Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Been a While

I have decided to get back into the blogging thing. It's been a while and I am a little rusty so bear with me.

First thing I wanted to get out there is that I have decided to back Barack Obama and am going to try and organize a fundraiser. Trouble is, I have never organized anything like this in my life. If anyone knows anything about fundraising or knows somebody who has experience, please let me know. I haven't settled on a theme or anything yet so suggestions are welcome. I am hoping to have the event sometime this summer. That way I can avoid trying to rent a space and maybe just have the thing at a park and rent a tent or something. Anyway, it's still in it's infancy but hopefully I can get it to grow up quick. Pass this on to anyone you think can help.


Thomas Westgard said...

I actually know a lot about political fundraising now. Wish I had known all this a year ago, but time moves on... One outcome of this recent election is that I'm going to work on helping people become and stay involved in politics, and fundraising is a very important part of it.

There are a lot of ways to raise money - a big sort of festival is certainly one, but you might want to start with a more limited project. Not to talk you out of it entirely, but there's plenty of time at the moment - you might end up doing more than one thing. I'm sure that there would be a lot of interest in helping Barack Obama in Rogers Park.

Maybe we could sit down for an hour or two and I could run through things I know, and you could expand on your ideas. Maybe at Ennui? Email if you're interested: tom at ilmechliens dot com

Thomas Westgard said...

Oh, and welcome back.