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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 […]

Crimson 3 Is Here.

Crimson 3 Is Here. New Features. New Dashboards. New Search. Same Data and Reliability. This week, CMDI launched a completely redesigned and enhanced version of our best-selling political CRM used by Republicans across the country. Crimson 3 builds on the same features that you’ve come to depend on since we launched the original Crimson in […]

Coming Soon: A New Crimson

Crimson 3: New Features. New Dashboards. New Search. Same Data and Reliability. Starting Tuesday, October 9, current Crimson users will be able to access Crimson3, the completely redesigned and enhanced version of the CMDI’s best-selling political CRM used by Republican campaigns and PACs. Crimson3 combines the same data and features currently in use with a fresh […]

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 September 20. Two sessions will be offered at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. EDT. During both sessions, the Crimson Support Team will explain: Gift […]

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 next Wednesday, July 26, for an opportunity to learn about Crimson during our monthly webinar. At 2 p.m., the Crimson Support Team will […]

The Latest Crimson Enhancements & Features

Have you noticed any changes in Crimson lately? In recent weeks, we rolled out a new deduping tool as well many feature enhancements to People Profiles, Events, Money Search and Treasury sections. These new features also mark the start of our Product Updates section on the Crimson Helpdesk. Going forward, you will be able to […]

Need Training in Crimson or CrimsonFiler?

Believe it or not, the first quarter of 2017 ended last Friday on March 31. This means the next FEC filing deadline is quickly coming up on Saturday, April 15. Do you have questions about Crimson or new staff that needs to be trained? With the FEC deadline approaching, do you need a refresher on how […]

Feature of the Month: How to Organize Your Data for a New Cycle

Not only is it a new year, but it’s also a new election cycle. Now that the Year-end 2016 reports are filed and mid-terms are still months away, this is the perfect time to review your Crimson is set up to organize data and make sure your Source Codes are set up in the best […]

Join the Next Crimson Webinar for Latest Updates

Do you have questions about Crimson or new staff that needs to be trained? Join Sofia Amaya, the Director of Client Relations at CMDI, next Wednesday, February 15, for a Crimson Overview webinar from 2-3 p.m. EST. The webinar will cover:  ​A general overview: People Search, Data Entry, Reports, and more Newest features: Recalculate Dashboard button, […]

Join the January Crimson Webinars

Next week, the Senior Support Staff will kick off the new year with two webinars covering Crimson and CrimsonFiler. RSVP to join the webinars on Tuesday, January 17.  Crimson General Overview:  Tuesday at 11 a.m. EST A General Overview: People Search, Data Entry, Reports, and More Newest features: Recalculate Dashboard button, Crimson ID Tokens, and […]

Feature of the Month: How to Find and Flag Over Limit Donors

Following up with donors who have contributed too much to a campaign is becoming increasingly important. With the growth of multi-channel fundraising, it’s now possible for undisclosed donors to make enough repeated gifts and go over FEC limits. If your campaign isn’t using a CRM platform such as Crimson that centralizes donor data for all […]

New Improvements Made to Crimson Search Functions

Recently, several new Crimson improvements launched for customer support and search functions. Scroll down to learn more about these changes and how to use them. If you have questions, please contact the Crimson Support Team at or 1-800-878-6837. Get Help Inside of Crimson You no longer have to open the Crimson Helpdesk in order […]

New Feature: MeS Credit Card Reconciliation Reports

If you use WidgetMakr or if you have a Merchant e-Solutions (MeS) account linked to your Crimson database, there are several reports now available to make it easier to reconcile credit card transactions processed through your merchant account. A merchant account is a type of bank account that enables your campaign to accept donations through […]

New Crimson ID Tokens Make It Easier to Give Through WidgetMakr

Are you trying to convert your offline donors to online? Do you want to simplify your donation forms and make it easier for donors to give? A new feature from Crimson and WidgetMakr helps streamline the online giving process for your donors. Crimson now assigns an ID token to every contact record stored on the platform. This ID token, which is unique for every person, can be added to widgets as a URL parameter that will automatically fill in all of the fields in WidgetMakr with the data available in Crimson for that donor.

Feature of the Month: Push Notifications on Crimson

  It’s now easier to keep up with your tasks and updates in Crimson when you enable push notifications on either your email or smartphone. When push notifications are turned on, Crimson will send a notification to your smartphone as well as your desktop through your Crimson account whenever a task is added, updated, or […]

Crimson Webinars in June

RSVP to join our latest monthly Crimson Webinars, hosted by our Senior Support Staff next Wednesday, June 8! Choose to attend one of the following sessions: Crimson General Overview on Wednesday, June 8 at 11 a.m. or 2 p.m. EDT A general overview: People Search, Data Entry, Reports, and more Newest features: Recalculate Dashboard button, Employer/Occupation Standardization, and People […]

Start the Year with a Crimson Webinar

RSVP to join our latest monthly Crimson Webinars, hosted by our Senior Support Staff next Wednesday, January 13! Choose to attend one or both of the following sessions: Webinar #1 (11 a.m. EST) – A general overview of Crimson and its most used features. Webinar #2 (2 p.m. EST) –  A second general overview of Crimson and its […]

Feature of the Month: Import a vCard

  Next time you need to import contacts in Crimson, save time by directly importing their vCard information. A vCard or .vcf file is an electronic business card that is frequently attached to email messages. Through the Import menu in Crimson, you can upload .vcf files into Crimson under the Add a Record option. 1. Save […]

Crimson Feature of the Month: People Search

The People Search feature in Crimson is a powerful way to quickly search and manage the contacts in your campaign’s database. Through this flexible search option, you can look up donors by identification numbers, fundraiser track number, employer, occupation, address, event or source code, club, giving aggregates, and many more options. How to Maximize the […]

Crimson v1 to Retire on Feb. 1, 2016

With the end of 2015 drawing near, it is time to announce the retirement of Crimson v1, which was released back in 2008. As of February 1, 2016, Crimson v1 will no longer be available. Please make plans to fully transition to the current version of Crimson by this date.  We launched the new version […]