RUN/51 Rundown Minnesota

RUN/51 Rundown Minnesota is a weekly recurring event starting on March 10th going until April 21st, with Vote Run Lead's Minnesota State Director, Beth Peterson along with special guests to get first time candidates in Minnesota the answers to all their fundamental campaign needs!

Check out all the upcoming events below.

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Thursday, March 10 @ 7:00PM - 7:50PM CT

Do I Have Time for That? How to Create a Winning Campaign Timeline

Every political campaign has basic resources - money, people and time -but only time is finite. Learning to utilize your time efficiently can help you make the largest impact on voters. Every decision to deploy volunteers or meet with constituents means you are saying no to something else. This conversation will take a deeper dive into what it means to plan your campaign’s time to win.


Thursday, March 17 @ 7:00PM - 7:50PM CT

How Do I Hire (and Keep) Good Campaign Staff?

One out four first-time candidates identified hiring and retaining staff as a major challenge for campaigns. Is that you? We can help! We will give you the rundown on how to hire and even how to fire, while also learning how to maintain strong staff support – all while keeping the campaign going strong. We will also provide tips on where to find good staffers in Minnesota.


Thursday, March 24 @ 7:00PM - 7:50PM CT

How Do I Reach My Voters?

Campaigns want to hit the ground running and need an understanding of the tools available to them pre- and post-campaign to better understand the electorate in their districts. There are several options to gain access to voter files with various levels of information. This session will rundown the types of voter files available to campaigns in Minnesota and when you can and should access them.


Thursday, March 31 @ 7:00PM - 7:50PM CT

How Do I Choose the Right Fundraising Platform?

While everyone knows fundraising is important, it’s hard to navigate the multiple platforms you can use to raise money. Struggling to find the best tool to engage voters can slow a campaign’s progress toward their fundraising goals and choosing a tool that is not user friendly can impede proper reporting to the Campaign Finance Board. During the age of COVID, it is also important for candidates & campaigns to understand how to pivot their key fundraising events from in-person to virtual as needed. During this workshop, we will focus on the tools needed to meet your fundraising goals and be responsive to the ever-changing environment.


Thursday, April 7 @ 7:00PM - 7:50PM CT

How Do I Build an Inclusive Digital Footprint?

Candidates need a dynamic and engaging website and social media plan. Using the right tool for the job can save a campaign time while gaining them volunteers, supporters and donations. This workshop will showcase tools and content needed to create a skilled online presence, including how much to spend, who should lead the work, how to handle online trolls and how often to post


Thursday, April 14 @ 7:00PM - 7:50PM CT

How Do I Hold Strategic Conversations? How Do I Talk to My Neighbor?

Women candidates across Minnesota, and in rural districts in particular, are having bold conversations across political divides. This session will further help candidates to frame conversations around issues important to their communities like race, equity, inclusive education, climate and jobs, reproductive rights and the Second Amendment. Join our experts for real life case studies in bridging the divide.


Thursday, April 21 @ 7:00PM - 7:50PM CT

How Do I Connect to Other Candidates?

While empowering, running for office can be lonely. This session seeks to connect candidates and campaign staff from across the state to discuss campaign happenings, challenges and successes. Participants will leave the session with a network of other women to call upon throughout the run for office and beyond.


March 04, 2022 at 6:00pm - April 22, 2022