Campaign Fundraising

  • 7 Questions with Gisel Kordestani of Crowdpac

    Posted on January 11, 2018 by Elena Veatch

    Crowdpac is changing the campaign fundraising game. Gisel Kordestani tells us how.

    Crowdpac is a crowdfunding platform founded in 2013 that’s making it easier than ever for political campaigns to fundraise at the grassroots level. Coming from a tech background, COO and co-founder Gisel Kordestani wanted to apply her business experience to make a positive social impact. We chatted with her about the unique features of Crowdpac and the importance of making political engagement as accessible as possible.

     

  • Political Fundraising: 10 Steps to Prevent Campaign Fundraising Mistakes

    Posted on December 04, 2017 by Joe Fuld

    Before you start your campaign fundraising, make sure you prevent potential fundraising mistakes: 

    Fundraising is hard, and even though it is the backbone of any political campaign it is not easy to do (for a detailed breakdown of what to think about before you run, read our ebook here). Even the best campaigns make fundraising mistakes.

  • Should I Pay My Campaign Fundraiser On Commission?

    Posted on June 01, 2017 by Joe Fuld

    Campaign Fundraising and your Campaign Fundraiser

    Here is a frequently reoccurring campaign fundraising story:

  • Call Time Tips: Better Campaign Fundraising.

    Posted on October 13, 2016 by The Campaign Workshop
     

    Hate Call Time? No Excuses, Call Like a Champion

     

    Lets face it campaign call time is hard. Every candidate I have ever worked for or with has universally hated campaign call time.  They all give the same reason why; “I just hate asking people for money!”  I’ll tell you a secret:  I don’t hate  campaign call time, and you shouldn’t either.  Here are some tips to get you calling like a champ in no time. Or, at least hating campaign call time just a little bit less…

  • Campaign Fundraising Guide For Your Campaign

    Posted on November 16, 2015 by The Campaign Workshop

    Campaign Fundraising: The Basics For Your Campaign

    Contrary to popular belief, campaign fundraising can be fun.  Here are some core steps to jump start your campaign fundraising . But first, Let me say there is not a one size fits all solution for campaign fundraising. For example, if you’re running for a smaller, tiered office you may not need a finance committee. 

  • Six Campaign Fundraising Tips

    Posted on October 05, 2015 by Joe Fuld

    Assessing Your Campaign Fundraising Potential

    Campaign fundraising is never easy, and predicting your ability to fundraise can sometimes be even harder. But before you run, you need to have a strong understanding of your campaign fundraising potential. Below are items to consider when determining how much money you can raise.

  • Campaign Trail Efficiency

    Posted on July 09, 2015 by The Campaign Workshop
    Campaign Trail Efficiency

    How you spend your money is crucial for your campaign’s victory. Because of this, campaign trail efficiency is extremely important.

    When running for office, think of your bank account as something that should seldom be touched. Your main objective is to have as much disposable cash as possible for voter communication.   Regardless of what you’re running for, or how much money you’re able to raise, you should always exercise campaign trail efficiency.

  • What Does A Campaign Fundraiser do?

    Posted on June 15, 2015 by Joe Fuld
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    Campaign Fundraisers Don't Do What You Think

    A good campaign fundraiser is worth their weight in gold, but they don't do what you think they do. A campaign fundraiser is organized, has incredible follow up skills, and is a good teacher and researcher, not your attorney or compliance expert.

  • Improve Fundraising Call Time with the RAT Method

    Posted on March 12, 2015 by The Campaign Workshop
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    Campaign call time: It Sounds a Lot Grosser than It Is

    Working with first-time candidates, one of the things I hear a lot is about how daunting fundraising, or call time, can be. Believe me, I get it. It is awkward and uncomfortable to ask people for money, and everyone hates it (clip is super NSFW). But, the better you are it, the less painful it becomes.

  • Advocacy Fundraising vs. Political Fundraising

    Posted on January 22, 2015 by Joe Fuld
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    Advocacy Fundraising Isn't as Different as You May Think

    We have written a lot about political fundraising but not on advocacy fundraising. Fundraising, so here we go.  Whether it is for advocacy or for political campaigns, fundraising is largely similar and shares a number of characteristics. For both, the ask is a core component of your fundraising technique. Below is a look as some of these shared characteristics.

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