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New York Civic is pleased to announce that the first five episodes of our new, free informational Web series "Candidate College" are now online on our YouTube channel.
Produced in partnership with Common Cause NY, the Women's City Club of New York, Touro College, and New Roosevelt, Candidate College is designed to teach civic-minded individuals of all ages and party affiliations how to run for office.
Click here to watch a 3-minute trailer for Candidate College, featuring 5 great tips for any would-be candidate.
Candidate College showcases many of New York's savviest and most accomplished political professionals speaking candidly on crucial areas of campaign craft. Guests include State Senator Gustavo Rivera; Bradley Tusk, founder of Tusk Strategies and campaign manager for Mayor Bloomberg's 2009 campaign; Steven M. Cohen, former Secretary to Governor Andrew Cuomo and Chief of Staff in the Office of the Attorney General; Councilmembers Eric Ulrich and Letitia James; veteran political consultant Roger Stone; David Webb, co-Founder, Tea Party 365 and SiriusXM Radio talk show host; Andrew Hawkins, Managing Editor, City & State; Doug Forand, Co-Founder, Red Horse Strategies; and Krystal Ball, former Congressional candidate and current MSNBC political analyst.
* Want the down low on raising money? Watch Episode 1: Figuring Out Fundraising.
* Need to know how to attract press attention to your campaign? Check out Episode 2: Mastering the Media.
* Want to learn from those who actually got elected? Then Episode 3: How They Won is for you.
* Want the advice of New York's top campaign managers without paying thousands? Check out Episode 4: Lessons From The Pros.
* Think Facebook and Twitter can help your campaign? Get started with Episode 5: Social Media Matters.
Like all of New York Civic's programs, Candidate College is completely free. To assure that New York Civic can keep providing free resources to the public, including producing more episodes of Candidate College, please call 212-564-4441 to make a tax-deductible contribution or give online here.
If you prefer to donate by mail, please address your check to "New York Civic" at 450 Park Avenue South, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10016.
Thank you for your continued support.