From:   Charles Lenchner <>
Sent time:   Thursday, October 06, 2011 1:25:02 PM
Subject:   Re: [september17discuss] Salsa is offering their CRM tool

I passed grimwomyn's email address to the salsa folks. 
I do wonder about something.... there is an 'internet working group' with minutes posted on the nycga site. I've added comments a few times asking about a crm, etc. I offered to help. No one wrote back to me.... which is fine. My wondering is about which working group would be taking ownership of salsa? And what about the possibility that the internet working group is working on something parallel? Or the media working group? Who could we say is 'representing' OWS in all matters pertaining to CRM usage?


On Thu, Oct 6, 2011 at 3:17 PM, David DeGraw <> wrote:
just saw this, inbox a mess.  We have used Salsa / DIA since they first launched.  It would be an excellent tool to create a mailing list and a petition-like way of taking in online votes for demands and other actions.  This would be a VITAL tool.  who can make sure it happens?


On 10/5/2011 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