• Post-Election Campaign Shutdown Checklist

    Nov 05, 2020 by Ben Holse and Martín Diego Garcia

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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  • Political Campaign Budget - The Complete Guide

    May 04, 2020 by Ben Holse

    Political campaign budget: piggy banks from small to large

    Political Campaign Budget Reality Check

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

    Dec 12, 2019 by Sophie Thurber

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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

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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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  • A Guide to Budgeting for Your Digital Advocacy Campaign

    Jan 21, 2019

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    Digital Campaign Spending: What to Include in Your Digital Advocacy Budget

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  • Political Candidates Can't Do Everything

    Jun 21, 2018 by Joe Fuld

    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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  • Effective Advocacy Campaign Tips

    Nov 24, 2016 by The Campaign Workshop

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    5 Advocacy Campaign Tips to Run an Effective Effort

    Running an effective advocacy campaign takes skill and planning here are five tips to run a winning advocacy campaign:

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