Here you will find the guides to review after the trainings. We hope these educational sessions will introduce you to new concepts, give you tools that will help you and introduce you to our staff that will be fighting alongside you this cycle. The webinars are held on Zoom, a video calling platform and will be recorded and posted for you to watch at your convenience.
Weekend Training Series Materials here.
Municipal Training Series here.
Budgets & Finance Plans
Join the North Carolina Democratic Party for our Building Blue: Budgets & Finance Plans training.
This course is specifically for AO presidents, County Party Chairs, Treasurers, & Finance leaders. Together we’ll learn everything you need to know about creating your budget and finance plans. You can raise real funds, but only if you understand your historic practices and set realistic future goals.
VoteBuilder for Phonebanking
Join the North Carolina Democratic Party for a deep dive into Votebuilder for Phonebanking.
This class is part of our Organizing Skill Series and participants will learn best practices for universe selection, how to pull, save, and share lists, and we’ll then take those lists and learn how to set up online virtual phonebanks. We will also cover how to recruit, train, and engage your volunteers for phonebanking, and we’ll talk about how to manage paper lists and re-enter data if you’re not using a virtual platform.
Votebuilder & MiniVan for Canvassing
Join the North Carolina Democratic Party for a deep dive into MiniVan.
Door-to-door canvassing is one of the most effective tactics for voter contact, and the backbone of our field organizing strategy. Instead of spending millions of hours cutting and printing turf packets and re-entering data, join us as we take a deep dive into the MiniVan app. We’ll learn how to cut and send turf to MiniVan apps, how to actually use the MiniVan app to canvass our neighbors, and effective tips for training your volunteers.
Field Organizing & Direct Voter Contact
Join the North Carolina Democratic Party for a deep dive into Field Organizing and Direct Voter Contact.
Together we’ll learn everything you need to know about how field works and how to develop a direct voter contact plan. We’ll cover strategies for targeting your base, segmenting your audiences, writing scripts for persuasion and IDs, and we’ll look at sample direct voter contact plans and work together to develop one for your county or campaign.
You may have heard about Votebuilder, but this training session will cover the other side of VAN, NGP, and you’ll learn tools and tips of the trade about how to manage your email lists, how to manage your fundraising, how to do call time, and how to manage events.
This training is perfect for County leaders and for finance and treasurers. If you’re a new user, or just wondering what NGPVAN is about, we’ll have a great session and learn together!
Together we’ll learn everything you need to know about how to utilize Mailchimp to send email campaigns. Learn how to create a free Mailchimp account, upload your contacts, send your first email, and read reports to track the performance of your email campaigns!
Social Media & Digital Tools
Together we’ll learn everything you need to know about how to utilize Social Media as a tool to connect with your audience. Learn why Social Media is important in 2021 and how to create engaging posts and copy! We will also briefly touch on zoom and mobilize best practices.
My Precinct is Organized, Now What?
This Party Leader training session will cover everything you need to know to be an impactful Precinct Chair. Learn tools and tips of the trade about building an inclusive precinct, developing relationships within your precinct, and what it really takes to get your neighbors to the polls!
Join Julia, and Nisa Dang from ActBlue, for a Digital Fundraising 101 class to learn how small donations can make a large impact in your county level fundraising.
As part of the North Carolina Democratic Party’s Building Blue training series, Data Director Emily Allen and Eva Clayton Fellow JJ Tolentino introduce you to Votebuilder. To request a Votebuilder account, submit a request at NCDP.org/support. 2:40 – Agenda
Lobbying Your Elected Officials
Our first sessions will cover everything you need to know to be an impactful citizen advocate. Learn tools and tips that will empower and enable you to effectively share your view point with city council members, county council members, state legislators, members of Congress and the public.
Understanding the NC Democratic Party
Learn about your opportunities to become engaged within the Democratic Party structure, and gain an insider’s perspective to help you decide how best to get involved.
How to hold a Virtual Town Hall
These digital events will allow you to connect with voters, provide updates and answer any questions they may have. This training includes a guide on how to go live.