Before you get started on any campaign you NEED to have a plan. And that means campaign planning!
Whether it’s an election or issue lobbying campaign, if you do the planning you need to do on the front end, you’ll save yourself a lot of time and headache later, not to mention increase your chances of being successful.
Remember, “if you fail to plan, you plan to fail”.
This is not about “running” a campaign, but how to plan one – and how to do the research and make the evaluations that you need to make in order to decide what kind of strategy and tactics you should use.
So, where do you start?
That’s what this book is about. It’s written to help you go through a step-by-step process of doing the things you need to do, in the general order you need to do them, to develop a plan for your campaign.
I’ve spent a good bit of time working to make sure that it covers what you need to know, but does so in a way that’s incredibly easy to follow.
You get the lessons learned from over 25 years of experience for just $19.95!
Having a plan makes a difference!
Once you’ve got a plan, it makes it much easier to know “what’s next” on a day to day basis, and it’s easier to determine what you should do, based on what you have determined is important. It will give you confidence as you go forward because you will have thought things through, and you’ll know “why” it’s better to do things this way or that, not just guess or roll with the flow.
This book breaks campaign planning out into five basic areas:
- Evaluation: How to determine the factors that relate to your objective (how things impact “winning”)
- Research & Targeting: How to analyze your capability of achieving the results you want (based on the research that you do)
- Strategy: How to develop a strategy that maximizes your strengths and their weaknesses
- Tactics & Implementation: How to determine what tactics to use and when
- Regular Review: How to evaluate and review the plan and your progress on a regular basis
You get started simply by following the provided “Planning Checklist” and use it to keep track of things until you’re done. One step at a time.