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Catalist provides data and related services to progressive advocacy and not-for-profit organizations, campaigns, consultants and academics.

Below are some subscription options. We have several subscription license types to provide users with maximum flexibility and value.

Our subscriptions are designed to help users maximize their dollars, so all our subscriptions give access to the data for a full calendar year with unlimited inbound matching of data, access to our compete set of standard models, and unlimited 24/7 web-based access to query and create universes against the data. Our subscriptions allow you to pay a flat fee for the bulk of your access and service, rather than the per-process and per-piece charges used by most other data vendors. This invariably provides our users with substantial savings.

Our subscriptions can cover any geography you need - from the entire country to a single county or political district or any combination of geographies. However, our smallest unit of pricing is a single Congressional District or equivalent (defined as any geography of 425,000 registered voters). Unique among data vendors, Catalist maintains a single national database - meaning our systems allow you to build unified queries across the entire country, or across any set of custom geographies that you select. No other data vendor has this capacity.

Standard Features

  • Catalist Data

    Catalist Data

    Catalist maintains and constantly updates a complete national (50 States, plus the District of Columbia) database of over 280 million persons (more than 190 million registered voters and 90 million unregistered adults). This sets us apart from other voter file vendors who assemble their database only immediately prior to election cycles or when customer demand for the data is high.

    There are four main types of data included in the Catalist comprehensive database all in one standard nationwide format:

    • Registered Voters and Non-Registered persons (with contact information)
    • Commercial and Census Data
    • Specialty Data
    • Synthetic Data

    Catalist derives the “synthetic data” through modeling offering insights about persons such as relative likelihood to turnout to vote, likelihood to be married or have a college degree, to name just a few. Some state voter data may not be available to certain customers based on applicable state voter data laws.

  • Analytics Services

    Analytics Services

    Catalist's national database and our broad range of commercial and other data give Catalist the unique capacity to generate individual-level models of partisanship, voter turnout likelihood, and propensity to take action or support a variety of issues. Our models have a proven track record across several political cycles and have set the industry standard for national predictive analysis. A list of Catalist models is available upon request.

  • Analytics Export

    Analytics Export

    Many Catalist subscriptions also include the license to receive our Analytics Export of over 700 fields of commercial, census, and synthetic data, so that clients (and their consultants) may build their own custom models. Catalist stores customer data separate and apart from the Catalist database.

  • Matching

    Matching

    Catalist clients have access to a cutting edge matching service, through Catalist’s Matching tool (M tool).The M tool is a self service web based interface that allows subscribers to match their data to Catalist’s national database.

  • Q tool

    Q tool

    Catalist’s advanced web-based application is both the software engine behind, and portal into, our extensive national database. The Q tool enables customers to directly and rapidly query (across states and nationwide), view, visualize, and export a wide range of data points that are synthesized into a standard format from multiple sources.

  • Service

    Service

    All Catalist subscribers benefit from our dedicated customer service and highly trained staff – Catalist has no other mission than to serve the data needs of the progressive community.

     

Subscription Description

Premium

Premium Subscriptions allow maximum access to Catalist data, tools and services for all purposes (including, but not limited to, federal and statewide elections, non-electoral legislative and issue advocacy, membership development, local election, voter registration and fundraising programs, and planning and research) as legally permissible. National Premium Subscriptions include access to data in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Premium subscribers may request access to lesser geography with their pricing determined by the number of Congressional Districts and/or states in the geography requested. Premium Subscriptions include the complete suite of Catalist web-based software tools (Q tool, M tool, etc.) with up to 250 user accounts for the national subscription; 5 user accounts per CD capped at 80 user accounts per state. All Premium Subscriptions include unlimited matching for the geographies purchased, access to Catalist standard models and synthetic data. National and full-state Premium Subscriptions also include Enhanced Analytic Exports and options for data access via Catalist Web Services (specific API utilization agreements are required) and integration with approved third-party software applications. National and full-state Premium Subscriptions also include data access for "affiliates" that are within the organization and "syndication" options for data distribution to small partner organizations.

