Registration for the 2017 T3 Training Program has begun!
The 2017 T3 Program begins on Monday, April 17th at 4 pm MT, and we’re excited to once again train and certify local Democratic leaders to engage in long-term community organizing. The program will consist of a 6-week in-depth, online training and certification process, with webinars taking place every Monday and Wednesday at 4 pm MT. Participants that complete all six weeks of the program will receive a certificate of completion. The program schedule and registration link is listed below.
Week Date Subject Webinar Name Curriculum 1 4/17/2017 Political An Intro to the Democratic Party The Democratic Party- a breakdown of national organizational structure; mission of the Party; Party leadership; Goals of the T3 program- timeline and curriculum overview; certification and “Train the Trainer” expectation 4/19/2017 Communications Communications: Amplifying the Message Overview of the Democratic message; ways to amplify the message; best practices for writing op-eds, letters to editor, writing elected officials 2 4/24/2017 Digital Email Organizing Basics of managing an email campaign; what makes a successful email; building an email list; how to send blast email (digital platforms); content best practices 4/26/2017 Digital Social Media Organizing Basics of social media organizing- using Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for recruitment; what not to post on social media 3 5/1/2017 Grassroots Organizing Volunteer Recruitment and Engagement How to organize house meetings; sharing your personal story; building volunteer lists; building neighborhood teams 5/3/2017 Grassroots Organizing Volunteer Engagement II Best practices for engaging key constituency groups in non-Presidential years 4 5/8/2017 Technology Basics of VAN Basics of VAN and Tech platforms- processing volunteers; mapping and cutting turf; miniVAN/field tracking 5/10/2017 Technology Virtual Phone Bank Phone banking- adding and editing voter information; making virtual phone bank calls; basic troubleshooting methods; creating and assigning user accounts 5 5/15/2017 Fundraising Recruiting Small Dollar Donors Donor motivation; donor list building; making the ask 5/17/2017 Political Candidate Recruitment Building the bench; making the ask; candidate support 6 5/22/2017 Research Opposition Research Tools Fact-checking resources; managing trackers- how to track; barriers to tracking; how to transcribe and load footage; best practices for tracking; party resources 5/24/2017 Program Wrap Teaching What You’ve Learned How to organize trainings in your state