Tags: fund raising

inspiration

With the passing of Neil Armstrong this weekend, we lost an American hero.  His giant leap for man was an inspiration for mankind.  His courage inspired the nation to consider new possibilities. Just a few weeks ago, Sally Ride passed away.  She too was an inspiration for humankind.  The first woman in space, a hero […]

Read More →

Florida’s New (2012) Congressional Map

Now in a single handy post.  An analysis from the prospective of progressive Democrats of the newly drawn US House district boundaries in Florida.  Despite Florida voters passing Amendments Five (State) and Six (Federal) in 2010 (Fair Districts), the new map is rife with partisan gerrymandering.  Who cares about the wishes of the people when […]

Read More →

I Ran. Into a Wall.

UPDATE:  The posting below will remain intact despite the completely corrupt process and invalid elections held by the Florida Young Democrats.  After ignoring important components of the organization’s Constitution to the detriment of the membership, the President chose to enforce fine print of sections of the Constitution that were modified and unavailable until just days […]

Read More →

FYD Convention, FDP JJ and Netroots Nation 2011!

Over the next few weeks I’ll be on the road, attending the Florida Young Democrats 2011 Convention which will be occurring in conjunction with the Florida Democratic Party’s Jefferson Jackson Weekend at the Westin-Diplomat in Hollywood, Florida and Netroots Nation 2011 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.   At the FYD Convention, I’ll be conducting a training session on planning […]

Read More →

Did you hear that?!

I got up early this morning to appear on WJCT’s First Coast Connect, hosted by Melissa Ross.  I was joined by Republican political consultant Jim Varian and Abel Harding of the Jacksonville Times-Union, we discussed Jacksonville’s Mayoral election results featuring Alvin Brown, Audrey Moran, Mike Hogan and Rick Mullaney. Congrats to Alvin Brown, as he […]

Read More →

Tools for a Better Organized Campaign

Back in December, I posted Organizing – The Foundation of Progress, the most basic rules of organizing.  I also promised to begin posting some forms and other tools to assist in organizing campaigns.  I’m going to start with a basic fundraising spreadsheet, based on what is used on my December 7th post on fund raising: […]

Read More →

UnConventional Wisdom: Looking Back to Win in the Future

In honor of the FDP’s dentist endorsed sugar coated retrospective of the 2010 election season, a look at how candidates and campaigns should handle the aftermath of a campaign in preparation for a future campaign. First, despite amusing quotes projected by some of 2010’s candidates, no campaign is perfect, no campaign is without mistakes, no […]

Read More →

Conventional Un-Wisdom – Fund Raising

Conventional Un-Wisdom:  If a candidate has a strong profile, the correct issue positions and public speaking ability, they will attain institutional and establishment support.  Donations and support will flow from party organizations, unions and traditional donors. As I look for candidates to help and support around the nation, vet potential clients, and generally try to […]

Read More →