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Is the FEC Open with Only Three Commissioners?

Recently, Commissioner Matthew S. Petersen resigned from the FEC, which was already down to four members. Since FEC rules require four members for a quorum, the Commission will not be able to vote to take any actions, issue new rules, offer opinions, or levy fines on committees that violate election laws. Is the FEC open? […]

Crimson Feature of the Month: My Payment Requests

The Payment Requests feature in Crimson is helpful for submitting requests to the financial or treasury departments to pay for a vendor expense, create an expense report, refund the contribution from a donor, or request a contribution be made to another committee. There are two sides to this feature – submitting the Payment Request and […]

Crimson Feature of the Month: Payment Requests – Treasury

The Payment Requests tools in Crimson contains two sides – My Payment Requests and Treasury. The My Payment Requests tools enables Crimson users to submit requests for expense reports, vendor payments, donation refunds and contribution requests. This part was covered in Crimson Feature of the Month: My Payment Requests. The Treasury feature, which is explained […]

Next Crimson Webinars on September 26

Next week, the Crimson Webinars will return with a special session covering CrimsonFiler in order to help you prepare for the next FEC filing deadline on October 15. The Crimson Support Team will also offer a General Crimson Overview. Crimson Overview at 11 a.m. on Thursday, September 26 Sign up for the Crimson Overview session for a […]

Crimson Feature of the Month: Mail Merge

Mail Merge is a new feature in Crimson 3 that helps users combine the results from Crimson searches with a Microsoft Word template. Mail Merge works with People Search, Money Search, Thank You List Select, Best Efforts, and Exception Codes in Crimson by taking search results and merging them into customized templates. How to Use […]

Crimson Webinar on July 24

Join the Crimson Support Team on Wednesday, July 24 at 2 p.m. EDT for a General Overview webinar of Crimson 3. During the hour-long training session, participants will learn the basics of Crimson and how to use the fresh user interface, redesigned dashboards, expanded search, increased security, and additional functionality added to Crimson 3. At the end, […]

Close Out the 2nd Quarter Easier with 2 New Crimson Tools

  We’re only a few days away from the end of the second quarter and a quickly-approaching FEC deadline. CMDI recently rolled out two new features that will help your team during the crunch time – the Press Release Report and the JFC Vetting Tool. Press Release Report The Press Release Report takes your final […]

New Guide: Manage Events with Crimson’s Event Dashboard

  From rallies and townhalls to parties and meet-and-greets, political campaigns are dominated by events. While they are critical for victory, they can also be expensive and consume a tremendous amount of staff time. Given the importance of events for political organizations and nonprofits, Crimson 3 includes an entire section containing features and tools to […]

Crimson Webinar on June 19

Do you have new staff or need to learn how to use the new features in Crimson 3? Next Wednesday, the Crimson Support Team will hold a General Overview webinar for Crimson 3 on June 19 at 11 a.m. EDT. During the hour-long training session, participants will learn the basics of Crimson and how to […]

Crimson Feature of the Month: JFC Vetting Tool

  Over the last few election cycles, the use of Joint Fundraising Committees skyrocketed. In 2018, JFCs raised a combined total of $525.3 million and $1.2 billion in 2016. They are also moving down ticket with state parties, US House, and US Senate candidates joining together to raise money. In 2016, there were 479 JFCs […]

Learn to Use the Crimson Event Dashboard

Political campaigns and PACs depend on events for both fundraising and winning elections. Because of their importance, Crimson 3 added the Event Dashboard, a new section loaded with features that help organize, manage, and track all components of event planning. Join the Crimson Support Team on Wednesday, May 22 for a special webinar demonstrating new […]

Feature of the Month: Saved & Recent Searches

One of the most exciting features in Crimson3 is the ability to save searches. This allows you to customize search queries that you run on a regular basis to create your own custom reports. It is possible to save custom searches across most of Crimson’s search functions including: • People Search • Money Search • […]

Next Crimson Webinar on Wednesday

Join the Crimson Support Team this Wednesday at 2 p.m. EDT as they go over the basics of the Crimson platform and demonstrate the new features available in Crimson3 during a General Overview webinar. At the end, there will also be time for Q&A. During the training session, the Crimson Support Team will walk participants through […]

2019 FEC Deadlines

While it is an off-year for elections, the Federal Election Commission still requires committees and PACs to file regular reports. The next deadline for the first quarter of 2019 will be on Monday, April 15. The FEC has three different schedules for filers — monthly, quarterly or semi-annually that depend on the committee type: House […]

2019-2020 FEC Political Donation Limits

With the 2020 election cycle getting underway, now is a good time to remember that the Federal Election Commission increased the limits for a few types of donations: Individual donors: Gifts to candidate committees increased from $2,700 to $2,800 per election (total of $5,600 per cycle). Gifts to national party committees increased from $33,900 to […]

New Feature: Press Release Report

With the upcoming FEC deadline, your communications team will likely request information such as how much you raised, the number of donors, undisclosed vs. disclosed donors, and average gift size from first quarter fundraising. The new Press Release Report in Crimson 3 is designed to quickly answer all of these questions. The Press Release Report […]

Crimson Feature of the Month: Radius Search

  Have you tried using Radius Search, the brand-new search option in Crimson 3 that allows you to find all your donors within a set vicinity of a specific address? Radius Search is helpful when looking for donors to invite within 25 or 50 miles of an event. There are two ways to run a […]

Next Crimson Webinar: March 21

Join the Crimson Support Team next week for our monthly Crimson 3 training webinar on Thursday, March 21 at 2 p.m. EDT. During the one-hour session, we will go over the basics of the Crimson platform and demonstrate the features available in the new version. At the end, we will have time for Q&A. Once […]

Tomorrow: Preview Crimson’s New PAC Features

As part of the development of Crimson 3, we are rolling out new features designed to streamline the management of PACs. This includes a new PAC dashboard and functionality that emphasizes tracking, budgeting, and planning the contributions you intend to make to other candidates and committees. Tomorrow, we will hold a quick preview of the […]

Upcoming Crimson 3 Webinars

  If you’ve not yet logged into Crimson 3, now is the time to test it out and learn how to use it. This latest version of Crimson has a fresh user interface, redesigned dashboards, expanded searches, increased security, and many other new features! Since Crimson 2 will not be accessible after February 9, the […]