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How do we get the next Money Bomb to really go off BIG?

I know that nobody else can raise a million bucks just for the asking. BTW he is still about $2400 short for this one so, if you have not dropped a few bucks on the campaign, you may want to.

I know some are tapped out or have maxed out and they can always contribute by getting more new people to chip in a few bucks.

Yet, we have seen Dr. Paul supporters drive up the biggest Money Bombs. IN the '08 campaign we saw 4Mil and then on Dec 16 2007 the inauguration of the Tea Party yielded a record $6 million.

I know that over a million people have voted for Dr. Paul in this election cycle and if everyone of them gave $10 it would be over $10 million. And that's just the states that have voted so far.

I think the DP folks are on top of this. The question is how do we reach the remaining base and communicate about the Money Bomb? I post to meetups I belong to. Others post to facebook.

Maybe the sign waving activities can be leveraged better. For example, new signs that say things like "Money Bomb - RonPaul2012.com", "April 15 2012 - Donate to Ron Paul", "April 15 2012 - Stop Tyranny", and others. I am sure that people can come up with some excellent slogans that focus on each Money Bomb. Overpass banners too. I'll make up a couple for the next sign wave and see how it goes over.

I think we just need to find ways to be sure that all Ron Paul supporters get the word.

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All I want for 2012 graduation

Is for Mom and Dad to make a contribution to the Ron Paul campaign...for my future.
Should be easy enough to spread that around college campuses.

Just invited 1270 friends to

Just invited 1270 friends to the facebook money bomb event page. :)


$20 moneybomb

A possible theme for the nect moneybomb. Everyone can do it!

Make that $20.12

Make that $20.12

RON PAUL 2012 * Restore America * Bring The Troops Home

I have an extra one

over at go daddy I don't know if I can transfer it or not.

I will look into it.

Are you guys in az? I am

Facebook event page is setup,

Facebook event page is setup, should have graphics in tomorrow afternoon, site is currently being set up, please join the facebook event to show support, thanks.




Domains have been purchased.

Right now we need $30 for an SSL certificate we'll need for a facebook app, please help out if you can.


End the IRS Money Bomb Event Page - Face Book


check it out

share it

any videos being made to promote the money bomb

please send links to that page

they will be shared

We've got a ChipIn going for

We've got a ChipIn going for a web development team, marketing, promotion and social media networking.

We're at 550/2300 -- orenbus is going to be taking off work to work full time on this Moneybomb..


President or not, the Revolution is happening and it grows at the local level.


You should be on the ballot for your local Republican Central Committee.



Ron Paul Supporters,

I noticed the last money bomb didn't really have a website, the creative drive, focused development, promotion and marketing support that it should have had. With regard to the creation of the April money bomb site, graphics, promotion, etc., the project should be elevated above a simple “volunteer assignment” in order to be truly effective. I know normally we would want people to volunteer for web development duty, but this might not be the best way to get the the results we need in terms of fund raising during the next money bomb date. Perhaps a new approach is necessary, and this project should be conceived in the same light as a professionally made promotional event as we've done in the past with our more efficient money bombs, and can grow from lessons learned to make the next one as successful as it can be. To that end, I thought would run this by you guys so that at least the idea would be on the table.

Both my friend Dave (graphic designer) and I (programmer) would like to work on the next money bomb as we did building out the site and marketing/advertising graphics as well as doing promotion and communications for www.NoOneButPaul.com back in February. In order to do this right we would need to be able to focus on the new site for April for the next few weeks working on it full-time. Below is a quick description for the project and a link to the associated chipin. Indeed, a chipin or other similar fundraising initiative must happen in order to cover of all the costs involved such as paying for email distribution to 10k+ subscribers from all the previous money bombs, advertising and promotion fees, hosting as well as misc expenses and be able to cover us for the next few weeks while we work on the site.

(chipin summary)
Hello Ron Paul Revolutionaries, I'm a programmer by trade and work with a great designer and we both have experience in the web development industry. We are both eager to work on the next money bomb website, graphics and applications come April, however in order to do this we would need to clear our schedules and be able to work on the site full-time for the next couple of week. In order to be done correctly we would have to invest quite a lot of time and resources, including what could amount to 100+ hours of work by each of us. Our intention is to create a polished, professional site, graphics and applications from the ground up. Although personal funds were expended for the NOBP Money Bomb that reached over $2 Million in Feb. a more concerted and professional approach with regard to funding is necessary. A realistic budget must be created that would cover the various costs. Some of the things that must be incorporated into this budget include mailing list distribution costs for 10K+ email addresses of Ron Paul supporters, as well as web hosting, and promotion of the MB. Manpower expenditures must be considered as well, because our own bills must be tended to during the few weeks of the site’s development even as we put our concerted, full-time effort to creating site that’s professional and effective. We believe that anything less than a full-time concerted effort would result in a marketing work, graphics, applications and a site that is haphazard, difficult to navigate, and – functionally speaking – unable to meet the demands of a site in which moneys are totaled, traffic is tallied, and buzz is generated to direct to the official site during the money bomb date.

