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 [...]

January 25th, 2018

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 [...]

January 20th, 2018

How to Run for Office: Networking and Rolodexing

Break out that holiday card list again — it’s a great starting point for building your campaign rolodex.

You’re not going to win this election on your own. Your personal network is going to provide the foundation on which you are going to build your campaign. What exactly is a network? Your network is practically every person you’ve ever met or every person that you’ve formed a relationship with. And we mean ‘relationship’ in the broadest sense. Your [...]

January 4th, 2018