• Supply Chain Problems for Nonprofits and Political Campaigns

    Jun 20, 2022 by Joe Fuld (he/him)

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    Supply Chain Problems and Solutions for Nonprofits & Campaigns  

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  • Midterm Elections - How Should a Democratic Campaign Plan?

    May 16, 2022 by Joe Fuld (he/him)

    Midterm Elections

    Midterm Elections - How Should a Democratic Campaign Plan?

    As you plan for midterm elections, especially if you’re progressive democrat, you may not want to leave your house. With all the things going on in the country it may seem like the midterm elections are a forgone conclusion and not in a good way. Historical trends come to a similar conclusion. In this post we will detail the historical trends of midterms, talk about contributing factors, and what Democrats and progressives can do to make a difference in election outcomes this year.

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  • Political Campaign Budget - The Complete Guide

    May 02, 2022 by Martín Diego Garcia (he/him)

    Political campaign budget: piggy banks from small to large

    Checkout our Complete Guide to Building a Robust Campaign Budget to Help You Build Your Own

    Political Campaign Budget Reality Check

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  • Canvassing Rural Areas

    Nov 08, 2021 by Ben Holse (he/him)

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    Canvassing Rural Areas: Door to Door Is Not the Same Everywhere

    Canvassing rural areas present a unique set of challenges. You want to door knock as many homes in these areas as you can. Grassroots canvassing is the most effective method of volunteer voter contact so plan for the door-to-door canvas program to take time and resources. You also want to be conscious of your resources and canvas in a way that makes sense for both you and your canvassers. Below are some of our favorite grassroots campaigning suggestions to overcome the challenges of rural canvassing:

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  • Post-Election Campaign Shutdown Checklist

    Nov 05, 2020 by Ben Holse (he/him) and Martín Diego Garcia (he/him)

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    Our Quick Post-election Campaign Shutdown Checklist

    Is it time for the post-election shutdown for your campaign?

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  • How to Guide: Campaign Logos

    Oct 05, 2020 by Martín Diego Garcia (he/him)

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    A Guide to Building a Clear and Simple Campaign Logo

    Mixing Text with Visuals 

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  • Advocacy RFP Pitfalls to Avoid

    Aug 24, 2020 by Ben Holse (he/him)

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    Advocacy RFP Writing Tips 

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  • Political Candidate Assessment: Am I Ready to Run?

    Jun 25, 2020 by Joe Fuld (he/him)

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    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.

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  • Vote Goal and Vote Deficit: How many votes do I need to win?

    Jun 01, 2020 by Ben Holse (he/him)

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    Vote Goal and Vote Deficit: What are they?  Why Do I Need Them?

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  • Which Came First, the Chicken or the Advocacy Budget?

    Dec 12, 2019 by Sophie Thurber (she/her)

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    Advocacy Budget: Defining Your Bottom Line Will Save You Time and Money

    Get ready, I’m about to crack advocacy budgets wide open (pun intended, and it won’t be the last). I know you’re on the edge of your seats, but this is really no chicken and the egg conundrum I’m about to solve for you. When you’re looking to develop an advocacy program, your budget should always come first. This may seem counterintuitive when you begin talking to consultants (like you’re tipping your hand and about to get taken for a ride), but it’s really important for a few reasons:

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  • Why Hire a Full-Time Campaign Manager?

    Sep 19, 2019 by Joe Fuld (he/him)

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    A Campaign Manager Is Worth Every Penny

    Running for political office is a daunting task that can be exceedingly taxing without a campaign manager at the helm to help run the show. For first-time candidates in particular, getting a viable campaign off the ground is more than a full-time job. Fundraising call time alone is all-consuming, taking up to three to six hours per day of your time five days a week. With so many moving parts to a campaign, there’s no harm (but rather, lots of value) in investing in a campaign manager. A full-time manager is worth the expense.

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  • 9 Campaign Plan Tips

    Mar 25, 2019

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    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:

    1. Have a campaign plan that outlines specific goals:

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