Heather Colburn

Heather Colburn, one of the top political fundraisers in the country, founded Run the World to back progressive candidates and causes with the best digital and direct mail strategies in the business. She has managed races, overseen campaigns, and raised money for progressive organizations and candidates all across America.

For over 10 years, Heather has worked as a consultant for large progressive nonprofit groups, and has advised races at EMILY’s List and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. In the 2012 cycle, she served as a senior advisor for women on the Obama for America campaign and as a political advisor to EMILY’s List. She played a significant role in the election of Tammy Baldwin to the Senate, and was recognized as one of the Top 50 Women in the 2012 Elections.

Heather is also an established trainer, having trained over 3,000 people in the fundamentals of fundraising and campaigning. Prior to becoming a consultant, Heather served as a member of the senior staff at EMILY’s List as the major gifts and events director. By choosing Run the World, you are not only getting incredible digital strategy, you are also putting your values into action by supporting a female-owned and -operated firm.

Heather has since surrounded herself with a team of seasoned fundraisers, digital strategists, and campaign professionals to bring you cutting-edge digital services. Together, Run the World leaders have worked on some of the most prominent races, shattering glass ceilings, and winning in all 50 states. Because we understand all the facets of campaigning, we make it easy to raise money online. From our billing process to copy approval and working with your dedicated team of strategists, we streamline the process at every turn to help you run the world.

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