Webinar Trainings & Recordings

Municipal Monday Series

This weekly webinar series is dedicated to training candidates to get them ready to run in the 2019 municipal elections. Below is information on upcoming webinars and past recorded webinars.  Each link is password protected. To obtain the password, please email Adi Ben-Yehoshua at adi@indems.org.

January 7th, 2019 at 6 PM: How to File for Office
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Join Matthew Kochevar, Democratic Legal Counsel for the Indiana Election Division, as he gives an overview of how to file to run for office in 2019 and what you will need in order to open your campaign committee.

January 14th, 2019 at 6 PM: Campaign Finance
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Join Anna Foster, Compliance Director for the Indiana Democrat Party, as she gives an overview of how/when you will need to file your campaign finance reports, how to open a committee bank account, and best practices for organizing campaign contributions.

January 28th, 2019 at 6PM: Social Media 101
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Join Trina Thomas, Digital Communications Specialist for the Indiana Democratic Party, for a webinar on building a Social Media presence as well as tips and best practices.

February 4th, 2019 at 6PM: Pre-Filing Questions / Campaign Goals
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Join Katie Doyle, Municipal Caucus Director for the Indiana Democrat Party, to discuss strategies and campaign planning as well as any last minute pre-filing questions.

February 11th, 2019 at 6PM: Creating a Field Plan
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Join Adi Ben-Yehoshua, Data Director for the Indiana Democratic Party, for a webinar on how to find your win number and develop a direct voter contact program for the 2019 election.

February 18th, 2019 at 6PM: Fundraising 101
Join Katie Doyle, Indiana Democratic Party Municipal Director, for a webinar on making a plan, tips, and best practices to get your campaign fundraising efforts started.

February 25th, 2019 at 6PM: Creating a Campaign Message
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Join Phil Johnson, Communications Director for the Indiana Democratic Party, as he walks you through how to craft your campaign’s message.

March 4th, 2019 at 6 PM: Communicating with Press and Media
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Join Phil Johnson, Communications Director for the Indiana Democratic Party, for a discussion on tips and best practices when communicating with the media.

March 11th, 2019 at 6 PM: Municipal Finance
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Join Oscar Gutierrez and Trish Whitcomb from Bondry Management as they walk you through understanding city revenue, budgets, and financial capital projects.

March 18, 2019 at 6PM: Building an Absentee Chase Program
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Join Adi Ben-Yehoshua, Data Director for the Indiana Democratic Party, as she explains ABS data in VAN and how to best use that data for campaign’s early and absentee voting plans.

March 25, 2019 at 6PM: Filing your Pre-Primary Finance Report
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Join Anna Foster, Compliance and Operations Director for the Indiana Democratic Party, to discuss Pre-Primary report deadlines, filing, and questions

April 1, 2019 at 6PM:  How to use Early Vote/Election Day data in VAN
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Join Adi Ben-Yehoshua, Data Director for the Indiana Democratic Party, as she explains early vote data in VAN and the best ways to use that data when building an early vote or GOTV program.

April 8, 2019 at 6PM: City Government Offices
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Join Portia Bailey-Bernard, Government Services Attorney, as she explains the different levels and responsibilities of local government within cities and towns.

October 3, 2019 at 6PM: Voter Protection
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Join Angie Nussmeyer, Democratic Co-Director of the Indiana Election Division, as she goes over voter protection for the upcoming 2019 election.

Webinar Wednesday Series

This webinar series is focused on building up our county parties and providing them with the skills and resources they need to succeed.  Below is information on past recorded webinars.  Each link is password protected. To obtain the password, please email Adi Ben-Yehoshua at adi@indems.org.

2018 Webinar Wednesday series

January: The Indiana Statehouse – How a Bill becomes a Law
February: Voter Registration Training
March: State Campaign Finance
May: Canvassing and Phonebanking Best Practices
June: What to expect at State Convention
July: Campaign Fundraising Basics
September: Voter Protection

2017 Webinar Wednesday series

August: Grassroots Mobilization with the Knock 10 App
September: Democratic Messaging in a Digital Age
October: County Party Fundraising
November: How to become a State Delegate
December: How to file to be a Candidate or Precinct Committee-Person

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 Adi Ben-Yehoshua at adi@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 Adi Ben-Yehoshua at adi@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 Adi at adi@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

Let’s elect more Hoosier Democrats
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