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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 t...

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.or...

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 07.28.2015 | 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 07.14.2015 | Gay 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.

Think Tankers "Often Asked to Manipulate Data," Claims Expert

Till Bruckner | Posted 07.14.2015 | Politics
Till Bruckner

In this interview, Don Abelson shares his views about think tanks, research integrity, advocacy and lobbying.

Why Billionaires Might Not Be Able To Buy The 2016 Election

Reuters | Posted 06.02.2015 | Politics


Believing in People: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.28.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This Week in Daily Giving is all about believing in people. As my organization, The Pollination Project gets ready to make our 1000th grant, I am p...

Donors Need to Support Vulnerable Families Not Rebuild Nepalese Orphanages

Laurie Ahern | Posted 05.22.2015 | Impact
Laurie Ahern

Prior to the devastating earthquake in Nepal, an estimated 16,000 children were living in orphanages and children's homes in the tiny South Asian country, one of the world's poorest.

5 Ways Technology Can Help Your Nonprofit Do More Good

Sarah Hillware | Posted 05.22.2015 | Impact
Sarah Hillware

The way people give is constantly changing. People may care about your cause, but it doesn't mean they will donate. So what drives them?

Spin Fail as Clinton Foundation Keeps Books Firmly Shut

Till Bruckner | Posted 05.21.2015 | Media
Till Bruckner

Earlier this month, I was in Marrakech to cover the Clinton Global Initiative schmoozefest and make up my mind about whether the Clinton Foundation is as sinister as its critics make it out to be.

Daniel Marans

Bill Cosby Donated To The Clinton Foundation | Daniel Marans | Posted 05.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The entertainer Bill Cosby made a contribution to the Clinton Foundation, according to a database of the foundation’s donors created b...

Clinton Foundation Must Stop Hiding Behind Dark Money Groups

Till Bruckner | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics
Till Bruckner

The Clinton Foundation claims that it's committed to transparency - but clearly, it's not.

Take the Racial Justice Pledge

Donna P. Hall | Posted 06.29.2015 | Impact
Donna P. Hall

One valuable action is to contribute to community organizations working to address the inequities and outrages of the criminal justice system, as well as economic inequality, racial health disparities and structural barriers to building political power for people of color. At this moment, more than ever, if you believe that #BlackLivesMatter, you should support a stronger movement for racial justice.

A Living Stranger Gives a Piece of Himself, His Kidney, to Save a Mother's Life

Arlene Nisson Lassin | Posted 05.23.2015 | Good News
Arlene Nisson Lassin

More incredible than donating to someone known or related is that many people are donating organs to absolute strangers -- living donors giving away a major body part to someone who they have never met.

Metals Magnate Wants To Turn Jeb Bush Green

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.26.2015 | Politics

An extremely wealthy Republican donor thinks he can get would-be 2016 presidential contender Jeb Bush to see the light on climate change, reports the ...

Ironically, the Group Citizens United Opposes New Campaign Spending Increases

John A. Tures | Posted 02.11.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

If conservatives really want citizens in control or prefer to reduce the power and influence of a few individuals and groups, they could team up with liberals who have pushed this for years.

10 Last-Minute Fundraising Strategies For The Holiday Season

Rebecca Fishman Lipsey | Posted 02.02.2015 | Impact
Rebecca Fishman Lipsey

'Tis the season to... raise more money. People feel sentimental, it's the "giving" time of the year, and as the fiscal year closes many people and corporations are determining where to spend their leftover charity dollars.

Billion Dollar Blow Out

Renee C. Herrell | Posted 01.12.2015 | Impact
Renee C. Herrell

If you had a billion dollars, would you give it all away? Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates did it and then asked others to do it.