Why Mornings are the Best Time to Make Fundraising Calls

Is there a right time and a wrong one for a political candidate to make fundraising calls? Throughout my career I did not believe there was. I thought that the key to good fundraising isn’t so much a winning issue or a solid fundraising list. I’ve always believed that good fundraising is done by a […]

When Should a Political Candidate Start Running for Office?

One of the biggest things that hampers a political candidate’s chances of winning an election is when they start running too late. But when should a candidate start campaigning? And can a candidate start running too early? I don’t believe there is really a time that is too early for a candidate to start running […]

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Why Candidates Should Consider Sending Thanksgiving Cards

With the holiday season upon us, many candidates are thinking about sending Christmas cards to their supporters. But might I suggest you send Thanksgiving cards instead? First, I am a huge proponent of sending out personal hand written notes and cards sent at any time. A personal note goes a long way to cement a relationship. […]

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If You Want to Win Your Election, You Need to Raise Money

The easiest way for a good candidate with good ideas to lose an election is by failing to raise money. Honesty, this happens far more than I’d like to admit. These well-meaning candidates rely on word-of-mouth or so called grassroots campaigning to win, but they don’t. They get wiped out. Please don’t let this happen […]

5 Ways Winning Candidates Announce Big Endorsements

You’ve landed a big endorsement for your campaign. This endorsement carries such weight that it will increase your profile as a candidate. It may help you raise money, convert voters into supporters, pick up other big endorsements, or perhaps all of the above. But how do you get the word out?  Here’s five ways to […]

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3 Important Elements Winning Political Campaign Have in Common

All winning political campaigns have three elements in common, I call them the 3 Important M’s: Message, Money, and Minutes. If you want to win your election, you must keep these three elements — the 3 Important M’s — in constant focus. Message Your winning message is absolutely the most important aspect of your campaign. […]

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The X’s and O’s of Endorsements

Winning campaigns need to establish credibility and one of the quickest ways achieve this is by securing endorsements.  How?  Because endorsements allow the candidate to tell donors, voters and the media that you are a viable candidate. Who should you ask for an endorsement? Elected officials As a candidate, you will want to look at […]

3 Ways Winning Candidates Raise Money Fast for Their Campaigns

Money and politics go hand in hand. It often gets a bad rap and sometimes for good reason (case in Point – don’t be this guy). But as a candidate you know its essential to tell your story, spread your message, and raise your name ID. The only way to do that is to raise […]

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7 Essentials of a Winning Campaign Fundraising Letter

Use these in your letters to raise more money

Raising money is the crux of any political campaign. It’s essential but most candidates dread the thought of asking for money. Many candidates think they need to hold a fundraiser event however, that may not always be the best use of one’s time. A direct donor letter can actually be cost effective when appealing to […]

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