CANDIDATE ENGAGEMENT: Candidate Forums, Appearances and More. Presented by. About us. Founded in 2005, Nonprofit VOTE partners with America's nonprofits to help the people they serve participate and vote.
Founded in 2005, Nonprofit VOTE partners with America's nonprofits to help the people they serve participate and vote.
We are a leading source of nonpartisan training, materials and other resources for nonprofits doing voter engagement work.
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Cheryl Clyburn Crawford
SHARING RESEARCH AND QUESTIONNAIRES
Collaborating with partners
Organizing the forum
CHOOSING A FORMAT
TURNING OUT YOUR AUDIENCE
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Guidelines for Candidate Forums
DURING THE FORUM
For detailed timeline, download the Candidate Forum Checklist from our website.
During an election season, candidates may appear at your nonprofit in one of three ways:
If you invite candidates to the same event:
If you invite candidates to different events:
You may want to invite a candidate to an event in their capacity as a current or former office holder, an expert in their field, or as a celebrity. If so:
You may share research with candidates, as long as
You may respond to requests for information from candidates, as long as