Starting Your Campaign Journey: How to Run for Office

Posted: Feb 04th, 2019 Updated: Dec 17, 2020

Every super hero starts somewhere, and you hero's journey is just beginning.

Running for office is hard, but it also can be the most rewarding thing you will ever do. FundHero is the sidekick to your hero, we are here help you start your political campaign and set yourself up for success.

We have a library of articles that can give you tips into running your campaign, fundraising, and building connections. In this post we summarize many of these points. You can take a closer look into the topics by clicking the links. 


Before you Run for Office

Before you jump into running for office you need to take a step back and ask yourself a few questions. This will help you evaluate if you and your family are ready to take the plunge into politics.

You should also know what to expect. There's a lot coming your way and this outline will help you understand the different phases of a campaign and what you can expect up until the election.

To help walk you through each step of the campaign, FundHero has put together a checklist walking you through each phase of the campaign. You can find the checklist below.


How to Start Running for Office

Now that you've decided to run for office there are some things you should do.

  1. Build your campaign team
  2. Draft a personal statement
  3. Create a campaign website
  4. Create social media accounts
  5. Choose your campaign staff

How to Start Raising Money

  1. Set up your campaign finance structure
  2. Create a campaign budget
  3. Find your first donors and supporters


Let's Go!

Now that you've done all the prep work, you are ready to go. It's time to announce your campaign and put everything into motion.


Download our Campaign Checklist Below!

Good luck and we are excited to help you on this journey!

Sam Shurtleff

With a background in business and entrepreneurship, Sam brings a unique view to the FundHero world. Focusing on product development and user success her goal is to help candidates and nonprofits become better fundraisers with all the right tools at their fingertips.