RPAC: Your Best Investment in Real Estate
Since 1969, the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) has promoted the election of pro-REALTOR® candidates across the United States. The purpose of RPAC is clear: REALTORS® raise and spend money to elect candidates who understand and support their interests. The money to accomplish this comes from voluntary contributions made by REALTORS®. These are not members’ dues; this is money given freely by REALTORS® in recognition of how important campaign fundraising is to the political process. RPAC doesn’t buy votes. RPAC enables REALTORS® to support candidates that support the issues that are important to their profession and livelihood.
2013 RPAC Changes
Voted by Fundraising Trustees on 1/27/13
RPAC Participation Goal: New Participation Goals
Click here to view 2013 Participation Goals per state (as well as Fair Share Goal, Major Investor and President’s Circle Goals).
How are the new Participation Goals calculated?
- For states that met or exceeded 37% last year, their Participation Goal remains at 37%
- For states within 5% points of last year’s 37% goal, their Participation Goal remains at 37%. (Example: If a state ended last year with a 35% Participation rate, their goal in 2013 would be 37%.)
- For those states that were 5% or less of the 37% goal last year, their Participation Goal will be to increase by 5% points. (Example: If a state ended last year with a 20% Participation rate, the 2013 goal would be 25%.)
Triple Crown’s new criteria
The above new state-specific participation goals are now part of the Triple Crown criteria which is as follows:
- Meet RPAC Fair Share Goal
- Meet State Participation Goal (Clarification: This is a change as it’s the state-specific goal; not the 37% national Participation Goal.)
- Meet Major Investor and President’s Circle Goals
Remember that monies must be in NAR’s finance department by COB on the following dates:
- Midyear Meeting Recognition: April 26, 2013
- Annual Convention & Yearend Deadline: October 18, 2013
*Wire transfers are same-day. RPAC recommends your state set up a wire transfer process to avoid late transmittals. Call Debbie Frey of NAR’s Finance Department for more information on how to implement wire transfers: (312-329-8565).
New cut-off date for Fundraising Partnership Program Grants
Beginning in 2013, associations must apply for fundraising grants by September 15th.
Click here for more information on the Fundraising Partnership Program. **
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