Non-Political Books for Politicos

non-political books for politicos

10 Non-Political Books Every Politico Should Read

*Originally written by Joe Fuld and updated by Elena Veatch 4/3/18

When you get into politics, it’s hard to resist the all too common tunnel vision of focusing only on politics. But be careful – binge watching Veep or The West Wing is not going to help you run a better campaign or organization; nor will reading solely political books.

The fact is, you are running a business. And while we like to think of politics and business as totally separate realms, it’s tough to run any political operation without a Business 101 crash course. So, take a break from the latest Clinton campaign staffer or Obama aide memoir you are probably reading, and check out some of our non-political book recommendations. Below are ten non-political books that will be helpful to any politico running a campaign, a non-profit, or really any operation.

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How Much Should Campaign Training Cost?

Is a campaign training program right for you?

TCW’s Guide to Campaign Training Costs and Programs

How much should a campaign training cost? Here at The Campaign Workshop, we believe it's important to train campaign staff by providing individuals who want to become campaign operatives the opportunity to go out and gain hands-on experience. If your goal is to work on a campaign, we suggest finding a training program with a strong track record and high attendance. There are a number of great programs throughout the country that we are happy to recommend to you. We’ve listed a few of these noteworthy organizations below.

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Candidate and Campaign Training

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Candidate and Campaign Training Is a Good Investment

We  create and run custom candidate and campaign trainings for groups and organizations around the country. It is our mission as a company to not only create a and build political and advocacy campaigns but to teach people how to do it better.  We specialize in a layered learning approach to political and campaign management training.  Whether you have the chance to go to one of our trainings or someone else's campaign training, go to a training.  check out our progressive training calendar, we try to keep it up to date.  You would not start a business without learning the skills necessary to run it, don't start a campaign without the right political training.  We encourage candidates and staff to get trained at a candidate and campaign training before  they get involved in a campaign.  The Gay and Lesbian Victory Institute runs candidate and campaign trainings for LGBT candidates. Members of our team have worked with Victory Fund since 1998.  We are proud of this work. Those candidate and campaign trainings can be found here: Gay & Lesbian Victory Institute. If you are a LGBT candidate thinking running for office we hope you will go do a candidate and campaign training soon!

There are lots of great organizations that do candidate and campaign training. Here are some recommendations on other great organizations that do candidate and campaign trainings:

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