We need your help in order to allow us to do this critical work by contributing what you can. We are ready to move on the money bomb promotion work, graphics, site, marketing, etc. and to do all the promotion work that would go with it to make sure that supporters across the country know where to go when the time comes. To that end, we plan to build viral applications that would draw supporters to a the site that will be easy to remember, just as we had done with No One But Paul, but this time, we will bring all the tools we can to the table to make sure that the new money bomb will generate more traffic and therefore more fund raising for the official campaign when the time comes. If this start up money can be raised in the next few days we can get started right away. Keep in mind that we are also open to suggestions for effective applications that would augment standard money bomb sites, even those that were used on Black This Out, Tea Party 11, No One But Paul, etc. Money Bombs.

Here is a link to NoOneButPaul.com as sample of the kind of site we can put together for the next money bomb.

Chipin so that we can work on the April Money Bomb:


Awesome - this is great stuff Orenbus

I will start passing the chip in link around

Thanks for the help spreading

Thanks for the help spreading the word, we're currently at 33% funded:


Everything helps!

Encourage people to donate $8.27 for August 27, one of the days of the National Convention. It all adds up and it shows our commitment to stay in the race until Tampa.

It is very simple ...

Ron Paul needs to make it happen.

He has, quite frankly, sucked at getting the fundraising message out this go around.

He could create a $10million money bomb single handedly.

He needs to get John Stewart to book him a slot on the show and tell them that he has a major announcement.

Get them to tease the media all week about this announcement.

And then do what he does best and end it with a plug for the money bomb.

Short of that, Paul will have to settle for a million here and a million there.

Really good advice


Preparation through education is less costly than learning through tragedy

add lotto mojo?

Don't know if this has been mentioned, but what about adding a little lotto mojo to the next drive. Maybe draw to give away one of those Paul paintings or coins. Or give the winner(s) Paul signed t-shirts.

This really is a -

No Brainer :)

All we need to do is have an -

************* END THE IRS MONEY BOMB **************

A. Get a coffee cup
B. For the next 5 weeks, put $2.00 a week in it.
C. Spend the next 5 weeks spreading the link and info.
D. Pass Go and collect $10 Million Dollars for the Doctor.
E. This could be a 3 phase money bomb (3 consecutive months).

You've got to tap into peoples emotions and give them something to get FIRED UP about.

Ron Paul Money Bomb .......... Boring :/

Ron Paul 2012 Money Bomb ..... Boring :/

END THE IRS Money Bomb ....... Exciting!

Some people want to see Ron Paul win the presidency, but "EVERYONE" wants to see the end of the IRS.

Someone can start a simple one page website with info and links to the movie "Freedom to Fascism" and some other educational movies/literature that help take those who think we need it (IRS and income tax) down a rabbit hole and open their eyes. Setup a donate button and viola!

Everyone I know would put $10.00 into the remote chance of seeing an end to the IRS. It wouldn't matter if it was Dr. Paul or Mickey Mouse running for office to them.

We've got to get creative and start getting people-

**************** EMOTIONALLY INVOLVED *******************

The End.

Great, perfect, wonderful!


Send your tax dollars to Ron Paul Campaign!

Spend your tax dollars on Liberty.

Give a free bumper sticker to anyone that donates over a certain amount and plaster the freeways of America with the message of freedom.

New avenue for money.

Per a comment below, there have been way too many money bombs. Just asking for money doesn't always work. Do things like fundraisers or hit up big name endorses, or something needs to be done differently in the campaign other than sending out weekly letters asking for only money.

Voters need a reason or results to give money.


It is incredibly sad to think all we need is $10 a month from

just those who have already voted for Dr. Paul - Can you imagine the campaign he would have going forward with that kind of money? It seems to me the same FEW supporters are giving all they can, many maxing out. I wish there could be an organized effort, somehow - facebook, DP, whatever, to encourage small monthly donations from the mass.

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know Peace." - Jimi Hendrix

I agree! Campaign needs to setup 'automatic' donations.

