Budgeting for the PAC needs to be a priority now. As you plan out the budget, take into account the obvious costs, like vendor services (creative, software, solicitation), but also think about soft costs, such as travel for PAC staff or training, events, conference services and web services. And, if you have a PAC Match program, you will want to think about that as well. Some organizations also require personnel costs, too. Other things to think about might be banking/check printing fees, mailing costs, messengers fees. You may want to consider a line-item for your budget specifically for all PAC costs. If you can do it, a breakdown of what you included is a great idea and will help each year in the planning process.