Political Candidate Assessment: Am I Ready to Run?

Jun 25, 2020

Becoming a Political Candidate Is No Small Undertaking

Before any runner steps up to the starting blocks, there are months and months of preparation done to ensure they are ready. The same goes for a political candidate deciding to run for office. Here’s a self-assessment guide that’s a follow up to our e-book Are You Ready to Run for Office? and can help potential first-time candidates make a thoughtful decision.

How to Calculate a Vote Goal and a Vote Deficit for Your Campaign

Jun 01, 2020

What Is a Vote Goal? What is a Vote Deficit? Why Do I Need Them?

When you’re thinking of running for office, one of the very first things you should do is bust out your trusty calculator and calculate your campaign’s vote goal. Simply put, your vote goal is the number of votes needed to win your election. Your campaign has one goal: to convince enough voters to show up to the polls on Election Day (or to vote early) and vote for you. To achieve that goal, you’ll want to know how many of those voters you need to actually be successful.

The Complete Guide to Creating a Political Campaign Budget

May 04, 2020

Getting Real with Your Political Campaign Budget

9 Campaign Plan Tips

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This Year, Kick Ass! 9 Campaign Plan Tips To Give You The Best Chance of Winning

If you’re running for office, you’re going to need a campaign plan. Your campaign plan should outline the challenges and opportunities you anticipate facing over the course of the election cycle as well as your priorities and goals. With these 9 campaign plan tips, you will give yourself the best chance of winning your race:

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Political Candidates Can't Do Everything

Good political candidates delegate

Political Candidates Must Learn to Delegate

The process for finding good political candidates doesn’t involve filling out a job application. When a candidate decides to run for office, they may not realize that the time commitment requires hours of work and many more hours in the day. Sadly, the time commitment it takes to be a political candidate is not changing anytime soon.

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Campaign Shutdown Checklist

Campaign Shutdown List

Planning for the Campaign Shutdown: Your Complete Guide to Shutting down the Campaign

Is it time for the campaign shutdown?

So your campaign is finally over and you are feeling a bit of that post-campaign emptiness inside. We understand and have a lot of insight on what to do after a win or a loss.  Planning for the campaign shutdown  is something to think about from the beginning of the campaign.  By keeping track of assets and creating a campaign shutdown plan you will remove a lot of stress at the end of the campaign.   So before you head off and hit the appalachian trail or start looking for the next campaign, here are some things to take care of.  Below is a general list of items you’ll likely need to do to close up shop:

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