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

New Help Portal Launched at FEC

The FEC recently launched a new way to access help from the Reports Analysis Division. Through a new portal, committees can find the contact information for their assigned Campaign Finance

FEC Issues Guidance on Using Twitter in Disclaimers

Last week, the Federal Elections Commission issued an Advisory Opinion on how PACs can use Twitter handles in disclaimer language. Historically, this has been a vague issue with social media

“Communicate in a way that someone can’t ignore.”

By Nicole Schlinger When you are trying to influence a Member of Congress or Senator to take action… Are all constituent contacts created equal? According to Capitol Hill staffers, the

Feature of the Month: How to Add Gift Attachments

  Did you read about the new Gift Attachment feature? You can now attach images and files to either individual gifts or batches in Crimson. This is helpful when you need to review gift

New Features Webinar on Sept. 20

Clear your calendar for next Wednesday. The Crimson Support Team will host a webinar covering the new Crimson features we announced this week. RSVP for the Crimson New Features webinar on

Try These New Crimson Features

  In anticipation of the 2018 election, Crimson will release new features and enhancements over the next few months. Today, we are excited to share news about four new features you can

Making Data Work for Your Campaign

By Jeff McGowan Data is the most rapidly expanding driver of market growth and industrial evolution. The size of digital data is expected to double every year between 2010 and 2020, growing

Infographic: The Final Numbers for the GA-6 Special Election

Immediately following the results of the special election in Georgia, we knew two things: Karen Handel won, and it was the most expensive House race in history. However, we didn’t know the

How to Hit the Inbox with Your Next Email Fundraiser

By Larry Ward Ted Williams, arguably the greatest baseball hitter of all-time, once said, “I think, without question, the hardest single thing to do in sports is to hit a baseball. To sync

Feature of the Month: How to Create Top Flags

  Flags are excellent ways to organize your data in Crimson. You can mark a person as “do not mail,” “volunteer,” or with some other important word or phrase to highlight the

More Americans Making Political Donations

Good news for political fundraisers! According to data from the American National Election Studies and Pew Research, more Americans made donations to political candidates and parties in 2016 than

Need Help with Crimson?

The middle of the summer is a slow period for many political campaigns and organizations. If you have any questions or need a refresher on Crimson, use this time for additional training. Join us

Feature of the Month: How to Use New Events Tools

In May, we released new features under the Events section of Crimson. These new features expanded the information displayed on the Events home page, created an Events Search, and increased export

Crimson Training Opportunities in June

Do you have new staff or interns who need to be trained on Crimson? Have you learned about the new features Crimson rolled out last month? Join us next Wednesday for two webinar opportunities to

Preparing for Media Questions on Campaign Fundraising & FEC Reports

  In the uncertain world of political campaigns, you can always count on getting questions from the press about fundraising and FEC reports. How do you prepare your staff to answer

Feature of the Month: Deduping Tool

Earlier this month, we rolled out a new deduping tool that identifies possible duplicates for you to review. Found on the Compliance dashboard, the deduping tool highlights the potential records