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We’ve always believed that customers and their supporters own their own data. We are simply stewards of that information in service of helping to make our customers more powerful in the world.
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Changelog • July, 2022
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When the cookies-consent banner is in use, it's now possible for a member who has previously consented to cookies to revoke that consent by visiting a specific URL.
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For objectives-based efforts, you can now click on individual objective names from the Effort > Objectives page to see the full details stored for each objective.
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It's now possible to create a petition in an effort or landing page via the authenticated API.
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We've added validations to ensure that when a Salesforce integration is being configured, the host field has the correct format.
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We added API support for creating an event in a calendar.

10 Years of ControlShift

We’re celebrating a major milestone, as we wrap up the year. ControlShift is 10 years old!
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Authenticate Securely

We’ve improved the ways that customers can set up user account authentication within the ControlShift platform to support the requirements of the most sophisticated advocacy organizations.
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Improved Blast Email Experience

We’ve been iteratively improving the interface that partners, petition creators, and event hosts use when they message their supporters over the last few weeks. We wanted to highlight all of the improvements as we wrap up the project.
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🎨 Custom branding for partners, microsites, days of action, and more!

We’re excited to announce a series of updates to ControlShift’s themes feature!
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Using Supporter Led Petitions for Distributed Message Testing

I enjoyed today’s XKCD comic which made the point that “experts in everything wildly overestimate the average person’s familiarity with their field” and the same is as true for supporter-led petition platforms as it is for geochemistry.
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Sync ControlShift Events to Action Network

We’ve added support to our Action Network sync to allow customers to integrate ControlShift Events and Calendars with Action Network Events and Event Campaigns via an API data sync.
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Strategies to drive petition creation

During one of our recent office hours we had the chance to show off our new petition creation flow. We also spent some time talking about the various strategies organizations can use to drive successful petition creation. For many of our organizations, petitions are the primary way that members become leaders, and we know that organizations are often interested in new ways to solicit new petitions.
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Petition Creation, Reloaded

We recently announced our redesign of the petition creation flow, and we are excited to report back on how the tests we’ve been running have performed. We’re continuously working to make the platform experience faster and better for our organizations’ supporters using A/B tests to optimize every page your supporters encounter.
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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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