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 [...]
Reading Time: 5 minutes Political fundraising calls, or “Call time”, is the number one way candidates raise money — and now you can leverage technology to supercharge your efforts.
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 [...]
Reading Time: 6 minutes Want the blueprint for running a strong digital fundraising program? ActBlue joins us to tell you what you need to know to be a successful fundraiser!
Reading Time: 5 minutes Small dollar donations are important to any campaign. Anna Callahan from The Incorruptibles joins us to discuss small dollar donations best practices.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Raising money can often feel like a huge task to tackle, and one that takes up valuable time for a candidate and campaign. Join us as we partner with ActBlue for a webinar on the most effective digital fundraising strategies.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Running for office? Concerned about raising money? Curious how Barack Obama raised all those dollars by just asking people for $3 at a time? Grassroots fundraising is essential for any campaign. NDTC is here to help you.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Fundraising is the engine of every campaign and one of the biggest concerns of most candidates. Experts from NDTC and Run For Something give you their best fundraising tips.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Feeling overwhelmed when it comes to political campaign fundraising? These six courses will prepare you with the fundraising skills, tools, and strategy needed for a winning campaign
Every campaign is looking to save money. You may have a friend who will cater your events for free. Perhaps a supporter who wants to donate t-shirts for all of your volunteers. Maybe a local car dealer wants to lend you a car for use on the campaign trail. These are all wonderful, but each is an in-kind contribution and [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Every campaign needs a treasurer, whether it be for a small town city council race or a Senate election. But choosing the wrong person for the job can be enormously costly. Here we’ll break down the three kinds of treasurers that you can hire and why or why not you’d want to bring them on your team. But before we [...]