About OpenVPB by NGP VAN
NGP VAN’s free OpenVPB tool allows VAN users to publish their Virtual
Phone Banks to a publicly accessible webpage. That will allow
volunteers to make calls without having given them a login to VAN.
It’s easy too: just click one button when you’re setting up a VPB, and
you’ll be provided with a unique web page URL. All script elements,
like Activist Codes, Survey Questions, and Events are available -
including the Event Scheduler.
You can then share that Open VPB unique URL with volunteers, activists
and staff members, so that they can begin calling that phone bank
universe. Again, they don’t need a VAN account — just an ActionID that
they can create themselves. Because they’ll use an ActionID, instead
of recycled volunteer VAN logins, you’ll be able to track canvasser
attribution more accurately, and see more accurately over time which
volunteers make a lot of calls for you.
If a volunteer later becomes someone that you want to have a VAN
login, you can just link their ActionID account to a VAN login (and
they can use ActionID to log into VAN).