Campaign Events

Campaign Events

About the Course

Events can be effective for meeting voters, building relationships, and raising money. They can also be a drain on valuable resources: time, money, and people. Thoughtful and thorough planning is the only way to make sure that your events are more gain than a drain. In this course, we cover what you need to know to plan successful events that contribute to your field and fundraising goals.

When to Take This Course

Take this course 4-8 weeks before your first campaign event–be that a meet and greet or fundraisers. But if you already have a couple of events on the books and coming up soon, check out the logistics section to get you ready for the event day.

Take Aways

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Schedule your Campaign Events
  • Organize your Event Logistics
  • Track your Event Goals

By the end of this course, you will have these resources for your campaign:

  • Invitations Checklist
  • Comprehensive Timeline and Checklist
  • A Sample Contribution Card
  • A Sample Sign-In Sheet

Sign up and enroll in this course to begin!

Course Instructor

Kelly Dietrich Kelly Dietrich Instructor

Kelly is the Founder and CEO of the National Democratic Training Committee. He has worked on dozens of campaigns at every level across the country. Kelly's specialty is in new campaign creation, candidate and staff training, and fundraising. In addition to working for 18+ years in Democratic politics, he teaches a class on political campaigns at DePaul University in Chicago, where he lives with his family and dog, a large hungry blue Weimaraner named Jack Bauer. Kelly started his career in 1998 with Rep. Dennis Moore in KS-03. He's an avid basketball and poker player, though never at the same time. His wife would point out that at no time in this biography was he described as "good" at either hobby. That was a conscious decision.