• Nonprofit website migrations should not kill your SEO

    nonprofit website traffic
    Posted on Sep 27, 2018 by Hope Rohrbach

    For SEO sake, think twice before you migrate your nonprofit website...

    When you launch a new campaign, advocacy or nonprofit website make sure you're ready to put in the work. The actual process of transferring the website is not the backbreaking work, it's the diagnostic tests and reports you'll need to run to test your site's functionality.  A website migration is an investment. In order to tap into new features of your site such as landing pages that load at the speed of light or improved SEO optimization, you'll need to set aside the time…
  • When it comes to digital political targeting, think beyond cookies

    Digital political targeting: think beyond cookies
    Posted on Sep 24, 2018 by Lizzie Kendrick

    Digital Political Targeting: If you give a campaign a cookie...

    Digital political targeting can be tricky to navigate, but when done right, it can make digital ads work effectively and efficiently. A few years ago, political cookies were the big buzz in the political campaign world, but with overblown expectations and lower match rates, many campaigns felt they didn’t get the value they expected from them. Traditional political cookies are not the only way to target voters and can me limiting when you are trying to reach a universe of likely…
  • Top Campaign Voter File Tips

    Top Campaign Voter File Tips
    Posted on Sep 20, 2018 by Ben Holse

    Don't just take the campaign voter file at face value 

    On any campaign, having access to good political data is important. For good reason, the trend on most modern political campaigns has been to be data driven. But there are many pitfalls to avoid when using data and a lot of ways that political data can go wrong. So it’s important that there’s always a human on the other end of that data asking questions and using reason instead of just taking the data at its face value. Below are a few top tips on how to successfully use political campaign…
  • Tips for winning a runoff election

    Tips for winning a runoff election
    Posted on Sep 17, 2018 by Ben Holse

    Win Your Runoff Election with our Tips

    After a hard-fought election, your campaign made it into the runoff election. Depending on election law, these runoff elections could be held weeks or months after the original election. You know the type of voter who turns out for a runoff is unique from other types of voters, so how do you effectively communicate your message and make sure you win in the runoff election? Regardless of if you were the top vote getter or came in second place, below are a few tips on winning your runoff election: Target…
  • Tips for Your First Political Internship Interview

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    Posted on Sep 13, 2018 by Joe Fuld

    Follow These 8 Tips to Ace Your Political Internship Interview

    *Authored by Ilana Foggle (TCW Intern) All political greats start somewhere. a political internship can help teach you important skills necessary for future success in the political field- it will be your first political job. New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand interned for former New York Senator Alfonse D’Amato during college, while Virginia Senator Mark Warner interned for three different Connecticut Democrats throughout high school and college. But with other…
  • Top Campaign Fundraising Objections

    campaign fundraising
    Posted on Sep 10, 2018 by Joe Fuld

    Getting past those pesky campaign fundraising objections

    Campaign fundraising objections are part of what happens when you run a fundraising operation. Don’t be discouraged. Here are ways to get past those pesky campaign fundraising objections: Objection: “Can you really win?”Answer: “Yes I can.” Viability is an important benchmark for donors and politicos trying to handicap races. Money is one easy way folks measure campaign progress, as well as how many doors you’ve knocked. Being able to articulate real results is important. By…
  • 10 Tips for a New Nonprofit Executive Director

    Executive Director
    Posted on Sep 06, 2018 by Joe Fuld

    What is a New Nonprofit Executive Director to do?

    Whether you have been a nonprofit executive director in the past or this is your first time as a new executive director, taking over an organization has its challenges. Follow our 10 tips to make your transition into a new executive director job smooth: Understand the board. The board got you there. Don’t alienate them. Many presidents upset the same group of folks who recruited them to be there in the first place...why? Caring for a board takes time and planning but many executive directors…
  • 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…
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