Thriving on your next campaign


Too often, campaigns do not live up to their progressive values, especially when making BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) staff feel heard, affirmed, and empowered on campaigns. As such, the progressive talent pipeline loses talented staff each cycle. 

Two Fellows, Taré Suriel and Santiago Rosales, spent six weeks crafting a survey, conducting interviews, and compiling findings and recommendations for future campaign staff and managers.   

The tools we linked out to here are recommendations and resources for campaign staff to help navigate life in campaigns.


  • Research Summary
  • Getting Started as Staff on a Campaign
    • Wellbeing
    • Job Search
    • Week One
  • Thriving on Your Next Campaign
    • One-on-Ones with Your Manager
    • Organizing & Advocating
    • After the Election
    • Talking about and Embracing Equity and Inclusion

Related Tools

We need your support.

Arena needs your help to convene, train and support the next generation of candidates and campaign staff. Our programs are designed to make politics more accessible to more people. That’s why everything we do is free or low cost. This is made possible by the support of generous donors. Chip in to help progressives build winning campaigns.

Thanks for checking out our toolbox.

Please enter your email address for access.