Crimson Overview Webinar On July 18

Have you used the new Crimson features like the Possible Duplicates tool? Join the Crimson Overview webinar next week to learn about this new tool and other features recently added to

Advisory Opinions #10: Your Campaign Security Is Bad

A recent survey from the Shorenstein Center at Harvard Kennedy School found that only 39% of campaign staffers are concerned about hacks. Jack and Adrienne discuss simple steps your campaign can

Advisory Opinions #9: Does Janus Change Everything?

This week, the Supreme Court will hand down their decision in the anticipated Janus vs. AFSCME case. In this episode, Jack and Adrienne discuss how elections are likely to change if the Supreme

Feature of the Month: FEC ID Lookup

A new feature in Crimson can help ensure that you have accurate FEC ID numbers while recording donations or submitting FEC reports. When this tool is used, it will also populate many of the

A Guide to Facebook’s New Political Ad Changes

If you work for a political campaign, PAC or nonprofit you probably noticed changes on Facebook’s Business Manager when you tried to place an ad. On May 22, the social network implemented

Advisory Opinions #7: Facebook’s New Advertising Rules

At the end of May, Facebook implemented new advertising rules for political and issue ads. In episode 7, Jack and Adrienne cover: Who needs to be verified and what the process requires.

Next Crimson Webinar on June 13

Need help with Crimson or have questions about features? Join the Crimson Support Team next week for a Crimson Overview webinar on June 13 at 2 p.m. EDT. The webinar will cover all the major

FEC Offers Examples of Online Ad Disclaimers

At the end of June, the Federal Election Commission will hold a hearing on proposed rule changes for online ad disclaimers. In advance of the meeting, the Commissioners released a series of

Check Out the Advisory Opinions Podcast

Want to keep up with the latest news for campaign, compliance and fundraising professionals? Pull up your favorite podcast service and subscribe to CMDI's new podcast, Advisory Opinions. It's a

Only One Training Opportunity in May

Do you need training on Crimson or have new staff? The Crimson Support Team will hold their monthly webinar next week on Wednesday, May 16 at 2 p.m. EDT. The Crimson Overview session will cover

FEC Considering Revising ‘Zombie Campaign’ Rules

What happens to the money left over in a campaign once a federal office holder is no longer in office? The question is the subject to a new petition launched by the Campaign Legal Center. They

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

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

Feature of the Month: Donate Now

Did you know that you can take donations directly through Crimson? As long as you are processing credit cards through either Crimson or WidgetMakr, you can accept donations through either the

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

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

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

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

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

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