Special Events


Most people believe that if they’ve run an organizing, issue or candidate campaign, they can easily take those skills and run a ballot initiative, but while the basic skills might useful, the strategies and benchmarks differ greatly for ballot measures.

Which is why in 2013, BISC partnered with Wellstone Action to create a first-of-its-kind training program focused exclusively on ballot measures.

Through a series of both webinars and in-person trainings, participants receive training on all parts of ballot-measure campaigns - from signature gathering and qualification to every aspect of the actual campaign itself including polling, coalition building, paid media and voter contact. Using a combination of expert-led overviews, group discussions and hands-on exercises, the training grounds participants in the critical knowledge and skills they will need to manage successful ballot-measure campaigns.

To learn more about our training program, email us at Training@ballot.org.

Road Ahead

BISC’s annual Road Ahead conference has long been considered the place to discover the latest best practices and research on ballot-measure and civic engagement campaigns. This is the only progressive conference dedicated exclusively to ballot measure best practices and is a can’t miss event for those in the progressive world. Ballot-measure practitioners from across the country gather in Vegas to to develop and support ballot initiative strategy.

To stay up to date on everything Road Ahead, contact us at RoadAhead@ballot.org.