Raising Money

Raising Money

About the Course

Whether you’re a fundraising professional or a novice, this course prepares you for raising the money you need to run a successful campaign. You learn how to use each of the major revenue streams available to your campaign, including: call time, fundraising mail, a Finance Committee, and Political Action Committees (PACs).

When to Take This Course

Take this course when you are ready to implement fundraising tactics for your campaign. If you’re already fundraising, but struggling to meet your goals in a particular area, this course will provide best practices and tools to up your game.

Take Aways

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Run an effective call time operation
  • Raise money with fundraising mail
  • Use email and social media to solicit donations
  • Organize a Finance Committee
  • Respond to PAC (Political Action Committee) questionnaires

By the end of this course, you will have these resources for your campaign:

  • Making the Ask – Prep Sheet
  • Sample Follow Up Emails
  • A List of National PACs

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Course Instructor

Kelly Dietrich Kelly Dietrich Instructor

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.