Creative, Quirky, and Effective.

We Raise Money, Build Field Programs and Campaign Organizations, and Train Progressives to Win.


For progressives to win, they need the resources to compete. Fundraising is still the make or break foundation of a campaign. While there is no silver bullet to make sure your fundraising program succeeds, we are here to help guide you to maximizing your fundraising potential. For candidates exploring non-traditional runs or operating in a clean elections system, we run a small dollar fundraising package tailored to low-dollar fundraising.
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We build campaigns with a two-month start-up package, a campaign audit to identify and correct problems in campaigns, and ongoing general consulting and management to help your campaign organization produce results.  When it comes to field, we develop paid canvassing, live calls, and digital programs that move voters. We design integrated voter contact programs that combine them all to most efficiently reach your voter targets. The North works with both candidates and issue groups.
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On the democratic side of the aisle, we have a training problem. Too many trainers take the same presentations they’ve used for years and recycle irrelevant and outdated content.  Unfortunately, many trainers whom haven’t set foot in a campaign office in years don’t understand the mechanics of campaigns. Our team designs relevant, results oriented training programs that are grounded by real campaign experience.
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Why “The North?”

We had a few folks ask us about our name, and how we picked “The North.” Minnesotans have organized a push to call themselves “The North” as opposed to the Midwest (or plains, or “fly-over country” as our friends on the coasts like to call us).  Here’s a good article...

Internship Opportunity

The North (Consulting) is a Minneapolis based political consulting firm that focuses on raising money, building campaign and field programs, and training. We take pride in a creative, quirky, and effective approach to politics.  The North is hiring for summer and fall...

Welcome to The North

Hey folks, Welcome to our website! Founded by Sarah Helgen and Dan Kelly, The North is a Minnesota based political consulting firm that focuses on raising money, building campaign organizations and field programs, and training progressives to win.     Sarah worked for...

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