“Who Are You? Who Who… Who Who… ‘Cause I Really Want to Know.”

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 […]

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Prior Authorization Exemption Pending

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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Aristotle Wins Three Pollie Awards

Aristotle is proud to announce that it has been awarded three prestigious Pollie Awards from the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC), the industry’s highest honor bestowed upon political consultants at the national and international level.

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Generation X: Are we really a bunch of slackers?

At the recent National PAC Conference, I gave a presentation on ways to get younger people involved in public affairs generally and in PACs specifically.

As always, I wound up learning just as much from people in the audience as I hope they did from me.

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Three Lessons from a $58,000 Fraud

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.

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Finding the Balance between Negative and Positive Messaging

How do you recruit and motivate advocates when the audience has a negative view towards the person, or entity, that they are going to be advocating for or contributing to?

Let’s use Congress as an example. According to a recent Real Clear Politics average, congressional approval is slightly below 17 percent.

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Understand Polls, Devise a Strategy and Grow Your PAC

How ‘question order’ affects the electorate’s response Consider this: You are director of operations for a PAC. A poll just came out that suggests the electorate significantly increased their support for your cause. Now you want to send a message and hammer home that message.

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PAC Pointers 101

How do you approve your check requests?  Aristotle offers a better way to manage corporate and PAC contribution reviews. With Aristotle Political Contributions System (PCS), users can request, approve, track, budget and search disbursement requests for PACs and direct corporate political contributions. Built with a focus on Sarbanes-Oxley compliance standards, users in Aristotle PCS have […]

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