What is the difference between ActBlue, ActBlue Civics, AB Charities, and ActBlue Technical Services?

ActBlue is a nonprofit political action committee registered with the Federal Elections Commission and state electoral authorities where applicable. We help Democrats and other progressive political groups build small-dollar fundraising programs with our cutting-edge online fundraising tools. We are also registered with the IRS as a 527 political organization for many of our non-federal activities. 

ActBlue Civics is the arm of the ActBlue family that helps left/liberal 501(c)4s build grassroots movements with our online fundraising tools. ActBlue Civics is an issue advocacy group that is filed with the IRS as a 501(c)4 organization.

AB Charities, the newest arm of the ActBlue family, helps 501(c)3 charities build small-dollar fundraising programs with our online fundraising tools. With AB Charities, nonprofits now have a stronger option for building a digital grassroots fundraising program that can sustain their work for the long term. You can find out more about AB Charities, a registered 501(c)3, here!

ActBlue Technical Services is a nonprofit that provides the ActBlue family of organizations with the engineering expertise that maintains our platform’s infrastructure. They’re always working to innovate, so our software can do more for campaigns and organizations and make it easier for donors to give.


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Is ActBlue run by The Democratic Party or affiliated with any organizations?

ActBlue is not run by the official Democratic Party or any other organization. We are a mission-based organization, which is why only Democrats (not Republicans) can use our tools…

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How does ActBlue work?

ActBlue is a nonprofit tech organization that builds digital fundraising tools for Democratic candidates and committees, progressive organizations, and other nonprofits. These groups use ActBlue’s fundraising platform to create…

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Why is ActBlue a nonprofit?

We’re a nonprofit for a few different reasons! First, we are a mission-driven organization. We care about helping Democrats and progressives build winning campaigns fueled by small-dollar donors, so…

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