Campaign Fundraising FAQs: Do I need Campaign Donor Software?

November 26th, 2013

Campaign Donor SoftwareYou know fundraising is an important part of every campaign. Nothing is free and campaigns are expensive. For this reason, money is the second most pivotal component of a winning campaign. The most pivotal component is, of course, the candidate and his/her stance on the major issues. But money is a close second. Without an effective and consistent fundraising strategy, even the best candidate can be left wondering what went wrong.

Campaign Fundraising FAQs

  1. Do I need a written fundraising strategy? Without a plan, how do you know how much money needs to be raised? Why are you raising the money? How will you raise the money? Before you do anything else, stop and put a plan into writing.
  2. What is the most effective way to fundraise? Unfortunately, there is no right answer. In fact, the best way to fundraise is generally a combination of several different methods, including direct mail, door-to-door canvassing, telemarketing, large scale events, and more. However, none of these will be successful if you, the candidate, are not involved. In order for any campaign to be successful, the candidate must spend a considerable amount of time talking to high-dollar donors. Yes, your staff can probably fundraise without you, but if you want your fundraising efforts to be effective, you need to be involved.
  3. Will donors give more than once? Some may, others may not. The only way to know for sure is to ask. This is also why it is important to stay in touch with donors. Let them know that you care about them and not just their money. If someone has given to your campaign once, they will be more willing to do so again, but only if you stay in touch.
  4. Do I need Campaign Donor Software? Do you need it? No. Will it make your life much easier while also helping you win your campaign? Yes. Campaign donor software, such as Donor Monster™ from CampaignON™, allows you to track contributions, manage those donations, and stay in touch with donors. Donor Monster™ also includes contribution limit triggers, event managing, and management of expenditures. Best of all, Donor Monster™ comes free with CampaignON’s Technology Plus and Professional pricing packages.

Happy Fundraising!

If you have any questions about Campaign Donor Software, such as Donor Monster™, please contact CampaignON™ today by calling 1-410-821-4447 or fill out and submit our contact form. You can also follow us on FacebookTwitterLinkedInGoogle+YouTube, and Pinterest.

Campaign Donor Software can help improve Direct Mail Fundraising

November 19th, 2013

Campaign Donor Software Running a successful campaign isn’t easy. It takes a lot of time, effort, and, of course, money. In fact, many first-time candidates are surprised to learn just how much money and fundraising it takes to run a campaign. Everything costs something: your staff, yard signs, direct mail advertising, television commercials, etc. So, while you would much rather be out there spreading your message and debating the hot button issues, you find yourself devoting a lot of time to fundraising. Because of this, it is important to maximize your fundraising efforts.

Direct Mail Fundraising

When it comes to fundraising, nothing beats talking to a potential donor one-on-one. Unfortunately, you cannot be everywhere. For this reason, campaigns employ a number of other fundraising tactics, such as Direct Mail. Yes, while email continues to dominate our everyday correspondence, direct mail remains a staple of the political campaign, but why?

You see, while it is easy for someone to delete an email without reading any more than the title, direct mail is much more effective. According to the United States Postal Service, 98% of people bring their mail in each and every day and 77% sort through it immediately. This means that your fundraising message is almost guaranteed to be seen by a large number of people in a very short amount of time.

However, direct mail fundraisers tend to be more expensive than their electronic counterparts. This is why it is so important to maximize your efforts. But how?

Campaign Donor Software can help improve Direct Mail Fundraising

In order to fully reap the benefits of a direct mail fundraiser, it is important to first understand the advantages campaign donor software offers. For starters, such software allows you to better target your direct mailers to households that share your views on the hot button issues, support your political party, and so much more.

Additional benefits of campaign donor software include:

  1. Campaign donor software also allows you to easily keep track of your donors and their contributions to your campaign.
  2. Manage contribution limits, events, and donations/expenditures. Not only can you keep track of what is coming in from your donors, but you can also track what is going out.
  3. You will be able to find donor information from your phone, tablet, or other mobile device at any time. If you need to make a quick thank you phone call or push for that little bit extra towards the end of your campaign, all the information you need is right at your fingertips.

Donor Monster™ from CampaignON™

Our campaign donor software, integrates with the other CampaignON™ software platforms, combining donor information, voter history and voter profiles for full search capabilities. This allows you to better track donations, manage those donations, and stay in touch with donors. Donor Monster™ also includes contribution limit triggers, event managing, and management of expenditures. Best of all, Donor Monster™ comes free with CampaignON’s Technology Plus and Professional pricing packages.

If you have any questions about Campaign Donor Software, please contact CampaignON™ today by calling 1-410-821-4447 or fill out and submit our contact form. You can also follow us on FacebookTwitterLinkedInGoogle+YouTube, and Pinterest.

