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WidgetMakr Rolls Out New Enhancements in Time for Busy December Giving Season

More than 30% of all charitable gifts are made during the month of December, and the busy holiday season can make or break the budgets for nonprofit organizations. Now, a new release of WidgetMakr enhances the tracking and search features of the online donation platform and provides additional options to make giving easier for your […]

CMDI unveils Crimson v2, the first major milestone in the Republican Victory in ‘16 Technology Roadmap

Crimson v2 brings RNC’s Growth & Opportunity Project technology plan to life.   Wednesday, April 9, 2014 Tysons Corner, VA– Just in time for the 2014 election cycle, CMDI, the leading Republican technology provider, is turning the vision of the Republican National Committee’s Growth & Opportunity Project into a reality with the release of Crimson […]

CMDI unveils Crimson v.2

Crimson v.2 brings RNC’s Growth & Opportunity Project technology plan to life.   Today CMDI releases Crimson v2 — taking campaign technology to a new level. Bringing the RNC’s Growth & Opportunity Project to life, Crimson v2 provides a new, improved platform for campaigns’ messaging, operations, and technology. Exciting new features give you the tools […]

CrimsonMobile is now FREE!

Leverage Crimson’s political fundraising software on your phone or tablet for free.   Heads up Crimson users and anyone interested in Republican fundraising. Today we are pleased to announce that CrimsonMobile is free for all Crimson clients. As of March 1, monthly or yearly subscription fees are a thing of the past. Any Crimson user […]

Sentiment results from the State of the Union address

BUZZERandBELL has crunched the data from almost 100,000 buzzes and bells collected during Tuesday’s State of the Union address and here is what we get (click on the graph for the full-sized version):

Political fundraisers, start your mobile email engines

According to Limtus, an email analytics firm who serves over 100K email marketers, Mobile now accounts for the majority of email opens, with a 51% share. That’s an increase of three percentage points since the previous record of 48% from September and October. Desktop opens now make up 31% of opens, while webmail has dipped […]

Your holiday fundraising just got easier with WidgetMakr’s December update

  Make the most of this holiday fundraising season with 11 great new fundraising features from WidgetMakr. We are excited to bring you some HUGE updates in the latest version of WidgetMakr. These include: 5 features to maximize your donation forms’ visitor-to-donor performance, and 6 features that make building and tracking donation forms even easier.

FEC Approves Draft Interpretive Rule, Discusses Advisory Opinion …

FEC.GOV – For Immediate Release, Contact: Judith Ingram. December 5, 2013, Julia Queen. Christian Hilland. PDF .pdf version of this news release. FEC Approves Draft Interpretive Rule, Discusses Advisory Opinion Request. See on

CrimsonFiler is LIVE!

Crimson Clients: You can now log into CrimsonFiler and view your past filings, create new filings, and play and experiment with our shiny new functionality.

Filing an FEC Report Will Never be the Same

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   Tysons Corner, VA, July 17, 2013 – Today CMDI has made the most significant change to how Republican committees file Federal Election Committee (FEC) reports since 1996 when we first invented electronic FEC filing. With the release of CrimsonFiler, preparing and filing an FEC report is now an elegant and easy […]

Crimson Developer Portal is now open

Create fantastic applications for our Republican committees and candidates by tapping into Crimson’s power.  We’ve created the Crimson Developer Portal to enable developers to easily access our APIs to build the tools our party needs to win in 2014 and beyond. We actively encourage you to create new types of applications that could never exist without the […]

Revolt DC Hackathon Hits DC This Summer

CMDI is honored to be sponsoring the #RevoltDC Hackathon   #RevoltDC Hackathon is designed to bring together the best and brightest developers absent of party labels, to build the next generation of citizen/voter engagement tools. The tools designed will be open sourced and available to anyone who wants to engage citizens/voters. The goal is to encourage […]

CMDI’s Role in the New RNC

  After much deliberation, the RNC released the Growth and Opportunity Project plan. This document contains an unvarnished view of the 2012 election cycle and a plan for winning in 2014 and beyond. I am honored to have been included in the process of building this plan. I am even more excited by the prospect […]

Crimson + WealthEngine = More Maxed-out Donors

CMDI and our partner WealthEngine have teamed up to offer our clients the ability to identify prospects from WealthEngine’s database of high net worth Republicans. WealthEngine’s systems have been developing for decades and now serve over 2,500 organizations, offering the broadest range and highest quality of wealth data, the strongest technology and the most experienced staff in […]

WidgetMakr’s Spring Update

WidgetMakr, our online fundraising form tool is less than a year old is getting its most feature packed update yet! Since WidgetMakr’s release in August its usage has been growing consistently by 500% a month. Our hockey stick growth numbers are pretty crazy exponential numbers for a brand new product. WidgetMakr has become THE online tool of choice […]

WidgetMakr Now Better Than Ever

Last night we launched an awesome new update to our WidgetMakr donation form application. WidgetMakr, the most customizable fundraising form creator, is now even better. Last fall, we released WidgetMakr into the wild and it is now being used by: one national committee, two presidential campaigns, and LOTS of congressional, senatorial campaigns, and non-profits. The best part about WidgetMaker […]

RPM Makes Volunteer Fundraising Easy

Crimson RPM makes setting up and managing fundraising teams easy If using volunteers to fundraise is part of your campaign strategy, Crimson RPM is the key to your success. The processes for RPM have been battle hardened by 4 presidential campaigns and more than 100 federal and local races. RPM gives your team: volunteer fundraiser […]

First New Feature Launch in 2012

CMDI has great news. This weekend we are launching our first release of 2012! The most important new feature is our Expenditures Module, which includes: easy expenditure entry forms vendor tracking for credit card disbursement, data import with automatic duplicate entry screening, political campaign specific “Chart of Accounts” Cash-On-Hand reports easy integration into FEC report […]

How is Crimson different? Part 1

My last post has inspired me to scribble up the more common comparison that our prospects face, what is the difference between Crimson and the political software competition? Before I go too far, the most glaring difference is that CMDI’s Crimson is ONLY for Republican campaigns. A number of our esteemed competing platforms work with […]

Erik Nilsson joins forces with CMDI

Erik Nilsson, leading political fundraising innovator, joins forces with CMDI to kick off the 2012 Political Season   Washington, DC — CMDI, creator of America’s leading Republican finance platform, today announced that Erik Nilsson, founder of Fundly, the internet’s largest social fundraising website, has joined the CMDI management team as Vice President. Mr. Nilsson, who […]