Reading Time: 5 minutes Donors play an integral role to any campaign. They provide the fuel needed to get your campaign’s message out to voters. That's why it's essential to your campaign to build a relationship with your donors.
In June 2019, after eight weeks of online training and an intensive, four-day in-person training in Chicago, the inaugural class of NDTC’s Staff Academy graduated and began their work to help create change in Democratic politics. We couldn’t be prouder of our Graduates, and that’s why we want to give them a chance to tell people about themselves and their [...]
Reading Time: 8 minutes You: You are a passionate progressive leader who wants to launch or grow your career in politics but aren’t quite sure where to start. What kind of campaign staff training do you need?
With the arrival of October and the official beginning of fall, it’s time for the September edition of NDTC in the News! September was a busy month for NDTC. With the Democratic debate in Houston and numerous Live Trainings all over the country, NDTC and founder and CEO Kelly Dietrich earned a substantial amount of news coverage. Let’s get started! [...]
Entering my senior year in college, I wasn’t entirely sure what I wanted to pursue professionally. What I did know is that politics had always interested me and I wanted to empower folks that share my values and don’t have the platform to express these values. In short, I wanted to make a difference. After talking to mentors, friends, and [...]
Like many people, I had no idea how to find a political campaign job. Ever since high school, I knew I wanted to do something to make a difference in the world. But even after graduating from college, I didn’t know what job title, organization, or even industry would allow me to make a difference. So how did I get [...]
Reading Time: 3 minutes Just because JobsThatAreLeft is has vanished, doesn’t mean your political career needs to too. Here are some places to look for your next campaign job.
It’s hard to believe August is already over, but welcome to NDTC in the News! This past month was action-packed, and NDTC had its fair share of news coverage. In the aftermath of the Democratic debates in Detroit, NDTC’s CEO and Founder Kelly Dietrich appeared in several local and national publications to discuss the performances of several 2020 candidates. He offered [...]
Here at NDTC, we are incredibly lucky to have plenty of talented and hard-working staff to help Democrats all across the country. This month we want to spotlight one member of our staff, Allyson Raines, who lends her talents to our Staff Academy Program. Allyson’s grassroots background and dedication to reproductive rights make her an amazing addition to the NDTC [...]
With over 95,000 elected school board members across the United States, school boards are some of the most contested elections we have in the U.S. Every year tens of thousands of candidates throw their hat into the ring to help make their local schools a better place for children. But the road to getting there isn’t always easy. School board [...]
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? [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
Introduction to Mailings Here at NDTC, we like to remind candidates that there are three limited resources on every campaign; time, money, and people. Since you can’t extend the day and there are only so many volunteers you can support it’s important to focus on fundraising to have a strong campaign. There are numerous ways to raise money for your [...]
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 [...]