We've added a few new settings to our partnerships feature, which will give your organization greater control over how you share data with your partners.
First, when creating or editing a partnership, you can now decide whether or not to allow the partner organization to download signer information. By default, partner organization administrators can export the signers who have opted into their mailing list from their partner admin panel.
However, if you want to prevent the partner organization from downloading the list of signers, you can do so by unchecking the box labeled "Users can download petition signers," which is included in the partnership's settings page.
Unchecking this setting will not only remove the "Export" button from the partner's administrative panel, but it will also prevent the partner petition creator from downloading a CSV of signers — their only option will be to download the printable pdf.
We've also implemented a feature for organizations that want their partners to be able to export signers, but who don't want to give away segments of their list when sending a blast email. With the new feature, there are two versions of the same petition, one which includes the checkbox to join the partner's mailing list and one which does not.
You can see this in action with the following two links. The first link (https://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/petitions/release-pro-democracy-youth-activists-in-azerbaijan) is the default URL for the petition, and includes the checkbox to join our test partner's mailing list.
The second link, (https://demo.controlshiftlabs.com/petitions/promoted/release-pro-democracy-youth-activists-in-azerbaijan) which could be used in a blast email or a twitter message, etc., removes the opt-in box — keeping your list in your hands.
You can replicate this on any of your partner campaigns by adding "/promoted/" to the petition URL between "petitions/" and the name of the petition.
If your organization wants to limit the petitions created under a partnership, you can also remove the "new campaign" button from the partnership's hub page.
To remove the button, go to the partnership, click to edit its settings, and check the box labeled "hide start new petition button." It will still be possible for people with a direct URL (which is the URL of the partnership's hub page /petitions/new) to start a petition under that partnership.
The other new setting provides a more direct connection between the individual petition and the partnership. By checking the box labeled "Display image on petitions," which can be found in the partnership's settings page, the image chosen for the partnership's hub page will also appear on each petition included in the partnership.
If a user clicks on the second picture, they'll be automatically redirected to the partnership's hub page and will see a list of all of the petitions included under that partnership.
Are there other changes you'd like to see to the partnerships feature? Let us know below or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.