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Phonebanking with Google Voice & Docs tip: arrange the windows

One minor annoyance I’ve noticed about phone banking using Google Voice, when using the “click to call” and “no phone” methods I’ve outlined before (<- follow the links for how-to’s), is that you have to switch tabs a lot.  First you click the phone number link in tab one,...

How to convert a PDF calling list into a Google Docs Spreadsheet

So, you’ve got a call list and you want to split it up with a team of volunteers so you can work together to call through it. And more than that, you’d like to be able to collaborate on just one copy using Google Docs, so that you can...

How to use Google Voice without a phone

Until recently, there’s been one problem with using Google Voice to make and receive phone calls – you needed a phone to receive calls at.  And because Google Voice essentially makes outgoing calls into incoming calls as far as your phone plan is concerned, whether you were using a...

How To Set Up Easy, FREE Click-to-Call Phone Banking

Democracy is not a spectator sport.  If you want representatives who actually represent you, you’ve gotta get them elected.  One of the most effective ways to do that is call your neighbors and ask them to get out and vote for your candidate.  In recent years campaigns have begun...

Using Google Docs for Phonebanking

Sometimes in a phone banking system (such as Votebuilder) you want to share a calling list with a volunteer, but unfortunately they don’t have the right credentials to view it. So, even if you were to save a copy of the list into a folder you share with them,...