Monday, April 16, 2007

Should amateur political fund raisers get a commission?


Politics and Technology looks at Romney's student fund-raising site. Romney offers a 10% commission. It is against the ethics code of professional political fund raisers to get a commission based on percentage of funds raised. Should this code apply to amateurs and students?

I drafted fund raising letters for a candidate and developed mailing lists and didn't ask for a commission. They were highly effective in terms of response rate. In the discussion their are disagreements as to rather commissions are sleazy or smart.

2 comments:

jordan bailey said...

Totally off-topic - thought this might interest you, and didn't see it on here already:

Texas Gov. Rick Perry's Dangerous Database
http://www.alternet.org/rights/50517/

- The Blogger Formerly Known as Sharon

Gary said...

I had seen the headlines without looking at it, so many outrages, so little time....