• 7 Questions with Pollster and Consultant, Steve Vancore

    7 Questions with Steve Vancore
    Posted on Mar 15, 2018 by

    7 Questions with Steve Vancore

    Steve Vancore is a political consultant and researcher. He is the founding partner at VancoreJones Communications, a political consulting firm that works on legislative communications, public relations, and political campaigns from local races to statewide races. He is also the president of Clearview Research, which focuses on polling and focus group research, and teaches in the Masters of Applied American Politics and Policy program at Florida State University. 1. How’d…
  • 5 Ways to Amp Up Your Member Communication

    Membership Communication
    Posted on Mar 12, 2018 by Elena Veatch

    Make Your Member Communication Count 

    With the 2018 election cycle ramping up, it’s never too early to build your member communication plan. By amping up your communication, you can harness the power of your membership and get results for the issues you care about. Whether you’re working for a labor union or an advocacy organization, these tips will help make your member communication program count. 1. Plan Ahead Building a strong member communication program takes time and planning. Get organized early so that you’re not scrambling to figure…
  • 7 Questions with Deepak Puri Co-Founder of Democracy Labs

    Deepak Puri
    Posted on Mar 08, 2018 by Hope Rohrbach

    7 Questions with Deepak Puri Co-Founder of Democracy Labs on the Intersection of Campaigning and Technology

    Deepak Puri previously worked at Oracle, Netscape and VMware, and is now the co-founder of the San Francisco, non-profit Democracy Labs. By deploying technology and creative innovation, Democracy Labs offers affordable business solutions for progressive groups and candidates across the country. We asked Deepak 7 questions focused on the intersection of campaigning and technology. Read his insights here!  1. What was your inspiration for…
  • Our #1 Tip to Make Your Canvassing a Success

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    Posted on Mar 05, 2018 by

    Canvass Training Will Make Your Canvass Count

    The 2018 election cycle is officially here! As candidates, by this point you have probably been knocking on doors for weeks and are finally at a place where you are ready to bring in the cavalry, your volunteers! For campaigns, we believe in doors, doors, and more doors.  Those doors translate into more voter contact and more identified targets for GOTV. Hitting doors in the right way is why having a structured and detailed canvass training is vitally important. Bringing in more troops is an…
  • 7 Questions with Gabriella Mirabelli

    Gabriella Mirabelli
    Posted on Mar 01, 2018 by Hope Rohrbach

    7 Questions for Gabriella Mirabelli

    Gabriella Mirabelli is the CEO and Co-Owner of Anatomy Media, an Emmy Award winning creative marketing agency, which offers premium creative and research consulting services for world-class television and media brands. Gabriella Mirabelli also hosts the Up Next Podcast, which features new ideas in the media industry with innovative leaders in entertainment and business. 1. How have you seen the media industry evolve…
  • Advocacy Engagement Funnel: Be Intentional About Advocacy

    advocacy engagement funnel
    Posted on Feb 26, 2018 by Joe Fuld

    Advocacy Engagement Funnel: Don't Miss Your Advocacy Engagement Opportunity... 

    What is the advocacy engagement funnel? It is hard to be intentional about advocacy engagement. That is why we built this handy advocacy engagement funnel. Think of your advocacy strategy as a funnel. You need to define what a high-value contact vs. a low-value contact will be. You want to have a clear strategy to move your action-takers to make a more meaningful action. The more personal the action the higher the value.…
  • 7 Questions with Paul Lage

    Paul Lage
    Posted on Feb 22, 2018 by Elena Veatch

    7 Questions with Paul Lage, CEO of Gill Studios

    Paul Lage is the President and CEO of Gill Studios, which includes Gill-line: the largest producer of political yard signs, decals, and bumper stickers in the country. We asked Paul for some industry tips to help campaigns navigate the process of designing and printing yard signs and other campaign materials. 1. What are some of the greatest challenges of being in the political yard sign and bumper sticker business? Our greatest challenge is always “time” because a major portion of our business…
  • 10 Questions Your Campaign Plan Should Address

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    Posted on Feb 18, 2018 by Joe Fuld

    10 Questions Your Campaign Plan Should Answer

    It is campaign plan time. If you are running a campaign start writing a  plan now. Here are our tips on 10 questions a political campaign plan should answer. 10. Do I have a winning strategy? When you write a campaign plan, run to win – don't run not to lose. Take some bold stances and calculated risks. If you spend time being constantly worried if you are saying the right thing, you are not being bold enough, If you are don't have a strong, bold strategy you may not have a winning campaign plan. 9…
  • Embrace Social Change With The Resist Song List

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    Posted on Feb 15, 2018 by

    Embrace Social Change: Our Resist Song List Brings The Music to the Movement. 

    Songs have a way of changing your entire mood. During these times of resistance, it is vital that our playlists are ready at all times.  Embrace social change with the resist song list. 'Tis the season for protest rallies, marches, volunteering, and donating. It is on us to do everything we can to let the world know that as Americans, we are not okay with this. We want you to listen, absorb, and then get off your butt and do something.  Check out The Campaign…
  • A Day in the Life of a Political Consultant

    Political Consultant
    Posted on Feb 12, 2018 by Ben Holse

    What does a political consultant do all day?

    Being a Political consultant can sometimes get a bad rap. If you listen to some, it can seem like political consultants are just in business to give bad advice and make money off the backs of campaigns. But in my experience, being a political consultant is hard work that requires long hours by a group of dedicated people. To demonstrate this point, the following is an overview of a fictitious workday, based loosely on the typical day of The Campaign…
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