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 [...]
Your Political Campaign Field Plan For the next installment of our series on the different aspects of the NDTC downloadable campaign plan template, we’re going to talk about your field plan! This plan outlines your campaign’s strategy to contact voters in order to persuade them to vote and then to actually cast their ballots. Your political campaign field [...]
Rose Clouston is the Director of Online Trainings at NDTC. In this interview, we go behind the scenes with her at The NDTC headquarters. Tell us about yourself! What has your professional life looked like and how did you get your start in politics? The first campaign I worked on was John Kerry's 2004 presidential. I was a student at [...]
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 [...]
On every political campaign, there are many moving parts. All of which need plenty of attention and planning. That’s why a campaign plan is such a vital tool for any candidate. A plan allows you to manage the many different parts of your campaign with ease and sets you up for success. But, creating an entire plan is no small [...]
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 [...]
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!
Reading Time: 4 minutes Your campaign website is the one, central place where supporters can find information about you, your campaign, and how they can get involved.
Reading Time: 3 minutes The power of authenticity is incredibly important for any political candidate. Here are some tips for implementing it in your campaign.
A crowded 2020 primary and a critical general election make activating strong networks of digital volunteers, and effective volunteer management, a necessity. Digital organizing offers an efficient and scalable way to do that quickly. By organizing online, campaigns can build powerful digital communities and mobilize supporters year-round. These seven tips will help you make the most of your organizing work [...]