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 […]


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 […]


5 Ways Candidates Can Ask for Campaign Money

...and one way you never should

As a candidate for elected office, unless you are independently wealthy and self-funding your campaign, you need to raise money. Signs, mailers, phone calls, polls, Facebook ads, you name it, they all cost money. But you can’t raise the money you need without asking for it. Now before going further, let’s get one thing out […]


How to Raise $10,000 for Your Campaign in 90 Minutes

The best way candidates can raise big money fast

Unless you’re self-funding your campaign, you need to fundraise. And if you didn’t start raising money over a year before your race, then you need to raise money fast or you won’t be able to connect with voters. That’s the case for most candidates, including most of my clients.  For them I’ve often provided the […]


How Fundraising Events Can Kill Campaigns

Don't waste your time with endless fundraising events

Warning:  Fundraising events can kill campaigns. Listen, these events definitely have their place in any campaign, but as a  campaign professional, I generally don’t encourage campaigns to host too many.  Here’s why. Fundraising events cost money. This is one of my big problems with fundraising events. They always cost a lot of money. Invitations cost money. Mailing […]


5 Essentials of Political Campaign Fundraising

One of the most crucial aspects of a winning political campaign is fundraising.  It’s also the component that most candidates despise.  But if you want to win an election, then you need to learn how to be a good fundraiser.  And guess what?  It’s a lot easier than you think. Fundraising is a necessary part […]


How local endorsements help win elections

Local Endorsements Matter. Every candidate wants their local police, fire, mayor to endorse their campaign. But endorsements from regular people matter too. You want endorsements from regular people that go to work every day and pay taxes.  The people that vote. I am talking about Mr. and Mr. Jones or Mr. and Mrs. Garcia, or Mr. and […]


The Dangers of Self-Funding Your Political Campaign

While there's a clear upside, there's three big pitfalls to avoid

Do you have the financial ability to provide self-funding for your campaign for elected office? I’m not talking about a really small race where it’ll cost less than $5,000 to run a successful campaign. I’m talking about races where a full-blown campaign requires spending $20,000, $50,000, $100,000 or more to win election. Can you honestly write […]