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Just 3 Of 68 RNC Primetime Speakers Donated To Trump (And Cruz Wasn't One Of Them)

OpenSecrets Blog | Posted 07.21.2016 | Politics
OpenSecrets Blog

Primetime speakers at the Republican National Convention might not support Republican nominee Donald Trump as much as they would like you to think. At least, not with their wallets.

Measuring How We Measure Impact

Gary Laermer | Posted 07.12.2016 | Impact
Gary Laermer

In an increasingly data-driven world, nonprofits are feeling the pressure to quantitatively demonstrate their effectiveness, reach and impact. In tandem, donors are, more than ever, meticulously benchmarking and comparing nonprofits to see which align with their personal values and contribute in a way they feel is most impactful.

4 Ways Organizations Use Social Media To Engage With Millennial Donors

Rachel Wolfson | Posted 06.16.2016 | Business
Rachel Wolfson

Once labeled as the "me, me, me generation" by TIME magazine, millennials are making impressive strides when it comes to donating and contributing to charities and non-profits across the globe.

Not Enough Fish in the Sea? Los Angeles County Charitable Giving Down $1 Billion Since 2006

John E. Kobara | Posted 06.03.2016 | Impact
John E. Kobara

When I was very young, I was captivated by fishing. The idea of throwing a line into a mass of impenetrable water and imagining what you might catch o...

How to Tell If a Charity Is Legitimate: Tools and Tips for Donors

Mike Montali | Posted 04.29.2016 | Impact
Mike Montali

Donating to charity is a noble thing to do, but be sure you do your research before you donate your hard-earned money. Looking into the organization and using good judgment will help give you peace of mind that your donation is going towards a good cause.

Bernie Sanders: Hillary Clinton's Fundraising Is 'Obscene'

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 03.28.2016 | Politics

Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Sunday criticized rival Hillary Clinton's ties to deep-pocketed donors on Wall Street a...

Best School Day

The Huffington Post | Annum Masroor | Posted 03.10.2016 | Education

Too many students don’t have the resources they need. Today, we start to change that....

Koch Brothers Will Not Use Their $400 Million Political Arsenal To Block Trump

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 03.03.2016 | Politics

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Koch brothers, the most powerful conservative mega donors in the United States, will not use their $400 million political ars...

Thinking About Selling Your Sperm or Eggs?

Wendy Kramer | Posted 02.23.2016 | Impact
Wendy Kramer

This kind of irresponsible advertising (from a NY sperm bank), only goes to show the lack of proper education given to prospective donors about decisions made now for a quick buck, that can affect them (and their families) for the rest of their lives.

Celebrating Emerging Leaders Partnership with M&S - How NGO & Corporates can impact poverty reduction together

Trevor Waldock | Posted 02.22.2016 | Impact
Trevor Waldock

In recent years there has been a drive to create a marriage between the world of international development (typically value driven, grassroots, non governmental, justice and equality focused) and the world of business (often seen as corporate, profit making, unjust, squeezing the ethics and the values to the minimum).

How to Supercharge Your Generosity

Gleb Tsipursky | Posted 12.28.2015 | Impact
Gleb Tsipursky

It feels great to see hope light up in the eyes of a beggar in the street as you stop to look at them when others pass them by without a glance. Their faces widen in a smile as you reach into your pocket and take out your wallet.

The New "Check Box" That Needs to Be On Pediatrician's Forms

Wendy Kramer | Posted 12.15.2015 | Impact
Wendy Kramer

Pediatricians gather a multitude of information, including insurance, addresses, and phone numbers. Current pediatric intake forms may also ask other ...

8 Secrets of Savvy Donors

Gleb Tsipursky | Posted 12.14.2015 | Impact
Gleb Tsipursky

You're generous and kind. You care about other people and want to help them have great lives. You want to make a positive impact on the world and give from your heart to worthy causes. You're a great person!

Is Donor-Driven Charity Dying? Finding New Nonprofit Models Before It's Too Late

George McGraw | Posted 12.02.2015 | Impact
George McGraw

With another successful #GivingTuesday behind us, the holiday fundraising season is officially here. And as the nation's 1.5 million non-profits launc...

Major Donors On Left Consider Funding Black Lives Matter

Politico | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 11.13.2015 | Politics

Some of the biggest donors on the left plan to meet behind closed doors next week in Washington with leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement and th...

Donor Families Connecting: Love or Fear?

Wendy Kramer | Posted 10.16.2015 | Parents
Wendy Kramer

Parents can, and should put the needs and desires of their children to seek out and connect with half siblings and/or donors, above their own fears. This is the ultimate sacrifice that parents make for their children. It is also the greatest gift we can give to our children, and to ourselves.

Missed Calls and Missed Opportunities

Chris Cormier | Posted 10.12.2015 | Politics
Chris Cormier

Whether your motivation around the 2016 elections is Donald Trump's hat or Ruth Bader Ginsberg's seat, these tips will help you stay engaged and make the most of your contributions over the next five quarters.

UK Think Tanks Reveal Who Funds Them as Sector Embraces Transparency

Till Bruckner | Posted 10.08.2015 | World
Till Bruckner

At least nine major British think tanks will disclose who funds their research and advocacy over the coming month, marking a systemic shift towards greater financial transparency across the entire UK policy research scene.

How USAID's Secret Think Tank Funding Hurts the Poor

Till Bruckner | Posted 10.05.2015 | Impact
Till Bruckner

Over the past two decades, support by USAID and other Western donors has led to an explosion in the number of think tanks in developing countries. However, much of this money is still being given and taken behind closed doors, threatening to hurt rather than help the world's poor.

The Folly of IRS Privatization

Nathan Newman | Posted 10.05.2015 | Politics
Nathan Newman

This mania for privatization has reached the Internal Revenue Service and taxpayers should be worried that tax investigations might become a political prize handed out to campaign donors. that profit-oriented companies engage in controlling tax investigations instills a whole different level of fear.

Startup Insider: Watsi Cofounder Grace Garey - The Journey from Y Combinator to 5,000 Patients Funded

David Ongchoco | Posted 09.30.2015 | Impact
David Ongchoco

Startup Insider is a series of articles with the goal of helping aspiring founders and entrepreneurs understand the ins and outs of starting a startup...

One Thing You Can Do to Give Back to Teachers

Craig Newmark | Posted 09.09.2015 | Education
Craig Newmark

Okay, the deal is teachers in lots of schools never get a break, and that's often true in schools that serve military families, too. DonorsChoose.org ...

Is an Emerging Patriotism Driving Good Governance in Africa? Views from Mauritania

Till Bruckner | Posted 08.26.2015 | World
Till Bruckner

With less than four million inhabitants, widespread illiteracy and a long history of authoritarian rule by military strongmen, Francophone Mauritania seems an unlikely breeding ground for think tanks.

Party Crashing for Political Access: Schwarzenegger and My Pantsuit

Charlotte Laws | Posted 07.27.2016 | Politics
Charlotte Laws

Party crashing--or gate-crashing, as it is sometimes called--is an art form that I stumbled upon as a teen. I taught myself how to finagle into any event, anywhere, anytime.

Here's Why LGBT Equality Must Be About More Than the U.S.

Kevin Jennings | Posted 07.14.2016 | Queer Voices
Kevin Jennings

We in the U.S. are not, in fact, the world. We need to cure our movement of its myopia and remember that justice for the LGBT community is a global cause, spreading far beyond our borders.