DYNAMIC NATIONAL DATABASE
The Catalist National Database is built on a reliable foundation collected from Election Officials in all 50 states and the District of Columbia – a unified national voter file, with records going back over 15 years. Our innovative infrastructure links records from a broad variety of data sources, even when those sources have conflicting, mis-matched, or out-of-date information.
This deep-rooted approach gives our clients the unique ability to see both short-term and long-term trends.
Continuously updated, the Catalist national database helps organizations and campaigns find people where they are now, with the history of where they have been. Our data and models are continually improved with data returned to Catalist by our partners and clients. This virtuous circle ensures the national file is more accurate and more powerful for our clients.
Catalist works with organizations to tailor data subscriptions to their needs and budgets. Subscriptions provide the option of predictable annual fees – helping our clients reduce per-record and per-use charges for data services and enhancements.
Catalist started with hundreds of voter files from states, counties, and municipalities and developed the first ever NATIONAL VOTER FILE not owned by a political party or individual campaign
Now known as record linkage, Catalist's Typecoding Engine was ground-breaking infrastructure allowing Catalist clients and partners to track results across the progressive community, improving best practices and enabling reporting at a level never before possible
The next evolution of record linkage infrastructure, Fusion is our premier matching software and the infrastructure that powers our Analytics capabilities
Interactive dashboard for tracking topline totals for new voter registrants, newly inactive flags, and dropped voters
We integrate data from the Census, commercial data, specialty data, and media market geographies. Continuously updated through state file acquisitions, commercial refreshes, National Change of Address processing, and other routine data hygiene, the Catalist national database helps organizations and campaigns find and contact their members, supporters, and future supporters where they are now, with the history of where they have been.
Our data and models have benefitted from a consistent process of iteration and improvement. We have collected and standardized a wide range of data for a decade. And we have been steadily improving the methodological sophistication of our models. Though the methods used to construct our early national models were advanced for their time, our current models are substantially more accurate, consistent, and robust; and these methods are unique to Catalist.
Catalist clients and partners continually improve the quality of our data by sharing back program and response data. By doing so, we can verify, improve, and enhance the Catalist file, which improves subsequent outreach efforts. Every piece of individual data remains the sole property of the organization that loads it, but the full community benefits from the insights provided.
Catalist Innovation Pilot
Big data isn’t just for big organizations. Our new pilot program offers streamlined versions of our industry-leading data and software to innovators and local campaigns.