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So you want to be a finance assistant?

Posted By Patrick Burgwinkle, Wednesday, October 5, 2011

In 2012, there are races up and down the ballot. President Obama will be leading a ticket that will include U.S. Senators, U.S. Representatives, Governors, state legislators, and municipal officials. What’s the one thing all of these campaigns have in common?

They all need to raise money.

If you’re looking for a job during the 2012 cycle right now, fundraising and finance is your best shot for joining a campaign. Fundraising is essential for building up any campaign organization. Campaigns need to raise money to hire staff, rent office space, and convince potential supporters that a candidate can seriously compete for the office they are seeking.

This is where NGP comes in. NGP’s fundraising and finance software is a staple of the modern Democratic campaign. It’s a powerful database that allows you to keep track of your donors, pledges, and donations. It will help you organize your campaign’s finance plan and make sure you’re not wasting valuable call time or leaving money on the table.

Trying to run a modern campaign without finance software is tough. NGP’s software is some of the best on the market and knowing how to use it can help you get a job in campaign fundraising. Democratic GAIN will be offering a training on NGP next week. Come get to know one of the most powerful toolsets in progressive politics. Get the skills you need to be a Finance Assistant. It’s a training that you won’t want to miss.

Sign up here.

Tags:  2012  Finance  Finance Assistant  Fundraising  NGP 

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Join ActBlue next Tuesday!

Posted By GAIN STAFF, Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Planning on doing fundraising this election cycle?

Then ActBlue is a tool you need to know! Don't forget to register for GAIN's ActBlue Toolset Training next Tuesday at 4:30 PM in DC and via webinar. The training is a great opportunity to get an in depth look into what ActBlue is, how it works, and how to get started raising money with it right now!

Register here - in person space limited!

Tags:  finance  fundraising  training 

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Hoping to Hop on the Campaign Trail? The DCCC Needs YOU!

Posted By Cathy Johnson, GAIN Staff, Wednesday, June 1, 2011
It’s about that season again--no we’re not talking about swimsuit season--we’re talking about campaign season!  The 2012 elections are right around the corner and we’ve got some great news for those of you out there interested in campaign work.  The DCCC is still in great need of skilled finance directors, deputy finance directors, call time managers and more!  

So update that resume and print out a bunch of copies because the DCCC is hosting an awesome Speed Networking event! This is your chance to meet one-on-one with DCCC staff to discuss opportunities on campaigns. The details are below but even if you can’t make the event don’t let that stop you from contacting the DCCC, they still need you!  

DCCC Speed-Networking
Thursday, June 2, 2011
4:00pm – 6:00pm Please
RSVP to Ashley McNeil at mcneil@dccc.org
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee 430 South Capitol Street SE Washington, DC 20003
(1st Floor Wasserman Conference Room)  

**Don’t forget your resume!**

Tags:  employers  events  field  fundraising  get a job  interviews  job seeking  networking  networking event 

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Thank you Rachel!

Posted By Nikki Enfield, Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Yesterday's Advanced Finance Training Seminar with Rachel Hirschberg was great (if I do say so myself).  Having been working in political and non-profit fundraising for 15 years, Rachel was able to give the participants valuable "real life tips" to help them forge ahead in their finance careers. 

Joining Rachel was Johanna Berkson from the DCCC to not only share her experience, but give insider tips from the frontline congressional races. 

I sat through the whole 2 hours wishing I'd been able to attend this session when I was starting my finance career.  Just hearing about the difference between the "Cadillac Plan" (which is everyone's goal), and reality was so helpful. 

From how to manage call time to working with your campaign manager, Rachel's insight was helpful, interesting and often very funny.

One of the participants, Joel Z. noted after the seminar: "It was great to hear and compare issues and concerns similar to my own experiences from the panel and participants.  It clarified and solidified much of what I learned working in finance during the last cycle and I'm excited to find my next race and start fighting again."

I would like to personally thank Rachel and Johanna and all of the participants for joining us.  I very much hope to bring more of these "small group discussion training seminars" to our members throughout this year.  So, stay tuned...

Tags:  finance  fundraising  training 

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