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.

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Tips for Campaigns Using Facebook

It's one of the most used and most effective digital platforms. Using your campaign Facebook page, you can build your list, generate visibility for events and rallies, share big campaign updates, favorable articles or other campaign notes, and – of course – raise money.  

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  • Communications
  • Field & Organizing
  • Fundraising
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Hiring a Direct Mail Consultant

If your campaign is planning a large direct mail program – and your budget allows – you will want to hire a direct mail consultant with experience in political mail.

  • Public & Political Leadership
  • Communications
  • Fundraising
  • Tips

Tips for Digital Advertising

More and more Americans live, read, shop, communicate, even date online. So if you want to reach a large number of voters, donors, volunteers and other potential supporters, your paid media plan might need to include some form of digital advertising.

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Tips for Digital Organizing

Digital organizing can positively impact every part of your campaign, but it cannot be the only part of your campaign: it’s important, but it can’t achieve every campaign objective on its own.

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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.  

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Campaign Roles and Responsibilities

Every campaign role comes with different responsibilities. In many campaigns –particularly smaller, down-ballot ones – one person may hold many of these roles. 

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  • Samples

Tips for Earned Media

Earned media – in other words, media that is not “purchased”– is one of the most important elements of a winning progressive grassroots campaign.

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  • Tips

Building a Volunteer Culture

Volunteers are vital to winning the Wellstone way – and creating a volunteer culture around your campaign will have effects that go far beyond the moment the polls close on Election Night.  

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  • Field & Organizing
  • Tips

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. 

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