With state political contribution records, you can identify your prospect’s giving history to state-level candidates, which is a great indicator of capacity to give charitably. Plus, you can search by political party to identify donors who share an interest in your cause, and facilitate searches by contribution amount to identify high capacity donors.
Open Secrets features one dataset:
- State Political Donations: Identify prospects who give to state-level candidates, political parties, lobby groups, and public officials with information including contribution year, range, and candidate information.
iWave is compliant with industry standards and regulations including the Federal Election Campaign (FEC) Act. According to FEC privacy regulations, US political giving data found within iWave cannot be used for any commercial purposes -*including the solicitation of political or charitable donations.* This is also why iWave, unlike other platforms, does not use FEC political giving in scoring algorithms and profile record matching, and we provide the ability for individuals to request an opt-out of our VeriGift donations database.
iWave offers third-party political giving data at no charge to provide context for our clients’ fundraising efforts, but not for their direct use in soliciting contributions of any kind. To learn more about this restriction, please visit the FEC’s page on Sale and Use of Campaign Information.
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