Raising Money | National Democratic Training Committee

Raising Money

By Kelly Dietrich
45 min

What You’ll Learn

  • How to run an effective call time operation that brings in 60–70% of your campaign’s revenue
  • How to use email and social media to solicit donations
  • How to decide if you need — and then organize — a Finance Committee

Why This is Important

Money is the fuel for any campaign. In this course, you’ll learn new and time-tested methods for raising the money your campaign needs — from how to use social media to good, old-fashioned phone calls (they still work!).

Key Resources

  • Making the Ask – Prep Sheet
  • Sample Follow-Up Emails
  • Supporting PACs and Organizations — a list of PACs and organizations that may support your campaign

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Kelly Dietrich


Kelly is the Founder and CEO of the National Democratic Training Committee.

He has worked on dozens of campaigns at every level across the country. Kelly's specialty is in new campaign creation, candidate and staff training, and fundraising.

In addition to working for 18+ years in Democratic politics, he teaches a class on political campaigns at DePaul University in Chicago, where he lives with his family and dog, a large hungry blue Weimaraner named Jack Bauer. Kelly started his career in 1998 with Rep. Dennis Moore in KS-03. He's an avid basketball and poker player, though never at the same time. His wife would point out that at no time in this biography was he described as "good" at either hobby. That was a conscious decision.