About Us

Who we are

Making blue waves in progressive fundraising

Since early 2017, GA Campaigns has been on the forefront of using data to drive fundraising for progressive campaigns, causes, and organizations. As the political landscape has grown, so have we – initially born in a call-time room as a way to make the call-time process more effective, our service has expanded significantly. The ongoing expansion of our database through private acquisition of campaigns, non-profits, and other left-leaning causes, has fueled our growth and development as a company. We’ve become experts in digital audience curation, mobile phone lists, bulk email acquisition, and fundraising strategy. Following the 2020 cycle, our database includes information on 20+ million left-leaning American donors with disposable income.

In the 2020 cycle, our hyper-targeted and personalized lists helped more than 1,000 campaigns raise more than $228 million from 3.1 million contributions nationwide.

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TEAM

Tali DeGroot

Director of Campaign Strategy

Before joining Grassroots Analytics, Tali deGroot served as Finance Director for Jessica Cisneros for Congress, where the campaign set the record for most raised by a primary challenger: $2.05 million in nine months. Previously, Tali spent three years organizing and fundraising for J Street, a national organization which advocates for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

EDUCATION
B.A., US History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

WHAT EXCITES TALI?
Ambitious fundraising goals
Carolina Panthers
National parks

Julia Murray

Director of Sales

Julia joined the Grassroots team as a data contractor while attending Syracuse University. She’s excited to bring campaign experience on local and federal campaigns from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and New York to the team, and is incredibly proud of the progressive changes that Grassroots’ technology makes possible for candidate fundraising.

EDUCATION
B.A., Citizenship and Civic Engagement and Political Science, Syracuse University

WHAT EXCITES JULIA?
Young women running for all levels of office
Podcasts about political scandals + art heists
Syracuse basketball and the Boston Red Sox

Diego Dew

Regional Sales Lead

Diego is a Bay Area native and former organizer who is passionate about electing Democrats at all levels of government. Diego joined the Grassroots team after serving as a Field Organizer for the Gina Ortiz Jones for Congress campaign. Previously, he worked on Capitol Hill as a legislative intern for Representatives Jackie Speier and Ruben Gallego. He is excited by GAC’s potential to democratize campaigning, thereby widening the big Democratic tent even further.

EDUCATION
B.A., Political Science; Minor in Theatre and Performance Studies, Stanford University

WHAT EXCITES DIEGO?
Snatching power away from Mitch McConnell’s purple hands
Scorsese, Shakespeare, and Selling Sunset
Steph Curry launching from deep

Joey Mamlin

Fundraising Strategist
As a proud Ohioan, Joey is eager to assist in the effort of turning districts blue across all levels of government in the great Midwest. He has advised dozens of Red to Blue campaigns with GAC since 2018, and looks forward to flipping more seats in the upcoming cycle. Joey has particular expertise in helping campaigns responsibly build email programs, and making innovative call time lists.
 
EDUCATION
B.A., Political Science and American Studies, The George Washington University

WHAT EXCITES JOEY?
American History
A nice stereo sound system
Cleveland sports

Kate Barton

Fundraising Strategist

Kate joined the Grassroots team after serving as Finance Director for John Blair for Congress in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Previously, she worked on Representative Katie Porter's inaugural 2018 congressional campaign and got her start in campaigns organizing with Hillary for America in 2016.

EDUCATION
B.A., Global Affairs, George Mason University

WHAT EXCITES KATE?
Good campaign ads
Local news
New A24 films

Richard Elliott

Political Analyst

Richard joined the Grassroots team as a political analyst while attending Johns Hopkins University. He’s excited to bring campaign experience on local and federal campaigns from Maryland to the team. Grassroots Analytics has empowered progressive campaigns that have traditionally had difficulty fundraising to increase their abilities considerably and is visibly changing politics day by day.

EDUCATION
B.A., American Studies, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

WHAT EXCITES RICHARD?
Progressive candidates for office with new ideas
Trips to the beach
Reading

Destiny Guzmán

Regional Data Analyst
Before joining Grassroots, Destiny served as the Call Time Manager and Campaign Coordinator on Moe Brown’s Campaign for Congress. She specializes in formulating fundraising strategies for first-time candidates, curating fine-tuned donor universes, and has insight into successful fundraising approaches during the COVID-19 pandemic. She is eager to merge her passions of campaign finance, research, advocacy, and data science to empower candidates and organizations who value people and communities first.

EDUCATION
B.A., Public Policy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

WHAT EXCITES DESTINY?
BIPOC and first-time candidates
The intersection of media, fundraising, and strategy
Streaming Arrested Development whenever possible
 

Sadie Newcombe

Regional Data Analyst

Prior to joining GAC, Sadie served as the Call Time Manager for Tedra Cobb for Congress, where the campaign raised more than $1 million in just three days. As a proud Northern New Yorker, Sadie also worked on Tedra's 2018 finance team. She is excited to bring her experience in the call time room to help Democrats win up and down the ballot.

EDUCATION
B.A., Political Science, Niagara University

WHAT EXCITES SADIE?
Women's soccer
Statistical significance
Electing progressive women

Richard Elliott

Political Analyst

Richard joined the Grassroots team as a political analyst while attending Johns Hopkins University. He’s excited to bring campaign experience on local and federal campaigns from Maryland to the team. Grassroots Analytics has empowered progressive campaigns that have traditionally had difficulty fundraising to increase their abilities considerably and is visibly changing politics day by day.

EDUCATION
B.A., American Studies, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

WHAT EXCITES RICHARD?
Progressive candidates for office with new ideas
Trips to the beach
Reading

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