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  • Call Time for Campaign Fundraising: Why It's Important

    Posted on November 23, 2017 by Joe Fuld

    Campaign Fundraising: Is it possible without call time?

    From time to time we get asked how to solve a campaign fundraising problem.

    For example, a common campaign problem I get asked about is:  "I have been told by my campaign team that I need to do call time 4 to 6 hours a day, 5 days a week. I don't have the time to do that isn't there another way?"

    The short answer is no, but here is the longer answer:

  • Shake the Bad Habits Behind Campaign Mistakes

    Posted on September 18, 2017 by Elena Veatch

    If There’s a Will, There’s a Way to Avoid Campaign Mistakes

    Campaign mistakes force folks to learn and adapt – in a perfect world. In reality, plenty of campaigns fail to reflect on their flaws before gearing up for their next fight; they recognize that a problem exists, but don’t always take the time to address the bad habits that cause them to keep repeating their mistakes.

  • Call Time Tips: Better Campaign Fundraising.

    Posted on October 13, 2016 by The Campaign Workshop
     

    Hate Call Time? No Excuses, Call Like a Champion

     

    Lets face it campaign call time is hard. Every candidate I have ever worked for or with has universally hated campaign call time.  They all give the same reason why; “I just hate asking people for money!”  I’ll tell you a secret:  I don’t hate  campaign call time, and you shouldn’t either.  Here are some tips to get you calling like a champ in no time. Or, at least hating campaign call time just a little bit less…

  • How to Be an Awesome Grassroots Organizer|Grassroots Organizing

    Posted on July 28, 2016 by The Campaign Workshop
    Grassroots Organizing

    Learn How to  be a next level Grassroots Organizer. 

    Thinking about being a grassroots organizer? During campaign season every campaign and political organization is looking for “fellows,” otherwise known as unpaid volunteer campaign staff. As a volunteer grassroots organizer you’ll be expected to work 20-40 hours per week dialing incessantly, knocking on strangers’ doors, and building and organizing groups of fellow volunteers to persuade likely voters and GOTV on election day; sounds glamorous, right? While working on a political campaign in any capacity  is an awesome and rewarding experience, the nature of the laborious work involved takes a toll on many campaign organizers and they eventually disengage unwillingly burnout. If you want to stay fired up and be a standout at grassroots organizing, pay heed to the following tips:

  • Candidate Fundraising: 4 Different Ways To Fundraise

    Posted on November 05, 2015 by The Campaign Workshop

    Different Methods for Candidate Fundraising

    When candidate fundraising, there are several tools that you can use to diversify your fundraising techniques.  This post will go over each of them 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.

  • What Does A Campaign Fundraiser do?

    Posted on June 15, 2015 by Joe Fuld
    Campaign fundraiser

    Campaign Fundraisers Don't Do What You Think

    A good campaign fundraiser is worth their weight in gold, but they don't do what you think they do. A campaign fundraiser is organized, has incredible follow up skills, and is a good teacher and researcher, not your attorney or compliance expert.

  • Improve Fundraising Call Time with the RAT Method

    Posted on March 12, 2015 by The Campaign Workshop
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    Campaign call time: It Sounds a Lot Grosser than It Is

    Working with first-time candidates, one of the things I hear a lot is about how daunting fundraising, or call time, can be. Believe me, I get it. It is awkward and uncomfortable to ask people for money, and everyone hates it (clip is super NSFW). But, the better you are it, the less painful it becomes.

  • Political Consulting Advice: Campaign Resources.

    Posted on December 04, 2014 by Joe Fuld
    Political Consulting Advice

    Political Consulting Advice: Focus on People, Time, and Money

    One of the roles I enjoy most  is teaching folks how to run for office and run campaigns.  Any campaign training we run usually starts with essential political consulting advice on the three key resources of a campaign. The three main resources you have in any campaign are people, time and money. Below are descriptions of each of these three critical campaign resources.

  • Fundraising: Do I Need Campaign Call Time?

    Posted on November 06, 2014 by Joe Fuld
    Campaign fundraising call time tips

    Do you need to do fundraising campaign call time? Yes! Don't make excuses, get back on the phone, and ask people for money.

    You need to do fundraising call time. Yes, I know it is hard but it is the best advice I can give you. Campaigns cost a lot of money and calling your network of friends and family is the best way to raise it. It is that time of year and even the best candidates start to question how much time they are spending on the phone raising money.

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