Resources for Candidates and Activists

Campaign Training
Candidates, volunteer and staffers need all the training they can get to run effective, winning campaigns. The national office of Democracy for America holds Campaign Academy training weekends across the country. Northside DFA has sponsored two trainings in the in the Chicago area, in 2011 and 2009. You will learn the skills you need to create the type of change we want.

Other Campaign Training
   Wellstone Training
   Illinois Women's Institute for Leadership
   Democratic African American Women Caucus
   Victory Fund
(LGBT training)

Candidate Research
   
Illinois Political Committee Disclosure & Information
   Federal Election Commission
   Opensecrets.org
(Campaign contribution analysis)

Need to start a campaign website?
Here are some suggestions for creating a basic campaign website:

   Webstarts.com

   Weebly.com

   Webs.com