From:   Jon Good <>
Sent time:   Wednesday, October 05, 2011 6:11:19 PM
Subject:   Re: [september17discuss] Salsa is offering their CRM tool

I trust Grim and Gabriel to know what they're doing, but would like to raise a caveat that we not rely too heavily on a CRM suite as outreach for a movement that's against basically the whole mindset of big business and big money politics.  To quote an old addage, "the master's tools cannot dismantle the master's house".



On Wed, Oct 5, 2011 at 4:59 PM, grimwomyn <> wrote:
please forward the contact information when you can.

On Wed, Oct 5, 2011 at 4:58 PM, grimwomyn <> wrote:
> Terrific-- so if it is okay with all I would like to take this project
> on with Gabriel-- for it to mainly sit with Gabriel, but i will give
> consult and advice and make sure all is transparent across the board.
> On Wed, Oct 5, 2011 at 4:52 PM,  <> wrote:
>> This is wonderful. Would like to help. Have semi-related experience.
>> --glj
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>> Subject: Re: [september17discuss] Salsa is offering their CRM tool
>> If I could-- I would like to volunteer to take this on...
>> I am an information professional and have worked with fundraising
>> databases for over 10 years and as the point person for the Occupy
>> Media Project (Occupied WSJ) I am in a great position to make sure
>> that information is shared and available for all across the board as
>> the movement grows.
>> Let me know what you would like to do, looking forward to the data
>> crunching and analysis and system building!
>> best-grim
>> On Wed, Oct 5, 2011 at 3:40 PM, Charles Lenchner <> wrote:
>>> Hey all...
>>> I just joined the list and plan to introduce myself. But I learned something
>>> and wanted to get it in the right hands - it's unclear what that means!
>>> Salsa is a Constituent Relationship Manager. It is used by political groups
>>> and nonprofits on the progressive side of the fence. They would like to
>>> offer use if this product to Occupy Wall Street for free. It's a great tool
>>> that I'm familiar with - it does email blasting, list building, integrates
>>> with fundraising pages, signups, advocacy actions, letters to the editor,
>>> events management, etc.
>>> Folks might have various opinions about using this. My question is: which
>>> group or committee is qualified to make a decision on such a thing on behalf
>>> of 'Occupy Wall Street'?
>>> I beg forgiveness if this was discussed previously - the NYCGA site didn't
>>> include any mention of it that I could find, so it seemed a bit like an
>>> orphan issue.
>>> Thanks in advance,
>>> Charles Lenchner