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Happy Independence Day from NDTC

By running for office, working on a campaign, or simply getting involved with your local Democratic party, you’re doing your part to help make your community a better place.

We’re still taking a break from trainings next week, but go ahead and save your spot to our slate of volunteer-focused July trainings!

How to Recruit & Train Volunteers
Tuesday, July 11 at 1pm ET

You truly can’t run a campaign without volunteers.

Learn about the tried and true strategies for recruiting and managing an all-star volunteer team. Your next stellar volunteer might already be a friend, coworker, or someone else in your day-to-day circle! Join this training to review ways to find volunteers as well as train them effectively.


How to Have Meaningful One-on-One Conversations
Thursday, July 13 at 1pm ET

One-on-one conversations will be an integral part of your field and canvassing strategy. In addition to these conversations on the trail, by mastering meaningful conversation strategies, you’ll be better equipped to have candid conversations with your volunteers too.

Learn more about values-based conversations, establishing a good flow, and the many contexts you might have one-on-ones in this important training.


Building Equity-Centered Volunteer Teams
Monday, July 17 at 1pm ET

As a Democratic campaign or local party, equity needs to be at the center of all of your efforts. Equity embodies the idea that all people of all identities deserve representation and a voice in their communities.

This training will bring that idea down to the volunteer and internal team level. You’ll go over some of the common biases in hiring practices, implementing inclusive strategies, and ways to hold your team accountable.


Volunteer management is one piece of the field strategy puzzle. Another key aspect of this work is data management. This week, take some time to review our self-guided courses available to you on ways to organize your field data. Whether you’re a candidate yourself or a volunteer, these data skills are indispensable to your success!

First in VoteBuilder 101 you will go over how VoteBuilder can better organize your voter targeting and canvassing efforts.

Then, Using MiniVAN for Canvassing is a great overview of how this popular application for Democratic campaigns can save you time and money.

NGP Fundamentals rounds out our courses on field applications. NGP is capable of fundraising and digital outreach, as well as maintaining a record of your voter outreach.

And it doesn’t stop there! You can always visit the Online Academy’s Course Catalog, set up a free account, and keep track of your progress while taking advantage of our extensive course offerings.