March 20, 2006

  In this Issue:

  1. A Statement of our Principles
  2. Hot Tip - Contacting Support from BackOffice
  3. Effective Speaking For Candidates
  4. Fuel us with Feedback!
  5. Focus On: Financial Transactions
  6. Submit to CampaignGuide! Statement of Principles

Dear Friend,

At, we are dedicated to security, quality and service. But what does that really mean? We thought we'd take a moment to break down our commitment in concrete terms.

Since our principles are a lengthy body, please take a moment to visit Our Statement of Principles.

Thank you for your continued business.

-Ben Katz
Company Founder

Hot Tip - Refunding Contributions

My Account. There are two ways of entering refunded contributions - the first is as a contribution reversal which lists refunds as NEGATIVE contributions but does not total on the Refunded Contributions line on the FEC or FPPC report.

The second is as an expense, with the Reporting Code "Refunded Contribution" - this totals the refunds and will show up on Line 20a (on FEC Form 3) and lists the refunds in Schedule B (for CA Form 460).

If you have a reversal, DO NOT CHECK THE REVERSAL BOX ON THE ORIGINAL TRANSACTIONS. Instead, add a new contribution for the same amount & check the reversal box on that transaction. This way you'll have two transactions that cancel each other out.

  1. Go to the Donor's Record.
  2. Select Contribution under Add a Transaction
  3. Click the Reversal box and fill in the amount of the refund and the date.
  4. Save changes

Effective Speaking For Candidates by Randall P. Whatley

How to Make your Point and Create Sound Bites And Quotable Statements

Whether you are participating in a debate, at a community forum or communicating with the media, your most important objective should be to make your point clear and memorable.

The following are three simple and effective techniques to make your point clear and create sound bites and quotable statements:

Read more in's CampaignGuide.

Fuel us with Feedback!

We love hearing about how much you enjoy using Our business is built around serving our clients' needs. Your comments and concerns fuel us in serving you with outstanding products and customer service. Please send anything you have to say about to Jessica Wong.

Thanks for fueling us to be a better company.

Focus On: Financial Transactions

Focus On is our new series of email tutorials. We will show you a few overlooked features in our system. We encourage you to print this document and keep it next to your computer, to follow along easily through the lesson.

In this edition, we will show you a few overlooked features in our system

Click here to view this month's Focus On.

As always, if you have questions about what you've read in our Focus On, we encourage you to call us and get additional training. Our support staff is always happy to provide you with the information you need.

Submit to CampaignGuide!

We're always looking for new content and articles for our CampaignGuide. We'd love to hear from you, since we know that our clients are the most talented people in the business. If you decide to share your expertise with us, we'll include your contact info and a web link to your business with your article. Review our CampaignGuide and please, don't hold back if you have material that needs to be covered!

Please e-mail all submissions to Jessica Wong.


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