Should I run? Where should I run? What should I run for? Do I have the time to run? These are the questions we all ask ourselves before jumping into a race. If you haven’t asked yourself (and your family!) these questions, then you could be in for an unpleasant surprise down the road. Our Campaign Countdown is a structured approach to assessing your readiness and getting your ducks in a row. We have over a decade of experience launching and working campaigns to provide guidance on getting started from district analysis on the elected office, to organizing your lists, and drafting a message to be ready to run when the right seat opens up. One on one consulting lasts for 60 days where we work on a customized action plan and weekly accountability to determine your next best steps.
Once you’ve committed to a race, we can identify and help hire the consultants and campaign staff you need while you focus your time on the bigger picture. We use our decade of field operations and fundraising experience to fine-tune voter contact plans and scripts, prepare you to dial for dollars, hold fundraising events, and identify the right PACs for endorsements. Provided is one on one consulting lasts for 60 days or less where we work on an action plan and weekly accountability goals. Whether you’re in a local, state or federal race, we use our experience to give your campaign a critical head start.
Is your political campaign lagging and not moving in the direction it needs to be or that you think it should be going? Candidates and staff can often get overwhelmed with the rigors and long hours of a campaign and do not know where to start to fix it. Over 60 days, we’ll conduct one on one calls with the candidate and campaign team. We’ll use our expertise from successful campaign management to assess your campaign strengths and weaknesses. We’ll identify a plan of action and set weekly accountability to get going in the right direction with a chance at victory.
Need just an experienced strategic hand to round out your campaign team? We provide support and technical assistance to candidates and campaign staff on field and fundraising, and we fill in wherever our expertise is needed when things get really busy.
Campaigns don’t last long without a sustainable fundraising plan. From our experience fundraising for PACs and candidates, we help you map out your network’s potential for critical funds to get you started. We help you organize and identify lists and affiliations that would be natural donors for you. Then, we get you started on call time, PAC meetings, and events. We also help you identify the right full-time fundraising team to take you to the next level.
Ramping up new programs and organization campaigns can take up a lot of existing staff time for an organization. We use our combined fourteen years in organizations and political campaigns envisioning, planning, executing programs, panels, trainings, state, regional, and national conferences. Whether it’s enacting a get out the vote program during election season or fine tuning a training, we’ll use our expertise to grow your organization’s capacity to make progressive impact.
If you are an organization understaffed or stretched thin with an important fundraiser special event, we can use our years of experience building successful small and medium sized fundraising events to help you build yours. We develop host committees, handle logistical arrangements, assist with targeted calls and pledge follow-up. We help you start your special event for success.
Money moves the movement. And we use our experience having raising hundreds of thousands for national and state PACs and organizations, to give you the edge to meet your goals. Some organizations need help identifying where to find donors that would give to their cause. We use our years of experience and the latest ways to identify new potential prospects to grow your organization’s capacity to serve. We research donors, prepare call sheets, assist with phone solicitation, track, and follow-up with pledges.
GRANT RESEARCH & WRITING
Are you a small or mid level progressive non-profit organization that can’t afford a grant writer full time? Are you a progressive non-profit just starting off that needs grant re-search and writing support? We specialize in researching foundation donations and foundation grant writing.
FOR BOTH: CANDIDATES & ORGANIZATIONS
ENGAGING MILLENNIALS & GENERATION Z
The 18-40 demographic is the most sought after demographic to engage for campaigns, non-profits, and companies. They are very different from previous generations, very racially diverse and very consumer savvy. Whether you are trying to create or revive a young professionals program for your non-profit, increase young voter turnout, or engage young leaders in your political or issue advocacy campaign. You don’t have to change your mis-sion just your outreach approach. Using years of experience organizing young people in politics and organizations along with the latest research and technology, we’ll help you develop programs that will engage and retain young people for your organization or campaign.
There is an old adage: When women vote, Democrats win. This is increasingly the case if you are a woman of color. Effectively reaching and engaging women voters, supporters, consumers can be the critical decision for campaigns and organization. We use our decade long experience to develop targeted political programming to reach key women voters and advocates.
ENGAGING COMMUNITIES OF COLOR
Explosive population growth of people of color in America over the past fifty years has laid the foundation for a Rising American Electorate consisting of women, people of color, young people. By 2040, this nation will be majority African American, Latinos, and Asian Americans or some combination of the aforementioned race/ethnic groups. To capitalize on engaging these growing communities as voters, there needs to be substantive engagement of them politically. We use our fifteen years of experience successfully organizing women, youth, and various communities of color for campaigns and organizations to make the right recommendations for your work’s success and long term impact.