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Grassroots Campaign Training

UPDATE: Due to the current public health crisis, we will be transitioning our April 4-5 Grassroots Campaign Training to online. We have canceled the in-person component and will be moving this training to a virtual webinar style. We are still in the process of figuring out exactly what this will look like. But we will be communicating individually with all accepted applicants about how this will work. If you want to apply, please fill out the application below and we will be in touch directly about the virtual training.

This intensive two-day training introduces future campaign leaders, activists, and candidates to the theory and practice behind successful grassroots campaigning.

Campaign workers with all levels of experience and potential candidates for any level of government and at any stage in the process (from curious to ready to take the plunge) are welcome.

Attendees will learn from some of the best progressive campaign operatives in Massachusetts. Sessions will include field organizing, message development, working with the press, and other time-tested tactics for winning campaigns.

The workshop is great training for full-time paid work on campaigns, people wanting to volunteer for campaigns, leaders thinking of running for office, or issue and neighborhood activists who are hoping to enhance their understanding of how to influence the outcome of campaigns.

We are excited to announce the dates for our Spring 2021 Grassroots
Campaign Training Program. Save the date for the weekend that works for you
and apply today at the link below.

Saturday February 6 – Sunday February 7

Saturday March 13 – Sunday March 14

Saturday May 22 – Sunday May 23

All trainings will be happening remotely and over Zoom. Trainings will take
place between the hours of 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday with
content blocks and breaks. We will be joined by some of the premier
campaigns professionals from around the state to train on topics from field
to fundraising to messaging to strategy.

Apply today

If you are considering a run for office, want to work on a progressive
campaign or volunteer in a municipal election, we would love to train you
on everything you need to know!

Getting Ready to Run

This one-day introductory workshop is designed to give prospective candidates the tools they need to prepare for a successful run. It is designed for progressives who are thinking about the possibility of being candidates one day and will be most helpful to you in the months or years before you actually make the decision to jump into a race. (If you are already campaigning, we recommend our Grassroots Campaign Training!) Elected officials and election experts will outline what it would take to run, win, and serve. Attendees will get a picture of what it is like to be a candidate and an elected official. Trainers will outline concrete steps that potential candidates can take right away to prepare to be a successful candidate.

Thanks for attending our last session on March 4, 2017.  Stay tuned for more dates!

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  • Thank you to Mass Alliance for providing the training and skills I needed to run and WIN a Boston City Council campaign! YAHOO!

    Gabriela Coletta
  • The Mass Alliance training was one of the most inspiring and motivating weekends of my life – I think about it all the time, and I 100% credit our victory to what I learned that weekend.

    Ben Ewen-Campen
    Somerville Aldermen
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    Salem City Council, At Large
  • Hi Jordan and Becca, Just a note of thanks for the training I received in Worcester on March 11-12, 2017. The election for Brookline School Committee was May 2, 2017. We had 4 candidates for 3 seats and I topped the ticket!! I had lots of help including Max Parish, campaign manager, and my son,…

    Suzanne Federspiel
    Brookline School Committee 2017
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    Sabrina Heisey
    Dracut School Committee 2017
  • Attending Mass Alliance’s campaign training was probably the best decision I made as a candidate. Our team did everything we were instructed to do and know that we were victorious because of it.

    Rep. Jack Lewis
    Seventh Middlesex
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    Sen. Jason Lewis
    5th Middlesex
  • No matter what role I am playing on a campaign, the campaign manager training has given me the knowledge and skills to understand and execute the type of campaigns that ensure progressives win.

    Krista Zalatores
    Campaign Manager
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    2nd Suffolk

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