Nicole Schlinger

nicole schlinger, campaign headquarters, brooklyn iowa

Nicole Schlinger is the President and Founder of CampaignHQ, the Best Conservative Call Center in America.

Under Nicole's leadership, CampaignHQ has delivered millions of effective telephone calls and P2P text messages for conservative candidates and organizations.

So why a call center?

In 1999, CampaignHQ was founded with the mission of helping Iowa Republican candidates raise money through major donor solicitations, event management, house parties and mailings. Originally known as Capitol Resources, Inc., the firm was and still remains the most successful fundraising firm in Iowa GOP history.

However, with anywhere from 6 to 10 events each week, Nicole could not find a call center willing and able to handle the event turnout calls needed to make each one a success. So she began hiring people to make those calls, originally from paper printouts on landline phones.

As the business grew, the demand for call center services quickly surpassed the limited need for a stand-in finance director in local and statewide races. So CampaignHQ became a national firm, expanding outside of Iowa in 2007.

CampaignHQ is known for creative solutions, quick turnaround, competitive pricing, and legendary customer service. The next time you want a call center that will treat you like family, give us a call!

CampaignHQ has been recognized by the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) with numerous Pollie Awards including: Best use of Peer to Peer Texting, Best Live Patch Through Call, Best Use of Robocall, Best Use of Telephone Fundraising, and Best Telephone Townhall. She will be featured as a speaker at the 2020 AAPC Pollie Awards Conference, on the topic of "Creating a Culture of Exceptional Service." 

Learn more and see her bio here:

Nicole recently published "Why the best managers are (sometimes) the worst political business owners" in Campaigns & Elections Magazine. You can read the article here:

Nicole Schlinger is a 1995 graduate of Syracuse University.

nicole schlinger, campaign headquarters

1. Nicole reads 50-70 books each year and blogs about them at

2. Nicole believes that a good business is a scalable business. The company has over 2000 pages of documented processes, of which Nicole has personally written over 700. Nicole believes the most important of those is our commitment to legendary service.

3. Nicole attended the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth summer camp from 1987 - 1990. Also known as "Nerd Camp", this is the same summer camp attended by Mark Zuckerberg and Lady Gaga.

4. Nicole was the 2007 Best in Show winner at the Bead and Button Show's juried competition, " Bead Dreams. Check out her award winning entry here.

5. Check out Nicole's blog: 

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1. Martha Waffles came from the Heartland Humane Society in Ottumwa, IA. But if you ask where she came from, she'll tell you she came from the "Super Expensive Designer Dog Shop."

2. Greenies are her favorite treat.

3. Martha Waffles' annual email to clients and friends is CHQ's most opened email each year.