Hamilton County Candidate and Activist School

Sharpen your campaign and organizing skills in this half day introductory training session. Find out how best to implement the basic elements of an overall campaign or organizational strategy. This event is brought to you by the UC College Democrats, LEAD Ohio, and the Hamilton County Democratic Party.

A suggested donation of $15 is being asked to help defer overall costs of the event. 


Breakout Sessions

There will be multiple breakouts for attendees to choose from:

Another weapon in your arsenal

Understand how digital can supplement organizing and learn how to use digital tools the right way.

Free Pizza and everything you need to build your volunteer team

Get the best tips on how to build, nurture and mobilize your volunteer team.

Free Beer (not really but you really need this)

Find out about Vote Builder and learn why this is the tool you can not campaign or organize without.

Let's go talk to some voters

Learn how to put together a top-notch canvass strategy

Make it rain!!

Campaigns and organizations need money and raising money can be a big challenge. Find out how to put together a fundraising strategy and how to execute it.

What did I get myself into OR What I wish I knew

If you are thinking about running for office, this is the panel for you. Learn from candidates what to expect when you throw your hat in the ring.

Been there, done that...

Hear from successful progressive groups & clubs how they built strong and effective organizations.

If a tree fell in the woods....

Get the best strategies for earned media so you get coverage and control your message.



  • 8:00-8:30 — Registration Begins (coffee and donuts will be available)
  • 8:30-8:50 — Welcome & General Session
  • 9:00-9:45 — Breakout Session #1
  • 9:55-10:40 — Breakout Session #2
  • 10:50-11:35 — Breakout Session #3
  • 11:45-12:30 — Breakout Session #4
  • 12:40-1:30 — Lunch and General Session featuring members of Greater Cincinnati media including Howard Wilkinson of WVXU, Sherri Coolidge of the Cincinnati Enquirer and Clyde Gray, former news anchor at WCPO TV.


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May 13, 2017 at 8am - 1:30pm
University of Cincinnati Swift Hall
2842 Campus Way
ROOM 800
Cincinnati, OH 45221
United States
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