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Running for Office

Want a Winning Website for Your Non-Profit?

Laura Packard | Posted 09.08.2014 | Impact
Laura Packard

Say you have a successful long-established non-profit advocacy group. Or perhaps you just launched your political campaign or non-profit online. Now it's time for your organization to do a full website build (or rebuild)!

Will Chelsea Clinton Ever Run For Office? (VIDEO)

Posted 03.17.2014 | MarloThomas

When asked about the prospect of ever running for office like both of her parents, Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation, had a great ...

How to Use Effective Online Advocacy to Grow Your List

Laura Packard | Posted 05.07.2014 | Impact
Laura Packard

The dirty little secret is that a lot of online advocacy doesn't necessarily accomplish anything offline AND it isn't growing your list either. So you...

How to Use Social Media to Build Your Email List

Laura Packard | Posted 04.30.2014 | Business
Laura Packard

If people prefer to get your content on social media, why try so hard to get their email address? Two reasons: reach and control.

So You're Running for Office. How Do You Launch a Political Campaign Online?

Laura Packard | Posted 03.25.2014 | Impact
Laura Packard

As a digital strategist and political consultant, I see political campaigns all the time that launch with critical pieces missing in their strategy. T...

An Optimist's Guide to Running for Office

Roy D. Cho | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics
Roy D. Cho

Since I started this journey, countless friends have been curious as to exactly how one goes about running for Congress. It's the murky mysteriousness of the process itself that discourages so many would-be candidates from throwing their hats in the ring.

Shut Down This Leadership

David D. Burstein | Posted 12.08.2013 | College
David D. Burstein

People in my generation need to step up to the plate to run for office. While many of us have become social innovators and entrepreneurs, hardly any of us are running for public office.

Would You Ever Run For Public Office? (POLL)

Posted 07.17.2013 | MarloThomas

See more clips (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) {return;} js = d.creat...

5 Reasons Why Women Aren't Even Thinking Of Running For Office

Nina Bahadur | Posted 04.02.2013 | Women

When you tally who hold the positions of power, it becomes clear that women mostly don't. According to the Rutgers Center for American Women and Polit...

A Generation's Time to Lead

David D. Burstein | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics
David D. Burstein

We've responded to all these events by becoming a generation of pragmatic idealists who believe that we have both the opportunity and the obligation to leave the world in better shape than we found it. So why is there so little Millennial representation in Congress?

Candidate College: 10 Essential Tips for Running for Office

Morgan Pehme | Posted 03.05.2012 | New York
Morgan Pehme

Many citizens believe that they could do a better job in government than our elected officials, if only they had the chance to serve. Running for office, however, is an enormously complicated, confusing, and expensive endeavor.

Civic Responsibility

Christine Bork | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Christine Bork

Women's voting power is not translating into more women running for or holding elected office, which means that issues critical to women fail to penetrate the policy bubble.

2010: The Year Main Street Sticks It to Wall Street and Washington

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

If anyone has ever dreamed of being an office holder, 2010 is the year to do it. There are going to be several situations where voters elect a complete unknown, just to express their anger about the incumbent.

Why No One Runs For Office Today: An Allegory

Richard Laermer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Laermer

Why on earth would anyone run for office and spend low-paid days and nights handling the "mishegos" of people who make you feel less than adequate no matter how hard you work?

Rumors For The Next Campaign

Jeffrey Shaffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Shaffer

To those who are already planning for the 2012 elections: if challenged by a reporter to back up your claims, simply say, "The issue isn't about facts. It's about starting a necessary discussion."

Why I Stopped Running for Congress... After Three Months

Larry Platt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Platt

According to my would-be opponent, Jim Gerlach, "I see myself as a cultural anthropologist who goes into black culture to explain it to the white intelligentsia."

Fresh Faces on the National Scene: My Sons for President

Joel Weinberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joel Weinberger

I watched Sarah Palin's interview with Katie Couric and learned that living next to another country and/or being on a flight path to another country c...