Hamilton County Candidate & Activist School “Deep Dive” Training Schedule

Thanks to everyone who came out for the Hamilton County Candidate and Activist School. We have planned the following “deep dive” training to dig into a single topic and enable your campaign or organization to build the infrastructure you need to be successful. More topics may be added based on demand.

Register at https://hamcocampsdeepdive.eventbrite.com

Upcoming Deep Dives

  • Strategic Planning for Progressive Organizations, Saturday June 3, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM- Guidance on programming, decision making, bylaws, and organizing with purpose. Presented by Bonnie Dunkelman, Eastside Dems.

  • Starting Off on the Right Track, Tuesday June 6, 6:00 PM-8:00 PM- Evaluating whether to run, developing a campaign plan, and determining staff structure presented by Carla Walker, think BIG Strategies.

  • Writing a Finance Plan and Budget, Thursday June 8, 6:00 PM-8:00 PM- Presented by Jared Kamrass, Rivertown Strategies.

  • Voter Contact Essentials, Tuesday June 13, 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM- Find your win number, target voters, and write a field plan. Presented by Amanda Ford, Yvette Simpson for Mayor Campaign Manager.

  • Setting up your VoteBuilder Account, Thursday June 15, 6:00-8:00 PM-Step by step guidance on getting your campaign or organization set up to use VoteBuilder to contact voters and manage volunteers. Presented by Patrick Barnacle, Data Director, Ohio Democratic Party.

Other topics (dates TBA)

  • Board of Elections 101 - What you need to know about deadlines, filings and more to keep your campaign in compliance.

  • Developing Your Campaign Message - What do you intend to say and how it’s used in stump speeches, mail and other forms of communication

  • Organizing for a Movement - Making meaningful connections to propel people to action

  • Research - How do you figure out more about yourself, your opponent, and the issues

  • Get Out the Vote - All you need to know to move supporters to the polls and on to victory


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