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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 […]

Crimson 2: Not Accessible After February 9

  In October, we invited you to participate in our beta for Crimson 3 at crimson.crimsobeta.com, a brand-new version of the Crimson platform with new features, new dashboards, expanded searches and an expanded section for events. Because both versions of Crimson store your data in the same database, Crimson 2 and Crimson 3 have been […]

January 2019: Crimson 3 & CrimsonFiler Webinars Offered

Next week, the Crimson Support Team will hold the first webinars of 2019 with sessions on CrimsonFiler and Crimson 3. Join the CrimsonFiler session at 11 a.m. for an overview of the features, how to create a new FEC report, and file an amendment. Remember that Year-End 2018 reports are due to the FEC on January 31. […]

Last Crimson 3 Webinar in 2018

End the year by finishing your training on Crimson 3. Next week, the Crimson Support Team will hold the last webinar of the year on Wednesday, December 12 at 2 p.m. EST.  During the training session, participants will complete a walk-through of how Crimson functions, as well as seeing demonstrations of the fresh user interface, […]

Post-General FEC Reports Due Thursday, Dec. 6

The deadline for filing your Post-General FEC Report is this Thursday, December 6. Remember that this deadline applies to all 2018 general election candidates, party committees, and PACs. The Federal Election Commission posted a Tips for Treasurers explaining: All PACs, party committees and 2018 general election candidates must file a Post-General Report (30G) by Thursday, December 6. […]

Crimson 3 Webinar on November 28

For many people, the time between the election and the start of the new year is the slowest part of the political cycle. If you have more time over the next few weeks, it’s highly recommended to go ahead and get trained on Crimson 3. While Crimson 2 will be around through the early part […]

Feature of the Month: How to File a Post-General Report

The Post-General Report for the 2018 cycle is due on December 6 and covers the period from October 18 through November 26. If you filed a Pre-General Report, you will also need to file a Post-General Report.  Below are a few helpful reminders that should make it easier to complete your reports in CrimsonFiler. Update […]

Got Time for Crimson 3 Training This Week?

Now that the election is over, it’s a good time to get trained on Crimson 3!   The next webinar will be held this Wednesday, November 14 at 2 p.m. EST. The Crimson Support Team will walk participants through an overview of the new version of Crimson and demonstrate the most frequently-used features. During the 60-minute training […]

Advisory Opinions #18: What to Do After the Election

  Election Day is over. What do you do now? A good campaign has a solid wrap-up plan regardless of winning or losing. In this episode of Advisory Opinions, Jack Blakely and Adrienne Royer discuss best practices of winding down your campaign in addition to things that campaigns must do, such as updating donation page […]

The Guide to What to Do After Election Day

  Election Day is over. What to you do now? See below for our list of suggestions for wrapping up a political campaign or listen to the recent episode on Advisory Opinions, “What to Do After the Election.” Our guide is split between two sections: 1. Best Practices After Election Day: tips and suggestions provided […]

Advisory Opinions #17: Election Day Survival Guide

  You’ve almost made it to Election Day. Find out how to maximize your day with tips and suggestions that your hosts, Jack and Adrienne, gathered from campaign veterans. Hear about lessons learned, strategies for planning your day, and how to best prepare for the unexpected from early in the morning until late that night. […]

Flowchart: Do you need to file a FEC pre-general report?

Do you have another report due before the election? If you are an authorized candidate committee in the 2018 election OR file monthly, the answer is YES. If you are a quarterly filer, you may need some assistance with answering that question. Pre-General Reports are due this Thursday, on October 25 and cover the period […]

Is your Senate campaign ready for E-file?

  On October 15, the October Quarterly reports will be due. Is your campaign prepared to submit your reports electronically to the Federal Election Commission? Last month, President Trump signed a new bill that made the FEC the official Point of Entry for all Senate filings. Senate campaigns are now required to submit all reports […]

Crimson 3 Training Opportunities

We’re excited to launch a completely redesigned and enhanced version of Crimson that combines the same features and functionality that you’ve come to trust with a new user interface, updated dashboards, expanded search, and added functionality. If you are currently a Crimson user, we encourage you to log into the new version and take a […]