Are you thinking about running for office or in the beginning stages of your campaign? There are probably a million questions buzzing around in your head (and that actually won’t change much as your campaign progresses). Have no fear! We’ve got your back. NDTC Director of Online Trainings Rose Clouston answered trainees’ questions about how to run for office on [...]
Requirements to Run for Public Office as a Democrat
State-by-State Information Guide for Progressive Candidates
There are many hoops to jump through between having the thought “I should run for office” and punching a hole in a ballot with your name on it. First, you have to think about the issues you’re passionate about and figure out which office most directly affects those issues. But even before you go through those steps, many people first [...]
Reading Time: 3 minutes There's a good chance that your voters won't agree with you on everything. Focus on finding the common ground that you can both agree on to win their vote.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Want to improve your social media game? Social media gives you a chance to reach voters anytime, anywhere. Check out what NDTC has to say about the best social media tips for your campaign.
Reading Time: 5 minutes You can't win an election by yourself: your volunteer team is the driving force of your campaign. Learn about volunteer management and how to build an effective volunteer team.
Sending emails will not win your campaign for you. Sending emails will not mean you will eclipse your fundraising goals. You’re still going to have to knock on doors, call people, and have face to face conversations. However, you probably won’t win your election if you do not include email as a part of your overall digital strategy. Sending emails [...]
How to Run for Office: Keep Your Message Local
Focus on the people getting you into office: your voters.
We get it. It is so easy to get distracted on the campaign trail. When you’re talking about the same issues every single day, it’s tempting to go on a tirade about the current administration or your opinions on our relations with Russia. Resist the temptation! Focus on your campaign message. But if you do give in, here’s one piece of [...]
If you’ve taken the NDTC Digital course (online or live), you know we encourage candidates to focus when it comes to creating a social media presence for their campaigns. Do one, do it well. For most people, that means have a presence on Facebook. With all the changes Facebook has been making, it’s only natural that many people are nervous [...]
Most people don’t schedule their week’s worth of social media content ahead of time — but then again, candidates aren’t most people. While it might sound a bit tedious, planning out what content you’re going to post, what platform you’re going to post it on, and what time of day that content will go live is a great way to stay on [...]
How to Run for Office: Social Media Tips
5 Ways to Create an Engaging Social Media Presence for your Campaign
If you’re not on social media, you’re missing a HUGE opportunity to engage supporters, spread your message, and build your persona (btw — these are not the only reasons you should be on social media). Post content regularly. Staying active on social media is essential to sustain a great social media presence. You want to post as often as possible so your [...]