There is never enough time in a Superhero’s day so FundHero has done the work for you. Let’s start raising money today!   Emails are a quick and simple way to reach a large base and raise money while also keeping people informed. Creating urgency is a great way to encourage people to donate so […]

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For every campaign or nonprofit, fundraising seems to be like facing the ultimate villain. No Hero wants to do it, but it is inevitable. You know fundraising is important, or at least enough people have told you that it is, including us, but do you really know why it’s important? It’s about more than just […]

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FUNDRAISING. It’s a daunting word. It can be difficult and awkward to ask people for money, maybe more difficult than actually running for office. FundHero is here to help.   Over the next few months, we will break down fundraising into some simple steps to help you feel more comfortable and know exactly what you […]

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People need to know what your powers are and what you stand for. Your name is your identity, you don’t have to hide behind a mask or a hand-sewn super suit, you get to tell the world who you are. Use your name for everything. People are voting for YOU. When people visit your sites […]

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It’s time to get to work! You’ve thought about it, you’ve asked yourself the right questions, and you are ready. Thankfully, you weren’t bitten by a radioactive spider, you chose this life. To get you ready for your campaign, we thought we would highlight the key parts of getting started. If you’re struggling, read deeper […]

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It’s 2019! Municipal campaigns are this year, 2020 is just around the corner, and FundHero is here to help you set your campaign up for success. For many candidates, fundraising is a dreaded event, but it is necessary. FundHero’s goal is to make sure your fundraising is simple and stress-free! Before you jump into running […]

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With your election just two weeks away, you likely are going back and forth between feeling worn out and surging with adrenaline! This is normal and every superhero faces that moment when they have to get back up again and run into the fight. As your sidekick, we are here to help you through this […]

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A quick campaign drive can give a boost of energy to your fundraising during a time where things may have slowed down. A mini-drive is just like adding The Flash to your team, a super speedy teammate to rush in and help you reach your goal.   What is a mini-drive? Mini-drives are short and […]

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As the summer winds down you may be realizing that the vote is just around the corner and you haven’t quite gotten around to your fundraising. No worries, any superhero would tell you that it’s never too late to start, and FundHero is here to help.   Here is what you need to do: Dust […]

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If you’ve ever been wary about opening an email link in your browser, probably because you know it’ll open that annoying email software you never use, don’t worry — it’s actually really easy to change your default program. Those email links are called ‘mailto’ links and it’s up to your browser and operating system to decide […]

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We get asked this question all the time – how much money does a campaign cost? Put another way, how much do I need to raise when running for political office? Unfortunately, the short answer is that it really varies. Some campaigns cost less than $1,000 while the exact same seat in neighboring district or […]

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We don’t all have the power of foresight, although it would be cool to see the future. Instead many of us have to feel our way through our first campaign and hope for the best. While there is no substitute for experience and every campaign is a little different, the people at FundHero have combined […]

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February 15, 2018

Setting up your campaign

Before you read this blog, our attorneys over at Nelson and Murdock want us to say this: DISCLAIMER: This post is intended as general, guiding information and should NOT be used as official legal advice. Every candidate’s situation is different, and so are the laws governing each campaign. Consult an attorney, CPA, and/or your local […]

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Running for office is not for the faint of heart. Political campaigns have a pace, energy, and momentum that is unmatched by nearly any other professional activity. In politics, you have the good fortune of engaging with an entire cross-section of your community – from CEOs of major companies to the single parent and working family. […]

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Did you know nearly 31% of all charitable giving occurs in December? That is one in every three dollars raised. If there was ever a time, year-end campaigns are a time to supercharge your fundraising! But guess what. With so much money to be raised, there is a lot of noise and everyone is under […]

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Ok, maybe the deadline isn’t looming quite yet, or at least, not as ominous as a super villain’s doomsday device, but you know it is time to start planning your year-end campaign.  Statistics show some of you are go-getters, with 7.8 percent of organizations starting their year-end giving plans as early as September. But if […]

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Your election is just weeks away and there is lots to do. We get it, fundraising is not on the top of your to-do list. Let us help you with a few tips and a sample letter you can use as a template when drafting your final fundraising letter. Say thank you.  Your lowest hanging […]

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It’s that time of the year. Leaves are changing, weather is cooler, and the reality that your election is just weeks away is sinking in. It is super common for candidates and campaigns to feel pressure this time of year. To-do lists are too long to complete and bills are stacking up without you knowing […]

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An estimated 205 billion emails are sent every day, and the tool remains one of the most successful and important ways companies produce sales and non-profits and political campaign raise money. No matter the size of your list or even if you are just emailing your friends and family, online fundraising is a core piece […]

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So you’ve won your primary election — congrats! Running for office is hard work, and you’ve put in the time and energy to make it through your primary. Congratulations on your well-earned win! Maybe things didn’t go well and you got knocked down this round, no worries, this blog can still apply to you! After […]

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It starts with you. All superheroes have their flaws. While you may not struggle with images of flying nocturnal creatures – understanding, embracing, and addressing your shortcomings is key to your long term success. While FundHero can keep you organized and nag you to follow through, it’s up to you to be the hero. In short, […]

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FundHero will help you raise money. You decide where to spend it. Unless you own your own country or the world’s entire supply of vibranium, you’re probably running your campaign on a budget. Here are FundHero’s tips to establish and run a winning campaign on a clearly defined budget. 1) Establish a budget and stick […]

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Superheroes have their tools and you need some too! Oliver Queen has his Arrows; Thor his hammer; and Wonder Woman her Lasso of Truth. Here are FundHero’s top 10 (mostly) free tools that all non-profits and political campaigns should use. Graphic Design If a picture is worth 1,000 words, make sure your social media and […]

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There is always more to do and not enough time to do it, so you must prioritize how you spend your time. Unless you are Sway from the X-Man, time is never on a fundraiser’s side. When figuring out how to accomplish your financial plan, you want to think about your time in terms of […]

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If you’re overwhelmed, know that we’ve been there too! Here are some tips to make that will make your fundraising goal less daunting. Whether you are a first-time candidate, a veteran fundraiser, or somewhere between, we’ve all gazed blankly at a list of potential donors and felt exhausted. Wouldn’t it be great if we were […]

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You are a badass, it’s true. But what makes you cool is not only you, but what you have committed to doing for others. Think about it. Lex Luthor is in it to build his own power, Superman is in it to save others. It that difference that makes Superman the hero and Lex the villain. […]

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You have a team but now you need fans and followers You’ve come up with an idea to save the world. You’ve designed your logo, written a personal statement, launched a website, and designed a superhero outfit (you may have gone overboard with that last one). Now that your team is together, you need people […]

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Superheroes can’t do it alone, and neither can you! Superheroes can’t do it all. Sometimes they think they can…sometimes they try to do it all…but it never goes well. Sound familiar? If you are like us, we thought you might be that way, too. There is always more work to do than there is time […]

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So, you’ve decided to fight for a cause. Congratulations! Changing the world isn’t easy, ask any Superhero. While Batman can take a bullet and has the coolest gadgets, it comes at an immense cost to his personal life and, very likely, a good night’s sleep. But it is that sacrifice that makes him a hero. Staying up […]

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Every superhero’s look evolves. FundHero is no different! Remember Spiderman’s first outfit? It was a little more than a set of pajamas with a ski mask. We have slowly updated, refined, and improved our look. We thought we would share our own origin story – where we started and how far we’ve come. Check out […]

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