How to Run for Office

How do you learn how to run for office? It is a simple question. One that more than 500,000 people have to answer every year. There’s a popular belief anyone can run a political campaign. While technically true, there is a difference between doing something and doing it well. Technically, I could rebuild the porch […] Read more

Kelly on March 30, 2015

in Campaigns, Fundraising, GetElected

Don’t Make This Mistake: A Cardinal Sin of Elections

There are a few cardinal sins in elections. One of them is underestimating your opponent. Failing to take your opposition seriously or only going through motions because you think you have the race locked up is a recipe for disaster. There are plenty of examples of political campaigns ending badly because of these mistakes. The […] Read more

Kelly on May 15, 2014

in Campaigns, Field, Pro Tips

A Rant: Big Data Won’t Win Your Campaign

Every cycle, pundits would have you believe another new technology is poised to revolutionize political campaigns.  The latest “it” technology is Big Data. Do not believe the hype. Big data will not win your election. The keys to winning a campaign are still planning, hard work and focus. There are no shortcuts. Read more

Kelly on May 6, 2014

in Campaigns, Rant

4 Tips to Run for Office (Plus One Extra)

 When you run for office, you get a lot of advice. After all, everyone believes they know how to run a campaign. All you need is to shake a few hands, kiss a few babies, and presto!  You win. If it were only that easy. Once you’ve decided to put your name on the ballot, […] Read more

Kelly on April 30, 2014

in Campaigns

Four Ways to Manage Campaign Staff and Avoid Burnout

What happens when the workaholic campaign lifestyle catches up with your team and productivity dips? Here are four tips to manage your campaign team, prevent burnout and increase productivity. Read more

Kelly on March 7, 2014

in Campaigns, Management, Pro Tips

How to Run a Political Campaign

Running for office is a big deal and should be done right. There's a popular belief anyone can manage a political campaign. While technically true, there is a difference between doing something and doing it well. How will you learn how to run your campaign like an experienced professional? Read more

Kelly on November 8, 2013

in Campaigns, Management