Training Opportunities at the Democratic Convention!

The Progressive Change Campaign Committee ( is excited to announce
free training sessions for candidates and activists
in partnership with the 2016 Democratic Convention in Philadelphia, from Monday, July 25 - Thursday, July 28.

Visit us at the Democratic Convention!

We're hosting a Candidate Resource Center and Trainings at the Philadelphia Convention Center all afternoon Monday through Thursday.

Click here for the full schedule!

1st Floor, Room 122B & 119B

APPLY NOW for an express entry golden ticket
CLICK HERE to nominate someone to attend


  • Crafting awesome stump speeches
  • Speaking confidently to the media
  • Pivoting to stay on message, no matter what the question is
  • What kind of polling questions work, and why
  • Hiring the best campaign staff
  • How to fundraise like a frontrunner


  • How to calculate your win number, and reach the voters you need
  • Hiring dedicated field organizers
  • Writing a great script for voter outreach and persuasion
  • Getting the most out of the voter file


  • Why your domain name matters
  • Launching a website in ten minutes or less
  • Writing great emails to engage your supporters and build your list
  • Facebook and Twitter 101: reaching voters and influencers where they are


  • Building strong relationships with your press list
  • Generating publicity by making news -- how to do it right
  • Planning great events that reporters will want to cover
  • Finding the best speakers


  • Organizing your contacts to build on your networks
  • Effective donor prospecting and targeting
  • How to make the “ask” — and how much to ask for
  • Getting the most out of call time
  • Collecting on pledges
  • Organizing stellar house parties and donor events
Since 2012, we've trained over 1,000 candidates, staffers and activists, including...


Wisconsin State Assemblywoman, District 48
“PCCC's training empowered me and reenergized me, as well as providing me with new tools and networks to better fight boldly and unapologetically.”


Georgia State House Representative, District 84
“I just wanted to say thank you to the PCCC for giving me the most impactful political training of my campaign.”


Congresswoman, NJ-12
“[The PCCC] helped me with the training that I participated in in Washington. You helped me on the ground. And your people were calling on my behalf. And we’re just really grateful. We think this is a progressive district, and having you on our side helped us to get over the finish line.”


City Councilman, Saginaw MI
“Very intensive. Very informative. Phenominal facilitators!”
PCCC Schedule at the Philadelphia Convention Center

You’ll see the latest in groundbreaking progressive campaign tools, like ‘campaign-in-a-box’ software that allows you to launch your website, manage your fundraising, and much, much more.

Visit our team of campaign experts who can chat about how to run smart, competent campaigns from Day One. And be sure to grab books and guides to take home with you.

Best of all, take this opportunity to network (and recharge your phone) with other candidates and the activists who love them!

Monday 7/25: Room 122A (2:00 - 6:00 PM)
Tuesday, 7/26: Room 119A (1:00 - 6:00PM)
Wednesday, 7/27: Room 122A (2:00 - 6:00 PM)
Thursday, 7/28: Room 119 A (1:00 - 6:00 PM)


This training is geared towards folks running for any local, state or federal elected office — incumbents will find them valuable as well! Our expert media trainer will lead candidates through a series of group exercises. At the end, they will feel more poised, confident, and prepared to conduct themselves professionally on-camera and with the media.

Monday 7/25: Room 122B (3:00 - 4:30PM)


This training is geared towards anyone running for local, state or federal elected office. We’ll discuss strategies for building a strong list of potential donors from your networks, how to organize your research and call time, and how to make an authentic ask.

Monday, 7/25: Room 122B (5:00 - 6:30 PM)
Tuesday, 7/26: Room 119B (2:00-3:30 PM)


This popular training is often requested at state Democratic conventions around the country. Trainees will be equipped to build lists of reporters, build relationships with those reporters, and pitch an event.

Tuesday, 7/26: Room 119 B (4:00 - 5:30 PM)


This training focuses on developing energized volunteers on your campaign. We’ll cover motivating techniques, scheduling, accountability, and share resources to support your volunteer program.

Wednesday, 7/27: Room 122B (2:00 - 3:30 PM)
Thursday, 7/28: Room 119B (4:00 - 5:30 PM)


We review strategies to effectively advocate for yourself or your candidate on Facebook, Twitter, blogs, online ads, and email.

Wednesday, 7/27: Room 122B (4:00 - 5:30 PM)
Thursday, 7/28: Room 119B (2:00 - 3:30 PM)

APPLY NOW for an express entry golden ticket
CLICK HERE to nominate someone to attend