• 7 Questions with Dana Milbank

    Dana Milbank
    Posted on Sep 19, 2022 by Elizabeth Rowe (she/her)

    Exclusive Interview with Dana Milbank

    Dana Milbank is an op-ed columnist for The Washington Post. In addition to writing for The Washington Post, Dana provides political commentary for multiple TV outlets and has authored three books on politics. He just released his most recent book, The Destructionists: The 25-Year Crackup of the Republican Party, where he analyzes Republican efforts to hold on to political power…
  • 7 Questions with Bob Keefe

    Bob Keefe
    Posted on Sep 12, 2022 by Elizabeth Rowe (she/her)

    Interview with Bob Keefe 

    Bob Keefe is the executive director of E2 - a nonpartisan organization which aims to provide business perspectives on environmental issues -  and oversees their work on a national scale. Keefe primarily focuses his attention on the economic benefits of smart environmental policies; the clean energy economy; jobs and related issues. Prior to beginning his work with E2, Keefe spent more than 20 years working as a political, business and environmental journalist. He has co-authored several business related books and…
  • 7 Questions with Nadia Belkin

    Nadia Belkin
    Posted on Sep 05, 2022 by Elizabeth Rowe (she/her)

    Exclusive Interview with Nadia Belkin

    Nadia Belkin is the founding Executive Director at the Asian American Power Network (AAPN) where she works to help build progressive political power in Asian American communities and across other communities of color. AAPN is a 501(c)(4) organization devoted to increasing voter engagement, addressing Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) racial justice, and moving progressive policies to improve the living standards of folks belonging to the community. Belkin acknowledges the disparities among AAPI…
  • 7 Questions with Christina Daves

    Christina Daves
    Posted on Aug 29, 2022 by Elizabeth Rowe (she/her)

    Exclusive Interview with Christina Daves 

    This week, we asked Christina Daves 7 questions about her work. After breaking her foot in 2010, Christina Daves was motivated to launch a successful line of cast accessories titled CastMedic Designs. Following the release of these products, Christina became very popular and won the “Top Inventor” award at the Steve Harvey’s show. Christina had used the majority of her budget on launching CastMedic Designs and thus struggled with advertising and PR activities. Due to this, Christina got into the market…
  • 7 Questions with Gigi Georges

    Gigi Georges
    Posted on Aug 22, 2022 by Gaby Zwolfer

    Gigi Georges Discusses Her New Book Downeast: Five Maine Girls and the Unseen Story of Rural America

    Gigi Georges, a Brooklyn native who now splits her time between New Hampshire and Downeast Maine, wrote her first book after an extensive career in politics, public service, and academia. A former White House special assistant to President Bill Clinton and State Director for Senator Hillary Clinton, Georges has taught political science at Boston College, been a program director at the Harvard Kennedy School, and served as a managing director for…
  • 7 Questions with Kim Rogers

    Kim Rogers
    Posted on Aug 15, 2022 by Elizabeth Rowe (she/her)

    An Exclusive Interview with Kim Rogers

    Kim Rogers is an Executive Director at the Democratic Association of Secretaries of State (DASS) where she focuses a lot of her attention on electoral politics. The DASS is committed to both electing and protecting Democratic Secretaries of States. Rogers, along with the DASS, recognize the critical role that Secretaries of States play in ensuring voting access despite efforts to restrict it and, ultimately, in protecting American Democracy by protecting the sanctity of the vote. What is so valuable about…
  • 7 Questions with Career Coach Emily Lamia

    Decide where to go with the help of a career coach
    Posted on Aug 08, 2022 by Ellie Barney

    Career Coach Emily Lamia On Finding a Career After Politics 

    Career coach Emily Lamia has been helping people grow and develop in their careers for over a decade. She has supported countless people to network more effectively, interview more confidently, and think more strategically about how to get where they want to go. Emily worked on political campaigns, the Democratic National Committee, and was the Executive Director of GAIN before she founded Pivot Journeys in 2016 to provide professionals with the strategies and support that they need…
  • 7 Questions with Josh Greene

