Field Strategies for Campaign Success

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Field Strategies That Get Results

Field strategies don’t always get the yield you were hoping for, especially if you don’t have the right planning behind them. Here are our tips for getting the most out of your field strategies for your political campaign. 

Plan first: 

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Set Up Your Twitter Fast!

Set Up Your Twitter Fast!

Twitter Account Set Up for Dummies

If you have never set up a Twitter account, consider this to be your crash course! Twitter is becoming increasingly important to both political and advocacy campaigns, but with its ever evolving features and unique vocabulary specifically for the Twitter Platform, it can be hard for some to jump on the bandwagon. Here is a simple guide to a fast twitter account set up:

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4 Signs of a Winning Campaign

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4 Qualities Winning Campaigns Share:   

After working with a few campaigns, you really do get a sense of what it’s like to work on a winning campaign. These campaigns share a few key qualities that ultimately contribute to their success. Below are four of the qualities that winning campaigns almost always share:   

Willingness to delegate responsibilities

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How to Find a Political Campaign Job

Please! Get out on the Road and Find a Political Campaign Job!

When I started on the campaign trail, I was lucky enough to go through the Campaign Management Institute, where I became focused on political campaigns and encountered great mentors like Peter Fenn, Richard Smolka, Bill Sweeney and Peter Lindstrom through college programs and internships. Meeting folks who had made careers out of politics encouraged me to set aside my mom’s vision of me becoming  a professional chef and instead, pursue a career in politics and find a political campaign job.

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Should I Have an Event for My Campaign Kickoff?

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Should I have an event for my campaign kickoff?

No matter how much we all like a fun party, a campaign kickoff can be a big undertaking. 

More importantly, if the party or event is a campaign kickoff, it can be hard to calculate the return on investment (ROI). Take it from someone who has learned this the hard way- planning events is tough.

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So You Lost Your Political Campaign

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So Your Political Campaign Lost, Now What?

If you were a Democrat running for office, working on a political campaign or a voter, Tuesday had some big wins and some close or not so close losses. Sure there were memorable wins  but many folks are depressed by the outcome of their specific election. So what do you do now?

 You have spent months running for office or managing a political campaign and now the political campaign is over. Even though you worked your butt off, you fell short.

Here are some tips for candidates and campaign managers from those of us who have been through many a political campaign and understand it is not easy.

Thank Folks. You might have lost, but it does not mean that people did not work hard. Make sure you take the time to call, email and personally thank volunteers, endorsers, donors and your friends and family.

Be Gracious. Don't be the candidate who tells everyone to jump in a lake after the campaign ends. A candidate’s reaction to losing can often be a bigger sign of whether they can do something in the future than the outcome of the race itself. You have a lot of folks who supported you, and you owe it to them and to yourself to treat this in a respectful manner.

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