Building the Bench

Welcome to the Republican Party of Arizona Candidate Bootcamp. You take off running. We provide information, training, and tools to help you succeed. Our candidate training classes, both online and in-person, will help every step of the way – from deciding to run through Election Day and steps in between.

Candidate Bootcamp Schedule

Once you have registered for a class, you will receive a log-in to access videos of previous courses and other resources.

Public Speaking

Learn to maximize first impressions and use opening statements. You will develop skills including vocal techniques, how to organize a speech, and close with an ask. Remember, practice makes perfect!

GOP Data Center

Learn the fundamentals of GOP Data Center and how to use this tool to identify the target voters to build a winning campaign.

Social Media

What are the most effective social media platforms to use?  How do you maximize your dollars, what are the messages that resonate, and what is the preferred frequency of messages? 

Campaign Materials

Learn the various forms of campaign collateral and design elements that work. Whether it's palm cards, signs, or banners, style counts and wins votes.

Handling Media

In this session, you will learn which questions the media could ask, how to pivot to get your message out, respond to negative communications, and project a positive image of your campaign.

Fundraising Tips

Money is the lifeblood of any political campaign. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned fundraiser, you will learn new tips to increase your campaign funds. 

Are you ready to take your passion to serve and make a difference for Arizona?

CLASS SCHEDULE

May 14, 2022 | Building the Bench Candidate Bootcamp Launch

Location Republican Party of Arizona Headquarters
17767 N Perimeter Dr b101, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Start Saturday, 05.14.2022 12:00 PM
End Saturday, 05.14.2022 02:00 PM

Public Speaking – Learn to maximize your first impressions and opening statements. You will develop skills including vocal techniques, how to organize a speech, and close with an ask. Remember, practice makes perfect!
Trainer: Jill Norgaard, Republican Party of Arizona 1st Vice Chairman

Media Training – In this session, you will learn which questions the media could ask, how to pivot to get your message out, respond to negative communications, and project a positive image for your campaign.
Trainer: Kim Quintero, Arizona Senate Republican Caucus Communications Director

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May 16, 2022 | GOP Data Center

Location Virtual - Zoom
Start Monday, 05.16.2022 06:30 PM
End Monday, 05.16.2022 07:30 PM

GOP Data Center – Learn the fundamentals of GOP Data Center and how to use this tool to identify target voters to build a winning campaign.
Trainer: Jeremiah Cota, Republican Party of Arizona Political Director

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May 19, 2022 | Building the Bench

Location Virtual - Zoom
Start Thursday, 05.19.2022 06:30 PM
End Thursday, 05.19.2022 07:30 PM

Building the Bench – Hear directly from Chairwoman Ward and receive her insight on Arizona's upcoming red wave election. Learn about the America First movement and the elements of a successful campaign. Candidates will be able to participate in a question and answer session with Chairwoman Ward.
Trainer: Chairwoman Kelli Ward, Republican Party of Arizona

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May 21, 2022 | Creating a Finance Plan for your Campaign

Location Virtual - Zoom
Start Saturday, 05.21.2022 10:00 AM
End Saturday, 05.21.2022 11:00 AM

Creating a Finance Plan for your Campaign – Budgets drive business operations and campaigns Finance Plans. You will learn how to develop a road map to raise campaign funds and turn it into a practical tool to benefit the entire team.
Trainer: Pam Kirby, Republican Party of Arizona Executive Director

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May 23, 2022 | Fundraising Events

Location Virtual - Zoom
Start Monday, 05.23.2022 06:30 PM
End Monday, 05.23.2022 06:30 AM

Fundraising Events – A successful campaign event delivers many objectives. You will learn how to raise significant funds, give yourself a platform for messaging, bring in new money, energize your base, and thank your donors and supporters.
Trainer: Pam Kirby, Republican Party of Arizona Executive Director

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May 28, 2022 The Call Sheet

Location Virtual - Zoom
Start Saturday, 05.28.2022 10:00 AM
End Saturday, 05.28.2022 11:00 AM

The Call Sheet - The Call Sheet lets the candidate know who they are calling and why. You will learn how to build a meaningful Call Sheet to assist you in making the ask.
Trainer: Pam Kirby, Republican Party of Arizona Executive Director

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May 31, 2022 | Win Red Fundraising

Location Virtual - Zoom
Start Tuesday, 05.31.2022 06:30 PM
End Tuesday, 05.31.2022 07:30 PM

Win Red Fundraising – Explore the tools available to set up joint fundraising opportunities with the Republican Party of Arizona. Learn how revenue sharing can amplify your fundraising goals.
Trainer: Jeremiah Cota, Republican Party of Arizona Political Director

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June 1, 2022 | Make the Ask

Location Virtual - Zoom
Start Wednesday, 06.01.2022 06:30 PM
End Wednesday, 06.01.2022 07:30 PM

Make the Ask - The candidate is the campaign's best fundraiser. You will learn processes, tools, and tips on making the ask of major donors.
Trainer: Pam Kirby, Republican Party of Arizona Executive Director
 

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June 4th, 2022 | GOTV Doorknocking

Location Virtual - Zoom
Start Saturday, 06.04.2022 09:00 AM
End Saturday, 06.04.2022 10:00 AM

GOTV Doorknocking – Learn how Campaign Sidekick can help you achieve a successful doorknocking campaign.  Learn how to optimize walk lists and the best practices for talking with voters at the door.
Trainer: Chris Escobedo, Arizona Victory State Director

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June 6, 2022 | Campaign Sidekick

Location Virtual - Zoom
Start Monday, 06.06.2022 06:30 PM
End Monday, 06.06.2022 07:30 PM

Campaign Sidekick – Become a Campaign Sidekick pro and learn how to create walk lists, create a siloed campaign account, create user accounts for your team, and measure metrics to maximize the results of your GOTV efforts.
Trainer: Chris Escobedo, Arizona Victory State Director

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June 15, 2022 | Campaign Materials

Location Virtual - Zoom
Start Wednesday, 06.15.2022 06:30 PM
End Wednesday, 06.15.2022 07:30 PM

Campaign Materials – Learn the various forms of campaign collateral and design elements that work. Whether it's palm cards, signs, or banners, style counts and wins votes.
Trainer: Nancy Cottle, Republican Party of Arizona Congressional District 5 Member At Large

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The Information you need for victory.

Running for office requires money. Learn how to create a budget, a financial plan, and how to generate funds.
What is the minimum number of voters needed to win? How do you locate these votes and target them? You’ll learn how to create modern field plans focused on winning.
What distinguishes your campaign from the rest? It is your message. Learn how to craft a persuasive message to voters – a message that wins.
To win, every campaign needs a strategy. We teach every campaign to stay focused on the goal: winning.

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