How To Manage Your Budget

Now that you’ve figured out the basic financial set-up of your campaign, it’s time to take it a step further. Look into a few resources that will help you find innovative and strategic ways to fundraise throughout your campaign.

Making the Ask

National Democratic Training Committee

Nobody enjoys asking for money; here are a few steps that will make that process easier for you.

Armchair Series: Fundraising In an Uncertain Environment

Run for Something

Throughout the pandemic, candidates have had to figure out new methods to fundraise virtually. Watch this video to learn how to encourage people to give, without having to meet in-person.

Campaign Events

National Democratic Training Committee

Yes, event planning is a part of campaigning as well. Take this course to figure out how to create an event that will meet your campaign’s goals and organize your event’s logistics.

Virtual Campaigning Guide

Emily’s List

Fundraising will look different in the current environment, but it can and should continue. Learn a few fail-proof tips from Emily’s List.

Making an Effective Fundraising Pitch

Run for Something

Simply put: learn how to effectively ask someone to donate to your campaign (without pissing them off.)

Writing A Great Fundraising Email


A great fundraising email tells a compelling story that drives readers to take action. Your best tool is going to be great writing!

Introduction to Fundraising Through Call Time

Emily’s List

Learn the nuts and bolts of the crucial fundraising skills you need and how to have conversations with donors that get results.

Call Time Tracker


Arena’s Call Time Tracker will help you roll up your sleeves and work the phones.