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Community, Jobs, and Progress
14 minutes | Jun 14, 2018
18+ ways friends and neighbors can help a candidate during campaign season (without door knocking)
Like Fresh Prince, once you become a candidate for elected office, your life get flipped, turned upside down. It is really hard to explain unless you’ve been there, but campaigns become black holes pulling the light away from anything not directly campaign-related…and other things suffer. The retail politics of a campaign don’t work for a lot of folks — and that is ok. Door knocking and calling supporters isn’t in everyone’s wheelhouse. However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t a lot of things you can do for your favorite candidate(s). Here are 18+ ways you can support your favorite candidates — and their families — during a campaign.
29 minutes | May 10, 2018
Episode 40: Council Member Sara Lamnin
A great, open conversation with Hayward, California Council Member Sara Lamnin about running for office, persistence, and winning.
20 minutes | May 2, 2018
"If you have the motivation...do it."
An interview with Mayor Andy Berke of Chattanooga, Tennessee about how he ran for office, what he's learned, and advice for people thinking about running for local office.
29 minutes | Mar 1, 2018
Mayor Ian Baltutis of Burlington, NC
Burlington, North Carolina's youngest elected Mayor joins me to talk politics, why he ran for Mayor, and IF there is actually a Minneapolis, NC. (Spoiler: there is.)
5 minutes | Feb 22, 2018
Take care of yourself
It is really easy to get caught up taking care of everyone else and not yourself. As a candidate for local office or an elected official, you must take time to do what is right for you.
14 minutes | Feb 15, 2018
Getting the most out of your Facebook Page using the FB Pixel.
Facebook is changing every day and making it more difficult to get your message to your voters without advertising. Using the Facebook Pixel is a great, somewhat creepy, way to stay in contact with your voters and deliver them the content they will most want from you.
24 minutes | Feb 8, 2018
Episode 35: Creative fundraising ideas and how to pull them off.
MN State Senator Matt Little joins us to talk about his creative fundraising and how it can work for you.
23 minutes | Oct 10, 2017
Episode 34: Using technology to communicate with your community, a conversation with Jasper, Indiana's Mayor Seitz
Jasper, Indiana has created a fantastic online tool to communicate where developments are happening in their community. It is a great example of cities using technology to better inform their citizen.
23 minutes | Oct 3, 2017
Episode 32: A Pre-Campaign Plan for those running for office
Ever had someone ask you what they need to do to run for office or wondering yourself? Here are a few of the things candidates need to do before filing to run for office.
31 minutes | Sep 19, 2017
Episode 31: Councilor Candice Quarles on her experience as a young elected official
Councilor Candice Quarles was elected to the DeSoto, Texas City Council in May of 2016. In today's episode, she shares with us what she has learned about being a young elected official and how you can run for office as well.
28 minutes | Sep 12, 2017
Episode 30: How to get more women and minorities into elected office
White men dominate elected position in America. It has been proven time and time again that the vast majority of elected bodies do not demographically represent their constituents. Shannon Watson from Definitely Someday joins us to talk about how elected officials and communities can elect more women, minorities, and young people to office. Enjoy!
31 minutes | Aug 29, 2017
Episode 29: Developing Media Relationships
Matt Dotray, a Government Reporter from the Lubbock AJ, joins us to help local elected officials develop better relationships with their media.
39 minutes | Aug 22, 2017
Episode 28: How Wisconsin's $3 billion for Foxconn affects your community
The State of Wisconsin is working on a $3 billion incentive for Foxconn to build a $10 billion plant in southeast Wisconsin. We welcome Scott Klinger of Good Jobs First to discuss the deal and how it affects local governments.
29 minutes | Aug 15, 2017
Episode 27: The Tiny House Movement and the Elected Official
An episode for elected officials to learn how they can embrace the Tiny House movement in their community. Chris Galusha is the President of the American Tiny House Association.
25 minutes | Aug 8, 2017
Episode 26: Media Relations 101 for Local Elected Officials
Sara Thatcher of Goff Public joins us for a great discussion on building relationships with media. Sara covers the basics and goes in-depth on how to begin and leverage media relationships to share your story and recover from political missteps. CommunityJobsandProgress.com/Episode26.
10 minutes | Jul 25, 2017
Episode 25: Of Fear and Failure
Be big. Be bold. We need local elected officials now more than ever.
51 minutes | Jun 27, 2017
Episode 24: A Conversation with Chuck Marohn of Strong Towns
Episode 24 is fantastic audio from a video interview with StrongTowns.org founder, Chuck Marohn.
51 minutes | Jun 20, 2017
Five Ways Mayor R.T. Rybak Gets Things Done
This Community, Jobs, and Progress Podcast episode is the audio from a Live Training we did with former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak.
21 minutes | May 16, 2017
Elected officials reveal the top 10 things concerning them today
I interviewed dozens of elected officials from all over the Unites States to understand their fears, concerns, and excitements for the future.
27 minutes | Apr 4, 2017
Episode 21: The value of apprenticeships to your workforce
John Russ from the State of Idaho Department of Labor teaches us how they are using apprenticeships to fill gaps in their workforce.
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