THE

DARE TO RUN

PROGRAM

ALUMNI NETWORK

ALUMNI NETWORK

The Dare to Run Alumni Network

LEADERSHIP COMPONENT

ACADEMIC

COMPONENT

LEADERSHIP

Mentorships and Internships with Elected Officials

ACADEMIC

The Dare to Run Certification Program

 

THE CURRICULUM

Semester 1:

Running a Successful Campaign

Sudents will examine several key factors that involve the decision to run for public office. They will also learn the ins and outs of drafting public policy, how the different branches of government work together to implement policy, and how women can make a difference in their communities.

Foundations of Your Campaign
Branding

Messaging

Traditional Media in Political Campaigns

Digital Advertising and Technology in Campaigns 

Public Speaking 

Field Operations

Voter Acquisition

Fundraising and Political PACS

Fundamentals of Grassroots

Public Policy and Advocacy 101
Why Women Can Make a Difference

Course Guide - S1

​Semester 2

You’re In…Now What?

Participants will learn the importance of not only building their relationships with constituents, but also how to serve them as leaders within the community.  They will also learn more advanced public policy strategies, depending on which level of government they are serving in, and why it is important and necessary to understand the decision making process with regards to political processes.

How to Get on the Ballot in Your State

Leveraging Relationships with Constituents
The AOC Effect - New!

Campaigning in the Era of Covid - New!

Serving Your Constituents Adequately
Fundamentals of Political Decision-

Making

What Happens If You Don't Win?

Course Guide - S2

 

MENTORSHIP

Students will be assigned a female elected official who will mentor them as they begin the campaign for public office.

 

In addition, upon completion of the Dare to Run program, they will complete an internship for one semester with an elected official to learn the process of running a successful legislative office and how to interact positively with constituents to address their needs.  

 

THE NETWORK

Participants will then become part of the Dare to Run Alumni Network. 

 

They will maintain contact with one another and be able to network and share stories of their successes and obstacles on the path to public service. 

 

In addition, all Dare to Run Alumni will have access to other alumni, legislators, and candidates for public office from around the country.

Please consider sponsoring a Dare to Run Women's Leadership Cohort. Donations will go towards providing curriculum and program materials for participants.