• 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:

  • 7 Questions with Jason Mida | Nonprofit Fundraising

    Posted on August 07, 2017 by Joe Fuld

    Jason Mida Answers Your Non-Profit Fundraising Questions

    Jason Mida is a seasoned fundraising and political professional, having served in a number of roles throughout his career. His work has been focused in the areas that truly motivate him, including LGBT causes. Jason Mida is the former Vice President of Development for the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund, the Vice President of Development for the American Association of Peoples with Disabilities, and the President of Mida Associates.

  • How to Launch a Kickstarter Nonprofit Campaign

    Posted on June 05, 2017 by Joe Fuld

    Jumpstart Your Kickstarter Nonprofit Campaign 

    Ever had a moment when you to launch a Kickstarter nonprofit campaign ( or other online fundraising platform)?

    Some folks in the nonprofit and advocacy space have been hugely successful with Kickstarter, but it takes a combination of work, timing, and luck. 

    In our ongoing quest to give starter information to all things advocacy and campaigns, here is a short primer on Kickstarter nonprofit campaigns. 

  • Creating a Winning Political Campaign Budget

    Posted on March 31, 2017 by The Campaign Workshop

    A Campaign Budget To Win

    I love a good campaign budget. To me, a campaign budget can go in an endless series of directions that all lead to a win. Thinking strategically about when and why your campaign will spend money is key to a winning campaign budget. There are lots of variables that determine my theory. Here are some guiding principles I use when building a winning campaign budget:

    Start with a Vote Goal:

  • Should I have an Event for My Campaign Kickoff?

    Posted on February 03, 2017 by Joe Fuld

    Should I have an event for my campaign kickoff?

    No matter how much we all like a fun party, a campaign kickoff can be a big undertaking. 

    More importantly, if the party or event is a campaign kickoff, it can be hard to calculate the return on investment (ROI). Take it from someone who has learned this the hard way- planning events is tough.

  • 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…

  • Political Campaign Plan: When Should I Write It?

    When You Should Write Your Political Campaign Plan

    As Benjamin Franklin supposedly once said, “Failing to plan is planning to fail.” (It’s also been attributed to Winston Churchill, and probably a dozen other great leaders on Internet sources.) But the truth of this idiom remains that planning is a good idea.

  • 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.

  • 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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