Organize Data

Administration of a contact management system such as an election campaign database requires standardization and attention to detail. As you bring on new members of your team, it's helpful to have your data management practices document in a central location: your campaign data guide.

You can copy the DemocracyKit Data Guide template to get started:

Your data guide can grow with your campaign. Focus first on establishing database permissions and data conventions, then build out your tag library and data collection/entry documentation once you're active in the field. We cover the data collection and entry processes outlined in this guide in more detail in subsequent lessons.