Here at NDTC, we know there are so many concerned, dedicated citizens across America who want to get involved in political campaigns. But, we also know it can be difficult to get your foot in the door. How do you go from volunteering to actually working campaign jobs? If you’ve wrestled with this question before, we’re here to help. [...]
Expectation vs. Reality According to movies and TV, life on the campaign trail is constant work, but rather glamorous. Think of shows like The West Wing and Scandal - huge staff, endless budgets, and incredibly high stakes. While it’s true a campaign is a lot of work, these programs don’t really show what life is actually like on the campaign [...]
Between all of the different levels, offices, and various organizations involved in American government, it can be tough to keep track! So, if you’re thinking about getting involved in politics, you should start by understanding the alphabet soup that is our political system. That’s why we’ve put together this basic Government 101 candidate guide. The information in this guide will [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Reading Time: 5 minutes Have you ever wondered how to work on a political campaign? You’ve come to the right place. NDTC's Staff Academy can help you make your dreams come true.
Campaign fundraisers are common occurrences on our favorite political tv shows, but in real life, they’re often much more subdued, drama-free events. They give the candidate a chance to have more one-on-one interactions than a speech or rally and to meet whole networks of potential supporters and donors. If you’re starting your first campaign, it might seem daunting to have [...]
Reading Time: 4 minutes Candidates rely heavily on volunteer engagement to reach their campaign goals. But what happens after Election Day? How you continue volunteer engagement?