Data Tools (admin)

To take advantage of Broadstripes’ flexibility, it helps to understand the different custom data tools the system contains, and best practices for using them.


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...
Events

Events

Overview Events are one type of custom field in Broadstripes. Each event can be created to contain one or more “steps” (checkboxes) to capture particular actions in the workflow of a given campaign activity. You should use events to record information that occurred at...
External systems

External systems

Intro Importing or updating from another database? An external system is your friend. If your worker list contains a unique ID from another database for each worker (for example, an employee ID from an employer’s “excelsior list” or a member ID from...
Tag lists

Tag lists

Tag people to create manual lists Lists give you an easy way to manually tag individuals whom you want to track as a group for any reason. For instance: people who are always hanging out together people that are your first-choice key targets people who helped hand out...
Working with Calculated Columns

Working with Calculated Columns

What are calculated columns? Calculated columns allow administrators to create their own custom metrics. Most fields in Broadstripes hold a single piece of information (for instance a person’s first name or whether or not they’ve signed a card). With...