The Importance of Donor Management Software

November 13th, 2013

Donor MonsterCampaign contributions are the lifeblood of any campaign. And how well you and campaign staff record, track and follow-up on each donor, the better you can maximize the entire fundraising process.  The truth is, when someone believes enough in your campaign to make a donation, it is vital that you make that donor a valued stakeholder in your campaign.

One way to do just that is with Donor Monster™, the ultimate donor management software available only from CampaignON™.

Donor Monster™ lets you:

  • Keep track of your donors and their contributions to your campaign.  Donor Monster™ donor management software integrates seamlessly with the entire CampaignON™ software system so you can see within seconds a comprehensive file of your donors.
  • Manage contribution limits, events, and donations/expenditures. Not only can you keep track of what is coming in from your donors, but you can also track what is going out.  Donor Monster™ donor management software also triggers a warning when a donor is reaching their allowable donation limits.
  • Access this information from all of your personal devices. You will be able to find donor information from your phone, tablet, or other mobile device at any time. If you need to make a quick thank you phone call or push for that little bit extra towards the end of your campaign, all the information you need is right at your fingertips.

 

By keeping consistent contact with your donors, the easier it will be to energize them for that extra push that will put your campaign over the top.  That is the true value of  Donor Monster™

If you have any questions or about this one-of-a-kind Donor Management Software  or would like a demonstration,  please contact CampaignON™ today by calling 1-443-450 or fill out and submit our contact form on our website, www.campaignon.com.  You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn,  Google+YouTube, and Pinterest.

 

Political Fundraising Tips

November 13th, 2013

Political Fundraising TipsIf we have said it once, we have said it a thousand times. Political fundraising is a necessary evil if you hope to win political office. We know you would much rather be out there shaking hands, kissing babies, and talking about the issues, but fundraising is the lifeblood of any successful campaign. Without the proper funds, there would be no money for television ads, no money for political rallies, no money for a staff, and no hope for your campaign. So buckle down and get to work…

Political Fundraising Tips

  1. Have a Plan: Fundraising may seem easy enough, but it is actually a lot of work and requires a lot of planning. Without a plan, how do you know how much money needs to be raised? Why are you raising the money? How will you raise the money? So, before you do anything else, stop and put a plan into writing.
  2. Large Scale Events: While door-to-door canvassing is great, the bread and butter of your fundraising effort will be large scale events.
  3. Ask: Never be afraid to ask for money. Very few people will just voluntarily give you money. Also, ask for more than you think a person can or will give. Most people will give you what they can, but few will ever give you more than you ask for. So be smart.
  4. Follow Up: If someone has given to your campaign once, they will be more willing to do so again. For this reason, be sure to follow up with previous donors.
  5. Be Personal: Be sure to make those “big ticket” calls yourself. People are more willing to give large donations when they get to personally speak with the candidate. It shows you care.
  6. Campaign Donor Software: Donor Monster™ from CampaignON™, our campaign donor software, integrates with the other CampaignON™ software platforms you already know and love, combining donor information, voter history and voter profiles for full search capabilities. This allows you to better track donations, manage those donations, and stay in touch with donors. Donor Monster™ also includes contribution limit triggers, event managing, and management of expenditures. Best of all, Donor Monster™ comes free with CampaignON’s Technology Plus and Professional pricing packages.

If you have any questions about Campaign Donor Software, please contact CampaignON™ today by calling 1-410-821-4447 or fill out and submit our contact form. You can also follow us on FacebookTwitterLinkedInGoogle+YouTube, and Pinterest.

Why you need Campaign Donor Software

October 29th, 2013

Campaign Donor SoftwareWhen it comes to campaigning, fundraising plays a major role in everything you do. Without it, there would simply be no money for commercials, lawn signs and advertising; no money for your staff; and no money for anything for that matter. Fundraising is the lifeblood of any successful campaign. So it goes without saying that donor management is also extremely important. But with so many donors, how can you efficiently keep track of each and the donations they make?

The answer: Campaign Donor Software, like Donor Monster™ from CampaignON™. Our software integrates with the other CampaignON™ software platforms you already know and love, combining donor information, voter history and voter profiles for full search capabilities. This allows you to better track donations, manage those donations, and stay in touch with donors. Donor Monster™ also includes contribution limit triggers, event managing, and management of expenditures.

Additional benefits of Donor Monster™

  1. Donor Monster™ allows users to view donations and expenditures right from their smart phone, tablet, or laptop.
  2. With Donor Monster™, donor information is instantly available and easily accessible by everyone on the campaign team. Now, candidates can get to know their potential donors before ever meeting them.
  3. Donor Monster™ even allows candidates to seamlessly upload donor information to state reporting software.

