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 [...]

March 16th, 2018

How to Organize a Political Event

Seven Steps to Throwing a Party!

Because every good party starts with a how-to guide, right? At least, every decent political event should. To help you out, we’re going to break down the essential components of planning and hosting a political event and what you’ll need to engage your guests in your campaign. 1. Decide the purpose of your event If you’ve taken any of our [...]

October 25th, 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

What is the National Democratic Training Committee?

We Train Dems.

What is the National Democratic Training Committee? Well, it is our goal to create the ultimate political candidate training tool and resource center for any Democrat running for office anywhere in the country. The strategies and tactics of modern campaigns apply across the spectrum of elections. Big. Small. State. Local. It doesn’t matter if you want to run for school board, [...]

April 9th, 2017