Posted on November 23, 2017 by Joe Fuld
Campaign Fundraising: Is it possible without call time?
From time to time we get asked how to solve a campaign fundraising problem.
For example, a common campaign problem I get asked about is: "I have been told by my campaign team that I need to do call time 4 to 6 hours a day, 5 days a week. I don't have the time to do that isn't there another way?"
The short answer is no, but here is the longer answer:
Posted on September 18, 2017 by Elena Veatch
If There’s a Will, There’s a Way to Avoid Campaign Mistakes
Campaign mistakes force folks to learn and adapt – in a perfect world. In reality, plenty of campaigns fail to reflect on their flaws before gearing up for their next fight; they recognize that a problem exists, but don’t always take the time to address the bad habits that cause them to keep repeating their mistakes.
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…Posted on July 28, 2016 by The Campaign Workshop
Learn How to be a next level Grassroots Organizer.
Thinking about being a grassroots organizer? During campaign season every campaign and political organization is looking for “fellows,” otherwise known as unpaid volunteer campaign staff. As a volunteer grassroots organizer you’ll be expected to work 20-40 hours per week dialing incessantly, knocking on strangers’ doors, and building and organizing groups of fellow volunteers to persuade likely voters and GOTV on election day; sounds glamorous, right? While working on a political campaign in any capacity is an awesome and rewarding experience, the nature of the laborious work involved takes a toll on many campaign organizers and they eventually disengage unwillingly burnout. If you want to stay fired up and be a standout at grassroots organizing, pay heed to the following tips:Posted on November 05, 2015 by The Campaign Workshop
Different Methods for Candidate Fundraising
When candidate fundraising, there are several tools that you can use to diversify your fundraising techniques. This post will go over each of them in detail, explain their importance, and show how to utilize them to their full effect.
To run an effective candidate fundraising campaign, use all of the methods explained in this post.Posted on June 15, 2015 by Joe Fuld
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.Posted on March 12, 2015 by The Campaign Workshop
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.Posted on December 04, 2014 by Joe Fuld
Political Consulting Advice: Focus on People, Time, and Money
One of the roles I enjoy most is teaching folks how to run for office and run campaigns. Any campaign training we run usually starts with essential political consulting advice on the three key resources of a campaign. The three main resources you have in any campaign are people, time and money. Below are descriptions of each of these three critical campaign resources.Posted on November 06, 2014 by Joe Fuld
Do you need to do fundraising campaign call time? Yes! Don't make excuses, get back on the phone, and ask people for money.
You need to do fundraising call time. Yes, I know it is hard but it is the best advice I can give you. Campaigns cost a lot of money and calling your network of friends and family is the best way to raise it. It is that time of year and even the best candidates start to question how much time they are spending on the phone raising money.