My Post on Campaigns & Elections Blog: “In Fundraising, the Kickoff Matters”

Crossposted from Campaign & Elections Magazine’s Blog – “Campaign Insider” on Monday, December 2nd   In fundraising, the kickoff matters by Kirsten Borman / Dec 02 2013 At the launch of a campaign, fundraising probably isn’t the first thing on a candidate’s mind, but it should be. Sure, it’s a hectic, confusing time. And most candidates know that they must raise...
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KB’s Top 5 Fundraising Mantras: #2 – There are two types of people in this world…

Today I continue to count down my top five fundraising “mantras,” highlighting the five tips that I find absolutely essential to fundraising success.  While working with candidates and fundraising staffs, I often find myself repeating these five tips so often that they have become ‘mantra’-like. Though there are certainly many tips that are important to remember, these are the few I find myself...
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KB in the News: National Journal – Where Women Win in Washington

Article HERE Men still dominate politics, government, and lobbying, but in fundraising, women play on level turf By Elahe Izadi –November 11, 2013 Ann Herberger had designs on becoming “a great Broadway actress.” That’s before she ended up in Washington in the 1980s, and under the tutelage of an accomplished female fundraiser. Now based in Miami, she raises cash full-time for prominent...
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Ready to Run: Why the GOP Needs More Women Running for Office

Over the past few months I’ve had the pleasure of traveling the country as one of the instructors in the RNC’s “Blackboard to Blacktop: Ready to Run” training sessions. During these day-long sessions, potential candidates heard from a variety of speakers on the topics that are essential to running for office: Fundraising, Grassroots, Communications, Social Media, etc....
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I Went to Chicago to Discover the Future of the GOP

I have reached my limit. I can’t possibly read one more word opining on the impending implosion of the Republican party, the conservative movement or, apparently, free democratic government. If you are looking for yet another article assessing the pre-apocalyptic GOP… this is not it. The weeping, moaning and gnashing of teeth can be heard throughout the media, the blogosphere and the op-ed...
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Upcoming Fundraising Seminars – RNC’s “Getting Ready to Run”

I’m excited to be a part of the RNC’s “Blackboard to Blacktop: Getting Ready to Run” training sessions happening across the country this Fall. I will be leading sessions training these impressive Republican women in the basics of fundraising for a campaign.


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