Election special: The starting guide to launch your campaign

If you are a candidate or are working with a candidate who has decided to use Qomon, here is the start-up guide.

Written by Mar CΓ‘ceres
Updated over a week ago

The starting guide to launch your campaign πŸš€

Candidate, get ready for the big day!

You've chosen the Qomon application. Here are the 5 key steps to get started.

1. Import your data πŸ“ˆ

One of the specificities of Qomon is that you can gather and store all your data in one place. Collect and qualify all the contacts you meet during your campaign actions (e.g. petitions, surveys, canvassing, etc).

Your contact database will become the nerve centre of your campaign.

Start by importing all the information you have on your community, in CSV format (comma separated files).

(For example: Electoral lists, census files or political association databases)

Do not hesitate to contact our teams if you have any doubts about the format of the file or the correspondence between the fields in your old database and those in Qomon. You can also read here to learn more about importing contacts.

If you have files, this is an important step that will save you time in your actions.

1.1 Remember to deduplicate πŸ˜…

If you have imported several files from different sources, it is possible that duplicates have been created in your new contact database. Do this in order to start from a sound base.

2. Get people to act: Recruit and invite your volunteers to act on Qomon πŸ‘

Your staff and volunteers are the backbone of a good campaign. To help you organize and animate your team, you need to invite them to join your organization on Qomon.

Assign them roles, give them missions, and invite them to mobilization actions: Engage with your community!

3. Set up your personal space πŸ’«

We deliver the platform with default settings, but your Qomon platform should look like you! Customize it according to your needs and vocabulary.

3.1 Modifying the Support Levels πŸ“Š

The Support Levels can be modified to correspond to the main categorization of those you will be interacting with according to your project.

support levels

3.2 Modify tasks βš™οΈ

Tasks are actions you have to carry out after a meeting with citizens. Do not leave any specific request unanswered!

The citizen has spent time to give you feedback, this is the most valuable thing you can have.


3.3 Customize your contact details πŸ“²

The contact form corresponds to the personal information you can collect on an individual after meeting with them (last name, first name, email address, etc.)

Choose the fields that interest you, that you want to appear, and especially those that you want to make mandatory!


You can also customize your contact fields to ensure that each contact has unique information relevant to your campaign!


3.4 Personalize roles πŸ’»

You can customize roles and access levels to suit your organization. In your space settings, click on "General" and then on "Role management."


3.5 Create your survey πŸ“‹

A survey is a great way to start a conversation, gather useful information, or simply create a contact.


3.6 Import your materials πŸ“ƒ

Upload all of your campaign documents that the team could need access to; materials for your mobilization, presentation videos, or any other files, in just a few clicks.

Your volunteers will be able to consult them directly via the mobile application.


4. Observe and analyze your locale πŸ”Ž

Remember: Map data is country-specific and can differ based on your region.

Qomon gives you access to an interactive map that allows you to explore multiple different areas and their socio-economic/electoral data (average age, accessibility to transport, municipal vote, etc).

4.1 Consult your specific locale πŸ—ΊοΈ

These geographical areas correspond to identified zones in which you are likely to find the profile of citizens you are looking to meet. The aim is to concentrate your efforts in the areas of greatest interest to you.


4.2 Consult all of the available data πŸ“ˆ

Consult all of the socio-economic and electoral data of your location to really understand the area! This will be essential for targeted actions and communications.


5. Launch your actions! πŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈ


5.1 Create a petition πŸ“

A petition is an excellent way to collect contacts and evaluate the opinions and concerns of those you are targeting!


5.2 Create forms πŸ“ƒ

Forms are useful for collecting new contacts, growing your community, and sending newsletters. You can also create forms to allow your contacts to engage with you in person and online (such as creating an event sign-up form).


Let's go! πŸŽ‰

Your Qomon space is ready to collect all of the data and contacts you will mobilize during your campaign. Use the different types of actions available in Qomon, organize canvassing actions, e-mail, share messages in the address book, use the social networks of your volunteers, etc…

πŸ’‘Take your Qomon space a step further by using our new integration features!

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