September 2007 Newsletter

I’ve posted our September 2007 ActBlue newsletter below the fold. Regular readers may have already seen it by email but for those of you stopping by the blog, it’s a window into this past summer’s activity. Enjoy!

While our newsletter took a break this summer, the ActBlue team has
been hard at work- and so have Democratic candidates and their
supporters. Let’s take a look back at what’s happened since last we
wrote; it’s been anything but a sleepy summer. 
       
        (From June 12 to September 12) 

       

Total Donated to Democrats through ActBlue:  $3,950,000
       
        Total Number of Donors:  37,700
       
        Total Number of Recipient Campaigns:
  603
       
        Total Number of People who have "Spread the Word":  1,975
       
Those are some pretty amazing numbers for what is traditionally one of
the slowest seasons in politics. What’s even more amazing is that it
represents tens of thousands of donors coming together and
democratizing traditional fundraising. 
       
Read on to learn about some interesting topics we’ve covered on the ActBlue Blog of late. 
       
        1. Fundraising with Online Video

       

One
of the fundraising methods that we’ve have explored on the ActBlue Blog
is integrating online video into fundraising appeals. This works best
with a pre-existing community with whom the fundraiser has a
relationship, but is by no means the only way in which the medium can
be used to leverage an appeal for campaign contributions.

For more read: http://blog.actblue.com/blog/2007/08/fundraising-wit.html

       
       

        2. Democratic Senators Raise $80,000 for Sen. Tim Johnson via ActBlue

       

The
2008 elections offer us a chance to elect a governing Democratic
majority and crucial to that task is increasing our numbers in the \u003cblockquote\>For more read: \u003ca href\u003d\”http://www.democracyinaction.com/dia/track.jsp?v\u003d2&c\u003d7fdjP2396dcdZ62H%2Bi9dGlhIzLpPwrA6\” target\u003d\”_blank\” onclick\u003d\”return top.js.OpenExtLink(window,event,this)\”\>http://blog.actblue.com/blog\u003cWBR\>/2007/09/democratic-sena.html\u003c/a\>\u003c/blockquote\>\n \u003cp\>\u003cbr\>\n \u003cstrong\>3. ActBlue Receives a Front-page Feature in the Boston Globe \u003c/strong\>\u003c/p\>\n \u003cblockquote\>The new headquarters of ActBlue, with its tangled cords, leftover Deval Patrick signs, and 20-somethings tapping on white MacBook laptops, is what a political campaign would look like if it shared space with a dot-com start-up. ActBlue is in fact both — an Internet-based political action committee that is quietly becoming one of the biggest forces in Democratic politics. Its founders aim for nothing short of revolution, and they are already partway there. \u003cbr\>\n \u003c/blockquote\>\u003cblockquote\>For more read: \u003ca href\u003d\”http://www.democracyinaction.com/dia/track.jsp?v\u003d2&c\u003dAGDt7rPOP5QdZ62H%2Bi9dGlhIzLpPwrA6\” target\u003d\”_blank\” onclick\u003d\”return top.js.OpenExtLink(window,event,this)\”\>http://blog.actblue.com/blog\u003cWBR\>/2007/08/actblue-feature.html\u003c/a\>\u003c/blockquote\>\n \u003cp\>\u003c/p\>\n \u003cp\>\u003cbr\>\n \u003cbr\>\n \u003cbr\>\n \u003cbr\>\n ***********\u003cbr\>\n We apologize if this email has reached you in error. You can remove yourself from this list by clicking here:\u003cbr\>\n \u003ca href\u003d\”http://www.democracyinaction.com/dia/track.jsp?v\u003d2&c\u003dAnXso26s9gEdZ62H%2Bi9dGlhIzLpPwrA6\” target\u003d\”_blank\” onclick\u003d\”return top.js.OpenExtLink(window,event,this)\”\>http://salsa.wiredforchange\u003cWBR\>.com/dia/organizations/actblue\u003cWBR\>/unsubscribe.jsp\u003c/a\>\u003c/p\>\n “,1]
);
//–>U.S.
Senate. While the number of potential targets for Democrats to
challenge incumbent Republicans keeps growing, we can work to limit our
own losses- preferably to zero for a second cycle in a row. To
celebrate Senator Johnson’s return to the U.S. Senate, his Senate
colleagues united to raise funds for him in a virtual fundraiser to aid
his re-election efforts.

For more read: http://blog.actblue.com/blog/2007/09/democratic-sena.html

       

        3. ActBlue Receives a Front-page Feature in the Boston Globe

       

The
new headquarters of ActBlue, with its tangled cords, leftover Deval
Patrick signs, and 20-somethings tapping on white MacBook laptops, is
what a political campaign would look like if it shared space with a
dot-com start-up. ActBlue is in fact both — an Internet-based
political action committee that is quietly becoming one of the biggest
forces in Democratic politics. Its founders aim for nothing short of
revolution, and they are already partway there.

       

For more read: http://blog.actblue.com/blog/2007/08/actblue-feature.html

       
       

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