Being The Best At

Looking to sharpen your skills so you can become a better grassroots activist? Our ‘Being the Best At…’ series gives you expert tips and strategies you need to improve your ability to break barriers to opportunity in your community. 

Our qualified grassroots trainers designed these programs, with more than 100 years of experience in activism, education, communication, and policy between them. 

Classes last 45 to 60 minutes, with time for questions. 

Interested in learning more about a specific course? View the list below and click on the lecture for a full description.

Becoming a Watchdog

While cronyism and corruption in our state and local governments are all too common, they can only exist when citizens aren’t keeping a close watch. In this presentation, you will learn how to expose this while working to keep elected officials accountable, and fight for a more transparent government.

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Being the Best At: Becoming a Watchdog

Becoming a Watchdog

While cronyism and corruption in our state and local governments are all too common, they can only exist when citizens aren’t keeping a close watch. In this presentation, you will learn how to expose this while working to keep elected officials accountable, and fight for a more transparent government.

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Being the Best At: Citizen Contact

Learning best practices for engaging citizens over the phone and in-person will improve your communication and activism. This presentation covers how to properly use technology and data while addressing common situations volunteers encounter.  

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Being the Best At: Citizen Contact

Being the Best At: Citizen Contact

Learning best practices for engaging citizens over the phone and in-person will improve your communication and activism. This presentation covers how to properly use technology and data while addressing common situations volunteers encounter.  

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Connecting Across the Spectrum

The ability to connect with someone with a different opinion than yours is a great quality to have. This program gives you the tools you need to successfully engage and share your beliefs with non-like-minded people in a positive and constructive way. You’ll also receive a step-by-step guide to building a bonded and thriving community. 

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Being the Best At: Connecting Across the Spectrum

Connecting Across the Spectrum

The ability to connect with someone with a different opinion than yours is a great quality to have. This program gives you the tools you need to successfully engage and share your beliefs with non-like-minded people in a positive and constructive way. You’ll also receive a step-by-step guide to building a bonded and thriving community. 

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Being the Best At: Dissecting The Debate

We all know how to argue, or at least be the loudest person in the room. But how many of us know what to look (or listen) for when we’re trying to talk to someone who has a different opinion? In this program, you’ll learn how to extract the most value out of debates, review popular debate strategies, and examine key tactics to use when debating.

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Being the Best At: Dissecting The Debate

Being the Best At: Dissecting The Debate

We all know how to argue, or at least be the loudest person in the room. But how many of us know what to look (or listen) for when we’re trying to talk to someone who has a different opinion? In this program, you’ll learn how to extract the most value out of debates, review popular debate strategies, and examine key tactics to use when debating.

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Being the Best At: Going Viral

Social media has changed the way we interact with the world. Experience an introductory course on how to utilize social media for spreading your message. We will explore what it takes to become more influential on platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Snapchat.

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Being the Best At: Going Viral

Being the Best At: Going Viral

Social media has changed the way we interact with the world. Experience an introductory course on how to utilize social media for spreading your message. We will explore what it takes to become more influential on platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Snapchat.

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Being the Best At: Grassroots Events

Grassroots leaders seeking to advance an issue often use events to get their message out to the broader community This course consists of best practices for organizing, promoting, and managing successful grassroots events.  

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Being the Best At: Events

Being the Best At: Grassroots Events

Grassroots leaders seeking to advance an issue often use events to get their message out to the broader community This course consists of best practices for organizing, promoting, and managing successful grassroots events.  

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Being the Best At: Motivating Friend & Neighbors by Telling Your Story

Are you looking to have your community members join you in the fight for freedom? In this program, you’ll learn the importance of telling your story on why freedom matters in your life. 

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Being the Best At: Motivating Friend & Neighbors by Telling Your Story

Being the Best At: Motivating Friend & Neighbors by Telling Your Story

Are you looking to have your community members join you in the fight for freedom? In this program, you’ll learn the importance of telling your story on why freedom matters in your life. 

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Being the Best At: Understanding the Data

Learn the best practices for engaging citizens over the phone for improving your communication and activism. This presentation will cover how to properly use technology and data while addressing common situations volunteers encounter.

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Being the Best At: Understanding the Data

Being the Best At: Understanding the Data

Learn the best practices for engaging citizens over the phone for improving your communication and activism. This presentation will cover how to properly use technology and data while addressing common situations volunteers encounter.

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Being the Best At: Selling Freedom

This course provides participants with an overview of successful sales strategies and tactics. Learn how to apply sales techniques toward the unique role of an AFP or AFP Foundation staff member. With these techniques, employees will be able to ask the “right” questions, identify “true objections,” and overcome objections. The training also identifies common mistakes when asking people to volunteer. Lastly, participants will receive a script template that can be used when reaching out and making asks of activists. 

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Being the Best At: Selling Freedom

Being the Best At: Selling Freedom

This course provides participants with an overview of successful sales strategies and tactics. Learn how to apply sales techniques toward the unique role of an AFP or AFP Foundation staff member. With these techniques, employees will be able to ask the “right” questions, identify “true objections,” and overcome objections. The training also identifies common mistakes when asking people to volunteer. Lastly, participants will receive a script template that can be used when reaching out and making asks of activists. 

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Being the Best At: Tabling & Elevator Pitch

Learn the best practices for tabling and how to make the right pitch that captivates perspective volunteers with a desire to learn more about your effort. 

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Being the Best At: Tabling & Elevator Pitch

Being the Best At: Tabling & Elevator Pitch

Learn the best practices for tabling and how to make the right pitch that captivates perspective volunteers with a desire to learn more about your effort. 

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Being the Best At: Working with Unlikely Allies

To transform society, we must look beyond our normal social bubbles and recruit unlikely allies to break barriers that harm us all, especially the least fortunate. Partisan majorities have been ineffective at breaking barriers, reducing our national debt, and limiting the size of government. In this course, you’ll learn to communicate with, recruit, and productively work alongside unlikely allies.

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Being the Best At: Working with Unlikely Allies

Being the Best At: Working with Unlikely Allies

To transform society, we must look beyond our normal social bubbles and recruit unlikely allies to break barriers that harm us all, especially the least fortunate. Partisan majorities have been ineffective at breaking barriers, reducing our national debt, and limiting the size of government. In this course, you’ll learn to communicate with, recruit, and productively work alongside unlikely allies.

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