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2012 Summer Brownbag Series
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Our GAIN 2012 Summer Brownbag series has wrapped up and was a huge success! Thanks to all our presenters and participants who came out each week and helped make this series as enriching and rewarding as it was! Check out our GAIN Training page for more info on upcoming training events! 


You bring the lunch, we’ll bring the experts.  

 This summer you can GAIN key campaign skills over lunch. We’ll cover topics such as targeting, fundraising, volunteer recruitment, media buying, reading a crosstab, & much more!

Topics included:

6/14 – Targeting @ America Votes

6/21 – Research @ American Bridge - VIEW WEBINAR

6/28 – Your Options: Career Paths in Politics @ The Atlas Project|Democratic GAIN

7/12 – Running A Campaign @ SEIU

7/19 – Using The Atlas Project (Online)

7/26 – Online Organizing @ NOI

8/2 – Message Development @ Catalist

8/9 – Working Internationally @ NDI (different time: 12:30-1:30)

8/16 – Next Steps On Your Career Path @ The Atlas Project|Democratic GAIN



6/14 – Data & Targeting @ America Votes with Taylor Terry from America Votes & Christopher Brill from the DNC

New to politics? We’re starting our series with a session on the campaign fundamental of political data and targeting. We’ll cover what data is out there, how to make sense of it, and how to use it to target voters.

6/21 – Research @ American Bridge with Shauna Daly from American Bridge & Ariel Hayes from SEIU

What is political research and how is it done? This session will explore the elements of strong research, who is conducting it, and how it is used to impact the progressive political landscape.

View live webinar recording here!

6/28 – Your Options: Career Paths in Politics @ The Atlas Project|Democratic GAIN

Learn about the different routes you can take to build a successful career in politics. From data and research for a candidate to supporting campaigns with direct mail, there are many paths out there. Join this session to help get on the right one for you!

7/12 – Running A Campaign @ SEIU with Mary Beth Cahill

What does it take to run a successful political campaign? Join us for this session to learn from top campaign directors about the fundamentals of successful campaign management.

7/19 - Using The Atlas Project @ Online Webinar Only 

The Atlas Project's Online toolkit is a revolutionary tool that will allow people working on electoral campaigns across the country to plan and strategize in ways never before possible! Join us for a live, interactive webinar demonstrating how to use The Atlas Project's Online toolkit and to see all the hard work Atlas has been up to this cycle! 

7/26 – Online Organizing @ NOI with Deepa Kunapuli

Not quite clear on how to effectively harness new media for change? Join Deepa Kunapuli from NOI to learn the key steps, dos and don’ts and see examples of successful campaigns.

8/2 – Message Development @ Catalist with Margie Omero

Developing the right message for your candidate or issue can mean the difference between winning and losing. Margie Omero, President and Founder of Momentum Analysis, will talk about how to craft a message that cuts through the noise and how  you can build a career in campaign communications.

8/9 – Working Internationally @ NDI (Note: This session will be held from 12:30-1:30) with Mark Whitehouse

Learn about opportunities to take your progressive interests overseas with experts and young professionals working with the National Democratic Institute. The discussion will address a range of opportunities including democracy building, human rights advocacy, and media.

8/16 – Next Steps on Your Career Path @ The Atlas Project | Democratic GAIN

In this final Summer Brownbag session we will review the opportunities available in the progressive movement and talk about how to successfully build your career. We will cover resume writing, interview skills, networking and much more!