Candidate Fundraising: 4 Different Ways To Fundraise

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When candidate fundraising, there are several tools that you can use to diversify your techniques.  It is important to diversify in order to keep your asks fresh and to raise the most money possible. This post will go over each tool 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.

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Call Time for Campaign Fundraising: Why It's Important

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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:

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Shake the Bad Habits Behind Campaign Mistakes

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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.

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Call Time Tips: Better Campaign Fundraising

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…

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What Does A Campaign Fundraiser do?

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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.

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Improve Fundraising Call Time with the RAT Method


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.

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Political Consulting Advice: Campaign Resources.

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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.

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Call Time for Fundraising: Do I Still Need to Call to Fundraise?

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Do you need call time for fundraising? 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.

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