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WHY CAMPAIGNS NEED TO KEEP THEIR DATA IN A LOCKBOX

August 17th, 2015

http://www.campaignsandelections.com/campaign-insider/2512/why-campaigns-need-to-keep-their-data-in-a-lockbox   In the age of Big Data, campaigns are struggling to keep track of all their valua…

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A good treasurer can save campaigns from embezzlement, embarrassment

August 5th, 2015

You see a story about it all too often: A campaign's treasurer is accused of embezzlement — stealing or misappropriating campaign money — for themselves or sometimes worse. This is a …

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Bradley Crate Covers Campaign Compliance and Treasury

July 9th, 2015

http://www.politicaltradesecrets.com/episode-1-compliance-treasury/   Former Romney Campaign Treasurer talks campaign finance laws, treasury, and keeping yourself out of trouble   F…

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Super PAC article written by our Founder

June 24th, 2015

Consultants have, until recently, described the post-Citizens United regulatory climate as the “Wild West” of campaign finance. But that hyperbole has died down with the two-year pris…

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2014 Midterm Elections

November 11th, 2014

Last Tuesday was an exciting day for Republicans across the country and we are proud to have worked with many victorious campaigns this cycle. Since 2012, we have grown our client list to over 100 cam…

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Red Curve President Bradley Crate featured in Campaigns and Elections Magazine

August 30th, 2014

Red Curve President and Founder Bradley Crate was recently featured in Campaigns & Elections Magazine's Shop Talk feature: Who says compliance is boring? Check out the full article below. &…

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Q2 Fundraising Roundup

July 17th, 2014

Another impressive fundraising quarter from Red Curve clients! Check out some of the headlines below. Terri Lynn Land tops Gary Peters in second quarter fundraising battle (The Washington Post) Form…

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Supreme Court strikes down aggregate FEC limit on campaign contributions

April 2nd, 2014

The Supreme Court ruled today that the aggregate ban on federal campaign contributions is unconstitutional. Prior to today’s ruling, an individual was restricted to donating up to $123,200 to p…

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Why your treasury department matters

March 31st, 2014

If you’ve announced your candidacy or are considering a run for office, chances are you’ve put together a platform and have evaluated your chances of winning—but have you considered …

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Avoid headlines like this!

March 21st, 2014

We spend a lot of time on this blog talking about the budgeting and FEC compliance services that Red Curve provides, but did you know that Red Curve also provides important administrative and HR funct…

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Compliance News Briefing

January 29th, 2014

Steve Stockman’s acceptance of bitcoins moves debate over online currency to politics (Dallas News) Rep. Steve Stockman (TX) announced earlier this month that his campaign against Sen. Joh…

Keywords: compliance, FEC, bitcoin

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Bitcoin: political currency of the future?

November 15th, 2013

FEC issues draft opinion approving the use of bitcoins for political donations The Federal Election Commission recently released a draft advisory opinion responding to a request by the Conservative A…

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Compliance News Brief

August 23rd, 2013

We’re always on the lookout for campaign finance news here at Red Curve Solutions and some recent headlines caught our attention. We think these incidents are instructive lessons in the importan…

Keywords: compliance, FEC, transparency, expense, management

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Best Practices 101 – Donor Compliance

August 12th, 2013

In order to ensure compliant fundraising and reporting practices, committees should adopt internal procedures that mirror Federal Election Commission (FEC) contribution guidelines. A comprehensive pro…

Keywords: fundraising, FEC, compliance, political, campaign, best, practices

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FEC News Round Up

July 8th, 2013

Several items on the Federal Election Commission’s agenda have been brought up in the news this week. Republicans currently have a temporary majority at the FEC and could vote this week to stop…

Keywords: DOJ, FEC, political, campaigns

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Campaign Challenge: Volatile Revenue Streams

May 6th, 2013

Uncertain and volatile revenue streams result in campaign debt or surplus Executing a winning campaign strategy requires money -- a lot of money -- and because campaigns are fast-paced and short-term…

Keywords: consulting, revenue, winning, campaign, strategy, technology

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Best Practices 101 – 48 Hour Notices

April 29th, 2013

It’s no secret that FEC compliance is complicated and requires a great deal of time and attention to detail. Serious financial implications and damages to your campaign’s reputation are at…

Keywords: FEC, RFAI, 48, hour, notice, fine, best, practices

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Best Practices 101 – Financial Accountability

April 22nd, 2013

Does the same person submit expenses, write checks, and balance the books? One way to get your campaign in a lot of trouble – both legally and financially – is to yield all financial cont…

Keywords: technology, FEC, compliance, best, practices

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Lessons learned from the RNC Growth and Opportunity Project

April 15th, 2013

Red Curve Solutions named ‘hidden gem’ of 2012 election cycle Red Curve Solutions was named a “hidden gem” of the 2012 Romney presidential campaign and a “model” f…

Keywords: RNC, Republican, Romney

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Red Curve Solutions receives 2013 AAPC Pollie Award

April 5th, 2013

American Association of Political Consultants recognizes Red Curve Solutions for Best Use of New Technology during the 2012 election cycle Washington, DC -- The American Association of Political Cons…

Keywords: AAPC, DC, Pollie, award, Romney

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