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.
Beginning in 2014, Local Boards will be ranked against other local boards nationwide. For each of the four local board size categories an award will be given for First, Second and Third place. The ranking will be based on an equally-weighted composite score of Participation, Major Investors and President's Circle members. There will be a total of 12 awards given to local associations. For more information, please click here.
NOTE: In order for a local board to be eligible for recognition, the Board must be active on the REALTOR® PAC Management System--meaning they must have a credentialed user that has participated in a REALTOR® PAC Management System training for local associations. For more information on how to get your Local Board on the PAC Management System, please contact Jennifer Hamilton.
RPAC Hall of Fame
January 8, 2014
Nominations for the 2013 RPAC Hall of Fame Class are due by Friday, January 31, 2014. Inductions will occur during the 2014 Mid-Year Meetings, May 13-18 in Washington, DC. Hall of Fame nominations must be submitted by the state association with the RPAC investment history confirmed by NAR. To nominate an investor or for more information, please contact Desta Wallace.
2013 RPAC Fundraising Award Winners
December 11, 2013
Click HERE to see the 2013 RPAC Fundraising Award Winners.
2013 RPAC Year End Fundraising Reports
December 10, 2013
The 2013 RPAC Year End Fundraising Reports are now available. View the following reports to find out how your state or region stacked up Nationwide:
Changes Passed regarding the NAR Issues Conference
June 9, 2013
The RPAC Federal Disbursements Trustees and RPAC Fundraising Trustees passed several changes to the NAR Issues Conference. These changes follow the recommendations of a PAG to the Leadership Team and then to both Trustees bodies. All changes will begin with the 2014 conference:
Beginning in 2014, only President’s Circle members will receive an invitation to the conference.
There will be a $495 fee for each President’s Circle conference registrant. Guests are invited free of charge. Please note that this new $495 registrant fee eliminates the guest fee that a prior Workgroup voted to implement.
The name of the conference will be changed to the RPAC President’s Circle Annual Conference.
Brooke Roth (firstname.lastname@example.org) and RPAC Staff (email@example.com) are available to answer logistical questions. If you would like more information about the rationale behind this decision making, RPAC staff can put you in touch with appropriate RPAC Volunteer Leadership.
Aristotle Mobile Processing (AMP) Device
June 8, 2013
NAR is excited to announce the initial rollout of the Aristotle Mobile Processing (AMP) device to assist with RPAC fundraising. The device provides a very streamlined process for taking credit card contributions at events. NAR will begin working with a few select states in the Online Fundraising Program to use the AMP device. A formal rollout to other states will begin at the Annual Convention later this year. Please contact Laura Camp at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
RPAC Participation Goal: New Participation Goals
March 26, 2013
Click here to view 2013 Participation Goals per state (as well as Fair Share Goal, Major Investor and President’s Circle Goals).
Triple Crown’s new criteria
March 25, 2013
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
How are the new Participation Goals calculated?
March 24, 2013
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%.)
March 20, 2013
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
March 13, 2013
Beginning in 2013, associations must apply for fundraising grants by September 15th. Click here for more information on the Fundraising Partnership Program. **