NH Democratic party Political Activism Training

We have heard across the state that local committees and activists are interested in trainings in 2017 – we are very happy to announce two fantastic opportunities to learn and master the skills that we will need in NH to take back the Governor, Executive Council, State Senate and State House in 2018. Registration is now open for both of these trainings – please help us by spreading the word to your committees and lists! 
WHAT: 2017 National Democratic Train the Trainers Program
WHEN:  Mondays and Wednesdays April 17th – May 24th at 6pm 
WHERE: Online
 
 This will be a 6-week in-depth, online training and certification process with webinars taking place every Monday and Wednesday at 6pm ET. The goal is to train and certify local Democratic leaders and activists to engage in long-term community organizing. Participants that complete all six weeks of the program will receive a certificate of completion celebrating their achievement.Registration link and curriculum outline below.
 
WHAT: Digital Training
WHEN: April 23rd from 6-8pm
WHERE: New Hampshire Democratic Party, 105 N State St., Concord
 
We are pleased to welcome to New Hampshire Beth Becker, a digital strategist and top trainer with Netroots Nation and New Leaders Council, to host a Digital Training for candidates, prospective candidates and local leaders at the New Hampshire Democratic Party on April 23rd from 6-8pmAre you thinking about running for office? Are you currently an elected official? Do you want to learn how to utilize digital tools to extend your reach? Are you just getting started? This training will provide you with some valuable knowledge about how to integrate digital strategies into your campaign or movement. Topics we will cover include: Making sure you are reaching the voters in your district on social media, building an email list and access to resources to help you achieve your goals!
 
Please note this training assumes a basic understanding of twitter and facebook.  If you would like help setting up an account please contact eturmelle@nhdp.org.

2017 T3 Program Curriculum:

WeekDateSubjectWebinar NameCurriculum
14/17PoliticalAn Intro to the Democratic PartyThe Democratic Party- a breakdown of national organizational structure; mission of the Party; Party leadership; Goals of the T3 program- timeline and curriculum overview; certification and "Train the Trainer" expectation
4/19CommunicationsCommunications: Amplifying the MessageOverview of the Democratic message; ways to amplify the message; best practices for writing op-eds, letters to editor, writing elected officials
24/24DigitalEmail OrganizingBasics of managing an email campaign; what makes a successful email; building an email list; how to send blast email (digital platforms); content best practices
4/26DigitalSocial Media OrganizingBasics of social media organizing- using Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for recruitment; what not to post on social media
35/1Grassroots OrganizingVolunteer Recruitment and EngagementHow to organize house meetings; sharing your personal story; building volunteer lists; building neighborhood teams
5/3Grassroots OrganizingVolunteer Recruitment and Engagement IIBest practices for engaging key constituency groups in non-Presidential years
45/8TechnologyBasics of VANBasics of VAN and Tech platforms- processing volunteers; mapping and cutting turf; miniVAN/field tracking
5/10TechnologyVirtual Phone BankPhone banking- adding and editing voter information; making virtual phone bank calls; basic troubleshooting methods; creating and assigning user accounts
55/15FundraisingRecruiting Small Dollar DonorsDonor motivation; donor list building; making the ask
5/17PoliticalCandidate RecruitmentBuilding the bench; making the ask; candidate support
65/22ResearchOpposition Research ToolsFact-checking resources; managing trackers- how to track; barriers to tracking; how to transcribe and load footage; best practices for tracking; party resources
5/24Progam WrapTeaching What
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