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

    Oct 29, 2020 by Joe Fuld (he/him)

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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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  • Gender Equality: 7 Questions with Founders of Smash Strategies

    Oct 30, 2019 by Alicia Barry

    Wrinkled, colorful sticky notes stacked with a handwritten question on the top one. Wooden background.

    Gender equality in the political sphere with Susan Markham and Stephenie Foster

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  • Campaign Management: Managing Up and Down in Politics

    Sep 09, 2019 by Joe Fuld (he/him)

    Campaign management -a male and female coworker discussing strategy in an office

    Campaign Management Should Be a Two-Way Street 

    campaign management done right means everyone wins. When I first started to work in politics and was a campaign staffer, running campaigns, I learned how important managing up was. 

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  • Graduate School of Political Management: Is It Worth It?

    Jan 09, 2014 by The Campaign Workshop

    Is Grad School for Campaign Management Worth it

    Graduate School of Political Management or School of Life? Do you need grad school to run a political campaign? 

    Is Graduate School of Political Management worth it? In a word: Maybe. It depends on what your goals are, like just about everything else in life. There are ever increasing opportunities to get master’s degrees in non-traditional ways and, depending on what you want to do with this degree, it may make sense to devote the time and resources to school. Campaign management is a real profession, don’t let the ripped jeans and hoodies fool you. Campaign managers are hard working, organized, multi-tasking, savvy professionals (at least the good ones are) and those are skills honed with experience and learning. If you are interested in a career in research, data, political theory and history, then by all means, go to campaign management school. But, in my opinion, if you want campaign management for your career, you can get the experience you need to become a successful campaign manager by actually working on campaigns.

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