• Do Nonprofits Need A Digital Advocacy Consultant?

    Nov 16, 2020 by Joe Fuld

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    Online Campaign Consultants: Is It Worth the Cost To Hire a Digital Advocacy Consultant to Manage Your Digital Presence?

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  • When to Hire a Digital Campaign Firm

    Apr 16, 2020 by Claire Regan

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    Should I Run My Digital Campaign In-House or Hire a Firm?

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  • Questions to Ask Before Firing Your Political Consultant

    Apr 09, 2020 by Ben Holse

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    Is It the Right Time to Fire My Political Consultant? 

    Many experienced campaign managers or operatives can recall a bad experience with a political consultant. Perhaps the consultant didn’t deliver what they promised, they were unresponsive, or they didn’t hit deadlines. Depending on how far out you are from Election Day, this can lead to some tough decisions. 

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  • Self-Care Ideas for Post-Election Season: Cocktail Edition

    Nov 14, 2019 by Sophie Thurber

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    Your Campaign Has Ended, Kick Back with a Self-Care Cocktail

    Self-care is a must after a grueling election cycle. Getting through Election Day is a huge accomplishment, but it takes a toll. Late nights, too much pizza, a prolonged, laser-like focus on work—it can leave you feeling drained, foggy and exhausted. Moral of the story, you deserve to kick back with a good book (or a great crossword, if you’re a nerd like me) and an even better drink in hand. Cocktail, mocktail or wine, the choice is yours, but the sentiment is the same: treat yourself.

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  • Self-Care Ideas for Post-Election Season

    Nov 11, 2019 by Elena Veatch

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    Run a Winning Campaign, Then Try These Self-Care Ideas

    You’ve worked hard to run a strong campaign—now you can carve out some space for some post-election self-care ideas!

    If you work in the campaign world, I’m willing to bet you’re deeply acquainted with post-election burnout. While that fatigue may be more acute after presidential and mid-term elections, never discount the exhausting pace of state and local races. No matter the election year, type, or outcome, it’s crucial to take care of yourself after you take care of your campaign.

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  • Quick Tips for Writing a Good RFP

    Aug 12, 2019 by Martín Diego Garcia

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    Here Are A Few Tips on the RFP Process That Will Get You Proposals Customized for Your Campaign.

    The RFP process can be tough to navigate. Below are some tips for approaching the process to yield strong proposals that achieve your political campaign goals.

    What is an RFP? 

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  • 7 Questions With Hal Malchow

    Jul 23, 2018 by Elena Veatch

    7 Questions With Hal Malchow

    Hal Malchow Shares Insights From His Latest Novel

    Hal Malchow has over thirty-five years of experience in politics, having worked for four Democratic presidential nominees and a long list of Senate, congressional, and gubernatorial candidates. Hal Malchow’s pivotal role in introducing data science to American political campaigns and measuring the impact of voter communication tactics changed the way campaigns are run. In his latest novel, No Popes in Heaven, Hal Malchow draws upon his experience to highlight the absurdities of our political system and the negative consequences of well-meaning reforms for our democracy. We sat down with him to hear all about his new book.

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  • 10 Political Consultant Problems

    Sep 07, 2017 by Joe Fuld

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    Political Consultants and Your Campaign: Problems and Solutions

    Do you hate or love your political consultant? As the world of political consulting has grown, so have issues that organizations and candidates face with their political consultants.

    To be clear, some political consultant problems are easily solved, and some are not. Picking the right campaign consultants with the right approach and being clear on goals or roles can help a lot. Here is our list of political consulting problems and some basic solutions for them: 

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  • Inside the Campaign Studio with Political Consultant Donna Victoria

    Feb 13, 2017 by Joe Fuld

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    Meet this week's political consultant: Donna Victoria

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  • Do Nonprofits Need Online Advocacy Campaign Consultants?

    Dec 29, 2016

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    Online Advocacy Campaign Consultants: Is It Worth the Cost to Hire a Consultant to Manage Your Online Presence?

    Online advocacy seems to be the term of the moment, but achieving real online advocacy results can be tough in both execution and budget.  If you are at a nonprofit where money is tight, (when is it not?) spending money on hiring a online advocacy consultant to manage your online presence can seem like an easy line item to cut. But don’t be so quick to count campaign consultants out. Depending on your nonprofit’s size and goals, an online advocacy consultant could be extremely beneficial (and we’re not just saying that because of our line of work).

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  • Inside the Campaign Studio with Political Consultant Stefan Hankin

    Oct 17, 2016 by Joe Fuld

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    This month’s political consultant is Stefan Hankin

    Stefan is a political consultant, campaign pollster the founder and president of Lincoln Park Strategies. With over a decade of experience in market research, working with clients at all levels of politics, as well as the non-profit and corporate world, Stefan’s expertise on positioning his clients to succeed across all demographic and ideological groups serves as the hallmark of his work.

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  • Political Consultant Spotlight: Pollster Mike Bocian

    Jun 30, 2016 by Joe Fuld

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    Political Consultant Spotlight | Pollster Mike Bocian

    This week’s Political Consultant is Michael Bocian. He is a founding partner at GBA Strategies, serves as pollster and strategist for gubernatorial, senate, congressional, state legislative, mayoral, and ballot initiative campaigns. With 15 years of experience, he has worked for the DGA, DCCC, DSCC, issue advocacy groups and membership associations.

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