Co-op Campaign Academy

              Filing for office is just the first step to getting elected. Now comes the tricky part — running a successful campaign. The Co-op Campaign Academy — sponsored by the Montana Electric Cooperatives’ Association, Montana's Credit Unions, Montana Council of Cooperatives, the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association and the Credit Union National Association —  helped several attendees with all of that this year.

              The day-long training session focused on how to run a winning campaign, communicating your message, writing a campaign plan, election and finance laws, working with the press, writing commercials, getting out the vote and raising funds.

              In 2018, there were three Co-op Campaign Academy sessions  — Jan. 23 in Missoula, Jan. 24 in Great Falls and t Jan. 25 in Billings.

               To download the PowerPoint presentations from this year's Co-op Campaign Academy, click on any of the links below.

       Presentations from the 2018 Co-op Campaign Academy:

                                   Background of Co-ops

                                   Crafting a Message

                                   Entering the Arena

                                   Filing and Campaign Rules


                                   Getting Out the Vote