Two days from now social conservatives across America will gather in Washington, DC for the annual Values Voter Summit, organized by the Family Research Council.
“Social conservatives bring a lot to the conservative movement, as they stand strong for protecting the sanctity of human life and promoting traditional family values,” Family Research Council Web Editor Krystle Gabele said. “A strong family is the key to a prosperous society and ensuring that future generations have an even better America to look forward to.”
The week-long Comprehensive Fundraising Training -- a bootcamp on raising funds for causes and campaigns -- finished yesterday with the Direct Mail School.
Speakers included Richard Viguerie (at left), who pioneered political direct mail and is often called the "funding father" of the conservative movement.
The first day of the Direct Mail School was a busy one for attendees yesterday.
The training is the second half of the Leadership Institute's Comprehensive Fundraising Training -- a week-long bootcamp on raising funds.
Below are the big lessons I got from each speaker. The last round of updates will be here tomorrow for the second day of the Direct Mail School.
The Leadership Institute's High-Dollar Fundraising School came to a close yesterday.
But the packed, two-day training is just part of the Leadership Institute's Comprehensive Fundraising Training -- a week-long bootcamp on raising funds for causes and campaigns, running throughout this week.
Below are the key takeaways I got from each speaker (including LI's Morton Blackwell!) at the High-Dollar Fundraising School on the second day. More to come throughout the week; the Direct Mail School is next.
The first day of the Leadership Institute's Comprehensive Fundraising Training -- a week-long bootcamp in raising funds for campaigns and causes -- kicked off with a full day at the High-Dollar Fundraising School.
If you couldn't make it, don't worry.
More to come throughout the week.
Teri Capshaw, a homeschooler from South Dakota, worked as a reporter during college. After graduation, she was hired as an evening news producer in Boise, Idaho, where she met her husband -- before starting her own sewing business. Now, she takes her professional background into meetings with donors and potential partners for Campaign for Liberty, where she serves as the donor relations officer. Read on for more about Teri and the upcoming Liberty Political Action Conference.
The Leadership Institute and partnering organizations went to Orlando, Florida to meet with more than 70 people from across the I-4 corridor to find the issues that unite conservatives and Hispanics. Notable guests included a representative from U.S. Senator Marco Rubio’s staff, a candidate for Florida governor, several candidates for Congress, local elected officials, and community and business leaders.
LI's Issues That Unite: Latinos & Conservatism event training was held last week in Las Vegas, Nevada -- the first city out of eight the Leadership Institute and its partnering national organizations will visit this summer and fall. Partners include: The Heritage Foundation, Libre Initiative, New America, Red Card Solution, Tea Party Patriots, and VOCES Action.
The Leadership Institute hosted the first Civil Service Opportunity School in more than two years this past Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. The 24 students that attended learned a variety of things about the civil service including its history, how it works today, and what it takes to get a job in the government.
Last week 80 conservative activists gathered at the Leadership Institute headquarters for an intense four day Campaign Management School (CMS).
One attendee from last week's training was Dean Allen, a tea party leader from Charleston, South Carolina. He said, “I have been involved in politics since I was the Galveston County youth chairman for Barry Goldwater in the 1964 presidential race. I ran Ronald Reagan's GOTV operation in Galveston County. I consider myself an expert in politics who is well trained and knows the ropes very well. I was very pleasantly surprised at the quality of instruction, the broad scope of activities covered, and all the things I either did not know as in depth as I had thought; or, at the technology and newer methods that are more efficient. I learned a huge amount every day! I strongly recommend the educational programs of the Leadership Institute to any conservative activist who cares about the future of our republic and plans to be involved in the process of saving America.”