How Our 4 Step Process Works:
Majority Leader, TN State House
Fundraising Consultant, Red Tusk Campaigns
National Executive Director, American Majority
Former GOP State Chairman - Principal, River’s Edge Alliance
Chairman, Montgomery County REC
Beyond patchwork solutions
Intimidated, frustrated, and discouraged. That’s how most candidates and campaign staffers feel about political fundraising.
Founder and President of Campaign Treasurer™, Brandon Lewis, felt the same way as he helped candidates for U.S. Senate, U.S. House, state and local office raise money for their political efforts. As he looked for books, workbooks, video lessons, webinars, seminars, example documents, and newsletters on campaign fundraising to help his candidates he came to a simple yet remarkable conclusion: There weren’t any!
Many general consultants recommend that candidates spend 70% of their time fundraising. So why was there so little political fundraising information available? It defied reason.
After authoring the book How to Raise Money for Political Office, ranked #1 on Amazon.com in its product category, Lewis set out to solve the campaign fundraising dilemma by using a comprehensive four-step process.
Yes, we are that serious about the importance of fundraising.
But, don’t take our word for it. According to OpenSecrets.org and Politifact.com, roughly 90% of candidates that raise and spend more money in their campaigns win on Election Day. How does your campaign stand financially?
At Campaign Treasurer™ we take great pains to convince candidates and staff of the importance of fundraising in their campaigns and to help them truly understand the personal, environmental, and political challenges that can stand in the way of successful fundraising.
Once we’ve thoroughly convinced our clients of the significance and difficulty of campaign fundraising we move on to the fun part: showing them how to how to succeed and gain a competitive advantage over their opponents.
Step 2EducateSubscribers enrolled in the Campaign Fundraising Boot Camp™ program receive resources that political fundraising consultants probably wish they didn’t have. For years, campaigns had two choices:
1) hire an expensive fundraising consultant or
2) blindly learn on the job.
Most state, local, and first-time congressional campaigns simply can’t afford option one. Option two, the only remaining option, at best results in unmet potential and more often results in political defeat. Campaign Treasurer™ has changed that.
Most campaign fundraising software applications are very expensive, hard to use, and extremely complicated because they are designed for paid professionals on the federal level who focus on the complexities of federal compliance – state and local campaigns are not their target customers.
For years, campaigns were stuck in “Excel Hell” with spreadsheets scattered all over the computer desktop and post-it notes on the walls. Living in this state of disorganization robs your campaign of its enthusiasm and steals away precious candidate time.
The Campaign Treasurer™ software system is completely different because its entire purpose is to provide small and medium-sized campaigns with an intuitive, powerful, and affordable solution for managing the political fundraising process.
Here’s how the Campaign Treasurer™ software system works: (Included in Boot Camp Program)
Try the software free for 14 days
To really succeed in any significant effort you must believe in its importance (evangelize), learn about its finer points and best practices (educate), gather the tools you need (equip), and then, if you’re lucky, find someone who has been where you want to go so you can avoid the mistakes and pitfalls that learning on the job produces (coach).
When it comes to political fundraising, missing one of these components or going through the process out of order can produce disastrous consequences for campaigns.
Thankfully, the Campaign Fundraising Boot Camp™ program takes an all-inclusive approach and fills in the large gaps left by software-only solutions that can leave campaigns clueless about where to go next. To put it another way, you can give any man on the street Michelangelo’s paint brush, but that doesn’t mean he will know how to paint the Cysteine Chapel.
About Your Coach
Brandon Lewis has held the role of Finance Coordinator, Finance Director, General Consultant, and/or Campaign Manager in U.S. Senate, U.S. House, and state and local campaigns. He also has non-profit experience ranging from working for a national medical non-profit coordinating grassroots fundraising to the multi-million dollar capital campaign front for a major educational institution.
He is author of the book How to Raise Money for Political Office which is ranked number one on Amazon.com in its niche and founder and president of Campaign Treasurer™.
Lewis’ advice can be found in the pages Campaigns & Elections magazine and he travels nationally to speak on the subject of campaign fundraising.
Additionally, Lewis holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing and master’s degree in business administration. He is a member of the American Association of Political Consultants.
How We Coach You
30-Minute Campaign Fundraising Boot Camp™ Orientation Call & Virtual Tour: Every candidate or campaign that signs up for a free trial of the Campaign Fundraising Boot Camp™ program receives a 30-minute orientation call where Brandon Lewis speaks to you personally and gives you a virtual tour of resources in the Campaign Treasurer Learning Center™ via a JoinMe® screen sharing link.
Additionally, you will be instructed in how to use all of the helpful features and functions of the Campaign Treasurer™ political fundraising software program. We encourage all potential subscribers to upload at least 50 of their personal contacts at this stage so they may experience a fuller functionality of the program. If you have any general questions regarding campaign fundraising, we are happy to answer them on this call.
1-Hour Skype® Video Conference Coaching Session: All paying subscribers receive a one-hour web-conferencing session with Brandon Lewis where the candidate and his campaign team can ask questions or request advice on any aspect of political fundraising as it relates to their campaign efforts. Subscribers who make it all the way through the Campaign Fundraising Boot Camp™ learning resources report that the coaching session allows them to gain clarification in any areas where they feel uncertain or have specific questions.
Many request and receive assitance in navigating the more complex aspects of campaign fundraising such as budgeting, personal narrative development, and review of direct mail or email pieces. No topics are off limits and those subscribers wanting to spend more time via video conference are offered opportunities to purchase additional hours if desired.
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As this overview has shown, the Campaign Fundraising Boot Camp™ program is not a get-rich-quick scheme for your campaign. It’s a comprehensive approach to helping your campaign gain a competitive advantage over your opponent by using a wide array of resources in concert to give you the best possible opportunity to succeed.
- Other fundraising service and software providers may offer you a “magic pill”, but based on our experience we don’t know of a better way to help your campaign succeed financially than by taking an honest, all-inclusive approach.
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