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Campaign Boot Camp: Basic Training for Future Leaders (Campaign Boot Camp: Basic Training for Candidates, Staffers,) [Paperback]

Christine Pelosi
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November 14, 2007 0979482208 978-0979482205
Attorney, author, and activist Christine Pelosi presents leadership lessons from the campaign trail for anyone who wants to run for office, advocate for a cause, or win a public policy issue. In Campaign Boot Camp: Basic Training for Future LeadersA 7-Step Guide to Launching Successful Campaigns for Candidates and Causes, Pelosi uses a boot camp model to provide practical advice and  “get real” exercises so that individual readers can integrate these leadership lessons into their own public service efforts on political campaigns, ballot initiatives, or non-profit ventures.

Right from the stroller, Christine was campaigning with her mother, Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.  She has served candidates and party alike, and she knows like few others about the nuts and bolts of winning in politics. Distilling best practices from across the political spectrum, Pelosi shows aspiring leaders how to master the fundamentals of campaigning—management, message, money, and mobilization. 

She lays out a 7-step program for effective campaigning at all levels of public service, from community initiatives to congressional races:

1. Identify your call to service
2. Know your community
3. Build your leadership teams
4. Define your message
5. Connect with people
6. Raise the money
7. Mobilize to win

Along the way, Pelosi features successful campaigners with their diverse backgrounds and experiences. Among the public servants and political professionals quoted in the book are: Donna Brazile, David Brock, Willie L. Brown, Jr., Max Cleland, Bill Clinton, Andrew Cuomo, Thomas D’Alesandro, Jr., Rahm Emanuel, Al Gore, Mahatma Gandhi, Kirsten Gillibrand, Kerry Kennedy, Frank Luntz, Ellen Malcolm, Gerald W. McEntee, Markos Moulitsas, Nancy Pelosi, Carl Pope, Bill Press, Ronald Reagan, Ann Richards, Karl Rove, Jack Valenti, Tim Walz, George F. Will, and Jim Zogby. Their writings and practices help make Campaign Boot Camp both a helpful guide to participatory democracy and an inspiring collective memoir.

 


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“Campaign Boot Camp is a passionate call to public service—and a practical guide for making that service more productive. Christine Pelosi is a sharp and knowledgeable drill sergeant looking to whip our democratic process back into shape.” Arianna Huffington
 

“A must-read for everyone who wants to bring change, renew hope, and revitalize our nation.”  
Former U.S. Senator Max Cleland

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* "CAMPAIGN BOOT CAMP is a passionate call to public service--and a practical guide for making that service more productive. Christine Pelosi is a sharp and knowledgeable drill sergeant looking to whip our democratic process back into shape." --- Arianna Huffington --- * "A must-read for everyone who wants to bring change, renew hope, and revitalize our nation." --- Former Senator Max Cleland --- * Distilling best practices from across the political spectrum, Pelosi shows aspiring leaders how to master the fundamentals of campaigning -- management, message, money, and mobilization. Drawing on her own successful boot camps, Pelosi lays out a 7-step guide to effective campaigning at all levels of public service, including nonprofit work.

1. Identify Your Call to Service,

2. Know Your Community,

3. Build Your Leadership Teams,

4. Define Your Message,

5. Connect with People,

6. Raise the Money,

7. Mobilize to Win. * Along the way, Pelosi features leadership lessons from successful public servants and political professionals with diverse backgrounds and experiences--making CAMPAIGN BOOT CAMP both a helpful guide to participatory democracy and an inspiring collective memoir.


Product Details

  • Series: Campaign Boot Camp: Basic Training for Candidates, Staffers,
  • Paperback: 243 pages
  • Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers (November 14, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0979482208
  • ISBN-13: 978-0979482205
  • Product Dimensions: 0.7 x 5.7 x 8.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,076,524 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4.0 out of 5 stars An excellent "do it yourself" campaign guide November 13, 2013
By A. Diaz
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This is an excellent book for campaign organizers with no experience whatsoever in campaign management. It is a step by step "do it yourself" campaign guide, easy to read and that provides basic tools to oversee a political campaign
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5.0 out of 5 stars Prac. Tic. Al. February 17, 2008
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Christine Pelosi has written a primer on How To Run. (Also, on how NOT to run, when that's the right thing to do.) She's got the background and experience to know the lessons of how to go about running for office, the first-hand experience of training people to do it, and a wealth of voices who back up her practical advice with their first-hand stories of why they ran and what they learned. Practical. Solid. Essential for the first-time campaigner, the twenty-year incumbent, the journalist, and the woman on the street who wants to get an understanding of How It All Works.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Service December 27, 2012
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Was just as advertised. The order came in a timely fashion within the stated time line. I appreciate your promptness. Thanks!
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5 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Did I Read This Wrong? January 20, 2011
By Nick79
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This, to me, was more about the authors own experience working on campaigns and her mothers campaign. I read the entire thing and found it rather useless. I wish I could review it better but it is not as good as many of the other books out there. I only read it further because I wanted to see if I was missing something or if the beef would be further down the road; nothing. I am far from a fan of Nancy Pelosi but I thought her daughter would step away from her mother. Alas, all she did was talk about her mother, her experiences and far fetched ideas for a campaign.

I will say this...it is a very Progressive book, so if you're a Liberal Democrat, Conservative Republican or a true Independent, this book really isn't for you. It's typical college rhetoric perfect for the progressive candidate.
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