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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 […]

Give Real-Time Feedback on Tonight’s State of the Union Address

Are you looking for a more dynamic way to engage your campaign’s supporters? See BUZZERandBELL in action tonight during the State of the Union address. BUZZERandBELL lets you turn any video into a 2-way communication tool. Tonight is your opportunity to “buzz” or “bell” President Obama during tonight’s State of the Union speech. Click here […]

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 […]

What makes your political donors click?

How do you increase fundraising click-throughs? New research says self-referencing headlines can make a dramatic difference.   Self-referencing posts or email subject lines that are posed as a question have a higher click-through rate, new research shows. An example of a self-referencing question headline: “Is your dog really a cat?” The word “your” is the […]

Mobile Is Changing Political Online Fundraising for 2014

Mobile donation & landing webpages are now more important than ever. We are now past the tipping point for online political fundraising. Mobile email opens reached a new record high of 47% in August 2013, which was up 24% as compared to the same time last year according to e-mail testing and analytics site Litmus. […]

By Helping Republicans Increase Fundraising by $1 Billion, CMDI Joins the Inc. 5000 List

Tysons Corner, VA, August 20, 2013 – Today CMDI has been named as the only Republican political software firm to be listed on the annual Inc. 5000 ranking of America’s fastest growing private companies. Our success is really a reflection of our enabling Republican campaigns, committees & PACs to maximize their fundraising effectiveness,” said John […]

Campaigns & Elections: Guarding Against Unauthorized Transactions

Campaigns & Elections Magazine | By Emily Tadlock | July/August, 2013, Issue 319 A simple approval process can save your campaign a major headache   All too often campaigns don’t have the necessary checks and balances in place when it comes to expenditures. If a transaction hasn’t been authorized or isn’t disclosed, then it’s potentially […]

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.

DailyCaller: Campaign finance tool gives GOP candidates a leg-up on FEC filing

DailyCaller By Alic Hill | July 19, 2013 | Original Post The Federal Election Committee’s Q2 filing deadline for campaign finance reports — a date congressional campaigns and national committees do not generally mark on their calenders with gleeful anticipation — was this Tuesday. The very next day, July 17, campaign software giant CMDI unveiled […]

Politico: GOP firm launches the Turbotax of FEC compliance

Politico By Byron Tau & Anna Palmer | 07/17/13 1:59 PM EDT Original post: http://www.politico.com/politicoinfluence/0713/politicoinfluence11176.html GOP firm launches the Turbotax of FEC compliance Election compliance firm CMDI announced the launch of a new product that it hopes will make filing FEC reports as easy as doing your taxes with tax software. The program, CrimsonFiler, asks […]

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 […]

TechPresident: New FEC Filing Tool for Republican Campaigns

TechPresident By Sam Roudman | Wednesday, July 16, 2013 Original post: http://techpresident.com/news/24166/republican-tech-simplifies-fec-filings New FEC Filing Tool for Republican Campaigns: CrimsonFiler   Tuesday is the deadline for Congressional candidates to report their finances to the Federal Election Commission, and according to Erik Nilsson, a Vice President at Republican campaign software giant CMDI, all the compliance rules […]

Campaigns & Elections: RevoltDC Hackathon Awards $6,500 in Prizes

Campaigns & Elections Magazine | By C&E Staff | June 24, 2013 The creators of a two-way public opinion aggregation platform were crowned the winners of the RevoltDC Hackathon Saturday in Washington. Judges awarded Cameron Gallarno, Ahmad Rahim, Seif Kobrosly, Ryan Archer, and Elsa Sze, who went by the team name Agora, the top prize […]

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 […]

Campaigns & Elections: The Future of the Fundraising Arms Race

Campaigns & Elections Magazine | By John Simms & Stu Trevelyan | Mar 06 2012 The fundraising technology created by John Simms of the Republican firm CMDI and Stu Trevelyan of the Democratic firm NGP VAN powered the majority of all funds raised for 2012.

Wall Street Journal: Software Firms Feel Political Heat in D.C.

    The Wall Street Journal By Amy Schatz | Wednesday, October 3, 2012 WASHINGTON—Good software works for Republicans and Democrats alike, but successful software makers often don’t. West Coast-based technology start-ups have flocked to Washington this campaign season in hopes of attracting some of the more than $300 million expected to be spent on […]

TechPresident: A Personal Democracy Plus “Quick Look”

TechPresident By Sam Roudman | Friday, September 21 2012 Original post: http://techpresident.com/news/22903/cmdi-personal-democracy-plus-quick-look Payment processor CMDI has grown from a caging operation for Republican campaigns into an Internet-enabled fundraising platform. Here’s a look at what the big-time payment processor has to offer, including how it’s hoping to reach out to campaigns down the ballot. Read the […]

NPR: Wireless Carriers Text ‘NO’ To Campaign Donations

NPR “All Things Considered” – Political candidates rely on phone banks, direct mail, bundling and other fundraising techniques, but the next big fundraising tool maybe your cell phone. In June, the Federal Election Commission gave the go-ahead for political donations via text message. But cell phone carriers aren’t so excited. Audie Cornish speaks with political consultant […]

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