Candidate Political Campaign Fundraising Plan Template

Let’s Talk Fundraising! For the month of May, we’re going to take a closer look at the different elements of NDTC’s sample campaign plan. The first element we want to explore is our sample campaign fundraising plan. Fundraising is an integral component of any campaign. From small-scale local elections to immense congressional campaigns, every candidate must raise funds in order [...]

May 9th, 2019

A Guide to Asking for Donations

Running a campaign is a huge task that can’t be completed alone. An effective campaign requires a lot of help from both volunteers and donors, but a lot of people feel uncomfortable asking for donations. Though it may be uncomfortable for some to ask for money it is necessary for any successful campaign. There is nothing wrong with asking the [...]

March 7th, 2019

Candidate FAQ: Political Campaign Fundraising

You have some questions about fundraising. We have some answers.

There are no two ways about it. Money is essential to communicating with voters and winning elections. Unfortunately, it’s also often the most daunting part of the campaign. Fear not. We assure you: campaign fundraising isn’t rocket science. With a little knowledge and practice, you’ll be able to effectively ask for donations and reach your campaign fundraising goals. The following [...]

March 16th, 2018

How Do Political Action Committees Work?

They’re not as complicated as you think.

It’s impossible to operate in the political sphere for long before Political Action Committees, aka PACs, come up in conversation. And while you probably hear about them all the time, you might still wonder, “How do Political Action Committees work?” but are bit embarrassed to ask. Or maybe you’re running for office and are curious as to how they can [...]

March 13th, 2018

Five Tips for Making More Realistic Political Campaign Budgets

We can’t afford all the yard signs we want.

We joke about yard signs (don’t get me started!), but you’ll have no idea how many you can afford without a proper campaign budget. This isn’t the sexy campaigning we envision when thinking about running for office, but it’s a vital and necessary step. While it may seem intimidating, it isn’t. Every good campaign, big or small, knows how much [...]

March 6th, 2018

How to Run for Office: Hosting a Great Event

Proper planning is the name of the game.

You’ve got a committee name. You have a kitchen cabinet. You've got a fundraising plan. You have a field plan. You have a website and Facebook page. It’s time to start hosting campaign events! You’re going to host events for several reasons: meeting voters, building relationships, and raising money. Tip: Make sure you know your goal before you start planning the event. Some events can serve [...]

January 28th, 2018