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Surge in LLC contributions brings more mystery about true donors

OpenSecrets Blog | Posted 04.27.2017 | Politics
OpenSecrets Blog

by Ashley Balcerzak Donald Trump’s inaugural committee did well by almost any standard: Doubling the previous record for cash raised to fund festi...

Trump Inauguration Admits Errors, Vows To Correct Numerous Faulty Donor Records

The Huffington Post | Christina Wilkie | Posted 04.25.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Donald Trump’s Presidential Inaugural Committee acknowledged late Monday that a final report it filed with the Federal Election Commi...

Fund the Resistance – Join Give OUT Day

Roger Doughty | Posted 04.20.2017 | Queer Voices
Roger Doughty

When the first-ever national LGBTQ day of giving, Give OUT Day, launched on May 9, 2013, the landscape for LGBTQ rights looked very different. The Def...

Poop University: UC Denver Students Take A Stab At Open Innovation

HeroX | Posted 04.18.2017 | Science
HeroX

Haven’t heard about the Space Poop Challenge, yet? Let’s bring you up to speed. Back in November of 2016, a humble little NASA crowdsourcing proje...

House Democrats Rake In Record Donations

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 04.14.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee raised a record-breaking $31 million in the first quarter of the year, the House Democr...

Democratic Voters Pour Cash Into Kansas Special Election While National Party Stays Away

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 04.10.2017 | Politics

James Thompson, the Democrat running to fill the House seat vacated by Trump administration appointee Mike Pompeo, is seeing a last-minute fundraising...

Democrats Are Raising Money Hand Over Fist With Trump In The White House

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.06.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― The Donald Trump presidency is already proving itself a boon for Democratic Party fundraising. ActBlue, the online fundraising platform...

Cards Against Humanity Founder Vows To Expose Lawmakers' Web Histories

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 03.30.2017 | Politics

Cards Against Humanity wants to teach Republican lawmakers a lesson in internet privacy. Max Temkin, co-founder of the irreverent card game, tweeted o...

Self-funded Candidates Lose Big (Except When They Don't)

OpenSecrets Blog | Posted 03.15.2017 | Politics
OpenSecrets Blog

by Niv Sultan Let’s say you flip a coin, and it lands heads up. You flip it again, and it’s heads a second time. You toss it once more — you...

Tunisia, Morocco And Egypt: A New Global Hub For Social Impact Start-ups

The Conversation Global | Posted 03.13.2017 | World
The Conversation Global

Ben Hamadi Zouhour, École de Management de Normandie Refrigerators in the Moroccan desert; a bracelet to prevent heart attacks in Tunisia; a source...

Sen. Dean Heller Raising Money Off Of Random Guy’s 3-Year-Old Mean Tweet

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.11.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― The campaign for Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) sent out an email Thursday night urging supporters to give him money in the face of a massiv...

Van Hollen Led Congress In Contributions From Lobbyists

OpenSecrets Blog | Posted 03.10.2017 | Politics
OpenSecrets Blog

By Niv Sultan Sen. Chris Van Hollen’s (D-Md.) star has been on the rise in the Democratic party: After seven terms in the House, he won a Senate sea...

We Finally Know When TLC's Final Album Will Drop

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 03.01.2017 | Black Voices

TLC has finally set a release date for their fifth and final album. On Monday, the group’s longtime manager, Bill Diggins, posted an update on the a...

Electing Tom Perez DNC Chair Proves Democrats Have Abandoned Bernie Sanders’s Revolution

H. A. Goodman | Posted 02.28.2017 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

My latest article in Counter Propa explains why Democrats are repeating the same mistakes that led to a Trump presidency. The smartest people in the r...

Police Are Investigating Online Threat To Muslim Activist Linda Sarsour

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 02.22.2017 | Politics

Police are investigating threats made on social media to Muslim American activist Linda Sarsour. The prominent activist and Women’s March on Washing...

Sia Offers To Match $100,000 In ACLU Donations As Celebrity Funds Pour In

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 01.30.2017 | Entertainment

Celebrities are putting their money where their mouths are when it comes to standing up to human rights concerns under President Donald Trump. Singer ...

Kal Penn Responds To Racist Troll By Raising Thousands For Refugees

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 01.28.2017 | Entertainment

Kal Penn is turning racist vitriol into meaningful action to help other people. On Saturday, the Indian-American actor posted a screenshot on Instagra...

Progressives Have A Secret Tech Weapon In The Fight Against Trump

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 01.26.2017 | Politics

It’s the left’s secret weapon in the continuing resistance. While Facebook is getting a lot of the credit for making last weekend’s Women’s M...

Crowdsourcing In 2017

Wikistrat | Posted 01.18.2017 | Technology
Wikistrat

By CSO Dr. Shay Hershkovitz & COO Elad Schaffer The places where the Obama administration and the incoming Trump administration find agreement are fe...

More Than $50,000 Raised In 1 Day For Teen Tortured On Facebook Live

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 01.06.2017 | Impact

A GoFundMe campaign launched to assist the young man attacked earlier this week in Chicago has raised more than $50,000 in just a day. The campaign ha...

Metamason Becomes Fundable Through Application of Design

Soren Petersen | Posted 01.06.2017 | Business
Soren Petersen

Co-written by Les Karpas Entrepreneurs thrive on competition and just as in elite sports, "winner takes all." One way of increasing the odds of s...

What To Do If You Want To Be Charitable, But Money Is Tight

The Huffington Post | Jenna Amatulli | Posted 12.27.2016 | Impact

When your income isn’t at Rockefeller levels, it can seem hard to be charitable. But with the results of this past election, the feeling of restles...

How Saving a Monkey Species Makes Us More Human

Alon Tal | Posted 12.16.2016 | Good News
Alon Tal

Yellow-tailed woolly monkeys are among the rarest animals on earth. For eons they have frolicked and flourished in the lush forests of South and Centr...

Top Startup Trends You Need to Be Ready for in 2017

Azzam Sheikh | Posted 11.30.2016 | Business
Azzam Sheikh

Ever since small and medium tech-oriented companies started to appear a few years ago, the startup business model has been the way most new ventures a...

Pain, populism and democracy - inside Mexico City's crowdsourced constitution

Apolitical | Posted 11.18.2016 | Impact
Apolitical

Mexico City made headlines around the world earlier this year when the mayor announced that it would crowdsource its new constitution. [This article ...