We’ve put a list of 10 things that we provide for our members, so that you can make the most out of your membership!
1. Online advice articles
As an ALDC member, you can access our online Advice FAQ Articles and read any (or all – if you have the time) of them. From the six-month rule to getting endorsements, as well as the entirety of the latest copy of the Election Law Manual! We have 220 thought-filled articles for you to use whenever you want.
We have over 1,000 ALDC templates and best practice examples from around the country. Go to the templates section of our Resource Library to search through.
3. FREE MyCouncillor sites
Free and easy to maintain, MyCouncillor sites are the perfect website for local councillors and campaigners. Just login to the site and apply for one from the drop down menu under your name and we’ll build you a website perfect for keeping your residents up to date with local news. Take a look at an example.
4. Advice by email or phone
Couldn’t find the answer in our Advice FAQ Article library? Don’t worry. Every week day, a member of ALDC staff is ready and waiting to give you advice on whatever question you may have. Email us via firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll respond as soon as we can, or ring us on 0161 212 1012.
5. Kickstart (the boot camp for campaigners)
Kickstart is our premier event. A training weekend where we take care of accommodation and food so you can concentrate on winning elections. At Kickstart you’ll have a weekend of training and mentoring from some of the party’s most accomplished campaigners. We’re running two Kickstart Weekends in 2018: 6-8 July and 23-25 November. Early bird rate tickets for both are out now and selling fast! There are only a limited number of tickets at each price, so to get a subsidised ticket book now.
6. MyCouncillor template stories
So you’ve got your free MyCouncillor site? We can help you with content too. You can find template articles to add to your community-focused ones in our Resources Library. We’ll be adding more to coincide with important events inside and outside of the party. Template MyCllr files come with instructions on how to use them, or you can take and change them to suit your needs.
7. Facebook group
Did you know we run a private ALDC-members-only Facebook group? It’s a safe place to ask staff and colleagues questions. It’s one more way we support you and your local team to get the best result for local people in your area.
8. The Fighting Fund
The ALDC Fighting Fund helps local by-election candidates across the country with fast track grants. We also provide start up grants for black hole areas. When you need a cash boost to help with your by-election you can apply online. If you’ve got that Christmas feeling you can make a donation to the Fighting Fund.
9. FREE ALDC power pack to recharge your Lib Dem batteries
For a limited time only if any ALDC member successfully recommends a friend or colleague to join us, then they’ll receive a brand new ALDC power bank completely free! Power banks can help you and your team keep canvassing for longer, and are great for your personal devices as well as MiniVAN on polling day! Just get the person you’ve recommended to list you as the recommender on our online form. You can find the joining form at: www.aldc.org/join.
10. Council group development
Group members of ALDC (local parties or council groups who pay together) can book support days from ALDC Development Officers. Development Officers can provide specific training or just help guide your group through decisions. We do ask that you give us a few months warning so we can ensure a member of staff is available. Get in touch at email@example.com to book a session.