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  • Tips for Treasurers

Giving thanks to campaign staff, contributors and volunteers

November 20, 2023

At this time of year, candidates and their campaign committees may be looking for ways to show appreciation to their supporters. It is important to keep in mind that campaign funds cannot be converted to personal use. The Commission has, however, issued several advisory opinions that permit disbursements for holiday cards and thank you notes, mementos, special receptions and bulk purchases of a candidate’s book to give as gifts.

For more information on permissible and prohibited uses of campaign funds, please visit the Making disbursements page on the FEC website.