Best of all, Donor Monster™ comes free with CampaignON’s Technology Plus and Professional pricing packages.

If you have any questions about Campaign Donor Software, please contact CampaignON™ today by calling 1-410-821-4447 or fill out and submit our contact form. You can also follow us on FacebookTwitterLinkedInGoogle+YouTube, and Pinterest.

Campaign Donor and Fundraising Software

October 25th, 2013

Fundraising SoftwareAs a candidate running for political office, you have a lot on your mind: the speeches, the debates, the campaigning, and, of course, the fundraising. It all takes its toll. And, at times, it can become difficult to keep track of everything and everyone. That is, after all, why you hired a campaign team. But even your team needs help from time to time, especially when it comes to fundraising and campaign donor management. Fortunately, CampaignON™ has a solution.

Campaign Donor and Fundraising Software

Donor Monster™ is our campaign donor and fundraising software. It is designed to allow you to better track donations, manage those donations, and stay in touch with donors. Donor Monster™ also includes contribution limit triggers, event managing, and management of expenditures. Best of all, Donor Monster™ integrates with the other CampaignON™ software platforms you already know and love, combining donor information, voter history and voter profiles for full search capabilities, putting all of this information instantly at your fingertips.

Donor Monster™ comes free with CampaignON’s Technology Plus and Professional pricing packages.

Love it or hate it, fundraising is a major part of politics. It can either make or break your campaign. There is no way around it. Without proper funding, your campaign is doomed from the start. Everything costs something and campaigning is expensive. So it is best to maximize your efforts with the help of Donor Monster™ from CampaignON™.

If you have any questions about Campaign Donor and Fundraising Software, please contact CampaignON™ today by calling 1-410-821-4447 or fill out and submit our contact form. You can also follow us on FacebookTwitterLinkedInGoogle+YouTube, and Pinterest.

Campaign Donor Software

October 17th, 2013

Campaign Donor SoftwareFundraising plays a major role in every campaign in the United States of America, from Presidential campaigns to mayoral campaigns to local campaigns. It takes money, which takes fundraising, to get people’s attention and get your message out there. Without the proper funds, there would be no money for television ads, no money for political rallies, no money for a staff, and no hope for your campaign.

As we have said many times in our blogs, political fundraising is a necessary evil. We realize that candidates don’t like it. You would much rather be out there shaking hands, kissing babies, and getting your message out there. But in order to do that, you need the proper funding. Hence, the importance of fundraising. It can either make or break your campaign.

Candidates fundraise in a variety of ways, including billboards, lawn signs, direct mailings, leaflets, door-to-door canvassing, and, the most effective way, by hosting a sit-down dinner for targeted donors. But how do you keep track of all of those donations from all of those sources?

Campaign Donor Software

Donor Monster™ from CampaignON™, our campaign donor software, integrates with the other CampaignON™ software platforms you already know and love, combining donor information, voter history and voter profiles for full search capabilities. This allows you to better track donations, manage those donations, and stay in touch with donors. Donor Monster™ also includes contribution limit triggers, event managing, and management of expenditures.

Additional Benefits of CampaignON™ Campaign Donor Software

  1. Easily manage donations and expenditures digitally, eliminating piles of paperwork.
  2. View donations and expenditures right from your smart phone, tablet, or laptop.
  3. Information is instantly easily accessible by everyone on the campaign team.
  4. Seamlessly upload donor information to state reporting software.

Political fundraising has never been so easy!

Donor Monster™ comes free with CampaignON’s Technology Plus and Professional pricing packages.

If you have any questions about Campaign Donor Software, please contact CampaignON™ today by calling 1-410-821-4447 or fill out and submit our contact form. You can also follow us on FacebookTwitterLinkedInGoogle+YouTube, and Pinterest.

Political Donor Software

October 9th, 2013

Political Donor SoftwareFundraising is a critical component of any successful campaign, large or small. Running a campaign is expensive, after all. Fundraising can either make or break your campaign.From presidential campaigns to local campaigns, fundraising must be made a priority and should remain a priority throughout the campaign. However, this is often easier said than done.

Fundraising is hard work. And one area in which many politicians fall short is Donor Management.

Political Donor Software from CampaignON™

Donor Monster™, the political donor software from CampaignON, allows politicians, like you, to easily identify which constituents are contributors to your party, track donors, quickly access comprehensive lists of donors in a particular precinct or zip code, manage donations and expenditures, and so much more, while also allowing you to seamlessly upload to state reporting software.

