Running a grassroots campaign means you're going to rely on a lot on volunteers. They're likely to be the fuel for your voter-contact operations. Giving them a proper volunteer briefing is critical but often overlooked.
Campaigns spend a lot of time recruiting volunteers but not enough effort into preparing them. Let's take a second and dwell on how crazy that is...
Your volunteers are a major interface between your campaign and your voters. You've spent tons of time recruiting them so they can be effective ambassadors when canvassing. But you are "too busy" to prepare them before deploying them to contact voters.
Hey Y’all, It’s your host, Raz Shafer! I absolutely love doing this podcast. Getting to network with and interview some of the best candidates, consultants and operatives in the campaign world is awesome and a part of my week that I always look forward to. But I realized as I closed in on our 40th episode that I haven’t got to share much of my story with y’all directly. That’s the hazard, as well as the fun, of being the interviewer. This week we’re talking about why Campaign Coaching matters and how it can help you win.
Our guest this week has organized or managed campaigns and ground game projects in 42 states, served on dozens of national, state and local campaigns and worked on 4 Presidential campaigns, plus a presidential super PAC.
Dan Tripp is President of Ground Game Strategies, Inc., a company that designs custom voter contact programs for data-driven political campaigns and issue advocacy projects.
Getting to help elect good men and women to office is what keeps me involved in politics and it’s my pleasure to count this week’s guest as a friend and client. Dr. Brian Byrd was elected in May of this year as City Councilman here in Fort Worth, Texas. Brian is a good man and phenomenal candidate and ran as close to a technically perfect campaign as I may have ever seen. In the end, he was the only candidate running in the Fort Worth May election to beat an incumbent.