Webinar Trainings & Recordings

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Past webinars are a great place to learn more about running for office, working as a county party, or getting involved with INDems!
These webinars focus on functions of government, campaign basics, finance, fundraising, communications, digital campaigning, and VAN.
To obtain the password to watch our webinars, please email Phil Johnson at pjohnson@indems.org.

Party Basics

The Indiana Statehouse – How a Bill becomes a Law

How to file to be a Candidate or Precinct Committee-Person

What to expect at State Convention

How to become a State Delegate

Getting started with your campaign

The Indiana Statehouse – How a Bill becomes a Law

Pre-Filing Questions / Campaign Goals

How to File for Office

How to become a State Delegate

How to file to be a Candidate or Precinct Committee-Person

Campaign Fundraising Basics

Creating a Field Plan

Creating a Campaign Message

Filing your Pre-Primary Finance Report

What to expect at State Convention

Building and managing an email program

Running a digital program

Finance and fundraising

Campaign Finance

State Campaign Finance

Municipal Finance

Filing your Pre-Primary Finance Report

County Party Fundraising

Communications & digital campaigning

Communicating with Press and Media

Social Media 101

Democratic Messaging in a Digital Age

Building and managing an email program

Running a digital program

Creating paid digital ads

Voter Outreach

Voter Registration Training

Creating a Voter Universe

Canvassing and Phone banking Best Practices

Grassroots Mobilization with the Knock 10 App

Field Math

2019 Voter Protection

2018 Voter Protection

Building an Absentee Chase Program

How to use Early Vote/Election Day data in VAN

VP EV and ABS Voting webinar

VAN Training

The VANual

The VANual is a manual that covers a wide range of tools in functions in the VAN. The most up-to-date version of the VANual is available below. Please contact Brady Wade at bwade@indems.org for the password to the PDF.

VANual V17.9

VAN Training Videos

This section includes pre-recorded videos on a variety of topics related to using VAN. Please contact Brady Wade at bwade@indems.org for a password to view these videos. Following each section of videos, you can also use the accompanying “Skills Checklist” document to make sure you have learned all you should from those videos and complete the challenges in the document to test your new skills.

VAN Basics

Video – Introduction to VAN [13:46]

Building Blocks of Voter Contact

Video – Creating Activist Codes [12:10]

Video – Creating Survey Questions [13:29]

Video – Creating Scripts [10:53]

Skills Checklist – Building Blocks of Voter Contact

Previously Recorded VAN Webinars

Don’t see a topic listed that you need? Let us know! Email Brady at bwade@indems.org.

Likely Party Phase-Out webinar 1

Likely Party Phase-Out webinar 2

VAN Basics: General Introduction to the Voter File

VAN Basics: How to Create a List

VAN Basics: Quick Lookup

VAN Basics: How to use My Campaign

How to Use Counts and Crosstabs

How to Create an Export

Grid View Data Entry

How to Create Letters and Labels in the Voter File

Narrowing Precinct Lists

How to Create Canvass and Call Sheets

Enhance Your Voter Contact

Tracking Absentee Ballots and Early Voters

Other Topics

Voter Protection Information

Voter Protection and Absentee Balloting

Voter IDs and Fail Safes

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