The journey to elected office and civic change doesn't have to be complicated. Founded by Shannon Garrett, SMG Strategies combines 20 years of experience with a no-nonsense approach. We help aspiring candidates, current office-holders, and civic organizations plot a path to effective leadership.
Our trainings break down common barriers on an individual’s path to politics, build practical skills, and engage participants in preparing their personal story for running for political office.
Politics doesn’t have to be a complicated machine to be successful. With a style that’s energizing and interactive, SMG Strategies can help you demystify your campaign and lead a political life.
Nonprofits, businesses, social service agencies, and unions are impacted by decisions made by government at all levels. We can help you participate in legal and practical ways.
"Shannon guided me through every step of the intimidating process of running for office. From fundraising to personal storytelling, Shannon was knowledgeable and supportive... She was a powerful asset to our campaign."
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In the News
How to get more women to run for office? Try asking them (Detroit Free Press)
Slow Path to Gender Equity (Dome Magazine)