Washington (CNN) - Mitt Romney has scheduled a conference call for next week with some of the biggest donors from his last presidential run, CNN has learned, the latest in a series of under-the-radar moves by the former Massachusetts governor as he sets the table for a second White House bid in 2012.
Spencer Zwick, who served as Romney's national finance director in 2008 and remains a close adviser to the Republican hopeful, emailed key contributors Friday inviting them to join the February 4 call.
Romney hosted a similar call last November.
"As Governor Romney explained in the November call, this will be a follow-up call to provide a brief update on Mitt's 2011 activities," Zwick wrote in the email, provided to CNN by a GOP source who received it. "As before, you will be provided with an opportunity to ask Mitt questions."
"Again, thanks for all you do for Mitt and his team," Zwick added.
Romney spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom had no comment on the call.
Aside from a handful of recent television appearances, Romney has largely kept a low-profile since last year, when he maintained an exhausting national schedule campaigning for midterm candidates ahead of November's elections.
Romney and his team are cautious about being tagged with the "frontrunner" label as they enter the 2012 presidential cycle. Aside from a pair of upcoming public speaking appearances - at the Conservative Political Action Conference next weekend and a New Hampshire GOP dinner in March - Romney's political maneuvering of late has been done largely behind-the-scenes.
On Monday night, Romney and his inner circle dined with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie - a GOP star and potential vice presidential candidate - at the Garden State governor's mansion. An attendee at the dinner told CNN that the meeting came at Romney's request.
And next week, Romney will quietly meet with GOP activists in New Hampshire, yet another indicator that he plans to make the state a beachhead in the early caucus and primary process. He has yet to make similar efforts in Iowa and South Carolina.