ControlShift Blog

After Action Improvements

Millions of people take action via ControlShift every month and we’re committed to ensuring that every supporter’s voice is made as powerful as possible.
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Changelog • June, 2021
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There's a new Start Petition section in Settings > Content where you can customize the text for the petition creation workflow of the future.
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We've improved the more details popups shown when clicking a location on the local organizing map.
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We've updated our content editor to allow admins to save blank content.
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We've released several subtle UI improvements for users creating new accounts in the new Petition Start workflow
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We've updated the contents of the "event approved" and "petition approved" emails to link the petition/event creator to the "just_launched" version of campaign page.

⚡ Lightning Fast Pages

Front-end page performance might seem like an obscure technical aspect of a product, but it can be one of the most critical metrics that drives the success of any site. It’s particularly important for mobile users whose constrained bandwidth and limited device capacity can make websites that otherwise perform well feel frustratingly slow to load. In one often-cited study, the BBC found that they lost an additional 10% of users for each additional second it took for a page to load. We’ve become quite passionate about finding ways to improve the actual and perceived performance of the sites that we host for customers because while it might seem like an obscure concern at first, we think it can be critical to our customers’ success.
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Finding the Best Events

Whether your movement is fighting for racial justice, a Green New Deal, or a fair workplace, there can be an overwhelming number of ways for volunteers to get involved and get to work locally. These opportunities may also be spread across allied organizations or siloed in different event tools.
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Shifts for Events

As electoral organizing ramps up before election day in the United States, we’re excited to roll out support for event shifts as part of ContolShift’s member-led events feature.
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Search everything, all in one place

We’ve released a new search interface that makes it easier for admins to find what they’re looking for within their ControlShift platform. With the new search bar at the top of the admin tools pages, admins can enter a search term and see results from across the platform, including members, events, petitions, partnerships, and emails.
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ActionNetwork + ControlShift

We now support a deep integration with ActionNetwork so our mutual customers can use our distributed organizing and member led campaigning tools alongside the ActionNetwork CRM and mailer.
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Beautiful maps for your movement

Putting all of your organizing on a map helps supporters find opportunities to get involved near them, highlights the reach of your community, and visualizes the depth of the organizing that your team is leading.
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ControlShift plus Slack

Modern digital organizers and advocates depend on a whole ecosystem of tools to create change in the world. All of our customers use ControlShift alongside some number of other platforms. For many of the teams that we work with, Slack is where all of those pieces come together so that work can get done.
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Workflows for distributed organizers

Sometimes the challenge with adopting distributed, participatory ways of organizing your supporters is keeping track of all of that activity.
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How to organize a massive number of distributed events

From American presidential candidates like Bernie Sanders to the global Youth Climate Strikes, the most exciting movements are scaling the capacity of their organizing by mobilizing supporters to meet up (and do important work) at offline events.
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