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

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

How to Ask for Money

Your campaign likely isn't raising enough money simply because you aren't asking for it

The Dirty Secret to Raising Money You have to ask people to give. I know. Shocking, but true. Very few people send you money without asking. Raising money in politics is not rocket science. Making the Ask When candidates complain about how little they raise, I usually ask how many people did they ask for a contribution from today? Did [...]

June 12th, 2017

Political Fundraising and the Power of the Word “No”

Definitive answers increase ability to target potential donors

Nobody likes to hear “no,” especially in political fundraising. In and out of politics, too many people take rejection personally. But “no” is not necessarily a bad thing. In fact, it can be quite helpful. I know it may sound counterintuitive, but when a voter or donor says “no,” this is a good response. “No” tells you exactly where the individual [...]

April 17th, 2017