Tools

Fundraising

  • Movement Tech Wiki

    Every one of us has walked out of a training with another long list of tools and tech recommendations. And, every one of us has, at some point, consulted our fellow organizers: “Is there a better tool for this?”
     
    Introducing the Wellstone Movement Tech Wiki – a free, community-maintained resource for all things tech and organizing. Here you'll find suggestions for everything from websites and payment processors, to database tools and social media management. 
    • Movement Technology
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    • Field & Organizing
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    • Tips
  • Sample Campaign Plan

    Check out this sample plan that includes: strategy overview, targeting, campaign roles and responsibilities, message, field/voter contact, outreach, finance plan, timeline

    • Public & Political Leadership
    • Communications
    • Field & Organizing
    • Fundraising
    • Management/Leadership
    • Samples
  • Hiring a Direct Mail Consultant

    If your campaign is planning a large direct mail program – and your budget allows – you will want to hire a direct mail consultant with experience in political mail.

    • Public & Political Leadership
    • Communications
    • Fundraising
    • Tips
  • Tips for Campaigns Using Facebook

    It's one of the most used and most effective digital platforms. Using your campaign Facebook page, you can build your list, generate visibility for events and rallies, share big campaign updates, favorable articles or other campaign notes, and – of course – raise money.  

    • Movement Building
    • Public & Political Leadership
    • Communications
    • Field & Organizing
    • Fundraising
    • Tips
  • Rules and Tips for Creating and Managing Your Campaign Budget

    As the campaign manager you are CEO and CFO. Your number-one job is managing how your campaign’s scarce resources (time, people and money) are allocated and spent. 

    • Public & Political Leadership
    • Fundraising
    • Management/Leadership
    • Samples
    • Tips
  • Tips for Email Organizing

    Regular email communication with your supporters can be an effective way to build relationships and tell the story of your campaign – so have a calendar, and a plan, to send emails throughout the campaign as part of your digital organizing work.

    • Movement Technology
    • Communications
    • Field & Organizing
    • Fundraising
    • Tips
  • Digital Tool Kit

    For a campaign (candidate or issue-based), your online tool belt includes your website, email list, online donation processing, and social media presence. Across platforms, the key is to integrate your message and drive offline action.

    • Movement Building
    • Public & Political Leadership
    • Communications
    • Fundraising
    • Tips
  • Budget Category Guide

    Divide up your campaign budget to strategically use your resources effectively and efficiently. 

    • Movement Building
    • Public & Political Leadership
    • Fundraising
    • Management/Leadership
    • Samples
    • Tips
  • Campaign Timeline

    This timeline walks you through the multilayered – and long, if it’s done right – process of identifying and building your base, preparing to run for office, and winning your election. 

    • Movement Building
    • Public & Political Leadership
    • Communications
    • Field & Organizing
    • Fundraising
    • Management/Leadership
    • Samples