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What To Look For In A Campaign Treasurer

2017-10-17T10:47:20+00:00

What To Look For In A Campaign Treasurer by Natasha Smith, User Experience and Communications Manager, National Democratic Training Committee, @traindems   Every campaign needs a treasurer, whether it be for a small-town city council race or a Senate election. But choosing the wrong person for the job can be enormously costly. Here we’ll break down the three kinds of treasurers that you can hire and why or why not you’d want to bring them on your team. But before we get into the different kinds of treasurers, let’s talk about what a treasurer does (or is supposed to do). [...]

What To Look For In A Campaign Treasurer2017-10-17T10:47:20+00:00

Building an Email List: It’s Really Not Scary

2017-09-18T11:39:04+00:00

Building an Email List: It’s Really Not Scary by Natasha Smith, User Experience and Communications Manager, National Democratic Training Committee, @traindems You need to build an email list for your campaign. Here’s how to do that with Action Network: If you’re running a campaign, you need a digital presence — sorry, but Facebook and Twitter just don’t cut it. You need to build an engaged list of supporters who will volunteer for your campaign, fundraise for you, and, most importantly, vote for you. That means building an email list. It’s the strongest way to reach your base and gets you talking to the people [...]

Building an Email List: It’s Really Not Scary2017-09-18T11:39:04+00:00

Asking for Money

2017-08-06T17:38:09+00:00

Asking for Money by Natasha Smith, User Experience and Communications Manager, National Democratic Training Committee, @traindems In a horrible take of the famous Gretzky quote: “You don’t get 100% of the checks you never ask for.” (OK, I know — bad grammar and it can read a few different ways, but you get my point.) People do not just send in checks to every political campaign they come across or like. Even big, multi-million-dollar national campaigns actively ask supporters for donations. Why would you be any different? Unfortunately, when you run for office, you have no choice. To win an election, you need [...]

Asking for Money2017-08-06T17:38:09+00:00

Southland Friends of Labor – Labor Friendly Political Training Recap

2017-07-10T09:59:42+00:00

Southland Friends of Labor – Labor Friendly Political Training Recap By Wei Luo, @DuPage_Dems On June 24, I joined fellow Democrats for a labor friendly political training workshop in Chicago Heights. Having recently returned to the greater Chicago area after graduating from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, I was looking for ways to support progressive candidates and issues in my community going into the 2018 elections. The workshop, hosted by the Southland Friends of Labor, ILDCCA, and National Democratic Training Committee (NDTC), provided the tools I needed to do just that. Natasha Smith of the NDTC and Dan Kovats [...]

Southland Friends of Labor – Labor Friendly Political Training Recap2017-07-10T09:59:42+00:00

Democratic Chairmen’s Association Trains Nearly 100 Candidates

2017-06-16T14:27:31+00:00

For Immediate Release May 22, 2017 Media Advisory Contact: Dan Kovats, IDCCA Executive Director (773) 351-7818 / dankovats@gmail.com  Democratic Chairmen’s Association Trains Nearly 100 Candidates Trump-Rauner Failures are Fuel to the Fire of Democratic Recruitment Efforts Springfield, IL – Today the Illinois Democratic County Chairmen’s Association (IDCCA) and the National Democratic Training Committee (NDTC, http://www.traindemocrats.org/) announced the results of their first ever IDCCA + NDTC Candidate Bootcamp training session for interested Democratic candidates. “Our first ever training camp attracted 76 candidates from 35 different counties across Illinois. Democrats are engaged and ready to fight back against the disastrous Trump-Rauner agenda in [...]

Democratic Chairmen’s Association Trains Nearly 100 Candidates2017-06-16T14:27:31+00:00

IDCCA & National Democratic Training Committee 2017 Candidate Boot Camp

2017-04-10T13:00:31+00:00

IDCCA / National Democratic Training Committee 2017 Candidate Boot Camp Friday May 19th – Sunday May 21st @ILDCCA @TrainDems The Illinois Democratic County Chairmen’s Association is partnering with the National Democratic Training Committee to host our first ever Candidate Boot Camp! This three-day training will take place on Friday, May 19th through Sunday, May 21st at the Crowne Plaza – Springfield. The training will be geared towards individuals who are considering running for County Wide, County Board or municipal offices. Candidates will learn everything from putting together their campaign plan to how prepare for Election Day. Candidates will go through [...]

IDCCA & National Democratic Training Committee 2017 Candidate Boot Camp2017-04-10T13:00:31+00:00

Campaigning in the Time of Trump

2017-02-13T10:52:29+00:00

Campaigning in the Time of Trump: Three Steps Every Campaign and Local Party Need to Follow to Capitalize on Trump by Kelly Dietrich, National Democratic Training Committee, @TrainDems TrainDemocrats.org The current mood of the country and within the Democratic Party is a mix of fear, frustration and a big desire to do “something.” It isn’t everyday millions of people, most of whom are not regularly politically active, take to the streets to protest organically. The question facing every local party leader and candidate is: How to do channel and use this energy to win at the ballot box? We have [...]

Campaigning in the Time of Trump2017-02-13T10:52:29+00:00

What Can Candidates Do Over the Holidays

2017-01-22T12:43:16+00:00

What Can Candidates Do Over the Holidays by National Democratic Training Committee, @TrainDems The holidays are almost here and nearly every campaign wonders what to do while voters are focused more on family and not politics. Rather than hibernating for several weeks, campaigns have an excellent opportunity to build relationships and do some good in the community. Here are four suggestions for candidates between now and New Year’s. Holiday Cards - Now is a perfect time to send a holiday card to every supporter, volunteer and donor in your database. Holiday cards are a little work, but worth the effort. They [...]

What Can Candidates Do Over the Holidays2017-01-22T12:43:16+00:00