Start Running!

Running for office is a big decision, but we make it easy. With a Start Running page, you can test your potential financial support without the pressure of committing. You can collect pledges to contribute that your supporters will only be charged for if you officially decide to take the plunge and run for office. Click to learn about candidate declaration laws in your state.

How it works

Nominate someone, and create their crowdfunding page.

Start collecting pledges and endorsements to build support.

Declare your official candidacy, and your pledges turn into campaign donations.

Create a crowdfunding page, set fundraising goals, and build support.

It works on desktop and mobile, and takes just a few minutes to set up.

Start collecting pledges before you officially declare your candidacy.

Crowdpac is the only place you can do this. When you declare, your pledges automatically turn into campaign donations.

Get endorsements, and climb the leaderboard alongside declared candidates.

On the page for every race, there is a leaderboard showing candidates' pledges and endorsements.


Crowdpac uses a pledge system to make it possible for you to support prospective candidates before they officially register with the appropriate regulatory agency such as the Federal Election Commission (FEC). If your candidate declares, our payment processing partner Democracy Engine will charge your credit card, and the donation will be transferred to your candidate.

You will not be charged.

Crowdpac offers unique conditional pledge campaigns powering new ways to engage in grassroots fundraising and advocacy, such as this run for office tool. When you make a pledge to a conditional campaign, we a deduct a 4.25% fee to support our platform on top of the standard 3.75% + $.30 fee to process our transactions from any pledges that convert to donations. Pledges that do not convert to donations incur no fees.

After the candidate officially declares, 100% of new donations made on our platform will go to the campaign. To do this, we add a 3.75% + $.30 processing surcharge on top of the donation that goes to our payment processor, Democracy Engine, and also suggest a small voluntary amount (a “tip” if you will) to help support our platform.

For information about fees related to products besides our Run For Office tool, please click here.

Congratulations! Once we verify that your committee has been established, all pledges will be processed and remitted along with relevant contact and reporting information. If you did not receive a nomination email, contact us at with your name, race and contact information.

Crowdpac is your very own political machine.

Don't let anyone decide for you - get invested, get involved!