Campaign Staffing & Training

No single factor affects the success of an electoral or issue campaign more than its choice of staff.

Campaigns struggle knowing how or where to look for staff with the skills and experience to win. Over the last 15 years, the team at Democracy Partners has hired more than 1,500 staff for scores of campaigns at all levels. We know what kind of people great campaigns are looking for, and we know how to find them.

We maintain a database of hundreds of organizers, field directors, campaign managers, fundraisers, researchers, and media people who have worked for our campaigns. Furthermore, our Democratic Campaign Management Program provides us access to hundreds of organizers with whom we have direct, hands on experience - people we have trained in the basics of good political organizing. 

Democracy Partners recruits and vets everyone from entry-level organizers to top campaign management and strategic advisors.


The Democracy Partners team includes some of America’s leading experts on political and issue training and can develop training programs tailored to your campaign or organizational needs.

The team includes the founder of the Midwest Academy and training director of the Democratic National Committee, the author of Campaign Boot Camp, and leaders of the Camp Obama training program for the 2008 Presidential Campaign. Several have written books on the strategy and tactics of issue and electoral campaigns. It also includes experienced Media trainers.

Between them, the team at Democracy Partners has led hundreds of training seminars that prepared organizers for roles in real-world electoral and issue campaigns – as well as community groups and major national organizations.

Our Democratic Campaign Management Program trains individuals who have a long-term interest in making political organizing a career. The program involves seminar work as well as placements in jobs on campaigns.

Democracy Partners offers training seminars such as:

  • The Theory of Campaigns and Targeting;
  • Developing Campaign Messages;
  • Campaign Culture;
  • Field Operations;
  • Thinking Like an Organizer;
  • Direct Mail;
  • Get Out the Vote Operations;
  • Issue Campaigns Aimed at Legislative Bodies;
  • Direct Action Strategy;
  • Voter Registration Programs;
  • Meetings and Advance;
  • Earned Media;
  • Media Spokesman Training;
  • Political Fund Raising;
  • Campaign Budgeting;
  • Volunteer Recruitment and Activation;
  • Motivation and Supervision.


Democracy Partners includes leading experts in:

  • Political Messaging
  • Earned Media
  • Electoral Campaign Planning, General Consulting and Campaign Management
  • Planning and Executing Advocacy Campaigns
  • High Intensity Field Programs
  • Television, Radio and Digital Advertising
  • Direct Mail
  • Web Site Development
  • Fundraising
  • Donor Advising and High Impact Philanthropy
  • Social Media Organizing
  • Advance, Planning and Executing Events
  • Media Training
  • Organizer Training
  • Issue and Electoral Phone Programs
  • Executive Search Services and Recruitment
  • Opposition Research
  • Coalition Building

“We have offices throughout the US and decades of experience working with every ethnic group in suburbs, urban centers, small towns and rural areas in every corner of America.”

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