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Sis U Bootcamp

Posted By Patrick Burgwinkle, Friday, September 16, 2011

Hey, ladies!

Are you suffering from a nasty case of "the shoulds?” Do you find yourself doing more of what you think you should do instead of what you want to do? You’re not alone and the Hot Momma’s Project has a half-day seminar for you that will build your confidence and empower you to achieve your goals.

At the Sis U Bootcamp, a range of important topics will be covered. Want to understand how women raise GDPs and company profits? Are you looking for a way to neutralize your own confidence crisis? Sis U will help women solve problems, improve their lives, and reach higher for their goals. Signing up for the Sis U Bootcamp will also help you teach what you learn to other women – because a rising tide lifts all boats.

Founded in 2002 by Kathy Korman Frey, Harvard Business School MBA and professor of Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership at the George Washington School of Business, The Hot Mommas Project is "Confidence 101" for young women and their champions.

Dues paying members of Democratic GAIN can attend Sis U for $50.00 off the registration price. Click here to sign up!

Tags:  Conference  Confidence  Training  Women 

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What kind of Salsa do you want?

Posted By Patrick Burgwinkle, Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Medium? Chunky? Mild?

How about flexible, affordable, and complete with everything you need to organize and communicate with your supporters, activists, and donors? That’s the kind of Salsa we’re talking about.

In case you’re not familiar, Salsa is a one-stop platform that organizations, campaigns, and companies use for online organizing, advocacy, fundraising, and communications. It’s all tied together with a common database that gives organizers a bird's eye view of their entire community. If you or your staff are currently using Salsa--or if you want to add this to your set of skills--then this training is a must.

What kind of organizations use Salsa? Daily Kos, the Missouri Democratic Party, and California Governor Jerry Brown’s 2010 campaign are just three of the over 3000 organizations and campaigns that use Salsa’s organizing platform.

We’re also very excited to announce that all participants who complete this training will become Mild Salsa Certified - the first officially recognized certification for users of Salsa who demonstrate mastery of the standard Salsa skill set. This certification will be publicly visible on Salsa's Commons community and can be used to identify as a knowledgeable Salsa user. That’s a marketable skill that can set you apart in your next interview.

Sign up today to reserve your spot!

Tags:  Advocacy  Organizing  Salsa  Salsa Labs  Toolset  Training 

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YouTube Campaign Bootcamp

Posted By Patrick Burgwinkle, GAIN Intern, Wednesday, September 7, 2011
The perfect YouTube moment is something all campaigns are searching for. The flawless, on message exchange with a voter. The devastating one liner delivered during a debate. The catchy and engaging short video that sticks in a voter’s mind until Election Day. Or maybe your campaign’s tracker will catch your opponent brewing a cup of tea that is a little too strong for the average voter.

Do you want to learn how to make your candidate’s YouTube channel pop, create the next smash video and engage with supporters in a meaningful way in the next election cycle? The YouTube Campaign Bootcamp next Wednesday at the Newseum in Washington, DC is where you need to be!

This free one-day training will get your campaign up to speed on the platform and tools you need to find donors, sign up volunteers, and persuade voters.

Click here to register.

Tags:  Campaigns  learn from pros  networking event  skills building  training  Youtube 

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Hey Interns!

Posted By Genna Schwartz, GAIN Intern, Friday, July 29, 2011

Hey interns!

Ready to get paid, or at least get paid more? GAIN understands that going from an internship to a career in politics can be difficult, and we’re here to help!

We’re bringing you Courtney Sieloff with Revolution Messaging, and the founder of JobsThatAreLEFT, as well as Tom Manatos with the DNC and founder of his own self-titled listserv! These two will have tons of valuable advice about how to succeed in politics, you won’t want to miss!

We will also be discussing how to get your political resume absolutely perfect, and how to write a remarkable cover letter. As well as how to get the most out of your current internship, networking, and what your next steps should be.

We hope to see you there - Register here!

