candidate forum toolkit
This toolkit was developed by Community Food Strategies with support from Plate of the Union as a general tool for candidate forum planning.
Collections of what we’ve learned from years of food council development. Contact us with any questions or feedback.
A toolkit for hosting candidate and community forums
The steps outlined in this toolkit are based on our own experiences organizing candidate and community forums, our experiences working with elected officials, and on common best practices for these types of events. Most of this document will refer to food councils as the hosts of these events, however any community group can use this toolkit as a guide to organizing a successful forum or meet-and-greet event.
Candidate Forum Toolkit PDF
Candidate Forum Worksheet
Webinar: How to Host a Virtual Nonpartisan Candidate Forum
Audio Recording from 19-Minute Webinar: How to Use the Candidate Forum Toolkit
We suggest that you view the Worksheets and Toolkit as you listen to this audio recording of the above webinar.
Featuring three 2016 Candidate Meet-and-Greet Forums.