What people are saying about SalsaSubmitted Mon Dec 15 2008 00:00:00 GMT-0500 (EST)
"Compared to our past experiences with other platforms, we have been able to leverage much greater action out of our supporters for a fraction of our previous costs. Our list growth has been robust over the last nearly 8 months of using Salsa, and we find it to be a much more flexible tool that requires less technical expertise from a support agent in another state, allowing us to do things that we would have had to pay extra for with our previous system. For a small non-profit with limited staffing, Salsa has helped us leverage a tiny amount of operating and labor costs into solid engagement and action with supporters across the country.
Our new favorite thing is without a doubt the Salsa Commons user support community. It gives us the chance to share our knowledge — and learn from others' valuable knowledge who are using the Salsa platform — without having to rely on a top-down support structure to answer questions that we should be able to easily solve by turning to a fellow non-profit staffer who has been in the same place. The open and connected nature of the platform and community will be one of its greatest strengths going forward." - Smart Growth America
"We rely on Salsa for nearly everything[...] We have conducted surveys, launched petitions, enabled letters to elected representatives, and hosted large conferences using Salsa. In short, it’s proven indispensable to the growth and political relevance of the NPA." - National Physicians Alliance
"DemocracyInAction came on the scene right after my organization had signed a pricey three year contract with Convio. I wish we would have waiting to sign on that dotted line. Instead, we burned through what could have funded a critical staff position for those years. Then we made the transition to DIA's Salsa platform. Because the Salsa tools come at a fraction of the cost of Convio tools, I was anticipating a rocky transition, a decline in service, or perhaps a set of less robust advocacy tools. I experienced none of those. In fact, I found the Salsa platform to be stable, affordable, and much, much easier to navigate and operate than Convio. Anyone who's interested in stretching their operating dollars more effectively should give Salsa a try. These tools are simply a no-brainer solution for streamlining on-line advocacy, fundraising and membership management." - Citizens for Global Solutions
"When we started [working with Salsa], we were managing our data in a hodge-podge approach: different standards, file locations and structures. DemocracyInAction helped us to synthesis this data, analyze it for revealing patterns, and transform into a powerful and effective national movement for real action on climate change.” - Step it Up/350.org
“Before using DIA’s tools, it felt like we were always patching things together. Now it fits and flows.” - Real Change News
"We have tried others, and Salsa has proven to be the best tool by far in helping us to continue to build our subscriber bases, to target our messaging to our various constituencies, and to serve as the hub for our online campaigns. It is easy to learn, easy to use, and incredibly more customizeable than the competition as Salsa pages are seamlessly integrated into our websites. The technical support and documentation, though rarely needed, has also been phenomenal." - Center for Community Change