Tags:  career advice  career development  events  get a job  job seeking  networking  training 

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PayPal Training Today!

Posted By GAIN STAFF, Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Last chance!

Sign up to attend today's PayPal Toolset Training!

We'll walk you through how to add PayPal to your methods of payment so you can increase your fundraising by double digits! This training will go over how to add a PayPal button on your site and what exactly happens when you take money through PayPal. This is a must for anyone looking to fundraise for the next cycle!

Register here for the training at 4:30 PM EST today!

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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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Check it out!

Posted By GAIN STAFF, Thursday, July 7, 2011
Who doesn't love robo calls? Bueller? Bueller?

You may hate getting them but mobile outreach is a significant part of any good campaign field plan. Next Tuesday, join GAIN and the crew from Switchboard Communications to learn how to use their online toolset.

Switchboard is an online tool that allows campaigns and organizations to easily and creatively control your own phone mobilization and outreach programs. Hundreds of campaigns, state parties, and organizations across the country have used Switchboard for live and automated calls. So register today to check them out!

Tags:  skills building  training 

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Who doesn't love salary negotiation?!

Posted By GAIN STAFF, Thursday, May 19, 2011
What's that? You say you don't love negotiating your salary or a raise? Ok yea - most people don't.

Negotiating a starting salary, a promotion or a raise may seem daunting - but it doesn't have to be. Join us next Wednesday as we go over all the do's & don’ts of how to maneuver through the process so that you walk away feeling more confident AND with more money in your pocket.

We will be joined by Lisa Bianco, Political Director for Hoyer for Congress and Will Johnson, Associate Director of Development and Alumni Affairs at George Washington University - two rockstars who know all the in's and out's of negotiating!

Register to confirm your spot today!

Tags:  career development  training 

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Take a Ride with the VAN

Posted By Jaren Love, GAIN Intern, Wednesday, June 2, 2010
It’s almost summer and that means we’re getting into the heat of campaign season. If you are interested in working or volunteering on a campaign, Democratic GAIN is here to get you up to speed on one of the most crucial technological tools of a campaign: VAN (Voter Activation Network), the world's largest provider of voter file technology to Democrats and progressives.  

VAN is used by nearly every Democratic campaign across the country to manage voter contact and to expedite GOTV. This Friday, June 4th, Democratic GAIN will be holding two VAN trainings, one for beginners and one for advanced users.  

The beginner session will cover the basics with an overview of the general site layout as well as types of data found in VAN. The event will include a discussion on the types of data typically found in VAN and who administers this data. This session is for anyone who has not used VAN, needs a refresher or has very limited knowledge of the tool. Click here to see more details and to register!

The advanced session will have an in depth discussion of user/data management. Topics will include: How to best utilize VAN for voter ID, volunteer input and management for My Campaign. The session will also cover an introduction to the development and integration of VAN’s new media tools. This event is aimed toward those with basic VAN experience. Click here to see more details and to register!

Don't forget - you an attend in DC or via webinar! 

Tags:  career development  skills building  training 

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The Art of Salary Negotiations

Posted By GAIN STAFF, Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Raise your hand if you hate salary negotiations!

Most of us dread negotiating salaries, benefits, raises and promotions. But we all know it's an important part of everyone's career. That's why Democratic GAIN is hosting a training on the art of salary negotiation and asking for that promotion.

In these economic times it can be more difficult to ask for, and secure a raise or promotion, but there are still tricks of the trade, and things to know that can make you more confident and successful in your negotiation. This is your chance to learn from political professionals who have been on both sides of the negotiating table.  

This is perfect for anyone who would like to be more successful and confident in salary negotiation with their next job offer, or when they are up for a review in their current job.  

Speakers include:
Katharine Gagne, Managing Director at the United Mine Workers of America Health & Retirement Funds
Simone Ward, Campaign Manager for Senator Barbara Mikulski  

Space is limited.

Register today! 

Tags:  advice  career advice  interview advice  job search  skills building  training 

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