• A Day in the Life of a Political Intern

    Internship
    Posted on Aug 30, 2018 by Joe Fuld

    What does a political consulting firm’s intern do?

    *Authored by Ilana Foggle and Sam Finn (The TCW Interns) 5:00am – 6:00am: After hitting the snooze button, the political intern wakes up. Already having their work clothes packed, they grab a quick breakfast and head off to the gym. 6:00am – 7:30am: After an hour workout, the intern queues up the newest Crooked Media podcast while getting ready for the workday. 7:30am – 8:00am: Now walking to the office, the intern braves the Washington DC humidity while listening to their morning…
  • Advocacy Books: Using Your Personal Story for Political Communication

    Advocacy books - spreading your message
    Posted on Aug 27, 2018 by

    Spreading Your Message - Political Advocacy Books

    Everyone has a story to tell. For politicians, advocates, and change makers, how you tell your story is essential. A great way to do this is through writing a book about your life. Every major politician of the last few decades has penned an autobiography, telling their story of how they achieved the American Dream. Political advocacy books include how the writer grew to overcome obstacles and persevere to make the world a better place. These stories are tales of advocacy. They delight and…
  • Crafting a Political Survey: Top Tips For Political Polling

    Crafting a Political Survey
    Posted on Aug 23, 2018 by Joe Fuld

    Survey Says: What Should I Look For In A Political Survey?

    I am not a pollster and I don’t play one on T.V. But I am a big consumer of political polling and spend a lot of time working with pollsters to craft political surveys. When it comes to creating a political survey, we often see folks make the same mistakes. No matter how good your pollster may be, it’s important that you avoid campaign-caused mistakes that can render even the most accurate and effective data useless. Here are some tips to ensure that your pollster data is being utilized…
  • Campaign Manuals: Our Running List of Political Manuals

    Campaign Manual
    Posted on Aug 20, 2018 by Joe Fuld

    5 Favorite Campaign Manuals

    Campaign manuals and eBooks on politics (especially good ones) are hard to come by. So here is a list of our favorite campaign manuals to help progressive candidates win campaigns. These campaign guides come from experts in a range of different fields. They cover everything from debate prep to messaging. Here is a run-down of our favorite eBooks and campaign manuals by Meg Ahern, the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, and more: 1.…
  • What is Relational Organizing and How Can it Help My Campaign?

    relational organizing can help my campaign
    Posted on Aug 16, 2018 by Joe Fuld

    Relational organizing tools and tips/neighbor to neighbor 2.0

    Relational organizing and neighbor-to-neighbor postcards have been a mainstay of political campaigns since the late 1970s, and for good reason. Politics is about relationships and harnessing the power of those relationships is essential to secure campaign success. In recent years, newly accessible tools have empowered campaigns of any size to strengthen relationships within the networks of candidates, staff members, and volunteers. This has opened the door for campaigns to create…
  • Slack for Political and Advocacy Campaigns | Campaign Tools

    Slack for Political and Advocacy Campaigns
    Posted on Aug 13, 2018 by Joe Fuld

    Stop slacking on Slack for political and advocacy campaigns

    Looking for a good organizational campaign tool? Today I am going to explain why every political and advocacy campaign should use Slack to coordinate and streamline group communication. Slack for political campaigns  and advocacy efforts can be a big help. In its most basic form, Slack is a great business tool that allows team members to easily collaborate on projects and develop…
  • Why Spec Concepts are Critical in the Fast-Moving World of Campaign Ads

    Campaign Ads
    Posted on Aug 09, 2018 by

    Spec Campaign Ads: A Best Practice in Today's Landscape 

    As election day approaches, many disturbing things are happening in the news today, which make spec campaign ads even more pertinent. Families are being separated, Justice Kennedy is retiring, and the President’s ethics are questioned on a daily basis. As the midterms stand on the horizon like a beacon of hope, it is critical that we prepare as much as possible for the impending change and beyond. After all, after 2018, comes 2019 and 2020, an election year that is a must win for…
  • 7 Questions With Aly Sterling

    7 Questions With Aly Sterling
    Posted on Aug 06, 2018 by Hope Rohrbach

    Grow Your Non-Profit with Help from Aly Sterling

    Aly Sterling is the founder and president of Aly Sterling Philanthropy, a non-profit consulting firm that specializes in fundraising, board governance, strategic planning, and executive search partnerships. Most recently, Aly partnered with a legal aid foundation in Los Angeles to lead their first-ever capital campaign for a new building headquarters. She also served as fundraising counsel to a prominent healthcare system managing multiple regional and national campaigns raising more than $85…
  • The Perfect TV Show to Fuel Your Social Activism

    Fuel Your Social Activism
    Posted on Aug 02, 2018 by

    The Perfect TV Show to Fuel Your Social Activism

    Let us help you fuel your social activism fire! In the political world, we are currently in the weird lull of the election cycle between the primaries and the general. Things are slow because while everyone else is taking trips, sipping cold drinks, and relaxing, our days are occupied by fundraising, canvassing, scheduling, and planning for November. Thankfully, our evenings are free to binge watch a show that will fuel our fire long past November (as if recent events in the press weren’t enough…
  • Create Positive Social Change with the Resist Podcast List

    Create Positive Social Change with the Resist Podcast List
    Posted on Jul 30, 2018 by

    Why the Most Positive Social Change is to Subscribe to the Resist Podcast List

    I love a good podcast. Amongst all the Fox News dog whistle rhetoric, it is good to hear positive social change.  This list is a compilation of favorites from the TCW staff and we know you will love them too. Listen, get inspired, and go instill positive social change throughout the world. Welcome to The Campaign Workshop’s Resist Podcast List. 1. Primary Concerns by New Republic Magazine When to Listen:…
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