Tools

Movement Building

  • Vote Deficit Calculator

    To win, you don’t need to talk to every voter in your district. Once you have your win number, calculating your vote deficit is the next step as you plan your campaign’s targeting strategy.

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    • Public & Political Leadership
    • Field & Organizing
    • Calculators
  • 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. 

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    • Public & Political Leadership
    • Communications
    • Field & Organizing
    • Fundraising
    • Management/Leadership
    • Samples
  • Budget Category Guide

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

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    • Public & Political Leadership
    • Fundraising
    • Management/Leadership
    • Samples
    • Tips
  • 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.

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    • Public & Political Leadership
    • Communications
    • Fundraising
    • Tips
  • Tips for Managing Your Volunteer Program

    Make your volunteer asks very specific. A vague request, like “can we count on you for rallies and debates?” is too vague, and leaves room to wiggle out of it.  

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    • Public & Political Leadership
    • Field & Organizing
    • 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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    • Public & Political Leadership
    • Field & Organizing
    • Tips
  • 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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    • Public & Political Leadership
    • Communications
    • Tips
  • 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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    • Public & Political Leadership
    • Management/Leadership
    • Samples
  • 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.

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

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