Donation data gleaned from lists of contributions to political campaigns can be a valuable source of information for your fundraising strategy, if used correctly. These simple tips should help you proceed with confidence that you are acting in compliance with fundraising ethics and relevant laws. As always, however, if you have any doubts, please consult with your own legal counsel. There are strict federal guidelines governing the use of data related to contributions to campaigns for federal office. This includes campaigns for president, U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives.