Suppose I would like to reward people who contributed to a political leader in the past year. I intend to give those donors private property, influence, or other compensation.
This would occur after the campaign has ended, and the donors have no knowledge that this reward system would occur. (not sure if this matters)
Is soliciting this information, and rewarding them legal?
What steps can I take to ensure I'm not running afoul of FEC laws?
Would any aspect of this reward system be considered a PAC, or can it be construed as exceeding an individual maximum contribution?
(e.g. the maximum donation by individuals is $2,500, but Citizens United allows for greater contributions by corporations)
What I don't want to do is to be considered coercive, or bribing an individual, on a legal, or ethical level. My goal is to kick start a community project among likeminded peers.