Monday, April 16, 2007
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.