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Don't manage your own campaign

From Journal of New Organizing:

I often hear something like this from the people I talk to who are planning to run for local office: "I'm running a small campaign, I could probably do all of this myself."

On a small race, the candidate's first job should be engaging voters, followed by fundraising, interviews, and meet-and-greets.

A candidate who tries to take everything on personally is throwing away the campaign's most valuable resource (your time). That's why I recommend that all candidates - no matter how small the race - have a campaign manager or a small campaign committee to help with these organizational tasks.

"But I don't have any money to spend on a campaign manager!" No problem. You just need someone who cares about your race enough to help. Here are some suggestions.

Read the rest at Journal of New Organizing.

Posted on February 11, 2013.