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New to the CFB Web Series

If you are interested in running for city office, we encourage you to watch our entire New to the CFB web series.

These videos give a broad overview of topics related to campaign finance:

  • Deciding to run for office in New York City
  • The history and mission of the Campaign Finance Board
  • How to register with the Campaign Finance Board
  • Basic requirements about raising and spending money

This web series mirrors our in-person New to the CFB training, and only touches on general aspects of CFB compliance. Be sure to follow up your viewing by registering for a Compliance & C-SMART training and reading the Campaign Finance Handbook.


New to the CFB – Deciding to Run
The first video in our five-part New to the CFB web series goes over the decision making process for running for city office for the first time, and the factors candidates may want to consider before committing to the election process.
New to the CFB – Meet the CFB and the Campaign Finance Program
The second video in our five-part New to the CFB web series provides an overview of the CFB’s mission and the Campaign Finance Program.
New to the CFB Web Series – Opening your Committee
The third video in our five-part New to the CFB web series describes the administrative steps candidates need to take in order to register their campaign with the CFB, and the resources that the CFB provides to understand CFB compliance.
New to the CFB Web Series – Running your Campaign
The fourth video in our five-part New to the CFB web series goes over general aspects of campaign planning, such as creating a budget, finding campaign staff, and establishing internal controls.
New to the CFB Web Series – Raising and Spending Money
The fifth video in our five-part New to the CFB web series goes over basic guidelines about raising and spending money under CFB campaign finance regulations. This video only touches on general aspects of compliance, so please be sure to follow up your viewing by reading the CFB’s Campaign Finance Handbook, and registering for a Compliance & C-SMART training.