Capital Strategies is a full-service fundraising firm based in Los Angeles, California, and has been in operation since 1998. We have a long history of working with elected officials, political committees, philanthropists, corporations, celebrities, and non-profit organizations around the country. The company has a strong fundraising track record, having raised hundreds of millions of dollars for various causes and candidates over the years.  Our particular areas of expertise include fundraising for Democratic candidates and committees, socially progressive organizations, environmental causes and organizations that work towards ensuring and protecting civil rights and equal rights.  


Terri New - Founder and President

Terri is a seasoned professional with more than 25 years of experience in managing major fundraising and capital campaigns, specializing in the strategic design, planning and execution of large-scale national fundraising operations. Over the span of her career, she has managed countless events featuring high profile political figures, celebrities, musicians and media personalities. 

Elizabeth Tauro - Partner and Managing Director

Elizabeth has managed multiple national fundraising campaigns for top-tier U.S. House and Senate races, statewide California candidates and national organizations. In addition to her substantial fundraising duties at Capital Strategies, Elizabeth oversees both offices. 

Katharine Abrahamson - West Coast Finance Director

Katharine started her career as a field organizer during the Iowa Caucuses. Her experience includes working on multiple campaigns, including serving as Call Time Manager and eventually Deputy Finance Director for Harley Rouda's successful Congressional campaign in Orange County. At Capital Strategies, Katharine's experience includes overseeing fundraising for statewide campaigns in California. 

April Mininsohn - East Coast Finance Director

April graduated from George Washington University with a bachelor's degree in political science. During her time at GW, April interned for political organizations including EMILY's List, The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee and The Frost Group. Immediately following graduation, April joined Ben Jealous’ campaign for Governor in Maryland, where she was part of a team that outraised all other Democratic primary opponents. While at Capital Strategies, April has managed national fundraising for federal campaigns. 

Phillip Blake - Senior Finance Associate

Phillip graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science from Arizona State University. He joined the Capital Strategies team as the Manager of Operations, and then shifted his focus to do more direct fundraising, assisting with both state and national clients. 

Tariq Almani - Data and Research Director

Tariq began his career as a fundraiser for Save the Children and The Nature Conservancy in San Francisco. It was during this time that he began working with Capital Strategies in the Bay Area. He relocated to Los Angeles, where he joined Capital Strategies as a Fundraising Assistant. He is now the Data and Research Director and enjoys working with and supporting our full range of clients.