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Was America Ready For Hillary?

Margie Omero | Posted 12.20.2016 | Politics
Margie Omero

At our Election Night party, my friends and neighbors gathered their daughters, sat them on the couch, and psyched up the under-8 crowd by shouting "y...

The Tyranny of the Loud

Howard Schweber | Posted 08.22.2016 | Politics
Howard Schweber

There have been so many nicknames for Donald Drumpf this year. My favorite is "Apocalypse Cheeto." But it occurs to me that none of them captures the ...

A New Political Era: The 2016-2020 Realignment Is Underway

Mark Siegel | Posted 08.08.2016 | Politics
Mark Siegel

In 1928, despite Democrat Al Smith's loss to Republican Herbert Hoover, political scientists found critical changes in American electoral and demographic patterns that began the reversal of the three decade Republican lock on party identification.

Two Florida Dems Walking Away With The Bernie Small Donor Award

OpenSecrets Blog | Posted 08.04.2016 | Politics
OpenSecrets Blog

Tim Canova, who's trying to unseat former DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz in the House, has raised a greater share of his funds from small donors so far than any other congressional candidate.

Does The VP Pick Even Matter?

Margie Omero | Posted 07.15.2016 | Politics
Margie Omero

These are exciting political questions, eliciting no shortage of educated guesses and snarky tweets. But what's harder to find is real data. The public polling -- while not flawed -- ultimately just measures underlying partisanship or the hard ID of the different candidates.

How To Beat The Populists

Jeremy Rosner | Posted 07.05.2016 | Politics
Jeremy Rosner

Last week's Brexit victory provided new evidence of the power of the populist wave that is sweeping the world. Those who are worried about the nationalist, tribalist, intolerant tone behind the Brexit campaign and the growing ranks of populist leaders around the world should be asking: is there a way to stop this wave?

To Leaders Wanting To Hold A Referendum: Think Twice

Kristi Lowe | Posted 06.29.2016 | Politics
Kristi Lowe

The Brexit outcome shows that politicians may want to think twice before turning to referendums as an easy solution for populist frustrations. Direct democracy is often anything but direct.

What is Marketing Automation?

Siva Yenneti | Posted 06.24.2016 | Business
Siva Yenneti

Do you ever find yourself wondering how you can ensure you and your sales team are identifying qualified leads that will convert to positive sales? Do you hear people talking about software that can help you but wonder, "What is marketing automation?"

Layups for Life Skills: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.18.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week at The Pollination Project, we recognize seven individuals from across the globe who have projects that are leading movements of change. In ...

Lessons for Hillary After Bernie's Win in West Virginia

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 05.12.2016 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

Arguing that Bernie Sanders has come a long way from a year ago has turned into something of an obvious cliche. But it happens to be the truth: when Sanders announced his candidacy in a hastily assembled press conference on Capitol Hill, the political press corps that was just beginning to cover the presidential race considered him to be a long-shot at best.

Compassionate Communities: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 04.20.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week at The Pollination Project, we recognize seven grantees from Nepal to California who are working towards building compassionate communities ...

Lessons Political Campaigns Can Learn from Nonprofits

Angela Struebing | Posted 03.29.2016 | Politics
Angela Struebing

After six election cycles working for a variety of political candidates running for everything from state senate all the way up to President of the United States, I made a switch, and today 100 percent of my clients are nonprofit organizations. One may think candidate fundraising is completely different from charitable fundraising, but there are lessons to be learned across verticals.

What Makes A President Great Is That They Are There When You Need Them

Quora | Posted 03.18.2017 | Politics

These questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. ...

Bernie's Bandwagon Has Shaky Wheels

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 02.19.2017 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

Political reporters who are stalking the candidates across the country and writing their stories from the campaign trail are turning Bernie's New Hampshire win into something far more significant. But Bernie Sanders has a lot to answer for.

Iowa Caucus: Playing Field of Dreams

David Trumble | Posted 01.31.2017 | Politics
David Trumble

First published in The Des Moines Register:...

Trumping Political Science? Lessons from Donald Trump's Surprising Campaign

Kirby Goidel | Posted 01.31.2017 | Politics
Kirby Goidel

It is unclear if Donald Trump has rewritten the rules of political campaigning but he has unquestionably left pundits and political scientists baffled by his success. Most careful observers of politics (present authors included) believed Trump would have washed out quickly and decisively.

Politician's Use Of Tinder To 'Get To Know' Voters Completely Backfires

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 01.19.2016 | Politics

A young Hawaii politician took a unique -- and short-lived -- approach to campaigning for higher office. As Honolulu Civil Beat reports, 29-year-old G...

Iowa, New Hampshire and the Disembodiment of American Foreign Policy

Edward Goldberg | Posted 01.17.2017 | Politics
Edward Goldberg

The American primary system for the nomination of presidential and congressional candidates, a system never mentioned in the constitution, has allowed populist anger to be exploited into a veto on foreign policy. Primaries, as they have evolved with the assistance of social media, have become an exercise that grants extraordinary electoral power to the dissatisfied and to the extremes.

Anatomy of a Broken Campaign Promise

Joel Berg | Posted 11.23.2016 | Impact
Joel Berg

While all kept campaign promises are alike, each broken promise is broken in its own way. Campaign vows that are kept are often politically or administratively easy to fulfill. But failed promises fail for a host of reasons.

New Program Seeks To Make Democrats' Campaigns As Diverse As Their Voters

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.16.2015 | Politics

Though Democrats depend on people of color to win elections, the makeup of the party’s campaign teams often doesn’t reflect the diversity of their...

charity: water Launches Their Crazy Good September Campaign

Brady Josephson | Posted 09.03.2016 | Impact
Brady Josephson

The fall is my favourite season. The weather cools down and the baseball season heats up (have you seen the Toronto Blue Jays lately...). And for me since 2009 it also means charity: water's September campaign. As a known and unabashed admirer of Scott, his team and their work, I always look forward to seeing what they will do with their September campaign.

Yes, Bernie Sanders, "Hair" Is an Important Issue

Charles Clymer | Posted 08.18.2016 | Women
Charles Clymer

Bernie Sanders has the luxury of dismissing a woman reporter's concerns over double standards as "worrying about hair styles instead of important issues."

5 Ways Leaders Survive Election Season at Work

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.18.2016 | Business
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

Yes, election season is upon us, and believe it or not, it is possible to survive election cycles with your leadership integrity and the trust of your team intact. Use these five practical tips to avoid sabotaging your team's success with your own personal political biases.

The Marriage Movement's Secret Weapon: Radical Cooperation

Thalia Zepatos | Posted 06.25.2016 | Politics
Thalia Zepatos

There is no doubt in our minds that we would not be where we are today if so many organizations hadn't decided to put aside proprietary rules and treat each other not as competitors for donors, credit, or a scoop but rather as partners in a single mission--one that we could only win by working together.

I'm With Stupid: Presenting the Stupid Party Candidate for President

Todd Hartley | Posted 06.19.2016 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

With your help, I may not be able to win the Oval Office, but I can tell fart jokes during the debates and possibly move the conversation in a more fun direction.