Articles tagged with Fundraising
by Sean J. Miller / Dec 09 2011
The 2012 cycle will see an unprecedented level of voter engagement through social media and consultants are jockeying to take advantage.
Fundly is one firm hoping to harness that engagement to generate campaign contributions from social media users, an increasing number of whom are women over 50. The company, which has offices in Silicon Valley and the Boston area, dispatched CEO Dave Boyce to Washington this week to showcase its "online giving
by Allen Dickerson / Dec 07 2011
The Federal Election Commission has been guilty recently of failing to adapt its regulations to account for several binding court decisions. But that diffidence partly evaporated last week.
On Thursday, the FEC responded to two eagerly anticipated requests for advisory opinions. At issue was the perennial question of how independent an independent expenditure (IE) must be. While the commission split on one request, it provided unanimous guidance concerning the other.
The first case
by Dan Kelly / Dec 05 2011
With Washington sweating over the country’s growing budget deficit, public funding of elections may be in trouble—at least at the federal level.
Last week, the House GOP pushed through a measure that would eliminate the Presidential Election Campaign Fund and shut down the Election Assistance Commission, which is tasked with helping local officials maintain voting integrity. The measure, which is considered dead-on-arrival in the Senate, would save the country $480 million over five