The skills required to win an election are often overlooked by young and inexperienced candidates. These are not the same skills that are necessary to lead, so it can happen that we have wonderful candidates that do not end up winning when they run.
Colorado Springs Fresh Perspective works with potential candidates to help them succeed in this arena. We work directly with them to help them get connected on civic boards and commissions where they will learn the ins and outs of public service while meeting and getting to know the people who already make the system work. We will also hold candidate and campaign manager training sessions as election season approaches so that the campaigns know how to effectively use data and volunteers to activate their supporters.
Campaigns take strategy and hard work. Being a “nice person” is not enough. We’re here to help candidates learn what it takes to win.