If Not Now Online Campaign Course from Javelina

IF NOT NOW

Get Elected

If Not Now is your one-stop program that tells you everything you need to know about running for office.

Want to change the world through public policy but have no idea how to get elected? You’re not alone. The world of campaigns and elections can be intimidating, expensive and overwhelming. But not any more. If Not Now is an accessible, affordable 6-week online course designed by political campaign experts to give progressive candidates the nuts-and-bolts details they need to run for office, win, and put their communities — and America — on the right track. Create lasting change in our world starting today.

Change the World Through Public Policy with Javelina's If Not Now Online Class for Candidates and Campaigns

Eight Things You Need
to Know About If Not Now

  • 1. Cutting-edge content created by campaign experts
    1. Cutting-edge content created by campaign experts
  • 2. Completely flexible to your time and schedule
    2. Completely flexible to your time and schedule
  • 3. Learn about every aspect of modern campaigns in just 6 weeks
    3. Learn about every aspect of modern campaigns in just 6 weeks
  • 4. Accessible and affordable for every candidate
    4. Accessible and affordable for every candidate
  • 5. Get ready for your campaign – no matter where you are
    5. Get ready for your campaign – no matter where you are
  • 6. Advice from seasoned candidates on what to do . . . and what not to do
    6. Advice from seasoned candidates on what to do . . . and what not to do
  • 7. Develop campaign plan, budget, and timeline for your next run for office
    7. Develop campaign plan, budget, and timeline for your next run for office
  • 8. Connect with your If Not Now colleagues and learn together
    8. Connect with your If Not Now colleagues and learn together

Hear From the People
Who’ve Used If Not Now

Damian Waid, If Not Student and First Time Candidate for City Council Dubuque, Iowa

Damian Waid, first time candidate for City Council

Client Praise Testimonial QuoteIf Not Now is an amazing candidate training program for anyone looking to run for office. It can take you from knowing nothing to running an expert campaign in six weeks.

Gabriel Escontrias, Jr. Future Candidate for Office, Phoenix, AZ

Gabriel Escontrias, Jr., Future Candidate for Office

Client Praise Testimonial QuoteJavelina’s If Not Now messaging modules are insightful, structured, and most of all, applicable. As an individual preparing to campaign for the first time, it helped me explore past campaigns and prepare to craft and fine tune my own inner messages. I believe others will also see growth through the use of this program.

Naketa Ross, Future School Board Candidate, Phoenix, AZ

Naketa Ross, Future School Board Candidate

Client Praise Testimonial QuoteIf Not Now helped me understand the importance of developing and sticking to a message. The tools in the workbook broke down how to develop a clear message, and now I will spend the next weeks building and refining my message. I feel more comfortable developing my message than I did before I started.

Paul Roos, Senior Analyst at Benenson Strategy Group, Washington DC

Paul Roos, Senior Analyst at Benenson Strategy Group

Client Praise Testimonial QuoteAs a pollster and political consultant, I spend a lot of time with first-time candidates going over the fundamentals — and that’s time and money they could be using to communicate with their voters. If Not Now makes consulting accessible for first-time candidates, and gives them the edge they need to win.

Chris Gilfillan, If Not Now Student and Candidate for State House Phoenix and Glendale, Arizona

Chris Gilfillan, Candidate for State House

Client Praise Testimonial QuoteIf Not Now is a fantastic tool that helped me incorporate the many pieces of a winning political campaign. It gave me a clear strategy and shared best practices for what’s next. It’s the insider advantage every outsider candidate needs.

Damian Waid, If Not Student and First Time Candidate for City Council Dubuque, Iowa

Damian Waid, first time candidate for City Council

Client Praise Testimonial Quote

If Not Now is an amazing candidate training program for anyone looking to run for office. It can take you from knowing nothing to running an expert campaign in six weeks.

Gabriel Escontrias, Jr. Future Candidate for Office, Phoenix, AZ

Gabriel Escontrias, Jr., Future Candidate for Office

Client Praise Testimonial Quote

Javelina’s If Not Now messaging modules are insightful, structured, and most of all, applicable. As an individual preparing to campaign for the first time, it helped me explore past campaigns and prepare to craft and fine tune my own inner messages. I believe others will also see growth through the use of this program.

Naketa Ross, Future School Board Candidate, Phoenix, AZ

Naketa Ross, Future School Board Candidate

Client Praise Testimonial Quote

If Not Now helped me understand the importance of developing and sticking to a message. The tools in the workbook broke down how to develop a clear message, and now I will spend the next weeks building and refining my message. I feel more comfortable developing my message than I did before I started.

Paul Roos, Senior Analyst at Benenson Strategy Group, Washington DC

Paul Roos, Senior Analyst at Benenson Strategy Group

Client Praise Testimonial Quote

As a pollster and political consultant, I spend a lot of time with first-time candidates going over the fundamentals — and that’s time and money they could be using to communicate with their voters. If Not Now makes consulting accessible for first-time candidates, and gives them the edge they need to win.

Chris Gilfillan, If Not Now Student and Candidate for State House Phoenix and Glendale, Arizona

Chris Gilfillan, Candidate for State House

Client Praise Testimonial Quote

If Not Now is a fantastic tool that helped me incorporate the many pieces of a winning political campaign. It gave me a clear strategy and shared best practices for what’s next. It’s the insider advantage every outsider candidate needs.

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1. Cutting-edge content created by campaign experts

Customized campaign consulting is often only available to those already on the inside. Countless high-quality candidates are left without the know how and resources they need to get elected.

If Not Now changes that.

Now you can access step-by-step campaign guidance put together by veterans and experts in every aspect of modern campaigning. If Not Now captures everything we’ve learned from decades of experience in local, state, and national campaigns and put it in this custom-built training. The program gives you a behind-the-curtain look at everything you can expect from your campaign, and help you take steps today to ensure you’re prepared for your campaign tomorrow.

2. Completely flexible to your time and schedule

If Not Now is a 100% online program.

Each week, a new module will be available, meaning you can complete the materials at the time that works best for you. This means you can make time to learn about being a candidate without taking time away from your family and work. You will also have the option to access the materials after the course ends, giving you maximum flexibility.

3. Learn about every aspect of modern campaigns in just 6 weeks

With the 6-week If Not Now program, program, you will learn everything you need to do at each stage of your campaign:

4. Accessible and affordable for every candidate

If Not Now costs just $249. You can login and access the materials whenever works best for you. All you need is internet access and 5-7 hours a week to dedicate to the course.

5. Get ready for your campaign – no matter where you are

Because the coursework is designed to be customizable to you and what you need to do to prepare for your next race, this is perfect for first-time and repeat candidates anywhere and at every ballot level.

If Not Now is perfect for you if:

6. Advice from seasoned candidates on what to do . . . and what not to do

Throughout every chapter you will hear advice from people who have run before — whether they won or lost. They will share:

7. Develop campaign plan, budget, and timeline for your next run for office

With the If Not Now workbook, which you complete as you progress through each lesson, you will emerge from the training with a campaign plan for your next run for office, including:

8. Connect with your If Not Now colleagues and learn together

Connections are an essential part of making change.

Having a supportive network around you that can help you answer unanswered questions and navigate unchartered territory is essential to successfully running for office. Successful candidates will tell you it was the people around them that made their election possible.

Throughout If Not Now you will get to know your classmates, connecting you to a network of people driven to change the world just like you are.

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