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Political Boot Camp

By Rachel L. West
Advocacy & Community Outreach Consultant

The Congressional Research Insitute for Social Work and Policy (CRISP) is hosting a political boot camp July 9th – 12th.

Training covers a number of areas related to running for public office or working on a political campaign:

  • Accounting/Budgeting
  • Building Your Network
  • Campaign Fundraising
  • Crafting a Policy Agenda
  • Getting on the Ballot
  • Get Out the Vote (GOTV)
  • Interviewing and Debating
  • Leadership Skills
  • Media and Social Media
  • Messaging
  • Opposition Research
  • Polling and Using Data
  • Public Speaking
  • Reaching Young Audiences
  • Speech Writing/Writing for Campaigns
  • Voter Registration

You can register for the event on the CRISP website. The registration period ends May 31st.

CRISP was founded in 2012 as an independent, nonpartisan, 501(C)4. The organization’s mission is as follows:

CRISP is committed to expanding the participation of social workers in federal legislative and policy processes. CRISP will act as a bridge between social work researchers and the federal government to ensure their research is known to federal policy makers. CRISP will work to expand opportunities for students to find field placements in federal government offices both on the Hill and in offices near their schools. CRISP will employ strategies to raise social workers’ awareness about the federal legislative process through seminars, conferences and webinars. (Source)

You can access the boot camp brochure here.


Posted by Rachel L. West

In addition to being the founder of The Political Social Worker blog, I am a consultant. My consulting practice offers advocacy and community outreach solutions to nonprofits, social good organizations, and private practitioners. Additionally, I offer career coaching to macro social work students and professionals.

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