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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.

    • Public & Political Leadership
    • Field & Organizing
    • Calculators
  • The Organizer’s Guide to the Galaxy: Strategic Planning

    The radical right’s attacks on Texans’ religious freedoms, individual liberties and public schools certainly provide more than enough fodder for outrage. Unfortunately, righteous indignation alone has never achieved a progressive victory. Rather, disciplined strategies supported by diverse tactics are necessary for raising awareness, rallying others and creating change. 

    • Movement Building
    • Public & Political Leadership
    • Field & Organizing
    • Management/Leadership
    • Infographics
    • 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.

    • Movement Building
    • Public & Political Leadership
    • Field & Organizing
    • Management/Leadership
    • Samples
    • 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. 

    • Public & Political Leadership
    • Fundraising
    • Management/Leadership
    • Samples
    • Tips
  • Student Organizing: Effective Meetings

    Here’s where the nerves may kick in: hosting your first Texas Freedom Network Student Chapter meeting. It’s the same fear that has haunted nearly all of us since our first birthday party: what if no one shows up? 

    • Movement Building
    • Field & Organizing
    • Management/Leadership
    • Samples
    • Tips
  • Sample Campaign Plan

    Check out this sample plan that includes: strategy overview, targeting, campaign roles and responsibilities, message, field/voter contact, outreach, finance plan, timeline

    • Public & Political Leadership
    • Communications
    • Field & Organizing
    • Fundraising
    • Management/Leadership
    • Samples
  • Stump Speech Worksheet

    The candidate’s stump speech is the campaign’s core vehicle for delivering a concise, clear, and compelling message and story about the candidate and campaign.

    • Public & Political Leadership
    • Communications
    • Templates
    • 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.  

    • Public & Political Leadership
    • Management/Leadership
    • 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.

    • Public & Political Leadership
    • Communications
    • Management/Leadership
    • Tips

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