Campaign Tech Academy
Learn emerging voter contact technology and how to use it to your advantage
The new Campaign Tech Workshop will equip you with powerful yet accessible tools to recruit volunteers, event attendees, and donors. Learn cutting edge political technology that will reach and engage more supporters than ever.
Ideal attendees for the Campaign Tech Workshop are campaign staff or volunteers, canvassers, event coordinators, and grassroots and student organization leaders. Anyone who wants to recruit and retain more volunteers, and earn more votes, will be able to put this technology into action.
This fast paced, information-packed workshop will teach you proven methods used by organizations, public policy groups, and campaigns for every level of office. It will also give you useful resources to adopt, adapt, and apply for your campaign or cause.
We'll cover materials used on campaigns at every level across the country, including:
- The BACON Method for Recruitment
- Recruit volunteers on Facebook
- Recruiting and Motivating Volunteers
- Mass Texting
- Google sheets and forms
Nathan is the Grassroots Program Coordinator at the Leadership Institute, where he provides Get Out the Vote, volunteer recruitment, and more training to elected officials and candidates. He was also the former Pacific Regional Field Coordinator, overseeing campus programs in California and Hawaii, and has trained over 1500 leaders and activists from across the US and Europe. His activism led to a lawsuit that resulted in free speech policy change in the University of California System, including UC Berkeley, and a lawsuit against the Los Angeles Community College District, the largest in the country and the world.
As a two time Regional Director and Massachusetts State Chair at Young Americans for Liberty, he oversaw the creation of over 100 student groups and managed more than 20 YAL State Chairs.
In the 2016 Presidential Primaries, Nathan was the Northeast Regional Coordinator of Students for Rand Paul, where he redesigned the volunteer recruitment and engagement system to produce over 100,000 voter contact calls in 13 states.
During the 2014 election cycle, Nathan was a Deputy Field Director for the Massachusetts Republican Party, where he mobilized volunteers to canvass over 12,000 households for a successful gubernatorial campaign. He also volunteered on local races in New Hampshire.
Originally from Boston, he has a degree in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a minor in Spanish from the Pontifical University of Salamanca, Spain.
StartGoogle Sheets (27:43)
StartSheets: Split & Capitalize Names (4:38)
StartSheets: Merge Names (1:07)
StartSheets: Sorting & Timesavers (1:51)
StartSheets: Cleanup Phone Numbers (1:08)
StartSheets: Type Emails Fast (1:42)
StartSheets: Automated Color-Coding (4:00)
StartSheets: Dropdown Menus (4:29)
StartGoogle Forms (7:02)
StartSheets: Scoreboards & Targeting (7:19)
Frequently Asked Questions
The Leadership Institute's mission is to increase the number and effectiveness of conservative activists and leaders in the public policy process.
To accomplish this, the Institute identifies, recruits, trains, and places conservatives in government, politics, and the media.
Founded in 1979 by its president, Morton C. Blackwell, the Leadership Institute (LI) teaches conservatives the nuts and bolts of how to succeed in the public policy process.
The Institute strives to produce a new generation of public policy leaders unwavering in their commitment to free enterprise, limited government, strong national defense, and traditional values.
Institute graduates are equipped with practical skills and professional training to implement sound principles through effective public policy.
LI offers 47 types of training schools, workshops, and seminars and a top-notch intern program. The Institute also provides an Employment Placement Service to help place conservatives in public policy positions and in the broadcast media, at no cost to employers or job seekers.
The Leadership Institute is a non-partisan educational organization approved by the Internal Revenue Service as a public foundation operating under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue code. The Leadership Institute does not endorse, support, or oppose candidates or proposed legislation. The Institute has an open admissions policy; all programs are open to the public. Contributions to the Leadership Institute by individuals, corporations, and foundations are tax deductible.