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Nancy Bocskor to speak at The 2012 Project

Nancy Bocskor will be speaking at The 2012 Project on Tuesday, October 25, an event co-hosted by DC EcoWomen and Rachel’s Network.

About Nancy Bocskor

Nancy Bocskor is the immediate past Vice President of the Women’s Campaign School at Yale, where she chaired the school’s Curriculum Committee for the last five years.  She is on the board for Running Start, an organization that encourages young women to run for office, and, an organization at George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management that prepares young leaders for public service.

A graduate of Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio, Nancy received the 2010 “Distinguished Alumna Award” for her “passion to affect change in national and international communities through significant and poignant communication, for the training and consulting with our nation’s and world’s political leaders, and for your commitment to educate others, especially women, around the world.”

Nancy is the author of “Go Fish: How to Catch (and Keep) Contributors: A Practical Guide to Fundraising.” She is a professor at George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management where she teaches both online and “live” fundraising courses.  She also teaches advanced public relations writing, political ethics, research methods, communications strategies, and campaign management courses for GSPM’ s online program.

Nancy worked with the family of Jack Kemp to launch the Jack Kemp Foundation in his honor.

As a senior advisor for the Center for Liberty in the Middle East (CLIME), Nancy helped launch its Online Activism Institute for women in the Middle East, the first of its kind in Arabic.  More than 120 women participated in the pilot E-Learning environment in Egypt and Jordan.  Nancy coordinated the mentoring phase, which provided motivated women with personalized one-on-one training and advice to reach their community activism goals. The project was named one of the “Top Ten Who Are Changing the World of Politics and the Internet” and received the prestigious award in October 2009 at the World E*Democracy Forum in Paris.

Nancy was selected by the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies as a “mentor” to women candidates from the Middle East, where she spent a week in Turkey training more than a dozen candidates from Jordan, Morocco and Algeria.  One of her candidates was the top woman vote getter in Jordan and is now serving as the youngest woman member of the Parliament.

Nancy Bocskor, tagged a “Democracy Coach” by a major German newspaper, teaches citizens in the United States and internationally how to communicate with passion to affect change in their communities.

Her work on behalf of her clients has been highlighted in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and on National Public Radio.  Named a “Rising Star in Politics” by Campaigns & Elections magazine, she was featured in the PBS documentary, “Vote for Me:  Politics in America.”  She has served as a political analyst for CNN, and has appeared on C-SPAN.


Nancy started her political career in the office of then-freshman Congressman Newt Gingrich, and returned to serve as Education Director for Gingrich’s non-partisan organization, American Solutions.  She has served as a chief of staff on Capitol Hill, as a campaign manager, as a fundraiser and as a political educator.  In 1990, Nancy started The Nancy Bocskor Company, a political consulting firm specializing in training for officeholders, candidates and campaign workers, and fundraising for Members of Congress.

Nancy has taught campaign schools in all 50 states and a more than a dozen foreign countries, and consistently receives top marks for her innovative techniques and her humorous anecdotes.

In June 2010, she travelled to La Paz and Santa Cruz, Bolivia, where she taught advanced leadership and communication skills to graduate students at two universities.

She travelled to Nigeria in May 2009 where she advised nine women Members of Parliament, and returned there in August to produce a documentary about the women’s path to public service.

Nancy spent a week in guest lecturing at Lake Seliger, a summer camp for young political leaders across Russia, and returned there in July 2010 to teach.  She traveled to Mexico City in to speak to 300 students at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), the largest university in Latin America, in September 2009 and again in July 2010.  She also taught attendees from 22 countries at an International School of Fundraising held in England, and conducted a three-day leadership conference in Lithuania for women activists from Belarus.  Nancy was also a keynote speaker at the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Berlin and Mainz, Germany.

She regularly meets with aspiring political leaders when they visit the United States, including recently conducting a messaging and leadership development workshop for women from Bahrain at Meridian International.

The Democracy Coach

November 19th, 2007 – Translated from Die Welt (original article)

Nancy Bocskor spreads democracy throughout the world…..the lively American travels from one country to the next coaching candidates on how to win elections, especially encouraging women to make it into parliament.

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