Newsletter- Setting The New Standard
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Staff Pick: Backpack
Ranked #1...Again
Article: Stage Fright
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This week you’ll find an insightful article on overcoming stage fright for public speaking, as well as our staff pick "Backpack" for creating to-do lists and notes, and product updates for BackOffice. We also had some great news this week, as you may have seen from our email Monday. We were ranked the #1 web-based political software for a second time, which you can read about in the article below.

Product Updates - New Features

This week we have a couple of improvements inspired by clients. These type of improvements are some of our favorites because it's these small differences that make the software easier to use and that make day-to-day data entry flow.

1. Improved Error Message on the Custom Report Generator

We now offer clearer error messages when you use invalid search criteria.

2. More User List Display Choices

You now have the ability to display user name drop-down menus with the last name listed first. Our newest options include: "Last Name, First Name," and "Last Name, First Initial." To change your display setting, go to System > Options: User List Display Style.

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Staff Pick: Backpack

The Staff Pick this week comes again from Jessica Hilt, our Director of Client Services. She recommends Backpack, a simple web-based service that allows you to build pages with to-do lists, notes, files, and images. Backpack also features a Calendar and Reminders that can be sent to you via email or cell phone.

To sign up for free account go to

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Ranked #1 Political Software …Again has been ranked once again the best provider of web-based political software in Personal Democracy Forum's user survey!

We were ranked 1st for software, 1st for service, 1st for pricing and 1st overall, beating 15 other companies, including NGP and Aristotle.

For those of you who participated in the survey, thank you for taking the time to share your experiences. It means so much to me that the hard work that we put in here at is noticed and appreciated.

I also want to thank all of you who take the time to provide us with feedback and suggestions on how we can improve our products. It is your ideas that really fuel our growth and have allowed us to build the best
software on the market.

These results only serve to heighten my commitment to extraordinary service and a constantly improving product. Thank you again.

Ben Katz
Company Founder & President

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Overcome your Fears & Become a Great Speaker
by Randall P. Whatley, Cypress Media Group, Inc.

You are already a great speaker. You give great presentations every day.

Think about how often you successfully communicate your ideas to loved ones, co-workers, or acquaintances…Then you are asked to speak to 15 people about a subject you know something about. You become scared to death. You have a totally different mindset about public speaking than you do about daily conversations. Why?... Your heart is beating so fast and loud that you’re sure everyone in the room hears your heart pounding. Relax. Only you can hear your heartbeat. It’s beating faster than usual because adrenaline and other chemicals are increasing your heart rate. Breathe slowly and deeply. Concentrate on your speech. Focus on someone in the audience you are comfortable with for a few moments. You heart rate will slow once you become immersed in your presentation.

Read the full article>>

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Since 2000, has been providing campaign solutions for fundraising, accounting and contact management, online donation processing, government filing, voter contact, volunteer coordination, and web site administration. The company serves over 800 clients in 26 states, from local-level campaigns through Congressional and statewide races. has become an industry leader in cutting-edge Internet technology for political campaigns. To that end we offer unlimited product training and twenty-four hour emergency support.

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