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    Eight Tips to Win Your School Board Election

    By Lily Doctoroff August 22, 2019
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    Trainer Spotlight: Ibie Hart

    By Lily Doctoroff August 20, 2019
  • Campaign Fundamentals, How to Run for Office

    Overcoming the Struggles of a School Board Candidate

    By Lily Doctoroff August 13, 2019
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    NDTC in the News: July Roundup

    By Conor Hicks August 8, 2019
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    Is Direct Mail Fundraising Right For Your Campaign?

    By Lily Doctoroff August 6, 2019
  • Building Your Network, Digital, Getting Started, Uncategorized

    Twitter for Political Campaigns

    By Conor Hicks August 1, 2019

Trainer Spotlight: Ibie Hart

We are incredibly lucky to have many talented trainers who run our Blue Bench Trainings across the country.  This month we want to spotlight Ibie Hart, one of our trainers who specializes in teaching our Story of Self courses.  Read on to learn more about Ibie and what makes her such a fantastic trainer!  How did you start in politics? [...]

August 20th, 2019

Overcoming the Struggles of a School Board Candidate

The Importance of School Board Elections School board elections are incredibly important. Though many people discount the influence of their local school board, the group makes a huge difference in the community. The school board often has a more direct effect than either state or federal government officials. To give you an idea of the influence of school board officials, [...]

August 13th, 2019

NDTC in the News: July Roundup

Welcome to the July edition of "NDTC in the News"! As we travel around the country helping Democrats develop the skills they need to win elections, it’s impossible to miss the enthusiasm among grassroots Democratic activists. It's inspiring to see concerned progressives across America take the leap and run for office. At NDTC, we know it can be hard to [...]

August 8th, 2019

Twitter for Political Campaigns

Tweeting Like a Political Pro

Twitter, though not as wide-reaching as Facebook, is an important element of a campaign’s digital strategy. Today, we’re here to help you establish an active, effective, and engaging Twitter page for your campaign.  Using Twitter for political campaigns can be tricky, so we'll offer some insight into building an effective social media strategy.  When you first run for office, you [...]

August 1st, 2019

Candidate Spotlight: Aura Vasquez

I am Aura Vasquez, a candidate for Los Angeles City Council. I am an Afro-Latina immigrant from Colombia who has fought for environmental and social justice and lifted the voices of those who have gone unheard. In my city, I’ve led campaigns to ban single-use plastic bags and secure a commitment by the City of Los Angeles to go coal-free [...]

July 30th, 2019

Five Strategies to Deal with Negative Campaign Interactions

Negative campaign interactions are an unfortunate part of every campaign. Almost everyone that’s worked on or in a campaign has a story about that one angry person met on the doorstep or talked to on the phone. In our current political climate, rudeness is a frequent player in campaign life and political discourse.  Politics inherently breeds strong emotions. The issues [...]

July 25th, 2019

A Guide to Political Networking

Relationships Matter  It’s incredibly important for all candidates to remember that no campaign is won alone. Successful campaigns are the result of a strong network of family, friends, and supporters. These are the people who organize and mobilize voters to help your campaign succeed!  But first thing’s first - how do you create a network?  We wanted to create a [...]

July 23rd, 2019

How to Get Campaign Jobs

  You want to get a job on a campaign but feel overwhelmed and unsure where or how to start. Or maybe you are already involved in politics as a volunteer or a field organizer and want to build your passion into a career. We know it can be difficult to get your foot in the proverbial "campaign door." That's [...]

July 18th, 2019