Online Trainings

DFA Night Schools are free, interactive trainings that allow anyone to learn the skills to win and create change from the comfort of your own home or office.

April 13, 2017: Building a Reflective Democracy

We had a great turnout for this training!  Here's a recording of it:

 

This night school focuses what it means to build a reflective democracy, from voters to candidates to campaign staffers - a government that reflects the lived needs and experiences of all Americans, not just the wealthy, white, or privileged, where all the best and brightest have the ability to run and lead.

We’ll learn about why so many Democratic institutions reinforce a "good old boys network", and how these gatekeeper networks fail candidates and voters of color AND lose elections. We’ll also share some with powerful case studies of the path forward in the time of Trump, where values-driven organizing through a lens of racial and economic justice  transformed the electorate and made big gains at the ballot box.

Past Events

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Night School: Building a Reflective Democracy - The Story of Us and Now (4/13/2017)

Night School: So you want to run for office? Considering and Launching Your Run (3/9/2017)

Night School: Internal Systems and Operations (9/7/2016)

Night School: Launching a Powerhouse Finance Team (8/31/2016)

Night School: Creating the Narrative (8/25/2016)

Night School: Reflective Democracy and Organizer Math (8/17/2016)

Night School: Building a People-Powered Campaign (8/10/2016)

Night School: Online to offline mobilization (6/26/2014)

Night School: Online fundraising (6/25/2014)

Night School: Developing an online strategy (6/24/2014)

Night School: Writing KickA Emails (6/23/2014)

Night School: Crisis Management (5/8/2014)

Night School: Paid & Earned Media (5/6/2014)

Night School: Developing a Campaign Message (5/5/2014)

Night School: Putting the Voterfile to Work (4/17/2014)

Night School: Precinct Organizing (4/16/2014)

Night School: Running an Effective Volunteer Program (4/15/2014)

Night School: Targeting Your Voter Universe (4/14/2014)

Night School: Budget & Finance Planning (3/20/2014)

Night School: Fundraising Tactics (3/19/2014)

Night School: Making the Ask (3/18/2014)

Night School: Targeting Your Donors (3/17/2014)

Campus Empowerment Training: Democracy in Action (2/18/2014)

Campus Empowerment Training: Fundraising (2/17/2014)

Campus Empowerment Training: Groundswell (2/12/2014)

Campus Empowerment Training: Running & Winning (2/10/2014)

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