Fundraising Secrets & Ground Game Strategies - Drew Ryun

Fundraising Secrets & Ground Game Strategies – Drew Ryun

Podcast Interview with Drew Ryun

With over 20 years of political experience, Drew Ryun has raised millions of dollars and run countless ground operations. He knows what he’s talking about when it comes to campaign fundraising and ground game!

Drew Ryun is a political operative, entrepreneur, fundraiser, author and running camp director. A former deputy director at the Republican National Committee, he is a founder and now managing partner of Campaign Sidekick.

When he’s not working, Drew is either playing golf or spending time with his family at their home outside Fort Worth, TX. He and his bride have 3 beautiful daughters and son.

I was hired straight out of Hillsdale College by Drew and have worked closely with him ever since. He’s taught me much of what I know about politics and has been both an invaluable friend and mentor.

The fundraising and ground game advice he shares with us today is rock-solid and if you implement those ideas within your campaign, you’re going to take off!

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What You’ll Learn about Opposition Research from Drew Ryun In This Episode:

[00:00] Podcast Introduction and Drew Ryun Background

[06:41] Why fundraising matters and how to get started!

[12:34] Tips to consider when hiring a fundraiser

[18:40] How to prepare for major donor meetings

[24:32] Make your ask for a specific amount and purpose

[28:36] Essentials for a strong canvassing ground game

[38:00] When to challenge your Consultant

[40:56] Why you should use Campaign Sidekick!

[43:28] Closing thoughts from Drew Ryun

[45:18] Final comments and outro

Raz Shafer

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