NGP 8 Fundamentals: Navigation and Contact Management - National Democratic Training Committee

NGP 8 Fundamentals: Navigation and Contact Management

By Anastasia Apa
30 min
Data Management

Course Outline

  • 4 Videos
  • 1 Activity (10 min)
What You Need
  • Access to NGP 8

What You’ll Learn

  • Gain access to NGP 8 and identify its primary uses for your campaign
  • Efficiently navigate through NGP 8 using its home page and principal menu options
  • Upload new campaign contacts and organize them based on key characteristics or affiliations

Why This is Important

No matter your role, if you are working on a campaign full-time, part-time, or even as a volunteer or intern, it’s likely that you will eventually use NGP 8. Whether you’re sending your first fundraising emails, organizing an event, or sending out thank-you notes, NGP 8 can help you organize, manage, and plan for your campaign initiatives.

Key Resources

  • NGP 8 Reference Guide — A cheat sheet for all the NGP functionalities that are covered by our course series

Related Trainings

  • VoteBuilder 101 — Introduces you to the basic functions of VoteBuilder, the NGP VAN software that Democratic campaigns across the country use to organize their voter contact network

Anastasia Apa


Anastasia Apa runs ApaFirm, inc., which provides progressive political organizations and non-profits with management and fundraising consulting services. Her favorite things to do are problem solve, plan and organize. In 2002, she managed her first political campaign and quickly realized that if there was no money, there was nothing to manage, so she focused on fundraising. Since, she has traveled the country, managing political campaigns and raising money while building a fundraising system based on what she’s learned over the last 17 years, 38 states, and $50,000,000 raised.

Apa, as she is called, has worked no “easy races”, always opting for the chance to do what folks say cannot be done, and specializes in raising money in tough-to-win races, Republican-stronghold districts, and with first-time candidates or elected officials who had not had to raise much money in past elections. Apa’s strengths are fundraising, management, and operations.