Additional benefits of Donor Monster™ include:

  1. Donor Monster™ integrates with current CampaignON™ software platforms,
  2. Integrates donor information with voter history and voter profiles for full search capabilities.
  3. Our software includes contribution limit triggers.
  4. Our software allows you to easily manage donations and expenditures.
  5. CampaignON™donor management software also provides help with event Management.
  6. It allows you to seamlessly upload to state reporting software.

Donor Monster™comes free with CampaignON’s Technology Plus and Professional pricing packages, and is a worthy addition to any candidate’s digital organization repertoire.

If you have any questions about Political Donor Software, please contact CampaignON™ today by calling 1-410-821-4447 or fill out and submit our contact form. You can also follow us on FacebookTwitterLinkedInGoogle+YouTube, and Pinterest.

Political Fundraising Tips: Election Donor Software can make a difference

October 2nd, 2013

Election Donor SoftwarePolitical Fundraising: It is a necessary evil for any candidate or incumbent. After all, everything costs something, especially when it comes to campaign marketing and advertising. This is where fundraising comes in. We know you would rather be out shaking hands, kissing babies, and talking to potential voters about the issues, but without political fundraising, there would be no money for television ads, no money for political rallies, no money for a staff, and no hope for your campaign.

Political Fundraising Tips

  1. Get Involved: Yes, your staff can probably fundraise without you, but if you want your fundraising efforts to be effective, you need to be involved. Your fundraising director and staff can do a great job writing a fundraising plan, sending out mail and planning events, but big donors want to talk to you, the candidate, before making any substantial donation to your campaign.
  2. Be Proactive: If you don’t proactively ask for donations, you will not receive the money you need to remain competitive throughout your campaign. 95% or more of those who donate to your campaign will do so because they were asked to donate by your staff, a Finance Committee member, or by you, personally.
  3. Ask for More: Always ask for more money than you think you will get. Very few people, if any, will donate more than they are asked. Donors can always talk you down. They will almost never talk you up.
  4. Election Donor Software: Donor Monster™ from CampaignON™ integrates with other CampaignON™ software platforms to combine donor information, voter history and voter profiles for full search capabilities, allowing candidates to better track, manage, and stay in touch with donors. Political fundraising has never been so easy. Donor Monster™ includes contribution limit triggers, event managing, and management of donation and expenditures.

Donor Monster™, a worthy addition to any candidate’s digital organization repertoire, comes free with CampaignON’s Technology Plus and Professional pricing packages.

If you have any questions about Political Fundraising and Election Donor Software, please contact CampaignON™ today by calling 1-410-821-4447 or fill out and submit our contact form. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, YouTube, and Pinterest.

Campaign Marketing Strategy: The Jack of All Trades, Master of None

September 26th, 2013

Campaign Marketing In our experience here at CampaignON™, we find that a lot of candidates want to do EVERYTHING: billboards, print ads, TV, radio, airplane banners, etc. You name it; they want their name on it. This brings an old saying to mind: Jack of All Trades, Master of None. Essentially, by spreading one’s campaign marketing so thin, trying to attack multiple platforms, many campaigns see the opposite of what they expect happen. Instead of broadcasting to a large number of potential voters and maximizing campaign marketing efforts, this overarching approach often falls short. Without a large enough budget in each advertising platform, the message is often lost in the shuffle. Instead, it is better to focus your campaign marketing efforts on one or two strategic avenues.

I’ve always found that scatter-shot never works,” admits Barry Silverman of CampaignON™. “If you can own one particular medium that targets your audience and do that well, you are much better served.”

Campaign Marketing Strategy

“Campaigns have a lot of moving parts and it all comes down to strategy and execution,” explained Silverman. “Organization, strategy, execution, creative marketing, and fundraising are all part of the puzzle.”

Let CampaignON™ help. We give you all the benefits of your own marketing & advertising firm, without the exorbitant costs.

CampaignON™ has established partnerships with a select group of media buying agencies and offers their services at no extra charge to our clients. All the client pays for is the cost of the media. And when it comes to crafting the right message, we can help with that, as well. Our creative team has worked on hundreds of successful local campaigns and can handle the Concept, Copy, and Design for all your campaign marketing materials.

CampaignON™ offers the kind of talent you would regularly pay thousands of dollars for. The difference is we include this expertise in our monthly fees.

When you choose to work with CampaignON™, you choose to work with a proven, hands-on group of advocacy and political campaign experts!

If you have any questions about Campaign Marketing or if you want to learn more about what CampaignON™ can do for you before, during, and after your campaign, please contact us today by calling 1-410-821-4447 or fill out and submit our contact form. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, YouTube, and Pinterest.