Renee Schaeffer

Renee is a highly experienced political strategist with a specialization in fundraising. Over the course of more than two decades, she has broken fundraising records and successfully elected candidates at various levels of government. Her expertise extends to event branding, creating highly anticipated and well-attended events for her clients.

In 2008, Renee was recruited to lead the Candidate Services Department at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC). Her role involved establishing, evaluating, and improving fundraising programs for Democratic candidates running for Congress. She managed a team dedicated to building effective fundraising operations and campaign infrastructure for individual candidates. Additionally, she coordinated outreach efforts to national and Washington DC funding communities. Under her leadership, the Candidate Services Department achieved one of the most successful fundraising cycles for candidates in history.

Following the 2008 cycle, Renee founded Schaeffer Strategies, where she continued to assist Democratic candidates and progressive organizations in developing successful fundraising operations tailored to their specific needs.

In 2010, Renee joined forces with her mentor, Robert Creamer, and other top progressive consultants to establish Democracy Partners. This firm is focused on promoting a progressive agenda at the local, state, and federal levels. Alongside her work as a general strategist and fundraising expert, Renee recognized the need for scheduling support and began offering training and services in that area. By strategically assessing each opportunity, she helps teams optimize their productivity and efficiency. Within Democracy Partners, Renee serves on the Management Committee, coordinating firm-wide projects and acting as the primary contact for Business Development.

Overall, Renee's experience, particularly in fundraising and event branding, has made her a sought-after strategist in the political landscape. Her expertise and leadership have contributed to numerous successful fundraising campaigns and the election of Democratic candidates.

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