Tools & Resources

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  • WIN Number Calculator

    Everything you do during the campaign, from knocking on a door, to sending out a tweet, should be in service of reaching your win number on Election Day.

    • Field & Organizing
    • Calculators
  • Rules and Tips for Creating and Managing Your Campaign Budget

    As the campaign manager you are CEO and CFO. Your number-one job is managing how your campaign’s scarce resources (time, people and money) are allocated and spent. 

    • Fundraising
    • Management/Leadership
    • Samples
    • Tips
  • Managing Phone Banks and Canvasses

    An effective phone bank or canvass depends on three key factors: good management, training and supervision.  This guide will help you organize and execute a successful phone or door canvass, with well-trained and enthusiastic volunteers.

    • Field & Organizing
    • Management/Leadership
    • Samples
    • Tips
  • Politics the Wellstone Way

    That is what Politics the Wellstone Way is about—the Wellstone model of winning elections and winning on issues, down to the nuts and bolts.

    • Communications
    • Field & Organizing
    • Fundraising
    • Management/Leadership
    • Books
  • Tips for Campaigns Using Twitter

    Twitter is many things to many people:An information network and a source for breaking news,  a communications tool, and a conversation platform between friends, colleagues, or those with similar interests.
    • Communications
    • Field & Organizing
    • Fundraising
    • Tips
  • Tips for Surviving and Thriving as a Campaign Manager

    So you’ve been hired to manage a campaign?  Your job is now to lead a team of people who stay focused on goals, follow the campaign plan, and help the candidate (or organization) be at his or her best every day.  

    • Management/Leadership
    • Tips
  • Budget Category Guide

    Divide up your campaign budget to strategically use your resources effectively and efficiently. 

    • Fundraising
    • Management/Leadership
    • Samples
    • Tips
  • Getting Ready to Run: The Questions to Ask

    Running for office is a time-consuming, intense and an emotional undertaking.  It is also extraordinarily important.

    • Communications
    • Management/Leadership
    • Tips
  • Campaign Timeline

    This timeline walks you through the multilayered – and long, if it’s done right – process of identifying and building your base, preparing to run for office, and winning your election. 

    • Communications
    • Field & Organizing
    • Fundraising
    • Management/Leadership
    • Samples

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