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Using Your Federal PAC for Non-Federal Disbursements

May 30, 2023 Josh Beardsley

Compliance – State

Your PAC Board wants to give to non-federal Candidates and PACs, but where do you start? Many states and local governments require PACs to register and file reports with the state to make contributions to non-federal campaigns. With so many different regulations to understand and follow, getting set up for non-federal giving can seem a bit overwhelming. However, there are many jurisdictions where you can contribute from your Federal PAC without too much extra work and time. Every state has their own way of regulating political contributions and many require extensive registration and reporting requirements such as California, Washington, Massachusetts,...

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How PASS Keeps Sensitive Data Safe

May 12, 2023 Amelia Dimitriev

Security

Working with personal data is like having your cake and eating it too. It is imperative for organizations to use personal data but, at the same time, they need to be mindful of how that data is stored, shared, and used. In this digital age, privacy is a hot topic and for good reason, considering that the last ten years have been littered with thefts of sensitive information and data breaches that have affected companies and organizations of all shapes, sizes, and sectors.   PASS clients trust us with their sensitive information so concerns about how this data is being...

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Launching a PAC Match Program? Here are 3 Tips to Make Sure Your Program Runs Smoothly.

Apr 10, 2023 Jenna Visconte

Charity Match

You’ve decided to take your PAC to the next level and start a PAC Match Program.  PAC Match is a great tool to increase PAC participation and contribution amounts. When you offer a charitable match to your PAC Members’ favorite charities, members are more loyal, contribute more, and spread the word! With this increase in participation comes an increase in administrative time. Wise PAC Mangers take advantage of an outside vendor to handle Charity Match administration because tracking charity selections and writing hundreds, or thousands, of checks is tedious and time-consuming.   As a Senior Charity Match Manager, one of...

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4 Keys to PAC Fundraising Success

Mar 17, 2023 Mary O’Reilly

Fundraising

Raising money for a Political Action Committee (PAC) is never easy, but there are 4-key pieces to any effective campaign.   1. PAC Website – A branded PAC website is essential to any fundraising campaign. With a workforce that is spread out and not always on-site, you need a way to reach them and deliver your message. Websites can also be tailored to offer giving guidelines based on the role the individual visiting the site holds in the company.   2. Communication – A PAC Campaign should not be the only time you talk to your employees. Frequent and effective...

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Don't Let The Fear Of Changing Vendors Stop You From Taking Your PAC To The Next Level

Feb 15, 2023 Jason McGonigle

Client Services

As part of my role as Director of Business Development here at PASS I am responsible for meeting with prospective clients to walk them through our PAC outsourcing solutions. One concern that always comes up during those conversations is the process of transitioning from one campaign finance compliance vendor to another.   I know this can seem like a daunting task, but with a little planning and preparation and PASS’ custom transition process, it doesn't have to be.   Here are a few steps you can take to ensure a smooth transition once you’ve decided to make the switch to...

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3 PAC Website Features You Don't Want to Miss

Jan 24, 2023 Jordan Beason

Websites

Choosing what to display on your PAC website can be a daunting task! Of course you want the site to be user friendly, and you want the enrollment process to be straightforward, but what about site content? One of the questions we are asked frequently during the website development process is "What do your other clients do?" Here are the top 3 website features you don't want to miss!   A question most PAC donors have is, where is my money going? I always recommend adding a disbursement map to your PAC website. Our disbursement map breaks down all disbursements...

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