RPAC Monthly Report


December 21, 2017

We at NYSAR Government Affairs can’t thank you enough for your efforts to build RPAC. This interactive monthly report includes an RPAC fundraising and participation update, RPAC online silent auction, information on local RPAC events and a “Resources” section with links to RPAC fundraising ideas, RPAC FAQ’s, the Local Board RPAC Manual and much more. Please let us know if you have ideas on how we might make the report even better!

Fundraising and Participation Update

NY REALTORS achieve 2017 RPAC fundraising goal! 
For the sixth conservative year, RPAC of New York has reached our RPAC fundraising goal. NY REALTORS had a banner year by generating more than $1 million in RPAC proceeds and bringing RPAC of New York to 100 percent of our 2017 RPAC fundraising goal by raising $1,078,550. These proceeds reflect a 26 percent or $218,567 increase over 2016 RPAC receipts. 

In terms of participation, 16,245 NYSAR members invested in RPAC during the 2017 fundraising year, reflecting 93 percent toward our 2017 participation goal of 17,418. These totals reflect a 13 percent or 1,845 member participation increase over our 2016 participation total of 14,391. All told, 30 percent NYSAR members participated in RPAC 2017. 

Thank you to the local boards from across New York for hosting more than 50 events in 2017 raising a record $200,000+ for RPAC! 
Congratulations to the following 22 boards for reaching their 2017 RPAC Fundraising Goal: 
Bronx Manhattan North Association 
Buffalo Niagara Association 
Cattaraugus/Chautauqua Association 
Clinton County Board 
Columbia-Greene Board 
Cortland County Board 
Dutchess County Association 
Elmira Corning Regional Association 
Greater Binghamton Association 
Greater Capital Association 
Greater Syracuse Association 
Ithaca Board 
Jefferson Lewis Board 
Mohawk Valley Association 
New York State Commercial Association 
Northern Adirondack Board 
Otsego-Delaware Board 
St. Lawrence County Board 
Staten Island Board 
Sullivan County Board 
Southern Adirondack REALTORS
Ulster County Board 

Congratulations to the following 17 boards for reaching their 2017 RPAC Participation Goal: 
Chautauqua/Cattaraugus Association 
Clinton County Board 
Cortland County
Fulton County Board 
Greater Binghamton Association 
Greater Capital Association 
Hamptons & North Fork Association 
Ithaca Board 
Jefferson Lewis Board 
Mohawk Valley Association 
New York State Commercial Association 
Northern Adirondack Board 
Southern Adirondack 
Staten Island Board 
St. Lawrence Board 
Ulster County Board 

Click here to view RPAC fundraising and participation totals organized by region. 
Click here to view board by board Local Revenue Sharing (LRS) figures.

Other 2017 NAR RPAC Goals for New York
Major Investor Goal, 184: Status, 175 (final figure being confirmed by NAR).
President’s Circle Goal, 18: Status, 19 or 105%.
Statewide Participation Goal, 33%: Status 30%.


NEW LOCATION: Local Board RPAC Awards to be presented during Local Board Forum during NYSAR’s Meetings 
Please plan to attend the Local Board RPAC Award Ceremony as part of the NYSAR Mid-Winter Meetings at the Desmond to be held during the Local Board Forum: 
Monday, February 5 
12:30 – 2 p.m.
Fort Orange 5-9 

The 2018 RPAC Fundraising, Participation, Major Investor & President’s Circle Goals will be announced in the weeks ahead pending direction from the National Association of REALTORS. 

RPAC/Legislative News and Events

Local Board RPAC events raise more than $6,600 in November! 
Congratulations to the Greater Capital Association on raising $2,900 for RPAC during an RPAC paint and sip party. 

Congratulations to the Long Island Board on raising $1,000 for RPAC during an RPAC Phone Bank. 

Thank you Long Island Board for raising $2,700 for RPAC through an RPAC Comedy Night gathering on the East End in Westhampton Beach. 

Thank you to all who attended these terrific events in support of RPAC.

RPAC Promotion & Recognition

RPAC of New York’s brand new “Empire Pin” is now available for a $25 investment in RPAC
Show your support of RPAC of New York through the brand new, limited edition Empire Pin. The pin is one-inch wide with a powerful magnetic backing and features New York State in REALTOR blue with a brushed silver trim. Download and complete your order form today, or contact NYSAR’s Political Affairs Coordinator Derick King at or 518-463-0300 x238.

Flyer 1: Broker Flyer – NEW in 2017 
A broker-specific piece offering a few pointers on how brokers may bring RPAC into the conversation among their agents. Click here for the flyer. 

