Reading Time: 5 minutes Small dollar donations are important to any campaign. Anna Callahan from The Incorruptibles joins us to discuss small dollar donations best practices.
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 [...]
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 [...]
In the modern world where fewer and fewer people carry cash and heavily rely on electronic payments to pay for goods, credit cards are more prevalent than ever. For some campaigns, having the ability to process electronic payments is crucial — for others, it’s less than necessary. Here are some facts to help you decide whether your campaign needs to be able [...]
Nearly every campaign wants to create a finance committee to raise money and take the burden off the candidate, but in reality, it’s not that easy. Much like a “magic” fundraising list, there is no “magic” trick to creating a successful finance committee. It takes time, planning and considerable work throughout a campaign. Finance committees have one goal — raising [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]