Fascinating article about NationBuilder- a startup co to help anybody run a well-organized campaign.
At least I thought the concept was fascinating. From the article:
NationBuilder's potentially revolutionary tools help political campaigns quickly and efficiently build a website, accept donations and manage highly customized inventories of potential constituents and donors for as little as $19 a month, depending on how many people are in the database (called a "nation.")
Although NationBuilder also markets its services to non-profits, businesses and local governments, Gilliam's real goal is to empower the 509,000 elected officials in the United States to run more organized and effective campaigns and, in turn, make the political system more democratic.