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Top 10 Tips for Political Fundraising

In OnMessage Staff on January 27, 2012 at 4:42 pm

Earlier today, I was asked to list my top ten fundraising tips for first-time candidates running for office. While your fundraising strategy is ultimately determined by the size and scope of your race, here are some basic principles that apply to every political campaign:

  1. Have a plan. Anticipate how much money you’ll need and when you’ll need to have it by.
  2. Educate yourself. Understand campaign finance laws as they pertain to your race and appoint a treasurer with campaign experience.
  3. Do your homework. Pull campaign finance records to learn who has contributed to candidates in the past and seek to understand why.
  4. Meet with key players early. Gain their support and often the money will follow.
  5. Get organized. Gather contact information and create a system for organizing and managing it.
  6. Make direct contact. Meet potential contributors in person or call them on the phone.
  7. Host fundraising events. Fundraisers will help to grow your grassroots support and give you a reason to ask for contributions.
  8. Seek out in-kind donations.  Find restaurants, caterers, printers, etc. who are willing to donate their goods and services in-kind.
  9. Go for broke. Ask early, ask often, and don’t be afraid to ask for the maximum.
  10. Hire a fundraiser. Although a fundraising consultant can’t replace you, they can help you to devise a good strategy, coach you on what to say, and help you open doors that might otherwise be closed.
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Bill Galvano for State Senate Fundraiser – February 9, 2012

In Bill Galvano for State Senate, District 26 on January 16, 2012 at 3:06 pm

You are cordially invited to a special reception in support of

Representative Bill Galvano
Candidate for State Senate

Thursday, February 9, 2012
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The Biter Residence
1233 N. Gulfstream Ave., Penthouse 1
Sarasota, FL 34236

RSVP to AndreaPenton@gmail.com or RochelleCDudley@gmail.com

Save the Date! Ed Brodsky Fundraiser – February 16, 2012

In Ed Brodsky for State Attorney, 12th Judicial Circuit on January 16, 2012 at 2:58 pm

SAVE THE DATE!

Please plan to join us for a special reception honoring

Ed Brodsky
Candidate for State Attorney, 12th Judicial Circuit

Thursday, September 16, 2012
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Venice Yacht Club
1330 Tarpon Center Drive
Venice, FL  34285

More details to follow…