The REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) gives REALTORS® a powerful voice to help develop, advance and implement federal legislative objectives that affect the real estate business and the ownership and operation of real estate. RPAC supports pro-REALTOR® candidates running for public office. It does not matter if the candidate is part of the Republican or Democratic Party as long as they are part of the REALTOR® Party. At NAR, the RPAC team is proactive with direct fundraising efforts and education-based programs.
President’s Circle Program
Contact: Kelly O'Donnell at 202-383-7510
The President’s Circle is an influential group of REALTORS® who contribute directly to REALTOR®-friendly candidates at the federal level in response to requests from the RPAC Trustees. The legal limit any PAC can give a Member of Congress is $10,000. The President’s Circle Program allows REALTORS® to contribute beyond RPAC dollars and capture the attention of Capitol Hill. Being an RPAC Major Investor is a prerequisite for participating in the President’s Circle Program. In addition to a greater voice for REALTORS® in the federal legislative process, President’s Circle members enjoy exclusive benefits through the Recognition Program, beyond what they already receive as an RPAC Major Investor.
Corporate Major Investor Program
Contact: Paula Martino at 202-383-1156
Collaborate with NAR’s fundraising staff to increase your overall fundraising efforts by tapping into Corporate Investors to increase overall RPAC/PAF receipts and participation.
RPAC Major Investor Event-Based Fundraising Program
Contact: Kelly O'Donnell at 202-383-7510
NAR’s Major Investor Event-Based Fundraising Program is a hands-on initiative that provides an innovative approach to emphasizing the value of RPAC in an exclusive and customized setting. In collaboration with state and local associations and state leadership, NAR works to identify REALTORS® willing to support RPAC as Major Investors and host personalized events designed to explain the connection between legislative successes and RPAC contributions. NAR staff is qualified to provide detailed structural support, handle all event logistics and supply all of the assistance necessary to produce a RPAC successful event. During these NAR-sponsored events, attendees get a special legislative briefing from REALTOR® staff, have the opportunity to ask questions about RPAC, and receive a comprehensive explanation of RPAC Major Investor benefits. The events are 100 percent NAR-sponsored, and 70 percent of all proceeds go directly to the state or local REALTOR® association. This program has resulted in thousands of RPAC dollars raised nationwide and numerous new Major Investors.
RPAC Online Fundraising Program
Contact: Peter Kelly at 202-383-7599
An integral part of the NAR REALTOR® PAC Management Tool, the robust Online Fundraising Program works proactively in collaboration with state and local associations and brokers to promote the overall presence of RPAC efforts and increase grassroots-level donations nationwide. NAR provides resources to state and local association staff in the way of training and technical assistance, as well as strategy development and marketing outreach.
The RPAC Conference Grants help state associations increase their RPAC fundraising receipts and RPAC participation. Each state can apply for as much as $0.10 per member. States with less than 50,000 members can apply for up to $5,000. NAR will provide help with sample fundraising manuals, fundraising plans, conference agendas and PowerPoint presentations, as well as recommendations on professional fundraising trainers and consultants to speak at your conference. This program is limited to states with election laws that do not ban use of corporate political contributions for use in fundraising.
RPAC Fundraising Grants for State and Local Associations
Contact: Kanoa Naehu at 202-383-7509
The RPAC Fundraising Grants help state and local associations increase their RPAC fundraising receipts and RPAC participation. Associations may apply for grants of up to $5,000 annually to be used for fundraising purposes, such as a special fundraising event (auction, Miss RPAC contest, etc.); fundraising video or DVD production and distribution; distribution of fundraising materials; or RPAC messaging for new member orientations. This program is limited to states with election laws that do not ban use of corporate political contributions for use in fundraising.
The RPAC Fundraising Webinar Series is designed to help REALTOR® volunteers, as well as state and local association staff, acquire practical RPAC training skills without leaving their office.
Contact: Jackie Zaporowski at 202-383-1029
The NAR Recognition Program provides special accolades to our most valued group of investors, the RPAC Major Investors and President’s Circle members, through a compilation of benefits that are exclusive to this elite group of supporters. Through the Recognition Program, we are able to provide tangible and meaningful thanks for their investment in RPAC. Some of the program benefits for Major Investors include recognition pins and plaques, invitations to private receptions at NAR meetings and conferences, recognition in printed and online NAR materials and sweepstakes to various events. In addition to the previously listed benefits, President’s Circle members also receive regular exclusive webinars and newsletters, special invitations to various events, VIP seating at NAR concerts and access to headquarter hotels at national meetings. Program benefits for state and local associations include invitation for two guests to attend Major Investor receptions and various awards given out at the annual State Awards Ceremony.