Questions to Ask Before Firing Your Political Consultant

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Is It the Right Time to Fire My Political Consultant? 

Many experienced campaign managers or operatives can recall a bad experience with a political consultant. Perhaps the consultant didn’t deliver what they promised, they were unresponsive, or they didn’t hit deadlines. Depending on how far out you are from Election Day, this can lead to some tough decisions. 

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6 Traits to Look for in a Political Campaign Manager

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Ensure you Hire the Right Political Campaign Manager 

Whether you're running for city council or congress, hiring a skilled political campaign manager is an essential part of your electoral success. From brainstorming campaign strategies and managing budgets to prepping a candidate for public appearances, the political campaign manager is the backbone of every campaign.

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Non-Political Books for Politicos

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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.

The fact is, you are running a business. And while we like to think of politics and business as totally separate realms, it’s tough to run any political operation without a Business 101 crash course. So, take a break from the latest Clinton campaign staffer or Obama aide memoir you are probably reading, and check out some of our non-political book recommendations. Below are ten non-political books that will be helpful to any politico running a campaign, a non-profit, or really any operation.

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Campaign Training Is Key

Campaign Training is Key

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?

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Email Campaign Management Quick Tips

Email Campaign Management Quick Tips

A strong email campaign management strategy makes for a winning email campaign 

There’s no one-size-fits-all approach for an email campaign, but a solid email campaign management strategy can make all the difference for your organization or political campaign. Cultivating a fruitful relationship with your supporters takes time, planning, and strategy. Check out our email campaign management tips below to get the process started! 

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Campaign Manager Hiring Guide

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A Campaign Manager is Hard to Find, Trust Us, You'll Need a Good one.

Picture yourself. You’re on the road after an extremely long day of campaigning. You woke up at 6am, it’s now closer to 9pm, and you haven’t eaten all day. You pull into an Applebee’s and sit down for your first meal of the day. You look up and sitting across from you is your campaign manager.

He or she has been with you all day and you’re both tired. Now, if you hired the right person for the job, you’ll be able to strike up a conversation – whether it’s work related or not – even though you’re exasperated. If you can’t because you’re so annoyed by traveling all over with this one person, you shouldn’t hire him or her.

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