Grassroots Campaign Training
UPDATE: Due to the current public health crisis, we will be transitioning our
April 4-5 Grassroots Campaign Training to online. We have canceled the
in-person component and will be moving this training to a virtual
webinar style. We are still in the process of figuring out exactly what
this will look like. But we will be communicating individually with all
accepted applicants about how this will work. If you want to apply,
please fill out the application below and we will be in touch directly about
the virtual training.
This intensive two-day training introduces future campaign leaders, activists, and candidates to the theory and practice behind successful grassroots campaigning.
Campaign workers with all levels of experience and potential candidates for any level of government and at any stage in the process (from curious to ready to take the plunge) are welcome.
Attendees will learn from some of the best progressive campaign operatives in Massachusetts. Sessions will include field organizing, message development, working with the press, and other time-tested tactics for winning campaigns.
The workshop is great training for full-time paid work on campaigns, people wanting to volunteer for campaigns, leaders thinking of running for office, or issue and neighborhood activists who are hoping to enhance their understanding of how to influence the outcome of campaigns.
Applications for our 2020 Grassroots Campaign Training are now open!
Save the date for our upcoming Grassroots Campaign Trainings!
Saturday April 4 – Sunday April 5, 2020 (9:00AM – 5:00PM) in Boston
Saturday May 16 – Sunday May 17, 2020 (9:00AM – 5:00PM) in Worcester
Locations have not yet been finalized, stay tuned for more information!
Getting Ready to Run
This one-day introductory workshop is designed to give prospective candidates the tools they need to prepare for a successful run. It is designed for progressives who are thinking about the possibility of being candidates one day and will be most helpful to you in the months or years before you actually make the decision to jump into a race. (If you are already campaigning, we recommend our Grassroots Campaign Training!) Elected officials and election experts will outline what it would take to run, win, and serve. Attendees will get a picture of what it is like to be a candidate and an elected official. Trainers will outline concrete steps that potential candidates can take right away to prepare to be a successful candidate.
Thanks for attending our last session on March 4, 2017. Stay tuned for more dates!