Don’t Let Family Politics Trump Your Holidays | Rev. Tim Schenck

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Navigating Family politics: How do you talk with your politically divided family? 

Going home for the holidays can be tough especially when you're anticipating the next conversation with Auntie Jean about President Donald Trump. As folks head home for the holidays, we want to make sure you're prepared to sit at the dinner table and navigate family politics with those who don't politically agree with you.

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7 Questions with Poker Legend Annie Duke on Decision-Making

Poker Legend, Annie Duke on Decision-Making

Annie Duke shares her insight on making smarter decisions in life and in politics

Annie Duke is a decision-making expert and a former professional poker player. She won her first World Series of Poker, as well as the World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions, in 2004. In 2010, she went on to win the NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship. Annie Duke founded a nonprofit called How I Decide in 2014 that helps young people develop stronger decision-making skills. Prior to her professional poker playing career, Annie Duke was awarded a National Science Foundation Fellowship and studied cognitive psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. She recently authored Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions. We talked with Annie Duke about how we make decisions, and how we can make better ones in life and in politics.

 
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5 Best Practices for Placing a Print Ad

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Whether you’re a non-profit, an advocacy group, or candidate, placing a print ad buy can be a frustrating process with plenty of hitches along the way. Below are some best practices to make sure your print ad buy goes as smoothly and painlessly as possible.

1. Ask for the right rate

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How to Find a Political Campaign Job

Please! Get out on the Road and Find a Political Campaign Job!

When I started on the campaign trail, I was lucky enough to go through the Campaign Management Institute, where I became focused on political campaigns and encountered great mentors like Peter Fenn, Richard Smolka, Bill Sweeney and Peter Lindstrom through college programs and internships. Meeting folks who had made careers out of politics encouraged me to set aside my mom’s vision of me becoming  a professional chef and instead, pursue a career in politics and find a political campaign job.

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The Problem with Most Digital Campaigns

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Where, When, and How Most Digital Campaigns Fall Short

When planning your overall campaign strategy, the digital portion is often overlooked. One of the biggest problems with digital campaigns is that they are not tied closely enough to your overall campaign strategy. Digital tools are an important vehicle to help you reach your overall political goals and should be thought of as such.

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Political Email Surrogates

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Does Your Sender Matter in Your Political Emails?

Much has been said about political email, especially as it grows in popularity. Email is certainly not going anywhere and political email has proven to be an effective tool in both recruiting supporters and raising money for your campaign. It’s important to pay attention to all aspects of your email, but how much attention should be paid to the sender?

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Finding Political Jobs in DC

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Learn How to Find Political Jobs in DC

Anyone with a love of Washington D.C. who works in politics, has been here before: you are stuck in the never-ending vortex of finding political jobs in DC. This post is not going to be liked by everyone, but it lays out the experiences I’ve had through the job-hunting process. Also, if you don’t work in the political world, you may have a different experience in finding political jobs in DC.

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Digital Political Advertising for 2016 and Beyond

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Digital Political Advertising Plans Are a Must for 2016

As we move into the heart of the 2016 election cycle, more folks are spending time and resources on digital political advertising. We have been involved in digital political ads since 2003, and the focus on digital political advertising has been slow but growing.

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MailChimp vs. Constant Contact

MailChimp vs Constant Contact

MailChimp vs. Constant Contact: Which Works Best for Campaigns?

For campaigns, email is an important and cost effective means of communication. While I am not an email expert and do not have in depth knowledge of open rates, conversions, etc., I have worked with both the MailChimp and Constant Contact. In truth, both MailChimp and Constant Contact are fairly similar services and can both work within the confines of small to mid -sized campaigns. With that said, below is our assessment of which would work better for small campaigns, MailChimp or Constant Contact.

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More Web Tools I Love: 2015 Edition

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Joe’s 5 Favorite Web Tools for 2015

As someone who never has enough hours in the day, I am constantly on the lookout for web tools that can help me be more efficient. Here are some of my favorite web tools for 2015.

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