Most political advocacy groups are formally nonprofits, but that doesn’t mean that they care any less about their budgets than corporations — most end up having to spend a ridiculous amount of their time raising money. Turns out, the best time of year to rake in those fat checks is at the very end, when most people do holiday gift-giving and also take advantage of the charitable donations tax exemption. Want some actual evidence of how important the year-end fundraising effect is? Take a look at these two articles suggested by Democracy in Action’s in-house blogger Jason Zanon:
Several interesting reads today on the email advocacy front. First, the latest article to predict the demise of email, though in this case the author makes a good point that future computers/cell phones/convergence gadgets will probably combine email, text and IM into a single interface, leaving us free to use the right medium for a given message.