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How do you feel about the CPC fundraising efforts?
Hate it. You will get my money when I want you to have it.
10%
 10%  [ 2 ]
It is annoying, but necessary.
60%
 60%  [ 12 ]
I stand in awe of their fund raising genius.
15%
 15%  [ 3 ]
Never donated.
5%
 5%  [ 1 ]
Political parties fund raise?
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
No opinion
10%
 10%  [ 2 ]
Total Votes : 20

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kwlafayette





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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 10:12 pm    Post subject: What do you think of CPC fundraisers? Reply with quote

I hate it. When I think they deserve money, I will find out how to get it to them. All other times, leave me the hell alone!

Don't call me, it bugs me.
Don't send mail, it kills trees.

All times I have donated, it has been unsolicited. the solicitations that follow make me regret letting them know I exist.
biggie





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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't mind it - It's annoying like any other telemarketing, but it reminds me to donate..

Its about the only time someone calls and asks me to give money that I don't mind.
TealTories





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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah I really dont mind that much either.
They do call quite frequently though, they should get a better system that lets them know when the last time I donated was.
Hasdrubal





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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any government or political party asking money except from members within the party should never ask for a bloody dime from anyone.. It's called socialism when they ask non-party members.
Blue Meanie





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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hasdrubal wrote:
Any government or political party asking money except from members within the party should never ask for a bloody dime from anyone.. It's called socialism when they ask non-party members.

You're wrong! It's not called "socialism" if they "ask" for it. That implies you have a free choice to say "yes" or "no". It's called "socialism" when they just "take" it from you with out your permission. Sort of like when the Liberals just steal it from the taxpayers coffers. :wink:
Glenn
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I rarely cut a cheque for the CPC solely for the purpose of donations,
I will go to fundraising dinners, or speaking engagements but outside of my membership card I just have an issue with writing a cheque and getting nothing in return.
Hasdrubal





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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blue Meanie wrote:
Hasdrubal wrote:
Any government or political party asking money except from members within the party should never ask for a bloody dime from anyone.. It's called socialism when they ask non-party members.

You're wrong! It's not called "socialism" if they "ask" for it. That implies you have a free choice to say "yes" or "no". It's called "socialism" when they just "take" it from you with out your permission. Sort of like when the Liberals just steal it from the taxpayers coffers. :wink:
Glenn

Except the Liberals still got a huge portion of the vote and sits as a strong opposition despite the corruption. The Conservative Pretenders headed by Kim Campbell had a far worse fate.
biggie





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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cosmostein wrote:
I rarely cut a cheque for the CPC solely for the purpose of donations,
I will go to fundraising dinners, or speaking engagements but outside of my membership card I just have an issue with writing a cheque and getting nothing in return.


Nothing? How about the satisfaction of knowing you are helping to keep(or get) liberals out of office... Perhaps the small tax break you get by donating... I wouldn't say there is no return...
TealTories





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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

biggie rection wrote:
cosmostein wrote:
I rarely cut a cheque for the CPC solely for the purpose of donations,
I will go to fundraising dinners, or speaking engagements but outside of my membership card I just have an issue with writing a cheque and getting nothing in return.


Nothing? How about the satisfaction of knowing you are helping to keep(or get) liberals out of office... Perhaps the small tax break you get by donating... I wouldn't say there is no return...


I agree with Biggie. In the grand scheme of things I dont give alot of money maybe $200-$300/yr but it is well worth it. It is not enough just to vote and to complain, you have to get involved.
Guelphfirst





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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I buy tickets to events, draws or whatever.
I figure my 1000+ hours of volunteer work is worth tonnes more than i could ever give money wise.
Craig
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 11:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Online fundraising will continue to grow. It is always there when you need it but not obtrusive.

http://secure.conservative.ca/EN/945/
BBS





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PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 12:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The next step in fundraising is Premium SMS messaging. Small $1 to $5 donations from millions of cell phones. It's easy and quick.

Setup costs for custom SMS numbers right now mean that the national party is the only one that can do this, but this too is fast changing.
biggie





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PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2006 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its people like us who result in articles like this:

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/Arti.....b=Politics

Quote:
OTTAWA -- The federal Conservative party appears to have about 35,000 reasons not to be overly concerned about investment anger on Bay Street.

That's the number of contributors who donated something less than $200 to the Conservatives in the latest quarter, stuffing party coffers with cash and insulating Stephen Harper's minority government from the wrath of spurned investors upset by this week's dramatic income-trust turnaround.

The latest party financing figures from Elections Canada show that 94 per cent of the Conservative party's third-quarter, $3.7-million haul came from a broad base of small donors.

The Tory contributions dwarfed third-quarter Liberal fundraising of just over $900,000.

To date this year, the Conservatives have raised $13.3 million, according to the publicly posted figures. That compares with $4.1 million for the Liberals and $2.8 million for New Democrats.


I think a lot of this comes from conservatives wanting real change - We have a really strong, dedicated base... and I think that has a lot to do with it.
biggie





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PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2006 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BBS wrote:
The next step in fundraising is Premium SMS messaging. Small $1 to $5 donations from millions of cell phones. It's easy and quick.

Setup costs for custom SMS numbers right now mean that the national party is the only one that can do this, but this too is fast changing.


I love the idea - I'd be a huge contributer if I could do that...
BBS





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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 4:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cell phones are the next generation in organizing and fundraising tools. Think about how many cellphones/PDAs/Blackberries there are in the country now.

Dick DeVos is running for Governor in Michigan - he just launched his Mobile website - complete with a GOTV video.
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