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Volunteers
The Independent Cause ·

How to Build and Manage an Effective Volunteer Team

Tips and strategies for recruiting, training, and retaining volunteers.

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Fundraising
The Independent Cause ·

Raising the Bar: Best Practices for Political Fundraising

Strategies to raise funds effectively and ethically.

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Campaign team
The Independent Cause ·

From Ideation to Inauguration: A Political Campaign Goal Timeline

Launching a successful political campaign requires careful planning and strategic goal-setting.

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A winning message
The Independent Cause ·

Best Practices for Crafting a Winning Message

Tips on how to create an effective messaging strategy that connects with voters.

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Where to run
The Independent Cause ·

How to Decide Which of the Political Offices to Run For

What’s motivating you to run for office? What’s the issue or problem that pushed you to say: I want to fix this? Find out which office is the right fit for you in order to achieve your goals!

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Ice Cream Ideals
The Independent Cause ·

What are the policy views of young independents?

Part 2 of our young voter independent voter report.

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Volunteers
Onboarding Live ·

Creating Content to Generate Fundraising and Volunteers

This blog post will help candidates learn how to create social media content that will help them bring in fundraising money and generate volunteer interest to help power their campaign.

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Social
Onboarding Live ·

Mastering Social Media Content For Your Campaign

Helping candidates understand the best practices, tips, and tricks to help elevate their profile and expand their reach.

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Social Media
The Independent Cause ·

Social Media and Politics: Why It Matters + 6 Tips for Campaigns

Social media has helped political campaigns gain traction and win since President Obama did it in 2008. Here are some of the best successes and how you can use social media as a candidate.

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Facebook Authorization Screenshot
Onboarding Live ·

Getting Verified to Run Political Ads on Facebook

This blog post will help you learn how to get through the cumbersome process of getting verified to run political ads on Facebook.

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democrats vs republicans
The Independent Cause ·

Differences Between Democrats vs. Republicans

The two main political parties in America have a lot of power but they differ quite a bit in their beliefs. Here is what you need to know and how they each work.

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two-party system
Good Party Updates ·

How the Two-Party System Works in the U.S.

The two-party system has always controlled American politics. Here we analyze what that means and potential alternatives.

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Political Fundraising Ideas
Candidates ·

10 Effective Political Fundraising Ideas

If you're running for office then one of the most important things to do is to raise money. Here are 10 of the best political fundraising ideas to get your campaign off on the right foot.

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How to run a political campaign
Candidates ·

How to Run a Political Campaign in 2023

Running a political campaign today is more competitive than ever before. Learn all of the things you must consider if you're going to effectively compete in 2023.

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Personas Graph
The Independent Cause ·

Good Party's 2023 Independent voter report - Part 1

Our team ran a research exercise with 530 people to help determine the state of the independent voter in 2023. All participants in this experiment identified themselves as independents or reluctant partisans. This is the first article in a series about our findings from the investigation.

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Portland
The Independent Cause ·

Why you should run for office in Portland in 2023

Learn about the exciting opportunity to run for office in Portland in 2023 and how Good Party can help. Find out why independent candidates have a chance to win and why Portland needs fresh, independent leadership to tackle the city's challenges.

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Durham
The Independent Cause ·

Why you should run for office as an independent in Durham in 2023

Learn why you should run for office as an independent candidate in Durham in 2023. With four open seats, including the mayor,, now is a great time to get involved in local government. Good Party provides free resources and support for independent candidates.

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Two Party System
The Independent Cause ·

5 Reasons the Two-Party System is Bad for America

The two-party system in America is a problem as it is rife with dark money and corruption, giving citizens the illusion that they have a say in who runs the country. This system has existed since the dawn of the United States, with two parties dominating the country since the first election.

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Nashville
The Independent Cause ·

5 reasons why you should run for Nashville city council

2023 is a great year to run for Nashville City Council because of demographic & economic changes, rising dissatisfaction & more independent voters. Young people are underrepresented by politicians and many residents think the city is headed in the wrong direction - it's time for change!

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Bernie oil
The Independent Cause ·

10 Succesful Independent Campaigns in History

Learn about 10 successful independent campaigns in American history, including Jesse Ventura, Angus King, and Lincoln Chafee. Discover how these candidates' unique campaign styles, platforms, and leadership impacted their success and changed the political landscape of the United States.

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