You want to get a job on a campaign but feel overwhelmed and unsure where or how to start. Or maybe you are already involved in politics as a volunteer or a field organizer and want to build your passion into a career. We know it can be difficult to get your foot in the proverbial "campaign door." That's [...]
Reading Time: 5 minutes Congratulations, you ran a great campaign and raised important issues that matter to your community. Now it's time to close out your campaign.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Supporting and engagement your volunteers is essential to keeping them on your team!
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.
“Politics is about shaking hands and kissing babies.” Has anyone ever actually said that to you? While it’s a tad simplistic, there is a tremendous amount of truth to the statement. The truth is, politics is about voter contact. Voter contact means introducing yourself personally (and with volunteers) directly to the voters. Most of the time voter contact means knocking [...]
How to Run for Office: How to Set a Vote Goal
Running as a Democrat in an deep red Republican district?
The most important number on any campaign is the vote goal — the number of votes that you need to win on Election Day. A vote goal is what dictates the size and direction of your campaign. Without that ultimate number, how would you know what to do? Right now, there are more Democrats running for office than ever before. Many are [...]
We’ve all heard that Schoolhouse Rock song about how a bill becomes a law (if you haven’t, here it is). But for some of us, that’s where our political knowledge stops. If you’ve been keeping up with our blogs and have your head spinning with some of the terms we’ve been using, fear not — NDTC is here with a guide to [...]
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 [...]
Where to Start? When you run for office, you get a lot of advice. After all, everyone believes they know how to run a campaign. All you need is to shake a few hands, kiss a few babies, and presto! You win. If it were only that easy. Once you’ve decided to put your name on the ballot, you quickly [...]
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.