About Lily Doctoroff

Lily was raised in Medfield, Massachusetts, a small town outside of Boston. She currently lives in Chicago while she attends college at the University of Chicago studying Political Science and Religious Studies with a concentration in American Politics. She is a member of the Communications team at NDTC.

Staff Spotlight: Anthony Robinson

Here at National Democratic Training Committee, we are lucky to have incredible staff who work tirelessly to help Democrats run for office all over the country. Earlier this month we were lucky enough to have Anthony Robinson (aka "Rob"), our new Political Director, begin working with us. Rob has been a fantastic addition to our team, and we think others would [...]

July 16th, 2019

Life on the Campaign Trail

Expectation vs. Reality  According to movies and TV, life on the campaign trail is constant work, but rather glamorous. Think of shows like The West Wing and Scandal - huge staff, endless budgets, and incredibly high stakes.  While it’s true a campaign is a lot of work, these programs don’t really show what life is actually like on the campaign [...]

July 9th, 2019

How to Make the Most of Call Time

There are three limited resources on every campaign: time, money, and people Every campaign needs money in order to be successful, but there are only so many hours in the day and so many people to help you fundraise. So, knocking on every constituent's door to ask for donations probably isn’t the best way to go about raising money. What [...]

June 18th, 2019

Staff Spotlight: Jacob Vurpillat

It’s the combined effort of many talented and dedicated staff members that allows NDTC to provide Democrats everywhere with the tools they need to successfully run for office. This month, we want to spotlight Jacob Vurpillat, a member of NDTC's communications team who helps spread the organization's work and message far and wide! Take a look at our conversation with [...]

June 6th, 2019

Candidate Political Campaign District Overview Template

Where You’re At In order to plan your campaign, it’s important to have a comprehensive understanding of your district. After all, this will be the area, people, and community that you’ll represent when you win! For our final installment of our series on how to use NDTC’s campaign plan template, we’re talking about creating your district overview. A district overview [...]

May 30th, 2019

Candidate Political Campaign Communications Plan Template

Let’s Talk! This week we want to talk about your campaign’s communication plan. There’s much more to a political campaign communication plan than how and when to talk to constituents. A communications plan organizes who the campaign’s target audiences are, what messages you’re using to communicate to them, and how you will communicate with these audiences en masse. Your plan [...]

May 21st, 2019

Candidate Political Campaign Fundraising Plan Template

Let’s Talk Fundraising! For the month of May, we’re going to take a closer look at the different elements of NDTC’s sample campaign plan. The first element we want to explore is our sample campaign fundraising plan. Fundraising is an integral component of any campaign. From small-scale local elections to immense congressional campaigns, every candidate must raise funds in order [...]

May 9th, 2019