Claire Stein-Ross: Strengthening Operations for Political Campaigns and Organizations
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.
Your Issue Advocacy Campaign Startup Guide
Issue advocacy campaigns start with the best of intentions. We begin with a coalition who cares about your issue and want to make a real difference. But without a bit of campaign know-how, you will fall off track. Here are ten common, advocacy campaign mistakes along with tips on how to avoid these errors.
Is it time to fire your political consultant?
It is that time of year when things may not be going the way you want them to. You are behind in the polls. You are not getting press attention. There is not as much money in the bank as you thought. You feel a ton of pressure. Your consultants and your manager are not working as hard as you are. Not enough people know about your campaign. You are not on television yet. Your opponent has more Facebook friends than you do. Your campaign manager is an asshole. Your political consultants don't call you enough. You have the wrong strategy. You think it is time to fire everyone. The list goes on and on!
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.
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?
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 10 tips on 10 questions a political campaign plan should answer.
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!