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Top 5 Mistakes Political Campaigns Make Online

By Guest Author Shane Daley of Online Candidate

As politics has moved into the online realm, its provided plenty of fodder for gaffes, mistakes and embarrassing moments. There are many opportunities for online campaign mistakes to be made. Here are some of the most common and avoidable problems that we see campaigns make season after season. Writing website content in the first person Many candidates use their site’s [...]

June 2nd, 2017

How to Write a Campaign Field Plan

We are big on plans. Finance, field, campaign, press, social media plans and more. Every aspect of your campaign needs one. Of all the plans you make, your campaign field plan may be the most important — well, after the finance plan, of course! Your field plan should include a lot of information about your voters and how you plan to win, [...]

May 31st, 2017

What Not to Do: A Cardinal Sin of Elections

Top Campaign Mistakes

There are a few campaign mistakes that raise to the level of cardinal sins in elections. One of them is underestimating your opponent. Failing to take your opposition seriously or only going through motions because you think you have the race locked up is a recipe for disaster. There are plenty of examples of political campaigns ending badly because of [...]

May 2nd, 2017

What’s New at the NDTC

You may have noticed something new at TrainDemocrats.org. We’ve updated and re-launched our site, but if you look a little deeper, you’ll see we’ve also added a bunch of new tools and new lessons. It is all a part of our mission to provide the best possible free training to any Democrat running for office anywhere. So what’s new? Glad [...]

April 30th, 2017

Political Fundraising and the Power of the Word “No”

Definitive answers increase ability to target potential donors

Nobody likes to hear “no,” especially in political fundraising. In and out of politics, too many people take rejection personally. But “no” is not necessarily a bad thing. In fact, it can be quite helpful. I know it may sound counterintuitive, but when a voter or donor says “no,” this is a good response. “No” tells you exactly where the individual [...]

April 17th, 2017

What is the National Democratic Training Committee?

We Train Dems.

What is the National Democratic Training Committee? Well, it is our goal to create the ultimate political candidate training tool and resource center for any Democrat running for office anywhere in the country. The strategies and tactics of modern campaigns apply across the spectrum of elections. Big. Small. State. Local. It doesn’t matter if you want to run for school board, [...]

April 9th, 2017

Campaigning in the Time of Trump

Three Steps Every Campaign and Local Party Need to Follow to Begin Capitalizing on Trump

The current mood of the country and within the Democratic Party is a mix of fear, frustration and a big desire to do “something.” It isn’t everyday millions of people, most of whom are not regularly politically active, take to the streets to protest organically. The question facing every local party leader and candidate is: How do I channel and [...]

March 15th, 2017