• Non-Political Books for Politicos

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    Posted on May 10, 2018 by Elena Veatch

    10 Non-Political Books Every Politico Should Read

    Originally written by Joe Fuld and updated by Elena Veatch 4/3/18 When you get into politics, it’s hard to resist the all too common tunnel vision of focusing only on politics. But be careful – binge watching Veep or The West Wing is not going to help you run a better campaign or organization; nor will reading solely political books. So Here are some of our favorite non-political books.  You are running a business. And while we like to think of politics and business as totally separate realms,…
  • Top 5 Campaign Social Media Mistakes And How You Can Avoid Them

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    Posted on May 07, 2018 by Hope Rohrbach

    Campaign Social Media Mistakes to Avoid

    In this day in age, social media is essential to any advocacy or political campaign. Every successful campaign in the past few years has implemented social media to win over voters' hearts and minds. Integrating social media properly into your communication strategy is particularly useful when you're trying to reach young voters in an authentic way. However, just pressing tweet or publish won't get you that far. It is possible to use social media wrong. Here are the top 5 campaign social media mistakes…
  • Improve Your Voter Contact - Political House Party Do's and Don'ts

    Political House Parties Improve Voter Contact
    Posted on May 03, 2018 by

    Voter Contact: Political House Party Do's and Don'ts

    House parties are underutilized tactic for voter contact, especially around primaries and special elections. It is a good way to get a candidate to engage in their community quickly and authentically. Although this is an old-school technique, we have added in some new-school tactics, like SMS, to make it relevant in today’s political toolbox Do: Use your house parties as a means of voter contact (Hi, I’m Ben with Jenna Smith’s campaign. We wanted to invite you to our house party on XXX. Jenna…
  • Candidate Fundraising: 4 Different Ways To Fundraise

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    Posted on Apr 30, 2018 by The Campaign Workshop

    Different Methods for Candidate Fundraising

    When candidate fundraising, there are several tools that you can use to diversify your techniques.  It is important to diversify in order to keep your asks fresh and to raise the most money possible. This post will go over each tool in detail, explain their importance, and show how to utilize them to their full effect.  To run an effective candidate fundraising campaign, use all of the methods explained in this post. Call-time:…
  • Campaign Training Is Key

    Campaign Training is Key
    Posted on Apr 26, 2018 by The Campaign Workshop

    Campaign Training Is the Key to Good Campaign Management

    Candidate and campaign training can make a real difference in your campaign.    So, you have the right candidate, you found the perfect campaign manager, and a great volunteer coordinator who has tons of people ready and willing to phone bank and canvass for you… now what? You need to send them to a candidate and campaign…
  • Candidate Messaging—Consistency Is Key

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    Posted on Apr 23, 2018 by The Campaign Workshop

    Candidate Messaging Can Win Your Campaign

    As spectators of political debate and electoral politics, we’ve all seen it before. Our favorite candidate takes a turn and ends up going on either a rant, long tirade, or ultimately veers far off the path of his or hers intended candidate messaging. As spectators we can only watch in horror as this trainwreck happens.  In the world of social media, these moments are captured more often than not. Truthfully, whether Republican or Democrat, there’s nothing like a completely crazy statement from a…
  • How to Be an Awesome Grassroots Organizer|Grassroots Organizing

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    Posted on Apr 19, 2018 by The Campaign Workshop

    Learn How to be a Next Level Grassroots Organizer

    The 2018 election cycle is here! Everyone has a renewed spirit of social justice and resistance. Lots of activists are looking for ways to get involved in the new wave of change. Are you thinking about becoming a grassroots organizer? During campaign season, every campaign, issue, and political organization is looking for “fellows,” interns, and volunteers, all otherwise known as unpaid volunteer campaign staff. All of these positions will be asked to be grassroots organizers. As a volunteer…
  • Political Scheduling Is an Art Form | Political Campaign Tips

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    Posted on Apr 16, 2018 by The Campaign Workshop

    Learn the Do's and Don’ts of Political Scheduling, as well as Why It’s Such a Tough Profession

    For any brave souls that have dared to take on scheduling for a political candidate or even on a professional level, you’ll truly appreciate this post. Political Scheduling isn’t easy—it’s an art form and not for the faint of heart or the disorganized. Most people think, “Well all you do is just put events on a calendar, so it can’t be too hard.” Well, truth is, it is way more complex than it appears. When working for a candidate, so many factors have…
  • Campaign Jobs: Job Boards for Political and Campaign Jobs

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    Posted on Apr 12, 2018 by Joe Fuld

    Finding Campaign Jobs: Political Career Resources

    Finding campaign jobs can be hard to find. There is more than one path to navigate the road to a good campaign or non-profit job. Trying to navigate the landscape of job boards, job banks, and list serves that are part of any good political or campaign job search can leave you with a headache or worse, having to pay for services that don’t yield you the job you seek. Headhunters for non-profit and political jobs are few in number (but important if you can find them) so good networking combined…
  • Don’t Let Proofing Errors Derail Your Direct Mail

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    Posted on Apr 09, 2018 by The Campaign Workshop

    Using the Best Practices to Make Sure Your Political Direct Mail Is Accurate

    Printing errors and typos can turn your direct mail message into a crisis overnight. Whether it is a mailing of a holiday card or official ballots in an election, it is imperative to implement the best protocols and practices to ensure that your direct mail job gets into mailboxes without a hitch. There are many high profile printing errors and typos every election that probably could have been prevented with better planning and proofing.  With ever changing technology…
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