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 [...]
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 [...]
11 Relational Organizing Best Practices For Your Political Campaign
Better ways to use who you know to reach out to all those people you need to know
Reading Time: 4 minutes With relational organizing, supporters leverage their pre-existing relationships to reach out to their friends, neighbors and colleagues, and convert supporters into organizers who will then recruit more supporters.
How to Run for Office: Building Your Kitchen Cabinet
Why you need one and who should — and should not — be included in your inner circle
Your kitchen cabinet is a strong asset to have in a political campaign. Whether you’re running for Congress or your local school board, having people with different points of view giving you advice can be enormously helpful. Every successful business has an advisory board, and your campaign should be no different. Typically a kitchen cabinet is made up of close [...]
How to Run for Office: Re-Rolodexing Yourself
Your campaign can never have too many contacts or too much support.
Re-Rolodexing This is part two of our first blog on Networking and Rolodexing. Be sure to check it out if you missed it! So you’ve built your campaign rolodex — the amount of information in front of you might be overwhelming — but don’t you fret. NDTC is here with a guide to organizing and categorizing your rolodex and improve your campaign networking. Keeping [...]
Campaigns can seem daunting to people who have difficulty with small talk. Just the thought of approaching strangers and striking up a conversation with them can seem daunting. More people have problems with casual conversation than you might think. And many who appear good at it have just had time to practice. The first step in getting over your distaste [...]
Reading Time: 4 minutes So, you're ready to run - but to get elected to office, you need a team. Learn where to find and how to recruit volunteers for political campaigns.