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Maps overview

Maps overview

Learn more about maps – a tool for visualizing your people by their location, including generating downloadable or printable house visit lists with street maps, or defining areas of the map for analysis or to cut turf.

How maps work

How maps work

View and assess your project’s contacts by location on a map. View all your people on a map Start by clicking the Maps link on the navigation panel. Clicking this link takes you to Broadstripes’ Maps page. By default, you’ll see the location of every...
Working with shapes

Working with shapes

Understanding map shapes and shape groups Shapes A shape is a user-defined area of the Broadstripes map (for instance a voting ward, neighborhood, or school district). Any people in your project who are located within a shape you’ve drawn are considered a part...
Data tools overview

Data tools overview

Intro Many things influence the nature of a labor or community organizing campaign — the industry of the workers, the culture of the community, the goals of the campaign, and so on. Broadstripes has been built for maximum flexibility, to allow you to capture and work...

Organizing tools overview

Overview Broadstripes was built primarily to help labor organizers find and use information effectively during campaigns. One of its strengths is the built-in tools within Broadstripes that collect and organize information specific to labor organizing: Assessment...
Assessment codes

Assessment codes

Overview An essential piece of any organizing campaign is figuring out where the workers stand in relation to the campaign’s goals. This is usually done using a numeric assessment scale, with 1 indicating strong support, and the highest number in the scale...
Leadership roles

Leadership roles

Intro An important part of many kinds of organizing is the identification of leaders within the bargaining unit or worker group. Leadership is usually defined by roles. Labor organizing (internal or external) often uses “Committee” and “Key...

Built-in data

Intro Broadstripes comes with a number of built-in information fields already included. This means that you can set up your project and add information to it easily and quickly. This is a complete guide to all of Broadstripes’ built-in fields and their intended...
Custom fields

Custom fields

What are custom fields and why do I need them? Data that is permanently relevant about the worker (such as “Shift” and “Issues of Concern”) – but can’t logically be mapped to one of Broadstripes’ built-in fields – is best captured in a custom...
Add a new person

Add a new person

If you are entering a new person or new organization in Broadstripes, click Person or Organization from the CREATE A NEW section of the toolbar on the left-hand side of your window as shown...
Register your account

Register your account

Welcome to Broadstripes! Getting started with Broadstripes is simple. It all begins when your Broadstripes administrator creates your account and emails you an invitation to join. You’ll follow the link in that email to set a password and log in to the app....
Use the Quick Search

Use the Quick Search

Quick search Much of the work you do in Broadstripes will begin with a search. Whether you’re trying to pull up the record of one specific person, or all the people at a certain work location, it’s simple with Quick Search. Click the Quick Search link in...
Search for a person

Search for a person

To search by a worker’s name simply place the cursor in the search box at the top of the screen, just to the right of the Broadstripes logo, and begin typing the name of someone you’d like to find.

Search for people by their workplace

Search for people by their workplace

Intro Sometimes you want to search for a single person by name; at other times, you may want to see a group of people all at once. A common case is when you want to see everyone who works in a particular shop or department. For this example, we’ll search for...
Choose how data is displayed with a layout

Choose how data is displayed with a layout

What is a layout? Together with searches, layouts let you see the contact information you need in the format that works best for your process. While a search filters the set of contacts displayed by the criteria you choose, a layout determines which exact information...
Add a column to a layout

Add a column to a layout

Overview Broadstripes’ layouts let you customize the contents of the search results panel. Using the layout builder tool, you can choose just the columns of data you want to see, and leave out anything that might get in the way. This article will step you...
Record your organizing info

Record your organizing info

Overview When you join an organizing project, you’ll use Broadstripes to record organizing information as you collect it. With Broadstripes, you won’t need to go to a special data-entry screen to record all that info — you can update any records you see...