September 14, 2011, Arlington, VA—The Campaign Management School held last week at the Leadership Institute was four full days and trained 22 students. David Wiesby said, “I am 58-years-old and have attended many schools and training events, but this is the best of the best. It is like going to the NFL from high school.”
Stephen Clouse, president of Stephen Clouse & Associates, and James Davis, an associate with Brunswick Group, were among the expert faculty teaching at the school.
“Before I attended I had no idea how to begin raising money, but I feel more prepared to get started,” said student Erin Ashley.
Attendees learned how to create a campaign plan, target and identify voters, develop a message, pick one of the various fundraising strategies, and quickly and correctly respond to the media.
Armed with this knowledge, graduates of LI’s Campaign Management School go on to run and work on campaigns across the country.
“[The Campaign Management School] was a comprehensive crash course on campaigning that maximizes content over a condensed time frame. …I plan to incorporate this training into my upcoming campaign for the West Virginia House of Delegates,” said Elliot Simon.
Elliot learned of the Leadership Institute from his friends who are delegates in the West Virginia legislature: Jonathan Miller and Eric Householder.
Want to learn how to run a quality campaign? The best campaign schools are now available monthly—during the first week of every month!
Check out the Future Candidate School December 5th and Campaign Management School October 3rd.