Activist Skills Self Assessment
Conduct the self-assessment below to evaluate where you are now and to think through some of the work you will have to do to get the support you need to manage and/or work an electoral campaign. Below is a list of tasks you will have to complete in order to run a campaign for office. Rate your level of preparedness for each task on a scale of 1 (have not yet started task) to 5 (task is complete).
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Skills Self Assessment
I know why I want to work in politics. *
Absolutely.
Not at all.
I know what I want candidates I support to accomplish while in elected office. *
Absolutely.
Not at all.
I can accurately describe the social, economic and demographic breakdown of the area I will be working in *
Absolutely.
Not at all.
I have a list of at least 10 people I can contact for financial support of my candidate/campaign *
Absolutely.
Not at all.
I have estimated the costs of a campaign in a draft budget *
Absolutely.
Not at all.
I have developed contacts with the relevant print, broadcast and social media *
Absolutely.
Not at all.
I know how to conduct an assessment of likely opponent(s) in terms of their positions on key issues, how many votes they will get and their financial resources. *
Absolutely.
Not at all.
I know how to conduct a voter analysis and can identify priority issues and the positions that the majority of voters take on them. *
Absolutely.
Not at all.
I know how to conduct a vote count for an area and can determine if there will be sufficient votes to win *
Absolutely.
Not at all.
I have addressed all financial, personal or legal issues (problems) which would make it difficult for me to work on a campaign in a high-profile capacity *
Absolutely.
Not at all.
I have considered the potential impact of campaign work/management on my personal and professional life and have a plan for how I will make the time to run a rigorous campaign. *
Absolutely.
Not at all.
I know the rules and regulations affecting this election and how to determine if someone is eligible to stand for office and understand the steps needed for candidates to run. *
Absolutely.
Not at all.
I have strong support in the area, and am well-known in and well-connected to the local community. *
Absolutely.
Not at all.
I know how to craft messages and shape positions which are relevant and appealing to voters. *
Absolutely.
Not at all.
I have developed close working relationships with key decision-makers in my political party. *
Absolutely.
Not at all.
I have a constituency of grassroots party activists and leaders in my party who will support me by serving on my campaign team, providing resources, or using their influence to persuade others to support my candidate(s). *
Absolutely.
Not at all.
I have had discussions with my family so that they understand the time commitment and incursions on privacy and family life that running a campaign will require, and they are supportive of my choice. *
Absolutely.
Not at all.
I am adequately prepared and trained on public speaking, training, and voter contact. *
Absolutely.
Not at all.
Why do you want to work on campaigns?
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What ideas or experience would you want a candidate to bring to elected office that is new, different or better?
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Can you name three things that you want a candidate to work on or accomplish while in elected office?
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Review your answers to the question above. Is the language you have chosen more about you, or more about the people you hope will be served by candidates in office and/or the benefits you hope to bring to them?
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