General Tips and Info for Upraisers and Prospective Upraisers:
Your Donors are your Donors > While we can’t prevent other campaigns and parties from calling your donors (even if we, as permitted by law, salt our FEC filings with fake donors), once you obtain a contribution to the United National Committee from a donor, that’s your donor exclusively to contact for future contributions, as long as you remain an active Upraiser. To discourage other Upraisers from trying to poach your territory, any contributions from your donors are yours and yours alone for commission purposes, even if another Upraiser prompted that contribution.
Finders’ Fees (for Recruiters) > Any American can help fund the Cause indirectly by spotting Top Talent. The United National Committee will pay a Finder’s Fee of 1% of Career Contributions to anyone who signs up with us as a Scout, and notifies us in advance of a prospective Upraiser who is hired (e.g., if you persuade Jane Smith to volunteer to become an Upraiser, notify us that you’ve contacted her about the Upraiser opportunity, and she goes on to raise $1,000,000.00 for the United National Committee of the Unity Party of America, we’ll pay you $10,000). All payouts to Upraisers must be reported in publicly-available FEC financial reports, so you can bank on us.And yes, it is both permitted and encouraged that you are a Scout and an Upraiser at the same time.
The best times to call Donors are from 9AM-10AM in the morning, from 12 Noon to 1PM (donors’ lunch hour) and from 4PM to 8PM in the afternoon/evening (legally, you are permitted to call any time from 8AM to 9PM any day of the week, but please keep in good manners and differing time zones).
When calling donors, always have a glass of water handy, stand while you’re talking, be well-groomed, dress as professionally as possible, and have a mirror trained on you to remind you to smile (appearance always comes through in your voice).
Be sure to write thank you cards to your donors and get those cards in the mail less than 24 hours after their donation > courtesy and professionalism make a big difference.