BY Christian Bourge | Thursday, July 12 2012
Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: Despite a June ruling from the Federal Election Commission approving a new scheme for accepting political donations via text message, political fundraising consultants and campaign technology experts are unsure that SMS donations — heralded as a boon for nonprofits — will be ready for use this election cycle.
And read on for: Four projects Republicans and Democrats should watch for other ways to raise money via mobile phone.Read More
BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Thursday, June 14 2012
CMDI, the company that makes the most widely used campaign finance management and reporting tool for Republicans, launched a mobile version of its product Thursday. Read More
BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, January 31 2012
As Nick Bilton noted last night, the Mitt Romney campaign plans to test out Square for fund-raising at a Florida event tonight. A spokeswoman for Barack Obama's re-election campaign told us yesterday that Obama campaign staffers and select volunteers around the country would be getting the devices, which attach to mobile phones and work as credit card readers, as well as custom software that collects the information necessary for donations to be compliant with Federal Election Commission requirements.
Update: Now with screenshots!Read More