1) Both Parties and several Private organization conduct seminars and classes that become invaluable on fundraising, campaigning, etc. We will list these as we see them become available.
2) ForOhio offers a list of resource links that include a Fund raising mechanism. This could be a good starting point . Take a look at their Campaign Tools page.
3) In addition to the other resource ideas listed here, Don’t forget about direct contributions from Ohioans. For higher State offices, the person who makes a contribution to your campaign can actually get their money back when they file thei Ohio State income tax.
To qualify for a State Tax Credit, the person can donate up to $50 ($100 filing joint return) and receive that $50/$100 back when they do their Ohio State income taxes – READ BELOW.
5747.29 Credit for contributions of money to candidates for statewide office or member of general assembly.
A nonrefundable credit is allowed against the tax imposed by section 5747.02 of the Revised Code for contributions of money made to the campaign committee of candidates for any of the following public offices: governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, auditor of state, treasurer of state, attorney general, member of the state board of education, chief justice of the supreme court, justice of the supreme court, or member of the general assembly. The amount of the credit for a taxable year equals the lesser of the combined total contributions made during the taxable year by each taxpayer filing a return required to be filed under section 5747.08 of the Revised Code or the amount of fifty dollars, in the case of an individual return, or one hundred dollars, in the case of a joint return.
As used in this section:
(A) “Candidate” has the same meaning as in division (B)(3) of section 3517.01 of the Revised Code, but is limited to candidates for the public offices specified in this section.
(B) “Contribution” has the same meaning as in division (B)(5) of section 3517.01 of the Revised Code, but is limited to contributions of money only.
The taxpayer shall claim the credit in the order required under section 5747.98 of the Revised Code. The credit for a taxable year shall not exceed the tax otherwise due for that year after allowing for any other credits that precede the credit under this section in that order.