“Contribution” means a gift, loan, conveyance, deposit, payment, transfer or distribution of money or of anything of value other than the services of a volunteer, and includes:
The payment by any person, other than a candidate, of compensation for the personal services of another person which are rendered to a:
Person who makes an independent expenditure; or
Committee for political action, political party or committee sponsored by a political party which makes an expenditure for or against a candidate or group of candidates,Ê without charge to the candidate, person, committee or political party.
The value of services provided in kind for which money would have otherwise been paid, such as paid polling and resulting data, paid direct mail, paid solicitation by telephone, any paid paraphernalia that was printed or otherwise produced to promote a campaign and the use of paid personnel to assist in a campaign.
As used in this section, “volunteer” means a person who does not receive compensation of any kind, directly or indirectly, for the services provided to a campaign.