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Proposed FEC Regulations for Online Ad Disclaimers

The questions surrounding the FEC’s regulation of online ads will soon be answered. In March, the Commission released a long-awaited proposal of draft regulations for internet communication disclaimers. The proposal is currently open for comments and will be discussed at a hearing on June 27. The draft contains two different proposals – Alternative A and […]

Crimson & CrimsonFiler Training Opportunities in April

Is your campaign or committee ready to file your FEC quarterly reports by April 15? Next Tuesday, the Crimson Support Team will offer two training opportunities for Crimson and CrimsonFiler. If you are new to the Crimson platform or haven’t worked in CrimsonFiler in a long time, this is a good learning opportunity. Join us […]

Feature of the Month: Donate Now

Did you know that you can process donations directly through Crimson? As long as you have opened up a Merchant e-Solutions merchant account through WidgetMakr, or you are processing credit cards through Crimson, you can accept donations through either the Data Entry function or Donate Now. Along with this feature, which you can also use […]

2018 Primary Dates

Last week, Texas kicked off primaries for U.S. House and Senate races throughout the country. With more than 30 state primaries occurring between now and June 30, it can be a challenge to keep up with all of the dates for this mid-term election cycle. This is why we created a downloadable one-page list of […]

Is Your Staff Trained on Crimson?

Between May and June, 30 states will hold primary elections. Is your staff trained on Crimson and ready to go as the election cycle gets underway? Next week, the Crimson Support Team will hold a monthly webinar that is a perfect opportunity for new staff to learn the basics of Crimson and provide a refresher […]

Feature of the Month: How to File a 48-Hour Notice

If you are on a federal campaign, you are required to file 48-Hour Reports before election periods, including primaries, run-offs, and general elections. According to the FEC, 48-Hour Notices are filed for donations over $1,000 that are received less than 20 days but no more than 48 hours before the day of the election. A […]

Check to See If It’s Time to File 48-Hour Notices

Since 2018 is an election year, there are a few extra filing requirements for candidate campaign committees. This includes filing 48-hour notices before both the primary and general elections. According to the FEC, 48-Hour Notices are filed for donations over $1,000 that are received less than 20 days but no more than 48 hours before […]

The FEC Is Down to 4 Commissioners. What Happens Now?

  After announcing his intentions to resign from the Federal Elections Commission last fall, Commissioner Lee E. Goodman will officially step down on February 16. With Goodman’s departure, there will only be four commissioners serving at the FEC. Last year, Ann Ravel, a Democrat, resigned and left an open seat. The Washington Post also reports […]

Crimson Training Opportunity in February

Do you need training on Crimson or have new staff? The Crimson Support Team will hold their monthly webinar next week on Thursday, February 15 at 2 p.m. The Crimson Overview session will cover all the major features of Crimson and how to use the platform. Once you click here to RSVP, we will follow […]

Feature of the Month: Two CrimsonFiler Shortcuts

With the deadline for Year-end 2017 reports approaching, you might need help completing your filings. Here are two features in CrimsonFiler that can make completing your reports easier and faster – the Best Effort Update and the Sync to Crimson features. Best Effort Update: streamline updates made in Crimson for employer and occupation information without […]

FEC Offers Insight into Facebook Ad Disclaimers

  In December, the Federal Election Commission issued a new Advisory Opinion for the Take Back Action Fund. As a 501(c)4 organization, TBAF must include disclaimers on their Facebook image and video ads which “expressly advocate the election or defeat of clearly identified candidates.” After revelations that Russian-backed companies spent over $100,000 in ads during […]

2018 FEC Reporting Deadlines

Since 2018 is an election year, most committees registered with the FEC must file reports either quarterly or monthly. Make sure you don’t forget one of these important deadlines! Download CMDI’s one-pager of FEC deadlines to help plan your year. The frequency of filing depends on your committee type. For example, National party committees are […]

Need Help with Year-End FEC Reports?

Are you ready for the next FEC deadline for Year-End 2017 reports on January 31? Do you have questions about CrimsonFiler or Crimson? Next Wednesday, January 17, get your questions answered during webinars covering Crimson and CrimsonFiler. RSVP to join one or both of the webinars. After you RSVP, we will follow up with information on […]

Crimson Overview Webinar on December 7

Need training in Crimson before the busy 2018 election year starts? The Crimson Support Team will offer the last webinar of 2017 next week on December 7 at 2 p.m. EST. This session will cover all the major features of Crimson and how to use the platform. Click here to RSVP. After you sign up, […]

Feature of the Month: Linking Contacts to People Records

  Did you know that Crimson has features that help connect how the people in your database know each other? Under People Records, the Contacts section serves as an area to save information about people affiliated with that individual, such as an assistant, co-worker, or family member. Now, it is easier to use this function. […]

All About Joint Fundraising Committees

Recently, joint fundraising committees became the focus of media attention after Donna Brazile revealed details of the agreement between the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee. While JFCs have increased  over the past decade, not much is written about this fundraising strategy. For the first-time candidate or political novice, the jargon and regulations […]

Crimson Webinars in November

Need help with Crimson? Join the Crimson Support Team on November 15 for the next webinars. RSVP for the two webinars offered at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. EST. The first session at 11 a.m. EST will provide an overview of Crimson.  This is perfect for new staff, or anyone who needs a refresher on […]

What does that mean? A Glossary of Political Jargon

Does it seem like the world of politics has its own language? Have you ever read a newspaper editorial or listened to the news and heard an expression that you didn’t understand? Have you ever wondered how the colorful words used in political commentary were coined? Modern political jargon is an odd mixture of historical […]

Feature of the Month: How to Use Map It

With the new Map It features in Crimson, you can quickly visualize data to see the locations of your donors, prospects, or events. Using these two different features, one for Events and one for People Search, is a fast way to see a distribution of the locations of your data. How to Use Events Map […]

How Conservatives Donate to Nonprofits

How do nonprofit donors around the world stack up? The 2017 Global Trends in Giving Report, a new report on donors around the world, has the numbers and findings on the habits of donors and what they want from nonprofits. The survey split participants into liberal, moderate and conservative segments with 12.5% identifying as conservative. […]

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