• 7 Questions with Joshua Habursky on Grassroots Advocacy

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    Posted on Jul 17, 2019 by Kevin Hautigan

    Grassroots Advocacy 101 with Joshua Habursky

    Joshua Habursky is the Founder and Chairman of the Grassroots Professional Network (GPN), an organization that helps associations, corporations, and government agencies develop skills in the world of grassroots advocacy. Joshua is also an Adjunct Professor at George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management and specializes in advocacy communications. He is currently the Head of Federal Affairs at the Premium Cigar Association where he works on campaigns that help advance the…
  • 7 Questions with Ballot Initiative Expert, Lewis Granofsky

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    Posted on Jul 17, 2019 by Hope Rohrbach

    7 Questions with Lewis Granofsky, Partner at FieldWorks on Ballot Measures and Ballot Campaigns

    Lewis Granofsky is a successful and experienced political and grassroots organizer, and a partner at FieldWorks. He has extensive field experience managing ballot initiatives, community-based marketing programs, canvassing, and activist recruitment. Lewis has managed numerous successful outreach and fundraising canvasses for organizations such as The Sierra Club, Human Rights Campaign, SEIU, and many more groups. Lewis has also developed and expanded…
  • 6 Traits to Look for in a Political Campaign Manager

    Posted on Jul 15, 2019 by Brooks Perks

    Ensure you Hire the Right Political Campaign Manager 

    Whether you're running for city council or congress, hiring a skilled political campaign manager is an essential part of your electoral success. From brainstorming campaign strategies and managing budgets to prepping a candidate for public appearances, the political campaign manager is the backbone of every campaign. To save yourself from unnecessary stress down the line, it's crucial that you hire a capable manager to run your campaign. We want to help you with your search. Below…
  • 5 Tips for Your Political Candidate Website

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    Posted on Jul 11, 2019 by Shelley Rees

    Build Your Candidate Website to Engage with Voters

    Building a candidate website is one of the first steps you and your team need to take after you decide to run for office. But a lot of candidate websites end up coming across as clunky, hard to use, or dated. Your website is the first version of you that many voters are introduced to, so it needs to make the right impression. Below are a few simple best practices to make sure you get the most out of your candidate website.    Navigation Your website needs to be easy for voters to use,…
  • 7 Questions with Zvi Band

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    Posted on Jul 10, 2019 by Joe Fuld

    Zvi Band on Making the Most of Your Personal Network to Achieve Your Goals

      Zvi Band is the co-founder and CEO of Contactually, a CRM that empowers professionals to build authentic and lasting relationships. Zvi is an engineer, an entrepreneur, a developer, and a strategist based in DC. He has been named a Washingtonian Tech Titan three times and has been featured in the New York Times and the Washington Post. Zvi Band's recently published book, Success Is in Your Sphere, dives into the importance of deepening the relationships within your…
  • Assessing Digital Saturation in a Political Campaign

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    Posted on Jul 08, 2019 by Lizzie Kendrick

    How Can I know If My Political Campaign Has Reached Saturation

    A question we are asked frequently is how a political campaign can assess if they have reached saturation with their digital program. As with lots of things digital, the answer isn’t totally cut and dry, but we have some tips for you to assess whether or not your political campaign is reaching saturation within your target audience.  First, you’ll want to start with your vote goal – how…
  • Tips on Running a Political Campaign in a Nonpartisan Race

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    Posted on Jul 04, 2019 by Ben Holse

    How to Run a Political Campaign without Partisan Labels 

    Around the country, a lot of municipalities require that any mayoral and city council candidate run their political campaign in nonpartisan races. This means that candidates don’t run with an R or a D next to their names on the ballot. In many of these races, candidates will run at first in a primary and then a runoff or a general election, which take place if none of the candidates exceed a 50% threshold. In these races, voters who are paying close attention to the candidates will often…
  • 7 Questions with Gabriele Magni on Candidate Identity

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    Posted on Jul 03, 2019 by

    Gabriele Magni Answers 7 Questions on Candidate Identity Research

    Gabriele Magni is a postdoctoral fellow at Princeton University’s Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance who recently conducted research on how candidate identity (e.g. race, gender, and sexual orientation) can influence electability. The research was conducted alongside Andrew Reynolds, a political science professor at the University of…
  • Creating a Political Campaign Digital Budget

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    Posted on Jul 01, 2019 by Claire Regan

    How to Create a Campaign Digital Budget That Makes an Impact

    When you’re setting up a communications program for your political campaign, one of the hardest questions you’ll face is how much your campaign digital budget should be. When you’re thinking through your budget, there are three main factors that will influence how much money you put into digital.   Who is your audience? When trying to decide what portion of…
  • Political Mailers and Timing

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    Posted on Jun 27, 2019 by Sophie Thurber

    When Should I Drop My Campaign Mail?  

    For any campaign that is investing in political mailers, the timing of that campaign mail is a crucial question. Most political direct mail consultants will talk about the political mailer sending date in terms of the "drop date." This is the date that a printer physically delivers your political mailers to United States Postal Service (USPS), typically at a Sectional Center Facility (SCF). Most political mail consultants are set up to deliver to SCFs, but it’s worth checking with your own consultants to…
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