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CFJ Basebuilding Youth Workshops

Audience: High School Youth

Time frame:  2 hours

Workshops cover:

  • Basebuilding within a movement context
  • Different types of outreach and contact work
  • Developing and delivering effective RAPs
  • One on Ones
  • Retention


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Basebuilding Tips

Concise set of tips and sample outline for volunteer orientation before canvassing or conducting outreach.

Praxis Project: is a national, nonprofit organization that builds partnerships with local groups to influence policymaking to address the underlying, systemic causes of community problems.

Check out their Campaign Development and Electoral Organizing tools for voter outreach toolkit, campaign curriculum (coalitions, policies, basebuilding) and sample event forms (budgets, sign in sheets, donation sheets, etc.)

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Western States Base Building 101


This training is useful in creating a common understanding of what base-building is, why base- building is important, and how organizers can successfully build the base of their organization. This training is geared toward new and emerging organizers and leaders.


  • Explore base building within a movement-building context.
  • Clarify the kind of base our organizations need and how to get it.
  • Look at levels of engagement within our own organizations.
  • Build skills for doing good one-on-one recruitment.

Western States Center: building a progressive movement for social, economic, racial and environmental justice in the eight western states: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

Free curriculum pieces on a variety of political and strategy topics such as:  Shared Oppressions, Unions, Gender Dominos, Reproductive Rights, LGBT Justice, Electoral Organizing, Dismantling Racism, and more.

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