Grassroots / Advocacy

Grassroots/Advocacy Subscriptions are available only for non-electoral legislative and issue advocacy, membership development, local election programs (not national, statewide, or congressional elections), and non-partisan voter registration programs. National Grassroots/Advocacy Subscriptions include access to data in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Grassroots/Advocacy Subscribers may request access to lesser geography with their pricing determined by the number of Congressional Districts and/or states in the geography requested. A Grassroots/Advocacy Subscription includes the complete suite of Catalist web-based software tools (Q tool, M tool, etc.) with up to 250 user accounts for the national subscription; 5 user accounts per CD capped at 80 user accounts per state. All Grassroots/Advocacy Subscriptions include unlimited matching for the geographies purchased, access to Catalist standard models and synthetic data. National and full-state Grassroots/Advocacy Subscriptions also include Enhanced Analytic Exports and options for data access via Catalist Web Services (specific API utilization agreements are required) and integration with approved third-party software applications. National and full-state Grassroots/Advocacy Subscriptions also include data access for "affiliates" that are within the organization and "syndication" options for data distribution to small partner organizations.

Strategic Planning

Strategic Planning Subscriptions offer access to Catalist data and standard Catalist services and tools without data export (read-only access). Exports from the Q tool may be purchased through the Ad Hoc window at discounted subscriber rates. Strategic Planning Subscriptions include up to 250 user accounts for the national subscription; 5 user accounts per CD capped at 80 user accounts per state. Access to certain web tools and data via secure FTP is not included in this subscription. Strategic Planning Subscriptions include unlimited matching for the geographies purchased, though matched data may only be exported through Ad Hoc list orders. Access to raw data for the purposes of validation or peer-review of results, evaluations and analyses may be permitted on a case-by-case basis, and re-publication or re-distribution of Catalist data in aggregate forms must be pre-approved by Catalist and must include source attribution. Strategic Planning Subscriptions held by a coalition also include "syndication" options for data access (matching and queries for a very modest flat annual fee) however where Strategic Planning Subscriptions are the only subscription in place, Ad Hoc fees will be charged for list exports at favorable "subscriber rates".

National Fundraising

National Fundraising Subscriptions may only be used for fundraising and membership development purposes and may not be used for other purposes such as issue or legislative advocacy, electoral work, voter registration or any programs not directly linked to fundraising or development efforts. This subscription includes national access to the Catalist database, Catalist web-based software tools (Q tool, M tool, etc.) with up to 10 user accounts, a standard set of models and specialty data as well as Enhanced Analytics Data Exports and unlimited matching. Fundraising subscriptions are only available as national subscriptions. Access to Catalist Web Services is not included. National Fundraising Subscriptions do not include data access for "affiliates" within the organization except for the purposes of fundraising, and do not include "syndication" options for data distribution to partner organizations.

Congressional

Congressional Subscriptions are available only for the official use of Democratic Members of the House of Representatives for constituent communications only, as governed by House rules, and may not be used for fundraising, voter registration, or other electoral work. Q tool logins are limited to 5 users. Data exports, and unlimited matching and uploads are allowed. Access to some synthetic data, Catalist web services, and state files via secure FTP are not included in this subscription.

Consultant

Consultant Subscriptions provide national "read-only" access to the Catalist database. Consultant subscribers may only use Catalist data, tools and services on behalf of clients pre-approved by Catalist. An initial client list may be pre-approved before gaining access to Catalist data and tools and additional clients may be added through a simple approval process later. Catalist data may not be used for commercial purposes and may only be used on behalf of progressive organizations. Consultant Subscriptions are available in two sizes (a single state Basic, or a Premium for access to the entire country). Both include access to the standard Q tools. Also, national Q tool queries are not enabled within the Consultant Subscription. User logins are limited to one per subscriber and both include access to Catalist standard models and synthetic data. List exports may be conveniently defined in the Q tool and rapidly ordered and delivered through the Catalist Ad Hoc window. List exports are charged per record ordered, based on the type of export requested, and are provided to Consultant Subscribers at deeply discounted rates. Unlimited matching is also allowed, though the matched data may only be exported via Ad Hoc list orders. Catalist must approve all Ad Hoc data sales before export (client identity and ultimate end use of the data will be the major criteria used to determine access). Catalist reserves the right to refuse to export data to any end user at its sole discretion and will not permit the Ad Hoc window to be used by large organizations, unless pre-approved by Catalist, or unless they hold a direct subscription of their own with Catalist (in which case Ad Hoc charges may not apply).

Pollster

There are three sizes of Pollster Subscriptions: National, Regional Small and Regional Large. All Pollster Subscriptions include the Catalist PQ tool (a customized version of Catalist's web-based Q tool that allows pollsters to directly generate polling samples from the Catalist database using their own methodologies and criteria). All Pollster subscribers may only use Catalist data, tools and services on behalf of clients pre-approved by Catalist.

Consultant Data Modeling

The Consultant Data Modeling Subscription provides the data and tools necessary for the creation of models. All Consultant Data Modeling subscribers may only use Catalist data, tools and services on behalf of clients pre-approved by Catalist.