Imagine if at the rallies where there are 4,500 people, if they had donation cards with an option for people to donate $5-$25 or more each month though the end of the campaign (stopping when the person maxes out of course).

Imagine if they sent out request to each donor who is not maxed out; asking them to sign up for automatic donations; rather than only when money bombs are going on.

As you mention, if only the 1 million who have voted for him would donate $10 a month. For that matter, if only the almost 1 million on Facebook who 'like' Dr. Paul would donate regularly. It would be amazing.

I hear that the 'money bombs' are getting too frequent or don't get advertised in advance. Fewer money bombs would be needed if Dr. Paul had a sufficient regular stream of automatic donations flowing in like clockwork.

Working on it!

Working on it!

President or not, the Revolution is happening and it grows at the local level.


You should be on the ballot for your local Republican Central Committee.


I still think we need a "Blimp" structured marketing plan, where some great TV ads are made available for playing on cable TV, and people donate to run them in areas of their choice, similarly to the super-brochures mailings, or the way time was sold on the blimp.

It's decentralized, everyone is paying directly for the play time, and no paperwork as it's a regular marketing service, not a coordinated campaign effort. (I think of it as like Cafe' Press--no one would call them a Ron Paul supporter, even though they sell Ron Paul shirts.)

Many people would pay to see their ad run locally, or to run it in upcoming primaries. This would impact the polls and media coverage, and by the time the campaign comes to town, people will be ready to hear them.

What do you think? http://consequeries.com/

Do it the same way Santorum does it..........:

Go into churches and recruit pastors as missionaries to their flocks.

I did this and I just about fell over when a pastor called up to THANK ME for dropping off the Ron Paul Christian flyer.

He KNOW he'g going to spread the word. This guy was a complete stranger to me.

I also write emails to pastors. I think it works.


I see a few Things that drive me nuts

Hello All

I wanted to add a few things.

First I am not sure if I agree that the money bomb is worn out or not. I see it as a marketing Problem. We really need to pull 10 million + in this one so Ron Paul can Take over CA and TX with adds to counter The Romney Machine

There is one main problem I see here

1: People are not leveraging their contacts

I have put several posts up telling people with email lists to send emails out and they are not. I have signed up to about 10 of the big RP email lists and I don't think I have gotten 1 promotional email from them about the money bombs.

I have even emailed many of them and have not gotten any response.

These people are sending emails out to thousands of people every day and still no constant promotion of the money bombs.

People also need to continuously send tweets and post to places like facebook. Many people will post a link to it once and then forget about it.

If you are tweeting and Facebook posting an average of 10 posts per day, there should be at least one post about the money bomb per day. You don't want to over do it but it needs to be out there every day

This needs to be done constantly and not one post the day the money bomb is announced and then once the day of the money bomb.

Also I see tons of RP comments on articles out there filled with people who are behind RP. We need to leverage them also and post the link to the money bomb in the comments section of every article we can find.

People are busy and need to be reminded. We should pat ourselves on the back since we raise 1 million every time RP requests money but he is getting enough to stay in the race not counter Romney.

We need to put our heads together on this one and really get a good result.

IF we could get the 1 million people who voted for ron paul to put in $20 we would get 20 million, that would scare the crap out of the establishment and give RP the financing he would need like he had in the early states.

We need to overwhelm the opposition this time

Yes, we are not fully leveraging our contacts

I contacted a couple in KC who do business with. They will today or tomorrow send a minimum of $1000.00 to the bomb. You should see this go up, soon.

Just ask. Tell them he needs their help. Tell them you've maxed out yourself and that you are collecting money for freedom and a powerful, new economy.

The one person, an owner of an antique business, said, "I'm not having fun, anymore, just barely making a living." She has switched from democract to repub to vote for Paul in the election.

Do make a list of everyone you know. I'll join you. Then, start calling. The goal is set here: 10 MIL!!

If somehow we could get

Everyone that voted for him to pitch in Min of $20 we would have close to 20 million.

The establishment would be crapping in their pants. We need to make this HUGE Somehow

I think it would good to

I think it would good to schedule nights where we have 20+ people in chat to go into a popular Paul or Political YouTube video and make a comment concerning the April 15th Moneybomb with a link to the web/pledge page -- Then you have the other 19 people go thumbs up it to bring it to top comments immediately -- Hit a few videos a night very fast

President or not, the Revolution is happening and it grows at the local level.


You should be on the ballot for your local Republican Central Committee.

I just sent

you and your other partners a message.

Email me or call me when you get a chance