Getting Started with Lobster
Lobster transforms the way organizations do Public Affairs by bringing people together to work as one unified team. Though Lobster is easy to use, getting familiar with a few basic concepts will help you get started.
Quick tips for getting started
If you are new to Lobster, start here to learn the basics and set up your Lobster profile.
Guide to First Steps in Lobster
Guide for Lobster Admins
Themes are broad, strategic lobbying goals with one or more projects connected to them. A Theme helps senior management and portfolio owners to follow the progress of lobbying projects related to larger strategic goals.
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Projects are where most of the work happens. This is where you plan, coordinate and track the progress of your lobbying campaigns. All actions such as stakeholder meetings are reported as part of a project. In Lobster, a project is always part of a larger theme.
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TODOs, or task lists, help Lobster users to plan projects and quickly delegate tasks among team members.
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Actions will become familiar to Lobster users. Actions are stakeholder meetings, events, campaigns, and other project-related meetings.
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Goals allow you to track the progress of your projects in Lobster. Our intention with project goals is to help our customers to learn and ultimately improve the efficiency of their activities.
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Lobster’s Search is the key to finding the relevant data and adding it to your projects, TODO’s and actions.
Lobster’s data contains several thousand stakeholders’ key information. Now all this information is in your use, with just a few clicks, saving valuable work time for the actual planning of your project.
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Your organisation’s own data can be added to your organisation’s Lobster. As each organisation’s Lobster is a strictly separate and sandboxed entity, any data you add to Lobster will be visible only to users in your organisation.
Lobster’s Data Monitoring tools
Political information is in constant change. With Lobster’s automated tracking, it is now easier to keep an eye on any topics relevant to your work in a fast, simple and effective way.
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