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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Advertising Online Pro Tip: Stop Using Cookies

By Alex Wenzel, Chief Digital Strategist for Ring Nowadays, every campaign knows it needs to advertise online. Display advertisements (sometimes called “banner ads”) are growing in

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

Debunking the Co-op Myth

By Matt Frattura, Vice President of Apogee Clearing the Confusion Cooperative databases for the nonprofit and political sectors are not new, but they remain powerful and often underutilized

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

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

Join the Next Crimson Webinar to Prepare for Your FEC Reports

The third quarter ended on September 30, which means that many political organizations will need to file a FEC report by Sunday, October 15. If you need help with Crimson Treasury features or a