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  • Budget Category Guide

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

    • Movement Building
    • Public & Political Leadership
    • Fundraising
    • Management/Leadership
    • Samples
    • 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. 

    • Movement Building
    • Public & Political Leadership
    • Communications
    • Field & Organizing
    • Fundraising
    • Management/Leadership
    • Samples
  • Digital Tool Kit

    For a campaign (candidate or issue-based), your online tool belt includes your website, email list, online donation processing, and social media presence. Across platforms, the key is to integrate your message and drive offline action.

    • Movement Building
    • Public & Political Leadership
    • Communications
    • Fundraising
    • Tips
  • Tips for Email Organizing

    Regular email communication with your supporters can be an effective way to build relationships and tell the story of your campaign – so have a calendar, and a plan, to send emails throughout the campaign as part of your digital organizing work.

    • Movement Technology
    • Communications
    • Field & Organizing
    • Fundraising
    • 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
  • Winning Your Election the Wellstone Way

    Winning Your Election the Wellstone Way is a comprehensive guide for people running for offi ce and for those helping them.

    • Movement Building
    • Public & Political Leadership
    • Communications
    • Field & Organizing
    • Fundraising
    • Management/Leadership
    • Books
  • 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.

    • Public & Political Leadership
    • Communications
    • Field & Organizing
    • Fundraising
    • Management/Leadership
    • Books
  • 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 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.  

    • Movement Building
    • Public & Political Leadership
    • Communications
    • Field & Organizing
    • Fundraising
    • Tips

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