NDTC National Candidate Bootcamp 8/6/2022 - National Democratic Training Committee

NDTC National Candidate Bootcamp

August 6, 2022

About the event

Join the NDTC’s National Candidate Bootcamp on Saturday, August 6th from 9:30am – 4:45 pm ET! If you are running for office or working on a campaign in 2022, our Candidate Bootcamp will get you ready to win! Space is limited in order to provide maximum opportunities for you to get your questions answered and network with campaign experts, community stakeholders, and your political peers.

Sign up today to reserve your spot. Please contact  for any questions.

Please click here for the agenda.


Opening Session with Special Guest

Aug 6, 2022 9:30 am - 10:40 am ET

How to Build and Use Your Campaign Plan

Aug 6, 2022 10:40 am - 12:10 pm ET

  • Discuss the purpose and importance of a written campaign plan
  • Identify the key components of an effective campaign plan
  • Apply a continuous improvement model (Plan, Track, Adapt) to set and monitor campaign goals

How to Develop your GOTV Universe and Script

Aug 6, 2022 10:40 am - 12:10 pm ET

  • Explain the purpose and timing to Get Out the Vote (GOTV)
  • Define the key components of a successful GOTV plan
  • Practice developing effective voter contact scripts

How to Maximize Your Personal Network to Raise Money

Aug 6, 2022 12:25 pm - 1:25 pm ET

  • Discuss how to leverage your personal network to raise money
  • Introduce rolodexing and donor prioritization
  • Practice making effective hard asks

Using Digital Tools to Meet GOTV Goals

Aug 6, 2022 12:25 pm - 1:25 pm ET

  • Identify ways to use digital tools to motivate supporter actions
  • Review the key components of effective digital calls to action (CTAs)
  • Practice drafting calls to action that drive supporters to vote and volunteer

Using Personal Stories to Connect with Voters

Aug 6, 2022 2:25 pm - 3:25 pm ET

  • Identify when and why you’ll share personal stories during a campaign
  • Use the Story of Self framework to craft effective stories
  • Practice tailoring personal stories to audience and purpose

How to Put Your GOTV Plan into Action

Aug 6, 2022 2:25 pm - 3:25 pm ET

  • Develop a timeline to implement your campaign’s GOTV plan
  • Discuss ways to prepare campaign volunteers and staff for GOTV
  • Explore logistics and operations needs for executing GOTV plans

How to Recruit and Train Volunteers

Aug 6, 2022 3:35 pm - 4:35 pm ET

  • Identify and prioritize campaign volunteer needs
  • Explore ways to effectively recruit, retain, and escalate volunteers
  • Describe the urgency and impact of building inclusive and equitable volunteer programs

Maximizing Volunteer Capacity during GOTV

Aug 6, 2022 3:35 pm - 4:35 pm ET

  • Identify volunteer roles and your campaign’s needs during GOTV
  • Identify opportunities for volunteer leadership during GOTV
  • Discuss ways to involve volunteers in gathering and tracking data

Close of the Day

Aug 6, 2022 4:35 pm - 4:45 pm ET

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Event Details
virtual live training
Aug 6, 2022
9:30am - 4:45pm (ET)
What to Expect

We will be using Zoom for this webinar, and please test out using Zoom prior to this meeting. We encourage downloading the app version (instead of viewing directly in your web browser) so that you can fully participate in any breakout groups.

Your Zoom link is visible once registered for this event on our website, and the Zoom link will be emailed as a reminder to you 30 minutes prior to the start of the training.  Zoom will ask you to verify that you’re an authorized user. This is a security measure we’ve added – all you need to do is sign in to a free Zoom account (this is different from your traindemocrats.org account). For more information on how to set up your Zoom account, please click here.

NDTC will record this event: by attending, you give NDTC permission to take photographs and record videos including me at this event, and to use them for its internal and external purposes.