The Nebraska Democratic Party and the national DNC provide training support to campaigns, county parties, grassroots groups and NDP caucuses. Staff and NDP Officers can come to your local meetings and events to conduct trainings.
Jacob Denniston, the NDP Grassroots Director, is the lead staff person for all training, contact him to schedule trainings for your group: firstname.lastname@example.org
The DNC offers an in-depth online training program that many Nebraskans are certified in and many more are going thru the certification process now. Some topics include Social Media Organizing and Fundraising. You can read about the DNC training program, click here and to register for the online trainings please email email@example.com.
You can also watch the previous DNC trainings online:
Grassroots Organizing: Volunteer Recruitment and Engagement
Grassroots Organizing: Volunteer Engagement (part two)
Technology: Basics of VAN
Technology: Virtual Phone Bank
Fundraising: Recruiting Small Dollar Donors
Political: Candidate Recruitment
Political: Research Tools
Teaching What You Have Learned
The Nebraska Democratic Party has several training programs to help build and expand our party.
The NDP also offers full-day trainings for candidates, campaign managers and grassroots leaders each year with national speakers and trainers.
Every NDP staff member and officers have specific skills and experience on which he or she can train and work with county parties. Those skills are listed below:
Jane Kleeb, Chair
Jane can provide updates on national DNC work including the Unity Commission which she is a member of. Jane can also train on grassroots organizing, peer to peer turnout, media work, communications/branding.
Frank LaMere, Associate Chair
Frank can train on indigenous organizing and indigenous issues including providing updates on the White Clay matter. He can lead discussions on other progressive issues and can train on how to utilize motivational skills; to keep volunteers engaged. He can also lead discussions based on the movie “Sober Indian, Dangerous Indian”.
Tom Tilden, 2nd Associate Chair
Tom can train on canvassing, both traditional campaign canvassing and information gathering canvasses such as; Knock Every Door. Also, he can train on the Obama neighborhood team building model.
Patty Zieg, National Committeewoman
Patty can train on prospecting for donors and fundraising. She can also train on messaging strategies.
Ron Kaminski, National Committeeman
Ron can train on labor organizing and union history in Democratic politics.
Eric Aspegren, Political and Field Director
Eric can train on candidate recruitment, how to use the VAN for targeting voters, creating walk lists and updating info like emails and cell phones. Eric can also train the party on how to create GOTV plans.
Jacob Denniston, Grassroots Director
Jacob can train on the topics of Organizing Events, Volunteer Recruitment and Building Relationships, Telling your Personal Story, Earning Media Coverage, and Digital Storytelling.
Jacob Denniston, our Grassroots Director, is the lead staff person for all training, contact him to schedule trainings for your group: firstname.lastname@example.org