NGP Van Offers Tips To Alleviate End-Of-Quarter Stress

Anybody who has ever worked on a political campaign knows about the pressure filled moments that define the end-of-quarter push. Candidates are getting antsy, fundraisers are hard at work, and the field team is making due with what they’ve got — it can be an incredibly stress filled time but luckily NGP Van, the leading software provider for nearly every major Democratic campaign, has offered up some tips that they’ve seen work for campaigns.

First off, make sure to plan ahead. This may seem like an obvious one, but having a stash of fundraising e-mails ready to go for end-of-quarter will alleviate a ton of stress. The ability to tell a candidate that there are e-mails ready and all they have to do is press send will calm their nerves quite a bit. Plus, you don’t run the risk of getting burnt out of e-mail ideas right before the end of the quarter.

To build off that, always make sure to write in advance. NGP Van has worked with hundreds of campaigns and the most successful ones tend to have e-mail strategists working weeks in advance. Not only will your e-mails have a more organic feel, you won’t be feeling that dreaded, sinking feeling of knowing you need to come up with content out of thin air.

Thirdly, organization is obviously difficult to pull off on the long hours of a political campaign. But taking even just an hour to slap together a master “End-of-Quarter” calendar will do wonders for your campaign (and your sanity!).

Last but not least, make sure to give yourself a little bit of a celebration once the quarter is over. Take it from the folks at NGP Van, who offer free beer to employees at the end of the day on Friday’s, a campaign staff that feels appreciated will be willing to go the extra mile for you again and again.

These tips from NGP Van are truly coming from the best of the best. With dozens of employees and a relatively new MiniVan program that allows canvassers to use their phone or tablet, NGP Van can truly be the missing piece in your campaign.

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Betsy DeVos- A Career Devoted To Educational Change

Betsy DeVos has spent her entire life dedicated to education. From a young age she has had a passion for the educational system and making sure all students have the same opportunities, regardless of their background. Throughout her career she has given not only her time but her money to support causes that she felt improved the educational system. Recently DeVos sat down with Philanthropy Roundtable to shave some insight into her passion for giving to education.

Betsy DeVos desire for giving to education dates back to a single experience she had as a mother. Betsy took her own children to visit Potter’s House Christian School in Michigan. During her visit DeVos was very moved by what she witnessed. DeVos saw a number parents who were dedicated and going above and beyond to make sure their kids went to school in a good environment, one in which learning was a top priority. DeVos continued to visit the school and eventually began helping students at the school with tuition.

Read more: http://www.mlive.com/business/west-michigan/index.ssf/2017/06/ex-british_pm_david_cameron_pr.html

DeVos was not satisfied with what she was doing. She and her family became committed to doing everything they could to help more children. Her husband eventually ran for and was elected to State Board of Education in Michigan in 1990. Betsy herself decided to start a scholarship fund in order to help give more kids the opportunities they deserved. Her dedication would eventually extend even further. DeVos was a member of two national charities that were both dedicated to working to expand educational choices through vouchers and tax credits. These two groups included Children First America and the American Education Reform Council. Furthermore she is also responsible for a tax-credit scholarship program in Florida. This program has experienced the country’s longest period of broad educational choice.

Currently DeVos is serving in perhaps her most influential role as the 11th U.S. secretary of education. She has spent a lifetime of work to get to this point. She credits watching her mother work as a public school teacher in Michigan as a big part of her inspiration to help the educational system. DeVos worked as a in-school mentor for at-risk children in Michigan for more than a decade. Her resume includes serving as chairman of The Windquest Group, an investment management firm. Betsy Devos also served on numerous charitable boards. These groups include Kids Hope USA, Mars Hill Bible Church and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. DeVos is a graduate of Calvin College in Michigan. She and her family continue to be dedicated to the cause of improving educational opportunities for all children. Visit Betsy’s profile on twitter.com.

Is George Soros a political hero?

George Soros might just be a political hero after this year’s election. Does anyone know any other influential or wealthy individuals that openly put up their money to support those fighting for positive change in the country? How many entrepreneurs would take that risk to be put into the spotlight against the countries growing favorite candidate and give away millions to help defeat them? George Soros is easily the man who unquestionably won the hero of this year’s elections award.

Read more: http://www.investopedia.com/university/greatest/georgesoros.asp

Long before this year George Soros had already given almost $30 million to defeat Bush but came back and spent nearly the same amount to help Hillary win this year’s election. Even though George Soros is a multi-billionaire of almost 25 billion, you still don’t see too many wealthy people doing good things for their country with the vast amount of wealth they acquire. More people honestly do need to understand that to live here and not have some knowledge of what’s going on around especially through politics can be very dangerous. George Soros knows that, and that is one of the main reasons he stood by his long-time friend Clintons side in hopes that she would win the election. Even before Trump was to become the nominee for this year’s election George Soros was deeply concerned about the happenings of the country’s future. This man has such a huge heart so he couldn’t sit idly by while those in the opposing sides were taking advantage of the malice that so many people were feeling towards each other. Even though he has always been a supporter of Democrats, religious tolerance, the messed up disaster that is immigration reform, and criminal justice reform due to corruption and police brutality are just some of the things that George Soros cares about and what made him finally get back into supporting Hillary. George Soros established the Open Society Foundations.

He is truly a force to be reckoned with, and his help spurred other wealthy millionaires to finally step into the light and support Hillary in the election. And because of his generous donations, George Soros has been able to get Hillary in front of so much more people than Trump. He’s even donated millions to helping voters, regardless of their backgrounds, be able to vote while some states are blocking them from doing so. He is also, of course, enormous human rights advocate and has donated large sums of his money to helping Democratic policies across the U.S and eastern Europe. George Soros that like to combat terrorism in the country, the American people need to resist listening to Trump and those who align themselves with him. It seems like sooner or later all of the malice that is being placed on Muslims will force them into terrorism, and that will be the fault of Trump and his fear mongering. George Soros feels that this is what the terrorists want. Read more on washingtontimes.com.