The Ten Immutable Laws of the (Fundraising) Universe

by Carl Richardson

Effective Meetings with Members of Congress


June 24, 2005

A face-to-face meeting with a member of Congress is one of the best ways to influence his or her position. Below are some tips to help you prepare and plan for your next meeting with a member of Congress.

Before the Meeting

Web Resources for the Savvy Fundraiser


Foundations / Corporations & Proposals:
The Foundation Center
The Council on Foundations
Community Foundation locator: http://www.communityfoundationlocator.org/search/index.cfm

A 52-page, downloadable PDF fundraising handbook to help League leaders develop strategies and relationship building skills. 

July 22, 2005

TO:
  Members of the U.S. House of Representatives
FROM:
  Kay J. Maxwell, President
RE:
  Campaign Finance Reform

The League of Women Voters urges you to oppose H.R. 1316, the Pence-Wynn bill, and support H.R. 513, the Shays-Meehan legislation.

July 14, 2005

TO:
  Members of the U.S. Senate
RE:
  Vote ‘No’ on S. 1082 to Repeal D.C.’s Gun Laws
FROM:
  LWVUS and other organizations

Dear Senator:

June 29, 2005

TO: Members of the U.S. House of Representatives
FROM: Kay J. Maxwell, President
RE: H.R. 1316, Repeal of Campaign Finance Limitations

The League of Women Voters strongly urges you to oppose H.R. 1316. The legislation, reported by the House Administration Committee, is a dangerous retreat to the days of huge special interest contributions to office holders, candidates and the political parties.

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National Events

A full schedule of events hosted by the national League. Events that the League is part of that are national in scope are also included.

This section includes information specifically geared to help educate state and local League leaders on things from basic leadership and strategic planning, to skill development areas such as attracting visibility, recruiting new members and increasing your fundraising.  We also have materials on areas and issues, from running debates to facilitating civil liberties dialogues.

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