Campaign Academy

The DFA Campaign Academy mission is to focus, network, and train grassroots activists in the skills and strategies to take back our country, manage successful campaigns or run for office themselves.

Online Trainings

The DFA Online Training Program is free and allows anyone to learn the skills to win and create change from the comfort of your own home or office.

Our Campaign Academy weekends are 16 hours of interactive workshops that bring hundreds of local activists, campaign staff and candidates together for 2 days of intensive campaign training. Experienced campaign professionals lead sessions in voter contact, fundraising, communications, on-line organizing and much more to empower progressive activists with the skills to win in November and beyond. Attendees also meet with dozens of local progressive candidates and learn about exciting job and volunteer opportunities in their area. And of course, everyone receives their own copy of DFA's 180-page Campaign Training Manual.

Right now, DFA is researching, planning and evaluating where our 2016 trainings should be -- Arizona, Washington, Nevada, Iowa, North Carolina, Florida and Texas to name a few -- so please check back for details after November.
If you'd like to request a training, submit your ideas here. Please note that submitting a request for a training does not equal a guaranteed commitment from DFA.

Throughout 2016, we'll also continue hosting DFA Night School- our online campaign skills intensives, where some of the savviest campaigners in the movement lead you through virtual trainings on Field Strategy, Volunteer Recruitment, Coalition-building and Powermapping, Paid/Earned Media and Messaging, Finance Planning, Grassroots Fundraising, and more. Check back here for updates on the calendar, and in the meantime, you can access archived Night School trainings here.

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Get the skills and education you and your community need to make a difference in creating the type of change we all need. Whether it’s in-person or online, DFA has a training program that’s right for you.

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