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National Democratic/Political Consulting - fundraising, events, training

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                                        Mia Phifer and Associates Training & Consulting Package options
                                                                          
General Consulting, Fundraising Development & Event Production/Management

                         I think we can all agree that the economy has been rough on everyone, and campaigns, and first time candidate campaigns
                         have been hit especially hard.  This means only people who are able to self fund or people with unique situations are able to run credible
                         challenger campaigns or run effectively in an open seat no matter what the level.

                         Because of this current situation Mia Phifer and Associates has decided to do something about it! 

                         We’ll still be offering the same long term services as we have for the last 10 years but now we will be offering our training and consulting
                         services in shorter term packages as well as options for group services, so that they are more affordable for every type and level of campaign
                         to assure that everyone who wants to run has the resources to run!

                        Depending on your campaign/organization’s current situation a combination of the options below can be put together to meet your unique
                        needs to provide the most effective & cost efficient training and advisement for success.

                        *Fees vary on the package developed for your specific campaign or organization

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Training Options for Political Campaigns & Organization Packages
General Consulting
Fundraising Consulting
Event Production and Management

 
Additional continued services available

 

TRAINING OPTIONS FOR POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS & ORGANIZATIONS PACKAGES

                                                                              TYPE:
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         Organization – committees, PAC’s
                                                                             
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         Judicial
                                               
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         Local level
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         State Level
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         Statewide Level
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         Federal Level

                                                                               LEVEL:
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         First time candidates
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         Elected officials looking to expand fundraising opportunities
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         Elected officials looking to run for higher office
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         Mid-election fundraising evaluation and advisement on upgrading processes

                                                                               LENGTH OPTIONS:
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         1 – 3 day training (travel not included in fee schedule)
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         Week
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         Month
                                                                              
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         Quarterly
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         Full Election Cycle
                                                                              
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         Advisory only or as an add-in

                                                                               *3 – 5 hour training sessions for multi-candidate/organization projects 
                                                                     
                                                                              
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                                                      GENERAL CONSULTING CAN INCLUDE BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO:

                                                                             Initial budget needs
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         How to develop a starting budget and where to get the best advice for your campaign

                                                                            Setting up accounts and filing with the Board of Elections
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         Federal or Local issues
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         Banking needs

                                                                            Initial resources for getting started and setting up – even with limited resources
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         Website content and development
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         Office set up and needs
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         Setting up phone(s)

                                                                            Making the most of your kitchen cabinet & developing a finance team
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         Friends, associates and political organizations/individuals interested in helping you get started
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         Friends and family who want to volunteer

                                                                            Message, Media and Money – what they are and how they work together for success

                                                                            Hiring your team – from consultants to on the ground management and assistance
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         Initial hires for on the ground
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         Which consultants will be most helpful to your specific campaign needs and how to hire them

                                                                           Web site significance and development  
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         Significance to the whole campaign
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         What info to go up initially
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         How to develop messaging content

                                                                           
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                                              FUNDRAISING TRAINING CAN INCLUDE BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO:

                                                                          Initial training and set up:
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         Choosing a database system for fundraising needs
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         Prospectus – what it is how to write
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         Training for any on the ground staff on check tracking
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         What is Donor Research and how to do it most effectively for your campaign
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         Scheduling and its direct relationship to fundraising effectiveness
 

                                                                         List Development/Debriefing
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         Where to begin with initial list development and how to build out for effective fundraising
                                                                                    throughout the campaign
                                                                        
                                                                       
Call Time
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        Training with candidate on how to make an effective call and how to effectively read a call
                                                                                   sheet with research effectively
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        Develop and implement a call time follow up process for hard and soft pledges and cultivating
                                                                                   relationships with potential donors

                                                                         Web Site
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         Developing an effective contribution page for your campaign
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         Writing a plan for how to raise money through a blast email program

                                                                         Staffing the finance team
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         How to hire the most effective fundraising team – call time manager, finance assistants,
                                                                                    donor research volunteers/interns
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         Staff responsibilities and reporting

                                                                         Finance Plan
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         What is a finance plan? How to track all your fundraising opportunities for success and for budgeting purposes
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         Developing a plan that works for your team
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         Updating the plan weekly

                                                                         Process
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         Development of all processes, implementing them and drafting process memos for the team for consistency:
                                                                                 
 Call time follow up, donor research and targeting, social media updating and management, check deposit
                                                                                   process, thank you notes, donor cultivation, mail etc…

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                                                      EVENT PRODUCTION AND MANAGEMENT
                                                   
                  
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    Production, turn out and management for political and non-profit events large and small
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         Training on when an event is appropriate and worth the time, money and effort
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         Assist in finding the most suitable location for an event and working with the venue to secure the
                                                                                   most cost effective situation for the campaign/organization

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         Work with/Train team how to develop a host committee, Manage Host Committee communication,
                                                                                   Development of basic event packet to share with potential hosts

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         Training and assistance in effective turn out for an event
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         Using social media to promote events
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         Work with campaign/organization on PR for the event
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         Manage RSVP’s
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         Manage night of the event production
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         Train and manage any volunteers working the night of the event
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         Staying within FEC guidelines in the production of an event (for Federal campaigns) 

                                                                        
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                                                     Additional continued services available from Mia Phifer and Associates

                                  Once your campaign/organization has been through the uniquely designed training program you and the consultant
                                  have designed, and all your new information is in action, sometimes realize that further info would be helpful in able
                                  to most effectively utilize all your new skills or sometimes you’ve effectively put your skills to work but hit a wall in moving
                                  forward and growing.  To assure effective, efficient and fun fundraising for your campaign or organization Mia Phifer and
                                  Associates offers the following low-cost, short and long-term consulting services:


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                      Prospectus development with your team
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                      Prospectus updating and packaging throughout the campaign
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                      Weekly consultant/campaign team conference calls
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                      Weekly fundraising review over what is working in the call room with the candidate and the call time manager
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                       Finance plan evaluation with the call time manager/on the ground staff on a weekly basis
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         Troubleshooting for unforeseen fundraising issues – if your campaign/organization hits a fundraising wall we can
                                                                                                                work together to evaluate the current processes, income and donor base as well as the campaign message and
                                                                                                                media to get past the wall and up income levels

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         List development review and assistance on gathering new targeted lasts
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         Call time management assessment and advisement – live or remote
                                                                                             
·                  Continued advisement and training on donor research, process, list development

                                                                                             
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National Democratic Political Consulting
General Consulting & Fundraising Consulting
initial set up and process development, long term and short term contracts available, events, training
Process Development & Promotion

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Please contact us for information concerning fundraising, events, campaign training and campaign management.


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