• Campaign Fundamentals, Getting Started

    How to Get Campaign Jobs

    By Conor Hicks July 18, 2019
  • Uncategorized

    Staff Spotlight: Anthony Robinson

    By Lily Doctoroff July 16, 2019
  • Campaign Message, Communications, How to Run for Office, Uncategorized

    Campaign Message: What and How You Say It Matters

    By Lily Doctoroff July 15, 2019
  • Campaign Fundamentals, Campaign Message

    Working on a Campaign: 5 Myths

    By Conor Hicks July 11, 2019
  • Campaign Fundamentals, How to Run for Office

    Life on the Campaign Trail

    By Lily Doctoroff July 9, 2019
  • Communications, Digital

    Facebook for Political Campaigns 101

    By Conor Hicks July 4, 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

New Jersey Primary Recap

NDTC Trainees Claim Victory in Garden State Primary

Fasten your seatbelts folks, because election season is upon us once again! It's time to talk New Jersey primary politics. This week, our installment of primary election coverage takes us to the bustling cities, rolling hills, and beautiful beaches of New Jersey. After months of door-knocking, making phone calls, and engaging with voters at every opportunity, candidates were finally able [...]

June 11th, 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

NDTC Staff Spotlight: Rose Clouston

Behind the scenes with NDTC's Director of Online Trainings

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 [...]

May 14th, 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