pros. As we go forward, I am sure there will be hiccups, but I am confident that they will be handled promptly and completely. That is the best part of the Polis experience. Proactive customer service that doesn't wait to hear about a problem. They seem to be with us each step of the way, ready to make the application and our experience optimal.