Flyer 2: How has RPAC protected your business? – New in 2017 
Shows how RPAC has worked to protect your business and to defend the dream of Homeownership.Click here for the flyer. 
Flyer 3: Giving Homeowners a Voice
Shows how RPAC has helped give REALTORS and homeowners a voice in the Empire State! Click here for the flyer.
Flyer 4: The return on your RPAC investments 
The return on your RPAC investments means real savings for REALTORS and consumers. Take a look at some of the things your RPAC dollars have accomplished for you and your industry by clicking here.

*If you plan to print these documents, please be sure to print double sided.

RPAC Magnetic Bumper Magnets available for a $25 investment in RPAC – New in 2017 
Download and complete your order form today, or contact NYSAR’s Political Affairs Coordinator Derick King at or 518-463-0300 x238 
Option 1: I fight for my clients’ rights! 
Option 2: Fighting for the rights of property owners! 
Attention Major Investors

RPAC of NY offering Major Investor Installment Plan 
Once again, NYSAR will be offering the RPAC of NY Major Investor Installment Plan. The plan gives members the option to spread their RPAC investments over a course of months to achieve Major Investor status ($1,000+) by the end of the fundraising year in December. How the program works: members pledge to become an RPAC Major Investor, provide NYSAR with their credit card information, select five months to spread out their payments and NYSAR will charge their card over five monthly installments. Click here to enroll in the RPAC Major Investor Installment Plan today.
RPAC of New York’s “Pay As You Go – Major Investor Pledge” Program
In addition to the installment plan, RPAC of NY is thrilled to announce the “Pay As You Go Major Investor Pledge” program. This new program allows Major Investors to pledge their RPAC support at the Major Investor level and to pay incrementally throughout the year. This may be accomplished by attending state and/or local RPAC events or by investing in RPAC whenever financially convenient during the year. This program gives Major Investors the flexibility to pay as they go and will also assist staff in maintaining an accurate list of Major Investors across the state, to ensure all are on track to fulfilling their pledges by the close of the fundraising year.To pledge your Major Investment through the Pay As You Go Major Investor Pledge, click here.

RPAC Power Point: Take a look at the RPAC Fast Facts Power Point to learn why every REALTOR should invest in RPAC!
Please contact NYSAR’s Political Affairs Coordinator, Derick King at or 518-463-0300 x238 to order copies of these flyers!

RPAC of New York on Facebook
To gain up to date information on RPAC fundraising, local and state RPAC events and much more join the RPAC of New York  Facebook group.

RPAC Major Donor Recognition
On behalf of New York's 53,000 REALTORS, RPAC of New York thanks the members listed here for being major donors in 2017. 

RPAC Resources 

NYSAR provides resources to local boards to host RPAC fundraising events 
In fact, RPAC of New York will pay 75 percent of the cost to put on the event, while the local boards’ Local Revenue Sharing (LRS) account will be charged the remaining 25 percent. Many boards host events such as auctions, talent shows, group outings at a local attraction such as a restaurant, brewery or sporting event. As a reminder, local boards must complete the RPAC Local Board Event Fundraising Request Form prior to holding the event. By law, all expenses associated with RPAC fundraising must be paid for by RPAC and never by the local boards’ corporate account. Please contact the Government Affairs department for guidance on holding local RPAC events.  

RPAC of New York Local Board Manual
RPAC Local Board Event Fundraising Request Form
RPAC Works For Me Educational Video
RPAC Dues Billing Basics
RPAC Pledge Form
RPAC Top Ten Legal Questions about Fundraising 
RPAC of New York Staff Contacts 
RPAC Fundraising Ideas: 
RPAC of New York "REALTORS Got Talent" Flyer
RPAC Jail Flyer
RPAC VIP Lounge Flyer
LIBOR Day at the Races Flyer
LIBOR New York Mets Game Flyer
LIBOR New York Yankees Game Flyer
LIBOR "REALTORS Got Talent" Flyer 

If you have any further questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Derick King at 518-463-0300 x238 or Thank you again for all of your support of RPAC.

Contributions are not deductible for income tax purposes. Contributions to RPAC are voluntary and are used for political purposes. You may contribute more or less than the suggested amount. You may refuse to contribute without reprisal and the National Association of REALTORS, the New York State Association of REALTORS or any of its local boards or associations will not favor or disfavor any member because of the amount contributed. 70% of each contribution is used by your state PAC to support state and local political candidates. Until your NYSAR PAC reaches its PAC goal 30% is sent to National RPAC to support federal candidates and is charged against your limits under 2 U.S.C. 441a; after NYSAR PAC reaches its RPAC goal it may elect to retain your entire contribution for use in supporting state and local candidates. 
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