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TechPresident: A Personal Democracy Plus “Quick Look”

TechPresident By Sam Roudman | Friday, September 21 2012 Original post: 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 […]

Campaigns & Elections: Questions surround text-to-donate

By Dave Nyczepir, Campaigns & Elections Magazine  WASHINGTON —  Setting up a text-to-donate regime in time for political campaigns to cash in before November looks increasingly like a long shot… CTIA wants the FEC to clarify which party is responsible for determining the eligibility of contributors, along with ensuring that wireless carriers are not tasked with […]

TechPresident: CMDI Launches Mobile Fundraising Tool

BY SARAH LAI STIRLAND | Thursday, June 14 2012 Original post: CMDI, the company that makes the most widely used campaign finance management and reporting tool for Republicans, launched a mobile version of its product Thursday. Called CrimsonMobile, the product enables its users to tap into CMDI’s database of around 20 million donors as well […]

Bloomberg News Highlights ComMITT, Powered by CMDI

By Lisa Lerer on June 12, 2012 Outraising Obama Last month, Zwick and his team outraised President Barack Obama’s campaign for the first time. The Romney campaign and the Republican National Committee raised nearly $77 million in May compared with $60 million raised Obama and the Democratic National Committee… Over dinner in a private room […]

Campaigns & Elections: FEC Approves Political Donations Via Text

Some consultants are urging a wait-and-see approach to text donations.   By Dave Nyczepir, Campaigns & Elections Magazine  WASHINGTON —  The Federal Election Commission voted Monday to allow campaigns to raise money via text message, but some online strategists say it remains to be seen just how much of an impact the decision will have […]

Associated Press: Send Money Now! Candidates Compete For Online Cash

By DAVID ESPO, AP Special Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican strategist “Karl Rove and his allies have taken the gloves off” in Ohio. Send money to stop them. No, wait. “Hollywood-liberal-elites are trying to hijack a Senate seat in Missouri.” Funds needed now to prevent it. These aren’t letters home from distraught relatives or friends. […]

Washington Post: Grabbing Attention Quickly Is Key As Candidates Compete For Online Donations

Washington – The stakes are high, measured in the hundreds of millions of dollars every election cycle. Precisely how much is not known, since the Federal Election Commission does not require federal candidates to tally donations raised via email or websites separately from those made in response to traditional mail, phone banks or candidate calls… […]

Ginny Badanes Recognized As 2012 Rising Star

Washington DC — Ms. Ginny Badanes, Political Director at CMDI, has been selected as a 2012 Campaigns & Election Magazine Rising Star. As CMDI’s Political Director, Ginny works closely with the six leading Republican presidential campaigns, the RNC, NRCC, and NRSC to guide and improve their FEC reporting and compliance processes by combining software with […]

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 […]

AP Picks Up Volunteer Fundraising Story

Yesterday’s AP Wire posted a fairly in-depth piece on Mitt Romney’s volunteer fundraisers. For Republican candidates, 2012 is truly turning into the year of volunteer fundraising. By RICHARD LARDNER and STEPHEN BRAUN Associated Press WASHINGTON March 27, 2012 (AP) Mitt Romney’s presidential fundraising operation dwarfs those of his Republican rivals, with more than $75 million already in donations. It also […]

Romney Fundraising Powered by Volunteers

This is a follow-on post to last weeks “Volunteer Fundraising Explodes in 2012.” Last week, the Washington Post picked up on the explosive growth in political volunteer fundraising and published  an interesting article (at least to this political fundraiser) titled, Romney’s bundlers are key to his presidential campaign. The article states, “Romney has built a web […]

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 […]

Special Promotion for Congressional Incumbents

Are you a sitting congressperson (or do you work for one)? If so, CMDI has a screaming deal for you. For the rest of 2013, we are providing Crimson incumbent congressional campaigns for FREE. I am not sure life gets much better than that. Actually, life can get better. We will even help you migrate […]

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 […]

Refer new clients, get an iPad!

Term: The Free iPad Promotion (“Promotion”) begins on October 17, 2011, at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (PST), and ends on November 1, 2012 at 5 p.m., EST (“Term”). Eligibility: The Amazon Gift Card/ iPad 2 Promotion is open to anyone.  Anyone may refer new clients to CMDI.  Referrer may not be an employee of […]

WidgetMakr is here! [VIDEO]

About a month ago we released our latest fundraising tool, WidgetMakr. It allows organizations of any size to create their own custom donor forms to place anywhere on the web. Here is a fun video explaining all that WidgetMakr can do! Sign up today to get your online fundraising started!