Don’t Forget These Important Steps…
Raise The Money has several features that help maximize your campaign’s donations while you are actively fundraising. However, once the election is finished, you may be wondering what to do with your fundraising account and campaign website. The answer? Deactivate your account and make some necessary changes to your campaign’s website.
The ability to temporarily deactivate your account is one of the most important features Raise The Money offers. You will still have access to all important fundraising data needed to file reports, keep in touch with your email lists, and review previous campaign strategies for inspiration. However, once your account is deactivated, all active recurring payment plans are automatically cancelled. This means you don’t have to worry about charge-backs or refunding donors.
One of the most common reasons clients contact our customer support team is to refund a donor who had been donating for months after the campaign ended. These refunds make reporting to the FEC more of a headache than it already is. This feature also builds confidence in your donors, who will be more likely to give again knowing you are responsible and accountable with their money.
Ready to get back to fundraising?
You can easily reactivate your account when you are ready to accept donations again with the click of a button:
You can find this option in your Dashboard under “Account Settings.”
No need to create a new account from scratch. Your campaign can build on the database of donors you’ve created, and utilize this list each year to effectively garner support from your most loyal donors.
When it comes to your campaign website, leave it up.
However, you will need to make some much needed changes. If you are unable to accept contributions due to FEC regulations, deactivate your account using the steps above. You will also want to change the tone of your campaign’s website to reflect more of a personal story about your journey into politics. Keeping your website up gives you a head start on your opponent if you plan to run for office again.
If you haven’t already, sign up for RaiseTheMoney.com to maximize online donations. We wish you luck in your fundraising endeavors!