Putting the Fun in Fundraising
I certainly hope the finance staff enjoys asking for money, because I think it’s about as fun as driving in a blizzard with my eyes shut. But we all have to ask for money because without it there’s no organized concerted effort to defeat the ban. There would be no ads, no field offices, no canvassing, no literature…no campaign. And, well, I’d be out a job. You’d have to find some other blog to distract you from whatever else you should be doing.
Fortunately, we have Kate Moen (pictured here) and Liz Fujii whose job it is to make sure our supporters have fun while bringing in serious cash.
The two of them have each organized several fundraiser parties in Madison and Milwaukee like the upcoming Milwaukee party planned for October 23 at the Lakefront Brewery.
Together they’re also helping statewide no-voters put on their own parties. Our house party program has been wildly successful-- according to Kate, there’s at least one house party every day this month somewhere in Wisconsin. Even out-of-state folks are pitching in—Coleman wrote about the upcoming Chicago event, there’s one next week in Washington DC, and we recently had one in Minneapolis. There was even a couple in Delaware who competed in a triathlon in memory of Richard Taylor, and then hosted a house party on our behalf.
We’re going to need money right up until Election Day, but now is an especially important time. If you’d like to help keep the "fun" in fundraising, this page will get you started.