While DataDiva.net is not primarily a finance consulting firm, I can help you with some finance data projects. This includes both direct data work and general tips for raising money. Raising money can be one of the most intimidating parts of running for office, but I'll do all I can to make it easy for you.
Setting Up Online Fundraising
Campaigns run on money. Luckily, the proliferation of online small-dollar donations has allowed everyday people to give to any candidate they like in whatever amount they can afford. It can also be used as a simple way to collect the money people pledge to you over the phone. ActBlue is the most popular tool, having raised over $1.7 Billion for progressive causes. I can help you set up not only your fundraising for your website, but also small goals that are easily reached and will help your donors feel like their contribution really counts.
"Obama just proved it. One hundred thousand people giving 25 or 30 bucks can outraise a bunch of people going to $2,300 dinners that have an axe to grind because they are oil lobbyists or whatever. If 5 million Americans decided tomorrow morning to give $100 to a candidate—that’s half a billion dollars. There would be no reason for that candidate to talk to an oil company, an energy company, a health care company ever again." Joe Trippi, Howard Dean's campaign manager, to Mother Jones magazine.