The Do's and Don'ts of Hosting a Candidate Forum

an attendee at a forum raising her hand September 12, 2016 By: Emily Bratcher

Candidate forums are a great way for associations to educate their members and communities on the issues that are important to them. But these events are complicated to arrange and politically sensitive by nature. If you're ready to hold a forum of your own, here's a quick list of do's and don'ts to get you started.

Election years present associations with opportunities for political activism and advocacy that don't exist at other times. Candidate forums, for example, offer the chance to educate voters, build community, and establish your association as an authority on certain issues....