Training and Education

Training and Education

Training and Education

Swing Blue Alliance and partners provide regularly scheduled training sessions to help improve volunteers skills. From keyboards to canvassing, we can help. We can also run a private class for your group. Contact susan@swingbluealliance.org for more information.

Technology Training for Activists

Weekly training to help political volunteers and activists brush up on technology skills 

Topics for beginners include: PC/MAC basics, managing your inbox, storing files on Google Drive, working with Google Docs, Google Sheets and Slack.  

Intermediate and Advanced classes include: creating and hosting online events, sending bulk emails, managing volunteer lists, editing websites

Upcoming training sessions.  

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Training on Field Tactics

Communication Skills for Volunteer Recruiting

All of us who’ve called into swing states know how hard it is to build a relationship with the person at the other end of the line. The Communication Skills for Volunteer Recruiting program changes all that. The best way to reach people is to develop rapport by engaging in personal conversation. No more Yes/No questions. No more trying to convince. Just one-to-one relationship building.

The Communication Skills for Volunteer Recruiting class is a great way to learn and hone these skills. You’ll get tips, a workbook, and ample time to practice.

Learn How to Communicate  and Recruit Volunteers

 

Deep Canvassing for New Hampshire

A Deep Canvassing conversation gets voters talking about personal experiences and draws on emotional connections. It’s research-based, and has been found to be a highly effective persuasion technique. Our plan is to use these techniques to listen to voters’ concerns and help hone the issue message for the campaign. These techniques can be used on the phones and at the doors

Learn Deep Canvassing Techniques

For Organizers

Grassroots Fundraising Network

The Grassroots Fundraising Network is an informal network of groups without paid staff who raise money for campaigns, political organizations and civic organizations focused on voter participation.

Apply to join the GFN  →

Field Leaders Research Network

Join field leaders from grassroots groups across the country to discuss current research on field tactics.

Apply to join the FLRN  →

Event Hosting Guide

It’s easy to host activities for postcard writing, phone banking, canvassing, and more. You can download our Host Guide and access helpful resources for your group to take action.

Get the guide →