Ask yourself this hard question: Do you donate money to the DPNM? If not, why?
Most people donate money for causes they believe in. Would you donate to the DPNM if you were provided transparent financial information that showed how the Party supports the Democratic Party Platform? When we truly empower voters with clear information about how our spending relates to our issues, we can inspire giving. Working with the DPNM's finance director, let's build a party that is issues based, spend our money in this way and build a powerful and inclusive party for the people of New Mexico.
We need to become a model for all state Democratic parties to show the connection between our Platform as a means to solicit donations to support us.
We have a unique opportunity to tap the hearts and minds of New Mexico Democrats by asking them to become fiscal sponsors of the DPNM and our mission. Tapping individuals, our caucus members as well as our elected officials provides 'skin in the game' and will make the DPNM more resilient. In order to develop a grassroots sustainer program we must listen deeply, and provide a 'return' on the investment by electing hard working and forward thinking Democrats. We need Dems who support real bills that help real hard working New Mexicans.
Lets earn the respect of all New Mexicans by relying on our own financial sustainers instead of outside funding - it makes us stronger - and holds us accountable.
Our fundraising goals should support two main goals:
1). Get Democratic candidates elected
2) Utilize our DPNM state platform to inspire fundraising and sustainable spending.
Rayellen's goals are to ensure every member of the SCC sees a direct link between the raising of funds and what that money was spent on.
Rayellen is currently the Treasurer for the Bernalillo County Democratic Party, a position she's held for two years. Rayellen has developed automated processes that make the tedious nature of transaction reporting easier. Rayellen understands NM's reporting rules. As a professional trainer, she is able to help and support other County Parties in their reporting requirements and give them tools and techniques to make the reporting process as seamless as possible. Sometimes people just need some compassionate help when encountering something new. Rayellen will provide professional level financial training to any County Party who desires this help.