Campaign links, week in review

Campaign links, week in review

Characteristics of good candidates: be authentic via @campaignsinabox
No amount of poll tested platforms will resonate with voters more than the voters knowing you're authentic. 

Why does it matter that you put time into developing your message? via @cmpwkshp
It does matter, and Sophie Thurber at The Campaign Workshop explains why. 

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Can't Hire Staff? Get a Volunteer to Do It

If you're a candidate for a small, local office, and particularly if you're a first-time candidate, fundraising may be a struggle to start. Frustrating as that may be, it also presents an opportunity - getting volunteers to donate their time to help you out. Using volunteers not only fills a hole for you, it begins to build a group of supporters. 

If you and your paid campaign manager sit down to stuff envelopes for a fundraising mailing one night, you've got two votes there. If you get a group of a dozen local volunteers, you've now got a dozen volunteers to finish the mailing in a fraction of the time (while you go out and talk to voters), and you've got a dozen new votes. 

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Campaign Staffers: Finding a Job on the 2nd Wednesday in November

A career in political campaigns is unique. Few careers offer the opportunity – or require the hassle, depending on your perspective – of finding a new job every November.

I’ve always looked at in as an opportunity, in part because I enjoy a regular change of scenery and in part because, over the years, I’ve been fortunate enough to find something new soon after each campaign.

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