What are the qualities needed to be a political campaign fundraiser, or perhaps, any type of fundraiser? How does one get started in this business? What are the requisite qualities in the person?
These questions were the focus during the initial part of my interview last week, with one of the very best of them, fundraiser Alexandra “Allee Bautsch” Grunewald.
What is the role of a political campaign fundraiser? How does one become one in the first place? What are the necessary skillsets? How does one locate the keys to fundraising and election-winning success?
On Wednesday, September 26, from 7:30 to 8:30 pm, one of the best political fundraisers in the state and in the nation, Alexander, “Allee Bautsch”, will discuss these and other issues in the next Bayoubuzz ElectionsWin.com webinar.
How important is the media consultant in the elections campaign? Does it make a difference if the election is for a major statewide office or a parochial position of power? Who calls the shots? How dependent is the candidate upon the advertising firm, the public relations persons? What qualities should a candidate or campaign manager consider when hiring the person who might create the ads, the TV spots, the Internet buys? What if the campaign goes into crises mode, who do you call, what do you do?
What must a candidate running for public office do to get noticed? Does it make a difference whether the candidate is new to the political scene versus someone who has tire marks of experience? Has the Internet changed this process and if so, how? What role does polling have for those who are new to the campaign trail, compared to someone who has a track history of electioneering? Are polls necessary in all races?