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: 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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]