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GOTV Workshop Series

Designed to support busy campaign staff plan for GOTV.

GOTV Workshop Series

Prepare for GOTV with Arena!

Designed for busy campaign staff, in this flexible workshop series you’ll be able to pick the sessions that most apply to your specific needs and create a tailor-made experience that will result in a stronger, more intentional GOTV.

The Arena GOTV Workshop Series consists of a variety of two-hour, hands-on sessions to help campaigns and movement staff plan get out the vote.

We’ll workshop scripts, budgets, universes, and more plus share evidence-based best practices. These sessions will provide actionable steps you can take immediately on your campaign.

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Sessions include

  • GOTV 101 Orientation
  • GOTV Calendaring
  • GOTV Messaging and Scripts
  • GOTV Targeting & Data Management
  • GOTV Budgeting
  • GOTV Tech Stack Selection

Session Descriptions

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GOTV 101 Orientation Session

During this session, we will review the basics of Get Out The Vote and what to expect in the weeks leading up to election day. We will also preview the other sessions in the series.

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GOTV Calendaring

During this session, we will cover the key milestones during GOTV and review how to calendar and plan for them.

You’ll have the opportunity to build your own GOTV calendar and brainstorm with trainers and other practitioners.

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GOTV Messaging and Scripts

During this session, we’ll cover evidence-based, best practices for GOTV messaging and scripts and how to strategically layer voter contact methods to mobilize your turnout universe.

You’ll have the opportunity to workshop your messaging and scripts with trainers and other practitioners.

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GOTV Targeting & Data Management

During this session we will cover evidence-based practices for turnout targeting, how to estimate your capacity to reach voters, best practices for tracking and managing your data, and more.

You’ll have the opportunity to address the challenges you’re facing and brainstorm about your campaign’s targeting and data management with trainers and other practitioners.

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GOTV Budgeting

During this session, we’ll cover best practices for budgeting during the fast-paced GOTV timeline for budgets during GOTV, how to set your budget, and how to track cashflow during GOTV. This session suggests best practices to align with reporting deadlines but does not detail compliance specifics or outline how to file reports.

You’ll have a chance to workshop your budget and brainstorm with trainers and other practitioners.

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GOTV Tech Stack Selection

During this session, we’ll hear from the experts at Higher Ground Labs about the technology and tools that you can deploy during GOTV to strengthen your program. We’ll cover how to decide which tech to deploy, expected costs and budgeting, and effectively onboarding your team and data systems to new tools and tech.

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Arena Trainers

Arena trainers are a diverse, creative, and strategic group of practitioners who’ve led winning campaigns up and down the ballot. You’ll learn from and connect with leaders who understand and support your passions, aspirations, and values.

AJ Kahle

Co-Founder/CEO, Winnable & Blueshift Technologies

Alejandra G Ramirez

Civic Engagement Program Manager, The Center for Cultural Power

Alexandria Coburn

National Radical Education Field Manager, Working Families Party

Ashlee Bruner

State Director, Georgia, Vote Run Lead Action

Brionté McCorkle

Executive Director, Georgia Conservation Voters

Carli Stevenson

Assistant Director of Communications, Politics, SEIU

Catherine Kahle

Deputy Chief Technology Officer, DNC

Canaan McCaslin

Former Campaign Manager

Cayana Mackey Nance

Digital Strategist

Dom Kelly

Co-Founder, President and CEO, New Disabled South Rising

Gabriel Cabán Cubero

Campaign Director, People’s Budget Birmingham

Jade Tacka

Head of Development, Swing Left

Jocelyne soto

Civic Engagement Director, Mi Familia Vota

Jose Nuñez

National Organizing Director, DNC

Dr. Kira Banks

Professor of Psychology and co-founder of the Institute for Healing Justice and Equity, Saint Louis University

Kayci Moodie

National States and Organizing Director, NextGen

Luis Ávila

President, Iconico

Paul Kim Bradfield

Southern Regional Director, Run For Something

Phi Nguyen

Director of Democracy, Demos

Regina Monge

Former Campaign Manager, Jessica Cisneros for Congress

Ruby Sarron

Training Director, ActBlue

Ryanne Brown

Digital Paid Media Director, Priorities USA

Sarah Blahovec

Co-Founder and President, Disability Victory Fund

Sean Ward

Executive Director, New Mexico Democratic Party

Shripal Shah

IE Director, House Majority PAC

Stephanie Medina

Deputy Director, Partner Engagement, ZINC Collective

Tarah Marshall

Chief of Staff, Democratic Data Exchange

Terry Bermea

Executive Director, Battleground Texas

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