We are proud to provide pro-choice, progressive women candidates a high-quality training program to give them the tools they need to run successful, modern campaigns.  Because no candidate wins alone we also train campaign staff and volunteers to help on progressive campaigns.  

Training for Future or Current Candidates

Get Ready to Run

Campaign basics for women planning to run in the next five years of their lives.

About this Training

Get Ready to Run is a half-day seminar designed for women who are champions of reproductive freedom.  Attendees will also get to meet and learn from other women with political aspirations. This is a necessary training for any women with an inkling to run for office. 

Skills Covered

  • Finding your office and building your team
  • Crafting personal stories
  • Fundraising basics

Applicants should possess:

  • The ability to build networks
  • The capability to communicate effectively
  • The willingness to learn how to fund-raise
  • Leadership experience or meaningful involvement in the workplace or community.

*There is a $20 registration fee to cover the cost of training. Once you have been accepted you will receive the link to register.

More dates to come!

Win Locally

Win Locally is an all-day intensive training designed for women who are current candidates for local office.

About this Training

Women running at the local level will receive the tools they need to win their campaigns. Participants learned the nuts and bolts of building a strong campaign from the ground up.

Skills Covered

  • Campaign Plan Overview
  • Understanding Candidate roles & responsibilities
  • Running and Winning Elections
  • Developing Your Personal Story
  • Building Your Network/List
  • Effective Fundraising, Developing and Implementing a Plan
  • Budgeting Fundamentals
  • Electoral Base Building
  • NC Campaign Finance Law Compliance

Upcoming Dates

Coming Soon in 2020!

Winning with Women

A public speaking and confidence building training designed for women running for office in 2019 or 2020.

About this Training

Women candidates will learn how to stay centered and on course, and what to do when they feel flustered, confused, or criticized.  Candidates will learn to deliver their message clearly and passionately to voters, making every speech a powerful and memorable one.

Skills Covered

This training will provide concrete strategies to deliver messages consistently and authentically. You will engage with evidence-based methodologies that will enable you to run a strong campaign, deliver your message, fund raise successfully and maintain well-being after you get into office.

Upcoming Dates

August 3, Greensboro

*Space is limited and preference will be give to candidates who have filed to run for a seat.

campaign staff trainings

Every progressive campaign across North Carolina will be hungry for volunteers to help spread the word about their cause. Help Her Win will train a force of volunteers to help elect progressive candidates across the state. Having volunteers who are already trained will help drive the candidates’ message deeper and wider.

Help Her Win

A co-ed training campaign for volunteers.

About this Training

Campaign volunteers are the force that makes or breaks an election. Every progressive campaign across North Carolina will be hungry for volunteers to help spread the word about their cause. Help Her Win will train a force of volunteers to help elect progressive candidates across the state. Having volunteers who are already trained will help drive the candidates’ message deeper and wider. Participants will learn how to help candidates from announcement to election day.

Skills Covered

  • How to scout for candidates and help them find, and file for, the right office.
  • How to set up a fundraising system.
  • How to effectively canvass and phone bank.
  • How to manage other volunteers.

If you have ever wanted to help a candidate’s campaign get off the ground, this is the training for you. If you plan to phone bank or canvass for a candidate this year, this is the training for you. Volunteers have always been a staple of a political campaigns, but never before has there been such a need.

Upcoming Dates

More to Come in 2019

Campaign Staff Bootcamp

This intensive two-day training is for campaign staff who already have a job on a progressive North Carolina 2020 campaign.

About this Training

We tailor the program based on the needs of the attendees but topics covered will be lay of the land, fundraising, communications, field, budgeting, polling, mail, etc.  This training is application based. Applications for the Campaign Staff Bootcamp are open until July 21st and applicants will be contacted in August 2019.

There is a $50 registration fee with no other associated fees. There are scholarships available to cover the cost of training once you have been accepted.

Skills Covered

We tailor the program based on the needs of the attendees but topics covered will be:

  • Lay of the land
  • Fundraising
  • Communications
  • Field
  • Budgeting
  • Polling
  • Mail, etc.

Upcoming Dates

September 28-29, Raleigh

9AM-9PM on Saturday (9/28) and 9AM-2PM on Sunday (9/29)

JKH Academy

A three day intensive co-ed training for people seeking a job on a 2020 progressive North Carolina campaign. Lillian's List will help attendees find a job on a 2020 legislative campaign.

About this Training

This is a three-day intensive training designed for people seeking jobs on 2020 progressive political campaigns. We will help graduates of the 2019 JKH Academy find jobs on NC legislative campaigns after the training. This is our fourth JKH Academy to train the next generation of progressive campaign staff in North Carolina.

Over 70% of JKH graduates have gone onto work on political campaigns at all levels of elected office.

There is a $50 registration fee with no other associated fees. There are scholarships available to cover the cost of training once you have been accepted.

This training will take place at a retreat center and there is no other accommodations.

This training is application based. Applications for JKH are open until July 31st and applicants will be contacted in August 2019.

Skills Covered

We tailor the program based on the needs of the attendees but topics covered will be:

  • Lay of the land
  • Fundraising
  • Communications
  • Field
  • Budgeting
  • Polling
  • Mail, etc.

Upcoming Dates

November 22-24

1PM-10PM on Friday (11/22)

9AM-9PM on Saturday (11/23)

9AM-3PM on Sunday (11/24)

We also provide incumbent training for the progressive women serving in the North Carolina General Assembly.

These trainings range from communications to governance and are limited to currently serving members. 

All 2019 Training Dates:

Help Her Win, February 23rd, the Triangle

Get Ready to Run, March 23, Charlotte

Get Ready to Run, April 6, Asheville

Get Ready to Run, May 4, the Triangle

Win Locally, June 1, Raleigh

Get Ready to Run, July 20, Greensboro

Winning With Women, August 3, Greensboro

Campaign Staff Bootcamp, September 28-39

Jamie Kirk Hahn Academy, November 22-24