Our budget template is an essential tool for any campaign. Used in tandem with your campaign plan, the budget will help you allocate resources from now until Election Day. This tool can also be helpful in establishing fundraising benchmarks based on the needs of the campaign.
The Arena Budget helps campaign managers track detailed spending in the following areas: Staff Salary, Equipment, Research, Rent, Office Expenses, Voter Contact Program, Data, Website, Compliance, Consulting, and Paid Media.
The template goes month-by-month or week by week, and allows you to customize the different phases of your campaign spending. It also helps you track incoming fundraising dollars and cash on hand.
Any budget is meant to be a living and breathing document that is updated and referred to throughout the campaign. Using this template, both the candidate and campaign leadership can communicate and collaborate on budget decisions in real-time.
Update: We’ve added an additional template for tracking daily spending in the campaign’s final month.
The budget tool allows you to summarize your line item budget by quarter and budget category.