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Important Crimson Webinars This Week

With the start of a new year and a new election cycle, there’s a lot going on with Crimson. This Thursday, January 21, the Crimson Support Staff will offer a CrimsonFiler refresher at 11 a.m. EST and a Crimson New Features webinar at 2 p.m. EST. The Crimson New Features webinar will debut several new […]

Coming Soon: New Crimson Features

Starting next week, you’ll notice four new features in Crimson that make the campaign trail a little easier. Normally, we wait until after an election to release new additions to Crimson, but these features are too valuable to wait. Next week, we’ll roll out these new features for all Crimson clients: Actions to track individual-level […]

Crimson: Now FREE for Start-up Campaigns

Have you ever wanted to recommend Crimson to a start-up campaign but weren’t sure if they had the resources? At only $50 a month, Crimson Launchpad is a new option for committees to access the tools they need to ramp up their strategies without huge commitments. Launchpad offers the same trusted platform used by the […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

Check to See If It’s Time to File 48-Hour Notices

Since 2018 is an election year, there are a few extra filing requirements for candidate campaign committees. This includes filing 48-hour notices before both the primary and general elections. According to the FEC, 48-Hour Notices are filed for donations over $1,000 that are received less than 20 days but no more than 48 hours before […]

Advertising Online Pro Tip: Stop Using Cookies

By Alex Wenzel, Chief Digital Strategist for Ring Nowadays, every campaign knows it needs to advertise online. Display advertisements (sometimes called “banner ads”) are growing in importance in today’s campaigns, but how to do it right is not totally obvious. Myriad are the George Baileys who promise to lasso the moon, and it takes discernment […]

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 tools for many marketers. A cooperative database is one in which donor data from participating organizations is merged for the mutual marketing benefit of its members. In […]

“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 answer is a most resounding, “NO!” From the New York Times article, “Here’s why you should call, not email your legislators:” Activists of all political […]

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 […]

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 immediately use: Gift Attachments – Upload and attach check images, donation forms, and other related documents to individual gifts or batches. Data Entry […]

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 50-fold in that time period alone. As the amount of available data grows exponentially, our ability to analyze that data has lagged behind. […]

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 up the swing of the bat with the exact time and location of the ball’s arrival is the challenge that each hitter […]

5 Million Data Records Added to the CrimsonMarket

New donors are the lifeblood for any organization engaged in politics. That’s why we just added six new data partners that offer access to more than five million donor records through the CrimsonMarket. These five million records consist of donors from around the country with a history of giving to Republican, conservative, and libertarian candidates and […]

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 […]

CrimsonMarket: The Source for Campaign Vendors & Services

The next development from Crimson is here — the new CrimsonMarket. Designed with client feedback and requests in mind, CrimsonMarket is the first market place designed for Republicans by Republicans and helps you manage a more connected and competitive campaign. Now with CrimsonMarket, you can access vendors and services that your campaign or PAC needs […]

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