I admit it, I didn’t attend the Advocacy Conference (then the Grassroots Conference) until 2012. At the time, the conference was always around the time of my employer’s annual fly-in and the calendar never lined up. When AIA moved their fly-in […]
If you’re like me, this classic song by The Who just popped into your head and, thanks to a Pavlovian response, you suddenly want to binge-watch CSI reruns. Professionally, it’s an age-old question; one that PAC and Grassroots Managers constantly ask themselves. However, the answer they come up with may be based off a set […]
In case you haven’t heard, the U.S. House of Representatives is considering implementing an appropriations rider that will help a great number of trade association PACs increase their receipts, eliminating one of the more tedious aspects of campaign finance law. If passed and signed into law, the legislation will declare the requirement for trade association […]
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Learning from the tragic North Carolina embezzlement case I have posted about embezzlement before, and I’m writing again because campaigns and PACs keep losing money to this largely preventable crime.
First, the obvious: running a successful campaign is EXPENSIVE. The legitimacy of a candidate is directly proportional to the size of his coffers. If you are the candidate, out of political necessity, fundraising is and should be your priority at the beginning, middle and end of your campaign. And at every stage in between. However, […]