• Election Stress: How Can You Deal Election Week Stress?

    Oct 29, 2020 by Joe Fuld

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    Election Stress Is Real, What Can You Do About It?

    As someone who has been in the world of elections for 30 years, election stress has been a constant in my life and those around me. But this year it is even more  stressful - https://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/stress/2020/sia-mental-health-crisis.pdf

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  • Political Campaign Staff Hiring Guide: Traits Matter More Than Experience

    Sep 17, 2020 by Joe Fuld

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    Traits for Political Campaign Staff and Tips to Hire Great Staffers  

    Whether you're running for city council or congress, hiring your political campaign staff is an essential part of the electoral success. Managing budgets, raising money, running social media, building field programs, prepping candidates for public appearances, and implementing campaign strategies; the political campaign staff is the backbone of every campaign. 

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  • Five Dysfunctions of a Campaign Team

    Sep 16, 2019 by Joe Fuld and Sophie Thurber

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    Is Your Campaign Team Dysfunctional?

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  • How to Be an Awesome Grassroots Organizer | Grassroots Organizing

    Apr 19, 2018 by The Campaign Workshop

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    Learn How to be a Next Level Grassroots Organizer. 

    The 2018 election cycle is here! Everyone has a renewed spirit of social justice and resistance.  Lots of activists are looking for ways to get involved in the new wave of change. Are you thinking about becoming a grassroots organizer?

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  • So You Won Your Political Campaign

    Nov 11, 2016 by Joe Fuld

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    You Won Your Political Campaign, Now What?

    Congratulations on winning your political campaign! You won a hard fought political campaign and have gotten the chance to represent your community. Most candidates who run for office don't win. But you did! And that is awesome. Here is some advice on what to do next.

    Thank folks. You won, but it wasn't just you who made it possible. You had a lot of help. Voters, volunteers, donors, friends, family and organizations—they all played a part in your political campaign. So thank them in person or with a hand written note. Thank everyone; believe me, they will remember.

    Remember why you ran. You wanted to make change in your community, now is your chance. Do it. Think of the issues and problems you want make a difference for and do it. Don't let the mayhem of being an elected officeholder distract you from achieving the goals you set out to accomplish in the first place.

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  • Starting a Campaign: What Every Staffer Should Know

    Jan 11, 2016 by Ben Holse

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    Tips for Starting A Campaign

    Starting a campaign is a huge challenge and will prove to be much different than any other job you've ever had. It is hard work and you don’t get to clock out like you would a regular 9 – 5. Starting a campaign means being fully committed and putting the rest of your life on hold. Below are a few other things that every staffer should know before starting a campaign.

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  • Campaign Staff Structure

    Aug 31, 2015

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    How Should You Structure Your Campaign Staff?

    When thinking about whether or not you’re ready to run for office, one important step in the process is figuring out who will make up your team. A candidate’s campaign staff is incredibly important in not only making a campaign successful but also more manageable and fun for the candidate and everyone else involved. Obviously, larger campaigns will require a more robust team, but even a small campaign will need a few essential staff members.

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  • How to Say Goodbye to a Great Employee

    May 22, 2015 by The Campaign Workshop

    Time to Say Goodbye to Your Employee

    When someone leaves your business, as the proprietor, there is an instinct to feel rejected and think, “I must have done something to make them leave."  When people leave my business, I have these thoughts as well. Having an employee leave your company is never easy, but having good employees ultimately means opportunities will come knocking. With that said, here are a few tips I have used over the years when an employee is about to leave.

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  • Code for Progress

    Jul 13, 2014 by Joe Fuld

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    Code for Progress Is Helping Make the Progressive Movement and the Tech Industry More Diverse

    Last week, The Campaign Workshop hosted a interview training event for Code for Progress at our office that included a stellar cast of entrepreneurs, TCW staff, and an amazing group of fellows that are about to take the job market by storm.

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