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Crimson Webinars in January

Is your team ready to file FEC Year-End Reports by January 31? Get help next week with a CrimsonFiler webinar on January 22 at 2 p.m. EST. The Crimson Support Team will also offer the regular Crimson Overview webinar at 1 p.m. EST on Wednesday, January 22. Scroll down for the button to sign up […]

January 2019: Crimson 3 & CrimsonFiler Webinars Offered

Next week, the Crimson Support Team will hold the first webinars of 2019 with sessions on CrimsonFiler and Crimson 3. Join the CrimsonFiler session at 11 a.m. for an overview of the features, how to create a new FEC report, and file an amendment. Remember that Year-End 2018 reports are due to the FEC on January 31. […]

Feature of the Month: How to File a Post-General Report

The Post-General Report for the 2018 cycle is due on December 6 and covers the period from October 18 through November 26. If you filed a Pre-General Report, you will also need to file a Post-General Report.  Below are a few helpful reminders that should make it easier to complete your reports in CrimsonFiler. Update […]

Crimson Feature of the Month: CrimsonFiler Quickbooks Merge

  If you use Quickbooks to manage the finances of your campaign or PAC, you can upload Excel files into CrimsonFiler to convert them. How to use the Quickbooks merge: 1. Before you begin, you will need to prepare two different Excel files – one listing vendor information and one for expenditures. Vendor File: include […]

Congress Approves Electronic Filing for Senate Campaigns

Update: On Friday, September 21, President Trump signed the Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2019. The FEC immediately released a statement that U.S. Senate campaigns are now required to submit their filings with the Commission rather than the Secretary of the Senate. They are ready to accept electronic filings, and issued new […]

Crimson & CrimsonFiler Training Opportunities in April

Is your campaign or committee ready to file your FEC quarterly reports by April 15? Next Tuesday, the Crimson Support Team will offer two training opportunities for Crimson and CrimsonFiler. If you are new to the Crimson platform or haven’t worked in CrimsonFiler in a long time, this is a good learning opportunity. Join us […]

Feature of the Month: Two CrimsonFiler Shortcuts

With the deadline for Year-end 2017 reports approaching, you might need help completing your filings. Here are two features in CrimsonFiler that can make completing your reports easier and faster – the Best Effort Update and the Sync to Crimson features. Best Effort Update: streamline updates made in Crimson for employer and occupation information without […]

Need Help with Year-End FEC Reports?

Are you ready for the next FEC deadline for Year-End 2017 reports on January 31? Do you have questions about CrimsonFiler or Crimson? Next Wednesday, January 17, get your questions answered during webinars covering Crimson and CrimsonFiler. RSVP to join one or both of the webinars. After you RSVP, we will follow up with information on […]

Watch Out When Filing FEC Reports

This Saturday is the next FEC deadline for quarterly filers. Earlier this week, the FEC notified vendors and consultants about a potential problem that filers might encounter. Committees may experience issues with receiving a filing acknowledgment for this filing period. While your FEC report was successfully filed, you might not receive an immediate confirmation, and […]

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 […]

FEC Standardizes Listings of Names in Reports

Have you noticed a difference in the way that names are appearing on FEC forms? If names appear differently, don’t be alarmed. This is a change that the Federal Election Commission recently made. On Monday, the FEC announced that they changed the naming convention to standardize how names appear on forms. On the website, the […]

Crimson & CrimsonFiler Questions Answered on October 12

Do you have questions about Crimson or need a refresher on CrimsonFiler before the next FEC deadline? Next week, the Senior Support Staff at CMDI will host two webinars on Wednesday, October 12. Crimson General Overview: Wednesday at 11 a.m.  EDT A general overview: People Search, Data Entry, Reports and more Newest features: Recalculate Dashboard button, […]

Tips from CMDI’s Compliance Experts

Campaign finance regulations can be complicated, so CMDI's experienced compliance team shares their favorite tips and best practices.

Crimson Webinars in April

RSVP to join our latest monthly Crimson and CrimsonFiler webinars, hosted by our Senior Support Staff next Tuesday, April 12 and Thursday, April 14. Choose to attend one or both of the following sessions: CrimsonFiler: Tuesday, April 12 at 2 p.m. EDT A General Overview: How to Create a New Report or File an Amendment […]

Check Out Crimson’s Newest Features

Recently, we rolled out new features and improvements to Crimson to improve the performance of the platform. Read below for details on each enhancement, and contact us if you would like additional information. Questions? Look for Tooltips If you have questions about a feature or section of Crimson, look for the question mark icon. When you […]

Join the CrimsonFiler Webinar on Jan. 20

With Year End FEC reports coming up, now is a great time to have a refresher training for new and existing staff. CMDI will be hosting a webinar on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 2 p.m. EST. The webinar will go over how to use CrimsonFiler for compliance staff and give you the chance to […]

CrimsonFiler Training Held on Oct. 6 & Oct. 8

With the third quarter of 2015 ending last night, the next FEC filing deadline is just days away on October 15. If you have questions about CrimsonFiler or could use a refresher on how to file your FEC report, RSVP for the CrimsonFiler webinars next week. The webinar will go over how to use CrimsonFiler for compliance […]

CrimsonFiler Refresher Training on July 1

With the July Quarterly and Mid-Year report due dates coming up, now is a great time to have a refresher training for new and existing staff. CMDI will be hosting a webinar on July 1, 2015 at 2 p.m. EDT to review the steps for filing your FEC report. The webinar will go over how […]

Crimson Feature of the Month: Adding 2 Emails on FEC Form 1

How to Add a 2nd Email to the FEC Form 1 in CrimsonFiler In last week’s Tips for Treasurers, the Federal Election Commission explained how to add a second email to a FEC Form 1 (Statement of Organization). This might not sound important, but by providing a second contact to the Statement of Organization, the […]

Crimson Feature of the Month: Creating Amendments in CrimsonFiler

Creating amended reports can be a real hassle for compliance professionals. When you are using a live data set to create FEC reports filing amendments can prove difficult since any given report is a snapshot in time. With an active live data set you can never recreate that snapshot since data is constantly changing; potentially […]