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 […]
FEC Party Committee Webinar on May 13
On May 13, the FEC will host a day-long webinar for party committees and will cover best practices, recent developments in the law, and party committee operations. The cost is $80 to participate, and a detailed agenda can be viewed here. Not sure what a party committee is? Click here to learn more.
Webinar: FEC Reporting & FECFile on April 1
The first quarter of 2015 ends on March 31 with a filing deadline of April 15. In anticipation of the filing deadline, on April 1, the Federal Election Commission will offering two webinars for candidate committees: 1-2:30 p.m. EDT: Reporting for Candidate Committees 2:45-4:15 p.m. EDT: FECFile & E-Filing for Candidate Committees According to the FEC: […]
New Contribution Limits Set for 2015-2016 Cycle
The 2015-2016 election cycle will see many changes to campaign finance laws and limits. Earlier this week, the Federal Election Commission released new spending limits for the 2015-2016 cycle to adjust for inflation. Individuals can now donate up to $2,700 per candidate per election and up to $33,400 to party committees for political advocacy. But this […]
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 […]
January 31: The Next FEC Deadline
The 2014 election might have happened months ago, but this coming Saturday is the Federal Election Commission filing deadline for 2014 year-end reports. The FEC’s website has additional information for congressional committees, presidential committees, and PACs/parties. If you need help filing FEC reports for Republican campaigns or PACs, check out CrimsonFiler and contact us […]
Free Printable 2015 Calendars with FEC Deadlines
It might be an off-year in politics, but the FEC still requires committees and PACs to file regular reports. The first deadline is on January 31 – just two weeks away – for 2015 Year-End reports. To help you remember these important dates, CMDI created helpful PDF calendars covering the three different types of filing […]
Federal Election Donation Limit Changes
The FEC has released the changes for federal election gift limits for the 2013-2014 cycle for individual candidates and national party committees. The increased amount should not be a surprise to anyone as the FEC typically increases the limit by $100 per cycle.
Political Fundraising Follows 80-20 Rule
After pouring over some of the fundraising data points culled from the June FEC filings of President Obama and Republican Mitt Romney, what I found most interesting is that political donations are following the Pareto Principle. The Pareto Principle is more commonly known as the 80-20 rule and it’s is a basic rule of thumb […]
Are text-to-donate proponents building castles in the clouds?
Wireless carriers still need plenty of convincing Has there ever been so much enthusiasm for an unproven political fundraising tool? Yet another firm threw its hat into the text-to-donate ring this week by submitting a new proposal to the Federal Election Commission. Revolution Messaging has asked the FEC to consider: Allowing campaigns to share […]
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 […]
Is Text-To-Donate Ready For Primetime?
The FEC’s ruling left more questions than answers. Did anyone ask the wireless carriers if they would support text-to-donate political donations before the FEC made their ruling? It appears not.
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 […]
First Quarter FEC Campaign Filing
March 31 is only days away and it is time to get all your ducks in order to hit your first FEC quarterly filing of the year. For all you new congressional campaigns (who are not using Crimson), here is a quick check list for what you need to pull together for your Q1 Federal […]
FEC Compliance Reporting Dates
The FEC has posted a typically governmental reporting schedule. Fundraising shouldn’t be harder than filing your FEC Report so I thought I’d try to make the schedule at least a bit more legible. Note that you can generate your own FEC filing reports directly out of Crimson. CMDI has filed more that 7,500 FEC compliance reports […]