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 crowd funding for politics.  A Crowdfunding platform founded in 2013 Crowdpac makes it easier 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.

  • Call Time for Campaign Fundraising: Why It's Important

    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:

  • 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.

  • What Does A Campaign Fundraiser do?

    Posted on June 15, 2015 by Joe Fuld
    Campaign fundraiser

    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.

  • Fundraising for Your County Democratic Party

    Posted on May 18, 2015 by The Campaign Workshop



    In Our Last Blog Post, We Discussed the GOOD Method and How to Run an Effective County Democratic Party

    One of the takeaways from that post was development – primarily fundraising.

    Beyond organizing, there is no better way to not only grow your County Democratic Party, but also wield it more power and influence than fundraising. This post will examine the steps to take to optimize your fundraising potential for your County Democratic Party.

  • Improve Fundraising Call Time with the RAT Method

    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.

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