Congress Plus Advocacy

Congress Plus Advocacy

Cloud-based advocacy solution for congress lawmakers

4.7/5 (7 reviews)

Congress Plus Advocacy Overview

Congress Plus Advocacy is a cloud-based solution which helps small to large political organizations connect with lawmakers in congress, track state/federal legislation, enable advocacy, and run multiple campaigns. It allows users to send targeted messages with rotations and custom subject lines based on bill co-sponsorship, custom lists, vote position, committee and more.

Congress Plus Advocacy enables users to run multiple campaigns across all the constituencies. Primary features of the platform include legislation tracking, intelligence tools, staff and legislators communication, advocacy day management, advocate mapping, follow-up surveys and real-time updates. It allows users to send emails, faxes or letters to legislators and post comments on regulatory forms. Besides, the phone call functionality lets advocates call legislators manually or using patch through calling.

Congress Plus Advocacy includes a legislative action center that helps users connect with supporters, share legislation and mobilize visitors during elections via voter registration tools and a custom information directory. Plus, the action websticker module enables users to create personalized webpages for campaigns.

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Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

Congress Plus Advocacy Reviews

Overall rating
4.7/5
86% positive reviews
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Brittany B.

Excellent Advocacy Platform

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/06/26
Review Source: Capterra

Congress Plus allows us to spend more time focusing on our advocacy campaigns than worrying about the logistics behind getting our messaging out. The support team at The Soft Edge has been beyond helpful, answering any questions, always available for tutorials, and adding features that we request to future updates. Having a team that listens to your concerns, and grows from them, is so beneficial.

Pros

Congress Plus is able to handle all aspects of our advocacy program needs, in one place. We have a scorecard, manage constituents, and create and send actions, all in one platform.

Cons

Some features were not included, however, the Soft Edge has been great about listening to our needs and adding new features when possible. Sometimes the platform is clunky, or customers have trouble completing actions compared to other platforms, though, seeing as the information needed to successfully contact legislators, we feel that priority outweighs this.

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Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
Jonathan P.

Great Experience with Congress Plus

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/05/29
Review Source: Capterra

I am extremely impressed by the customer service the Congress Plus staff provides. Whether it has been providing training for new staff, helping with timely needs pertaining to our Capitol Hill lobby days or responding to an individual concern, the staff is friendly, helpful and prompt in their support. The work of staff makes sure our use of the software yields maximum impact.

Pros

In a variety of ways, the Congress Plus software allows our work to be more efficient, effective and impactful. It has allowed us to monitor how many of our communications are reaching individual lawmakers, follow-up with users in a targeted manner to urge them to take more action and more. The software has also been magnificent in helping us manage our citizen lobby days, both in terms of reaching out to congressional offices and scheduling meetings, and organizing our advocates for their meetings.

Cons

No software is perfect, and we sometimes find circumstantial instances where the software does not meet a specific need. That being said, the Congress Plus staff is always willing to consider our thoughts and work with us for solutions.

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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
John G.

Must have advocacy tool for NGOs and organizations that work in government relations.

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/05/31
Review Source: Capterra

There's no way we could reach decision makers the way we do with effective advocacy strategies without Congress Plus. From 11th hour lobbying asks to Hill visits to congressional communications and action items, Congress Plus is unrivaled.

Pros

It seamlessly connects to all of our digital platforms, action systems and databases. It's updated regularly and the customer service is truly outstanding and responsive.

Cons

It can be a little glitchy sometimes and there are custom solutions needed sometimes for systems integration but the customer support is fantastic and always helps us solve any issues.

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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Lisa L.

Congress Plus Advocacy offers a great return of investment

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/05/29
Review Source: Capterra

We have been customers for several years now and it has made our outreach to our members and legislators so much easier.

Pros

I like that it is very intuitive! It very easy to work with and its not hard to figure out. If I want to try something new, the staff is always very supportive. If there is a feature that I need that is not currently available, the people at Congress Plus always work with me to find a resolution. They have even created features just for us.

Cons

Nothing really comes to mind as things I like least. As I mentioned above, the staff always goes above and beyond to help me out.

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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Traci H.

Suits our advocacy needs

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/05/31
Review Source: Capterra

CongressPlus makes it easy for us to build our grassroots database and to reach advocates quickly and easily.

Pros

It's fairly intuitive, all information is saved in the system (to use as models for future actions, for example), and our plan allows us to share the software with our state leaders (we are the national office). We use it for federal and state advocacy efforts.

Cons

I'd like to be able to actually SEE pending state actions in our Legislative Action Center without clicking on a specific state. That's not the current set-up.

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Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10

Congress Plus Advocacy Pricing

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Pricing options
Free Trial
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Value for money

Pricing of the product is available on request. Contact The Soft Edge for details.

Congress Plus Advocacy Features

  • A/B Testing
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Campaign Management
  • Customizable Templates
  • Email Marketing Management
  • Real Time Data
  • Reporting & Statistics

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Campaign Analysis
  • Content Management
  • Customizable Branding
  • Data Import/Export
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • Engagement Analytics
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Social Media Integration
  • Third Party Integration

Additional information for Congress Plus Advocacy

Key features of Congress Plus Advocacy

  • Campaign Management
  • Event Triggered Actions
  • Forms Management

Congress Plus Advocacy FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Congress Plus Advocacy.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Congress Plus Advocacy offer?

Congress Plus Advocacy offers the following pricing plans:

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Not Available

Pricing of the product is available on request. Contact The Soft Edge for details.

Q. What are the main features of Congress Plus Advocacy?

Congress Plus Advocacy offers the following features:

  • Campaign Management
  • Event Triggered Actions
  • Forms Management

Q. Who are the typical users of Congress Plus Advocacy?

Congress Plus Advocacy has the following typical customers:

Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Public Administrations, Small Business

Q. What languages does Congress Plus Advocacy support?

Congress Plus Advocacy supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does Congress Plus Advocacy offer?

Congress Plus Advocacy has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does Congress Plus Advocacy support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices Congress Plus Advocacy supports

Q. What other apps does Congress Plus Advocacy integrate with?

Congress Plus Advocacy integrates with the following applications:

Facebook, Twitter

Q. What level of support does Congress Plus Advocacy offer?

Congress Plus Advocacy offers the following support options:

Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support