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Campaigns

2010
Global and Regional Perspectives on Money and Politics in Political Campaigns
Organization: Center for Democracy & Election Management (CDEM), American University
Project: Gulf States Electoral Initiatives Program

The presentation describes challenges facing emerging democracies and factors different from western systems that can impact campaign finance. Results from a study of campaign finance are summarized.

2010
Regulating Campaign Finance in the United States
Organization: Center for Democracy & Election Management (CDEM), American University
Project: Gulf States Electoral Initiatives Program

This presentation focuses on transparency, regulation of political finance in the U.S., enforcement, trends in campaign finance including the Internet, the role of media, and civil society and trust.

2010
New York City Campaign Finance Board
Organization: Center for Democracy & Election Management (CDEM), American University
Project: Gulf States Electoral Initiatives Program

This presentation describes the Campaign Finance Board (CFB) in New York, campaign finance components, mandates, public funding issues and audit reports.

2010
Campaign Finance in the United States
Organization: Center for Democracy & Election Management (CDEM), American University
Project: Gulf States Electoral Initiatives Program

This presentation describes contribution limits in U.S. federal elections, including national party committee limits, local party limits, and political action committee (PAC) limits.

2010
International Republican Institute Campaign Manual for Local Council/Municipality Candidates
Organization: International Republican Institute (IRI)
Project: West Bank/Gaza Political Reform and Media Program

The manual provides information on creating an effective campaign message, communicating with voters, volunteers, mobilizing voters and managing the campaign. The training was conducted for four different independent political groups in 2009.

2010
The Permanent Campaign: Political Branding and Governing
Organization: International Republican Institute (IRI)
Project: West Bank/Gaza Political Reform and Media Program

The presentation describes defining success in a political context, understanding types of political brands, developing a tool kit of political brand techniques and creating a political brand using public opinion polling.

2010
Polish Your Public Speaking Skills
Organization: Foundation for the Defense of Democracies (FDD)/Center for Liberty in the Middle East (CLIME)
Project: Online Activism Institute

This self-paced public speaking course was designed primarily for women running for public office in the Arab world. It describes how to craft and deliver a message that is memorable. The aim is for participants to become more confident, prepared and in-demand speakers.

2010
Incentives and Risks Involved with Candidacy in Municipal Elections
Organization: YWCA Lebanon
Project: Women and Municipalities: A Platform for Political Participation

This presentation discusses the importance of being properly motivated to be a candidate. It stresses that a candidate should be more influenced by internal factors than external ones, such as money and fame. It is based on Abraham Maslow's theory of self-actualization.

ATT82074.ppt (Arabic)

2010
The Ten Necessary Steps for Candidates in Municipal Elections
Organization: YWCA Lebanon
Project: Women and Municipalities: A Platform for Political Participation

This presentation includes instructions on researching applicable laws, data from previous elections, voter preferences, and organizing and managing a campaign apparatus.

ATT95339.ppt (Arabic)

2010
Training Course for Women Candidates for the 2010 Municipal Elections
Organization: YWCA Lebanon
Project: Women and Municipalities: A Platform for Political Participation

This document provides background information on the need for increased women's participation in Lebanon and on the basic principles of democracy and local governance. It also includes training modules covering public service, leadership, communication and campaigning.

2010
What Do People Want to Know About You? How to Define Yourself
Organization: YWCA Lebanon
Project: Women and Municipalities: A Platform for Political Participation

This presentation provides brief guidance on how to "define" a candidate's image in the media and how to craft a media message. It includes an exercise.

ATT12233.ppt (Arabic)

2010
Exercise for analyzing and studying the views influencing municipal elections
Organization: YWCA Lebanon
Project: Women and Municipalities: A Platform for Political Participation

This handout instructed students to create a visual representation of the important issues in an election, plan how to address them and organize resources.

ywca-file.doc (Arabic)

2011
Developing an Issue Matrix: The Art of Defining Yourself and Your Opponent
Organization: International Republican Institute (IRI)

This presentation focuses on how candidates and parties should plan their message before undertaking an initiative or campaign. The Issue Matrix tool highlights four areas: how we define ourselves, how opponents define us, how opponents define themselves and how we define our opponents. Examples are provided.

2011
Developing Political Party Messages
Organization: International Republican Institute (IRI)

This presentation describes elements of a successful communications strategy, including themes, sub-messages and selecting the medium. It includes the Issue Matrix Tool for planning messages and gives examples and a group exercise.

2011
Advocacy Public Private Dialogue Toolkit
Organization: Vital Voices Global Partnership
Project: Policy Advocates for Women's Issues

The goal of this toolkit is to provide advocates with a practical guide to create and manage advocacy campaigns. It also focuses on skill building in public-private dialogue as a means for promoting and implementing the campaigns and strategic planning skills including monitoring and evalution, management and budget creation. An example of a Public- Private Dialogue Business Plan is provided in English.

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