Candidate Training

 

Welcome to Progressive Majority's Candidate Training site!

We are here to help progressives across the country run winning campaigns. And if you're willing to do the hard work, we can give you expert support throughout your training and campaigning!

We understand that running for office can be intimidating. That's why we created this training site to help you get over your fear and anxieties and equip you with the right tools and knowledge to finally take the plunge!

Don't hesitate to contact us at runforoffice@progressivemajority.org if you have any questions. We're here to help!

Training Webinars

Take part in our online webinars taught by consultants and campaign operatives with years of experience.  These webinars cover everything from "Writing Your Campaign Plan" to "Building Donor Prospect Lists" to "Door to Door Canvassing".  Don't miss your chance to get information that will help you win your campaign.

Campaign Management

Our campaign management toolkit includes everything you need to organize and execute your campaign - from building your campaign plan to hiring staff and managing volunteers. 

Messaging and Communications 

Explore our Messaging toolkit to learn how to advocate for your issues in a way that connects with voters best. Learn about paid media, earned media, and building a comprehensive communications plan for your campaign.

Fundraising

Every campaign needs a fundraising plan. In this toolkit, you'll learn: the basics of building a campaign budget, how to compile a donor list, how to throw a fundraising event, and lots more! Also included are spreadsheets and other templates to make your life a little easier. 

Targeting and Voter Contact

Learn how to target your campaign and reach the voters you need to win - the toolkit teaches you how to Get Out the Vote, put together a field plan, and target voters with laser precision.

 

Other Resources

Check out our Run for Office FAQ to get a primer on campaigning.

Download the Candidate Handbook for more in-depth training

Training Calendar

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