On-the-ground trainings

DFA empowers thousands of grassroots leaders each year through our on-the-ground training program. Each interactive training brings together hundreds of local activists, campaign staff and candidates for an intensive workshop -- followed by immediate strategic action to win on timely political priorities. A powerhouse team of experienced campaign professionals lead sessions in voter contact, fundraising, communications, online organizing and much more to empower progressive activists with the skills to win each November and beyond.

Right now, DFA is planning our 2018 training calendar. We tailor these trainings and curricula to the needs of various communities, candidates and campaigns to maximize impact. If you'd like to request a training, we'd love to invite you to submit your training requests with goals here. (Please note - that submitting a request for a training does not equal a guaranteed commitment from DFA.)

Upcoming Events

DFA Campaign Academy in Atlanta

There's still time to join us for the re-launch of DFA Campaign Academy in Atlanta, Georgia.

The training will run from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22.


Team Building and Collaboration

Strategic Planning

Lunch Chat: Running for Election in Georgia

  • ​​​Senator Nikema Williams - State Senator District 39
  • Renitta Shannon, State Representative District 84

Building a Winning Fundraising Strategy

Field Organizing: Who We Talk to Matters


Working with the Press

Developing and Delivering an Effective Message

Lunch chat: Amplifying  Your Message Through Social Media

  • Benjamin Dixon - Founder of ProgressiveArmy.com

  • Erin Parks - Organizer with DSA Atlanta

Developing Your Digital Story

Crafting and Executing Your Digital Plan

Social Media Platforms

The suggested donation for DFA Campaign Academy is $75.
A small number of scholarships are still available.

Hurry we are filling up fast. please don't wait to sign up. Call a friend, invite them to register, and we'll see you at the DFA Campaign Academy on April 21 & 22 (Saturday & Sunday).

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