What is Blue Impact? What Problem Does it Solve?
The Internet is awash with solicitations for political campaigns. You can find dozens of lists online that break down top targeted U.S. House races or other high-profile seats that could be flipped in the next election. There are hundreds upon hundreds of non-profit organizations that work on voting and election issues. In short, there are almost too many options available if you are looking to make a political contribution. How can you know if your investment is making a significant impact? That's where Blue Impact comes in; our team of experienced political professionals sorts through candidates and organizations to recommend a focused list of impact investments. You're not going to find the same generic lists of targeted districts here. We're not going to recommend a political race where your donation is merely a drop in the proverbial bucket. Instead, Blue Impact identifies under-the-radar political investments where your money could truly change the outcome of an important race. This is strategic political investing -- the kind of investing that wealthy Republican donors have utilized to build Republican majorities that don't reflect the will of the voters.
What is the Goal of Blue Impact?
Republican's get far more than their fair share of political offices. One of the reasons they are so successful is they invest their resoruces far more thoughfully and strategically than progressives/Democrats. The Kochs, Mercers, Devos's etc are very effective. Unfortunatley, Progressive mega-donors have not been as effective. Blue Impact is the start of a movement by normal political investors to invest strategically and for impact. There are 115,000 of us that invested over $800M in the 2016. We have the $ and numbers to make a difference.
Why Should I Trust Your Recommendations?
Because you wouldn't be reading this right now if you weren't looking for a different direction. Blue Impact has assembled some of the top political professionals in the country who have their fingers on the pulse of local politics. Our team will make recommendations for investments that, on balance, will be more strategically effective than anything an individual investor could do on their own. Admittedly, we won't always be correct in our assessments, but we will make bold recommendations that target high impact candidates and organizations that are not covered in the national press.
What percent of my dontations from Blue Impact goto the Candidate and/or Organization?
100%. Blue Impact does not take any fee or percentage. No candidate or organization pay to be on the site. All donatations go through www.actblue.com - the leading progressive payments processor direclty to the campaign or organization.
If a candidate or orgaanization is not on Blue Impact, should I support them?
Of course. Blue Impact selections are based upon a specific set of objectives for 2018 and 2020. There are many great organizations and candidates worthy of your support. Plus, we will make mistakes and miss opportunites.
Are my donations tax deductable?
In general, no. If a contribution to an organization is tax deductiable, we will highlight it for you.
Can I donate to Blue Impact Network?
Yes. We need funds to pay our poltical experts and editors. In additon, 2018 is just the start. We plan to highlight high impact investments in 2019 that will be required for 2020. Donate at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/blueimpactnet.