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.

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

What Office Should I Run For?

When you decide you want to run for public office you have to make a lot of important decisions. Before any of those decisions are made there is one question that you need to answer before anything else; what office should I run for? If you’re considering running for office the choice of which office is best for you may [...]

April 30th, 2019

Trainer Spotlight: Jeff Greene

Reading Time: 2 minutes NDTC is proud to have trainers throughout the country who teach at our incredible Blue Bench Trainings. Each month, we spotlight one of our trainers to learn more about their backgrounds and their favorite part of being a trainer at NDTC!

April 23rd, 2019

A Guide to Asking for Donations

Running a campaign is a huge task that can’t be completed alone. An effective campaign requires a lot of help from both volunteers and donors, but a lot of people feel uncomfortable asking for donations. Though it may be uncomfortable for some to ask for money it is necessary for any successful campaign. There is nothing wrong with asking the [...]

March 7th, 2019

Black History Month – NDTC Candidate Spotlight

The journey to equality and sufficient representation in American politics for many communities has been - and continues to be - a long and arduous battle.  During this year’s Black History Month, we want to feature some of the African Americans who have fought for equal representation in their communities  These trailblazers pave the way for this generation’s leaders to [...]

February 27th, 2019