Red Curve Solutions, LLC provides services essential to your organization. You can think of Red Curve Solutions ® as your back office that will provide continuity to your organization. A chaotic campaign environment doesn't give your employees and volunteers the time needed to effectively tackle burdensome tasks. Red Curve Solutions ® takes them off your plate so that you can focus on your organization's core function.
Red Curve Solutions ® is a unique service provider in the political industry. The company was founded out of a strong need for political campaigns to impose financial order on what was often financial chaos. The mission of Red Curve Solutions ® was to put a variety of inter-related services under one umbrella. Political campaigns used to hire five or more scattered vendors to provide the following array of services: expense management, donor database, revenue management, FEC compliance, administration and budgeting. The consolidation of these services under one roof and one custodian of responsibility increased efficiency and reduced legal and administrative expenses. Political campaigns have enough chaos with truncated timelines and various business rules constantly being re-written. Red Curve Solutions ® built a service so campaigns can worry about winning rather than administrative nuances.
Just how big of a difference does Red Curve Solutions ® make? Not to brag but Red Curve Solutions ® is one of the only vendors to start and end the campaign for the last two Presidential nominees.
The Red Curve Solutions ® team is experienced in the unique financial management needs of political campaigns that come from issues like unpredictable cash flow, rapid spending decisions, and compliance considerations. With a wealth of knowledge and breadth of perspective drawn from prior experience in banking, investment management, accounting, and law, the team at Red Curve Solutions ® is ready to help you make every dollar count.
There is currently not a firm in the space that provides a comprehensive product. The campaign would need to hire an array of separate vendors.
Yes we do! Red Curve Solutions ® offers a comprehensive database for revenue and expenses, it is called VORTEX℠.
Red Curve Solutions ® goal is to provide customized financial management solutions at a cost below what it would cost your organization or campaign to hire full-time employees to do that same work. As your campaign’s needs change (either growing or shrinking), we can scale our team and flow resources to meet those changing needs much more easily and eliminate staffing risks for your organization.
Our team is experienced in the unique financial management needs of political campaigns that come from unpredictable cash flow, rapid spending decisions, compliance considerations, quick ramp-up and wind-down of campaign operations, customized payroll and benefits for staff and contractors, etc. Though your local accountant may be a friend and supporter, his or her inexperience with political campaign operations may lead to costly financial mistakes or violations of campaign finance law. We do this all day, every day and will be there that whole time as a strategic financial management partner.
Every campaign is different, but generally Finance Directors and fundraising consultants are selected and judged based on how well they RAISE money. We spend most of our time and energy focused on how your campaign handles the money once it's raised. We deliver accountability for every dollar from the time it comes in the door to the time it leaves.
Only to the extent that we provide the truth on how much ‘strategy’ the campaign can afford and sound advice and scenario planning when the money gets tight (and it will). Your campaign management and political advisors are the experts on the campaign’s message and tactics to secure the 50%+1 votes needed to win--we let them do their job and we stick to ours.
Among other things, Red Curve Solutions ® has built a proprietary, online expense management platform that puts spending and budget information in one place for campaign managers and leadership teams. Staffers enter expenses through our online portal and campaign managers are notified via email of pending approvals. Expenses are approved online and fed directly into our accounting system for payment and accurate, real-time tracking and reporting on the budget and cash positions. Ultimately, staffers get reimbursed more quickly, vendors and consultants get paid on time and campaign managers spend less time dealing with expense reports and angry vendors. Everybody is happier and can spend more time on winning the election or fulfilling the group’s mission.
Sure. But in order to do the work, your campaign will need to do the work. In other words, you'll either need a volunteer (you often get what you pay for and as volunteers come and go, you'll be spending a lot of time training), you'll need to hire a dedicated manager for this work or split the work across staffers whose main focus should be finding votes and not counting money. With Red Curve Solutions ®, our proprietary expense management and accounting systems are included in our services agreement. Your campaign isn't faced with hiring someone to handle the financial management, risking costly mistakes by inexperienced volunteers or splitting important work between other staffers as an after-thought. Instead, you get a custom solution for end-to-end accountability and a consistent presence overseeing your campaign's finances at a cost lower than the cost of staff, plus license fees for one-size-fits-all software packages.
Red Curve Solutions ® is one of the only one stop shops in the industry for all your financial needs. We process expenses, checks, credit cards and anything else that is legal to accept under campaign finance law.
The company was founded in Massachusetts in 2008 while the owner's wife was undergoing chemotherapy. There is no better place to be in the world than Massachusetts when you have a medical problem. Our headquarters is in Beverly, Massachusetts but we have a satellite office in Arlington, Virginia. We do have a presence in the DC area.