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If you are a candidate, staffer, or a volunteer, we are inviting you to join us in our first ever True Blue Night School! This 15-part series of trainings is a chance to learn the ins and outs of political campaigns from our team of experts so we can work together to turn Louisiana blue in 2019.

All courses are online from 6PM to 7PM CST every Tuesday and Thursday. Registration is $5 per course.

We can’t wait to work with you!

 

Week

Date

Training Subject

Training Overview

1

June 25

VoteBuilder 101: Introduction to the Voter File

Introduction to the voter file and  VoteBuilder platform.

June 27

VoteBuilder 201: Voter Targeting

Points to consider when determining how to use VoteBuilder for targeting.

2

July 2

How to Develop Your Story of Self

“Why are you running for office?” “Why do you support this candidate?” How to tell your story in an engaging way every time!

July 4

None – Independence Day

None – Independence Day

3

July 9

Campaign Finance – Getting Started

A technical but important conversation regarding compliance.

July 11

ActBlue: Capabilities and Set Up

Learn more about this vital Democratic fundraising platform and get your questions answered!

4

July 16

Fundraising Methodology

Where do call time, events, social media and email fit into your fundraising efforts? We’ll talk about fundraising plans, donor research and effective asks.

July 18

Call Time With CallTime.AI

Learn about a great platform that will make your call time significantly more efficient!

5

July 23

How To Host Fundraising Events

Louisiana loves our events! Do’s and don’t’s of hosting fundraising

events with emphasis on ethical compliance.

July 25

Direct Mail and Digital Ads

Learn about ways to incorporate Direct Mail and Digital Ads into your campaign… And there’s a simple platform that can help you do it!

6

July 30

VoteBuilder: MiniVAN Start to Finish

Do you wish you could input data to your voter file directly from your smartphone? Well you can! Here’s how.

Aug 1

VoteBuilder: Phone Banks

How to set up and conduct phone banks from VoteBuilder with the data going right into your voter file. Did you know volunteers can phone bank from their homes? Learn more here.

7

August 6

Effective Social Media

How to use social media effectively while avoiding some of its pitfalls.

August 8

Communications

Do you have a communications plan? Learn what that should look like and how to respond to the unplanned.

8

August 13

Get Out The Vote (GOTV)

Learn how to make the most of your GOTV efforts.

August 15

VAN Help Desk*

Questions about VoteBuilder? Bring them here.

* = Optional