    Josh Greene
    Posted on Aug 01, 2022 by Kara Yannotta

    7 Questions with Josh Greene of The Mather Group

    Josh Greene is the CEO of The Mather Group - where he focuses on utilizing Wikipedia, SEO, retargeting and pay-per-click (PPC) as means to improve clients’ online presence and website traffic. Josh worked in corporate marketing before starting the Mather group and has a keen understanding of how SEO and web presence can enhance a brand. This week, we asked Josh 7 questions about his work.  In what cases is it beneficial for a company or organization to have a Wikipedia page? In almost all…
  • 7 Questions with Julie Rodgers

    Julie Rodgers
    Posted on Jul 25, 2022 by Gaby Zwolfer

    Julie Rodgers and Outlove: A Queer Christian Survival Story

    Julie Rodgers is a writer, speaker, and leader in the movement toward full inclusion for LGBTQ people in Christian communities. Rodgers has been featured in Pray Away, a documentary about the “pray the gay away” movement, where she talks about her experience as a survivor of conversion therapy. She played a key role in shutting down Exodus International the largest conversion therapy organization in the world. Rodgers is currently serving as a Teaching Fellow at The Faith and Justice…
  • 7 Questions with Delegate Danica Roem

    Danica Roem
    Posted on Jul 11, 2022 by Elizabeth Rowe (she/her)
    Delegate Danica Roem serves as delegate for Virginia House District 13. Roem served as the first openly transgender in any U.S. state legislature. With a background in journalism and a passion for improving citizens quality of life, Danica was inspired to help solve the issues which she reported on everyday throughout her journalism career. Danica focuses on local issues in her area such as increasing food accessibility to students, increasing teacher pay, and fixing transportation in District 13. Danica recently released her new book Burn the Page: A…
  • Media Consolidation Changed Political Campaigns

    Media Consolidation
    Posted on Jun 27, 2022 by Joe Fuld (he/him)

    Media Consolidation Makes It Harder to Localize a Message

    During this midterm election season, the media landscape is an important place for campaigns and organizations to look as they plan for the fall.  As we continue to see, all elections in the US have become more and more nationalized. We first wrote about this in 2015 and the trend of national owned media has continued. Since 2005, over 2000 local papers have closed. When…
  • Supply Chain Problems for Nonprofits and Political Campaigns

    Supply Chain
    Posted on Jun 20, 2022 by Joe Fuld (he/him)

    Supply Chain Problems and Solutions for Nonprofits & Campaigns  

    Supply chain issues are real for political campaigns and nonprofit organizations. So, if you are running any kind of campaign in 2022 or 2023 be prepared. The supply chain issues will cause stress when it comes to voter and member outreach in 2022. From labor shortages, shipping delays, paper shortages, envelopes shortages and a host of other supply issues. Supply chain and labor issues will impact all tactics. Don't think this is just a direct mail problem. Digital, phones,…
  • Independent Expenditure Campaign Planning

    Brain made out of yellow paper
    Posted on Jun 13, 2022 by Phoebe Retta (she/her)

    Independent Expenditure Success Starts with a Plan

    Here at The Campaign Workshop, we have written a lot about independent expenditure strategy in the past, but the key takeaways never change: 1.    Know your goals. 2.    Do no harm. 3.    Don’t duplicate efforts. Today, I want to share a little more about that last point. Campaigns are complex beasts, and there are a thousand ways you could…
  • Campaign Job Descriptions: Winning campaign Team = Clear Campaign Roles

    close up of someone writing out  a campaign job application
    Posted on May 30, 2022 by Phoebe Retta (she/her)

    Campaign Job Descriptions To Build My Campaign Team.

    Once you’ve decided to run for office, one of the first things you’ll have to do is think about campaign structure. Define your campaign roles— paid and unpaid— and write out campaign job descriptions that will help you build a winning campaign team. A candidate’s campaign staff is incredibly important in making a campaign not only successful, but also more manageable and fun for the candidate and everyone else involved. Naturally, larger campaigns will require a more robust team, but even a…
  • Why You Should Start Your Signature Gathering Effort Early

    Signature gathering
    Posted on May 23, 2022 by Ben Holse (he/him)

    It Pays Off to Start Signature Gathering in Advance 

    For groups and organizations that are interested in getting a measure on the ballot, signature gathering can be a costly, time-intensive, and pain-staking affair. You’ll need to raise the money to pay an expensive field consultant to manage the process for you. There’s a steady unease about hitting your numbers, and all of this is compounded with the stress of knowing that the success of your effort hangs in the balance.  That’s why we recommend starting your signature gathering process early…