Some of the largest school districts in the country have school board races in 2017. In fact, 464 of The United States largest school districts are holding elections for 1,384 seats (stat found here).
A school board election should be treated just like any other legislative race. You must raise money to get your message to your voters. If you are not able to effectively communicate how you will be the right person to serve on the school board then you will not win your elections.
It is that simple. You need money to win your school board race.
Some smaller school board candidates do not need to raise much money. Candidates with small districts can aim to raise $5,000-10,000 sending 3-6 direct mail campaigns to a smaller mailing list and be able to be successful in their school board race. Other much larger districts need a full staff, paid media as well as direct mail and will need to raise $50,000 or more.
No matter your budget you must start focusing on fundraising now. Staying ahead of your opponent is a direct path to winning your election. The earlier you can start raising money the more you will be able to spend on getting your message out.
If you are running for a school board race in 2017 you need to focus now on fundraising.
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It does not matter if you are a school board candidate trying to raise $5,000 or $50,000 Political Head Start can help you raise money. Our class will walk you through raising your initial funds. Our political fundraising course will get you started the right way and help you raise the money you need to hire professional consultants, staff, polling and direct mail campaigns.