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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 […]

CMDI Invents Electronic FEC Filing

Q2 FEC Filing Day Fact: Way back in 1996 when all Federal Election Committee (FEC) filings were delivered on paper, CMDI figered that there had to be a better way. As a result, our boffins here at CMDI created the first ever system to generate a digital FEC report that the FEC would accept. Republican […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Best Way To Fundraise: Friends-Asking-Friends

Friends-Asking-Friends Fundraising Takes Off I took a quick look at our Crimson RPM (our political social fundraising/bundling software) dashboard and our “ACTIVE” usage just passed 7,000 users. This means that 7,217 people (as of 10:21 EST this am) are actively raising money for either the RNC or one of our 5 Republican presidential candidates. That is […]

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 […]

Expenditure Module Coming Soon!

[box]CMDI is pleased to announce we will be releasing the Crimson’s Expenditure Module in mid January 2012! Crimson users will now have the option to record all of their organizations disbursements directly in the Crimson database. [/box]  Features Include: Ultimate vendor tracking for credit card disbursement Simple and quick data entry Import option to avoid duplicate […]

New Features in Crimson!

[box]We have released several new features to Crimson in the past couple months. Here is a brief summary of the most important changes…[/box] New Features: Email Donation Form  Print or email a pre-filled contribution form right from a record. The message sent will display the email address linked to the User’s Crimson account for seemless corespondence between […]

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 […]