Being able to downscale after a campaign ends can be equally important in terms of cost-effectiveness. And when it comes to upscaling and downscaling quickly, the Cloud is the obvious way to go.
That is what the people at Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) have been working on.
This past year, PCCC has built a software tool called PIES to help candidates run their campaigns according to best practices and without wasting time or money. Candidates can track their fundraising efforts, campaign events and get-out-the-vote progress, launch a campaign website in minutes, collect signatures and endorsements, and engage their supporters with an easy-to-use email blaster. This cycle, 150 candidates used the beta version of PIES to manage their campaigns at the federal, state, and local level.