Whether you're an employee at an organization that is new to ControlShift, a new employee at one of our existing organizations, or just new to the ControlShift platform, we're happy to have you on board!
Introduction to ControlShift
ControlShift is a set of tools that allows an organization's supporters to take the lead in running petition campaigns, hosting events, and leading local groups – all with support and expertise from the organization's staffers. The platform is built to be both easy-to-use and powerful – ensuring that your supporters have the tools they need to win.
One of the guiding principles behind ControlShift is the idea that the movements we support are made stronger and more robust when they're inclusive. Distributed organizing is the idea that people should drive social movements, even when they happen online. With a distributed organizing model, your organization can leverage the power of your supporters by giving them the opportunity to start, run, and win their own campaigns. The distributed organizing model not only allows your organization to run more numerous and diverse campaigns, but it also leads to more involved and more active supporters. Learn more about distributed organizing.
Choose Your Path
The ControlShift platform is a powerful set of tools, with a lot of different options. This help center includes information about most (ideally all!) of those options, but it may be a bit overwhelming if you're just getting started. While you should feel free to browse for what's relevant to your workflows, we have a few recommended paths, depending on your role and the organizing your organization is doing.
Each of these pathways will give a high- to medium-level overview of the items in that pathway and will focus on what newer administrators are most likely to need to know. If you'd like more detailed information, just click the links for more information.
Remember: if you have any questions, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or click to Submit a request above. Also, if any of the terms used in the tutorial are confusing, you may want to check our glossary for definitions.