How will you make history this year?

Thinking about working on a candidate or issue campaign as a volunteer or staff member in 2020?

Join Big Sky 55+, Forward Montana, Montana Native Vote, and MontPIRG for a two-day intensive training in critical campaign skills on March 28 and 29 beginning at 9:30 on the morning of the 28th and ending at 4:30 on the 29th at Paris Gibson Square Art Museum in Great Falls, Montana.

Attendees will choose from three tracks and gain tangible skills and practice in:

Field Organizing
Campaign Finance & Fundraising
Communications & Messaging

No campaign experience is necessary to excel in this training, though some campaign experience would be helpful. Participants from across Montana are welcome and encouraged! Candidates who have filed or plan to file to run for public office in 2020 cannot participate in this training.

Early Bird Registration (closes March 1st): $65

Regular Registration: $110

Scholarships are available for registration, travel, and lodging.

Visit the Paris Gibson website for more information about the space’s accessibility.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Who are the trainers?
We’re bringing together an incredible group of veteran Montana campaign field, finance, fundraising, and messaging experts! We’ll release the agenda with trainings & trainers in the first week of March.

What meals are provided?
We’ll provide breakfast and lunch on Saturday and Sunday as well as a gift card so that you can buy dinner on Saturday night in downtown Great Falls.

Can I get more details on the accessibility of the space?
Visit the Paris Gibson website for more information about the space’s accessibility. If you have additional accessibility needs (ie. ASL interpretation, large print materials, etc), please contact Amara Reese-Hansell at

How do I find a ride to the training?
You can use our GroupCarpool sign up to coordinate with other attendees from your community. If you’re a driver with seats available in your car, please register your car on GroupCarpool. If you’re a rider who needs help finding a ride, put your name on the waitlist on the right side of the GroupCarpool page.

What should I bring?
A way to take notes and any questions you have about how you can contribute to a candidate or issue campaign!

What should I wear?
Be sure to bring layers in case the space runs cold or warm and wear clothes that you’re comfortable sitting in for long periods of time.

Where should I book myself a hotel room?

If you are not utilizing one of our lodging scholarships, we’ve set up a block of rooms at the Holiday Inn. You can call (406) 727-7200 and book a room using our block code: CST. If you have applied for a lodging scholarship, we’ll be in touch soon with where you’re staying.

Have more questions?

Contact either

Amara Reese-Hansell at


Jacob Bachmeier at
Political Director | Big Sky 55+
Connect With Us:
Contact Info:
Big Sky 55+
PO Box 1663
Helena, MT 59624
United States

Categories: Elections, Events


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