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What Harvard Business School Doesn't Teach You About Fundraising

Abhi Shah | Posted 11.12.2015 | Business
Abhi Shah

My experience demonstrates that funding is about the people who invest in your business. If they've had successful careers, their achievement can fuel yours. At Clutch, I went after names that some people wouldn't even dream of chasing.

Independent Research Institutes Play Vital Role in Innovation Ecosystem

Philip Stashenko, DMD, Ph.D. | Posted 11.10.2015 | Science
Philip Stashenko, DMD, Ph.D.

How good is the research conducted at the IRIs? A key metric is competition for NIH grants, which has gone from intense to extreme over the past decade. Grants are evaluated on five criteria: potential impact on human health, scientific approach, innovation, investigator expertise, and institutional environment.

Why Can't We Talk About the Real Issues?

Peter Cunningham | Posted 10.29.2015 | Education
Peter Cunningham

Education historian Diane Ravitch describes her blog as "A site to discuss better education for all." Apparently, however, she does not want to discus...

When Being Cheap Isn't Worth the Cost for Non-Profits

Alex Budak | Posted 10.20.2015 | Impact
Alex Budak

I believe there are three specific areas where it's imperative that non-profits spend more money, rather than less. And paradoxically by spending more money in these ways, it will reduce the total amount of money the organization spends over the long-term, all while magnifying the impact.

What Fundraising as a Woman Founder Has Taught Me

Aly Saxe | Posted 10.15.2015 | Business
Aly Saxe

In the fundraising game, every entrepreneur expects difficulties. This is the Age of Startups, after all, with an ever-rising number of entrepreneurs competing for investor dollars. When I began fundraising for my PR software startup, I encountered a range of responses to, well, me. In talking to other women founders, I learned that I may have actually had it easy.

Women Startup Challenge Pitch Competition: 10 Finalists, 4 Judges, 1 Prize of $25K at Microsoft in NYC

Craig Newmark | Posted 10.14.2015 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Folks, many of you know that I support women in tech as an initiative, but more specifically, Women Who Tech's Women Startup Challenge NYC. I've partn...

Why Do I Keep Hearing No From Investors?

Sramana Mitra | Posted 10.13.2015 | Business
Sramana Mitra

If you want funding, you need to start with a business that is fundable. Ask any serious advisor or investor and you will get an absolute truth: 99 percent of the ideas as they come are not fundable.

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.

Most Australian Think Tanks Keep Their Funding Secret, New Data Shows

Till Bruckner | Posted 10.07.2015 | World
Till Bruckner

Australian think tanks are among the least financially transparent in the world, according to data compiled by Transparify.

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.

Sierra Leone: Frontline Nurses In Aftermath of Ebola Outbreak Battle Depression, Stigma and Lack of Recognition

Fatou Wurie | Posted 10.02.2015 | Impact
Fatou Wurie

Nurses like Magdalene are in the hundreds, these frontline soldiers are yet to be given proper acknowledgement for service to their country. And Magdalene's beckons us not to forget.

When Is A Bailout No Longer A Bailout?

Joshua L. Schank, Ph.D. | Posted 09.30.2015 | Politics
Joshua L. Schank, Ph.D.

As of now we are stuck with a user-based policy without a user-based program. The program is going towards being partially user funded and partially general funded for the foreseeable future. It is time for Congress to formulate a policy that reflects that reality.

3 Musts for Female Millennial Entrepreneurs Looking for Funding

Lolita Taub | Posted 09.25.2015 | Business
Lolita Taub

It was a treat to attend the Hera Venture Summit at the University of San Diego last week. For the summit, Hera Labs and Hera Hub founders Silvia Mah ...

The #1 Number to Know For Small Businesses Seeking Financing

Jim Salters | Posted 09.24.2015 | Business
Jim Salters

Many small business owners begin their search for capital by seeking out financing options. However, they might be skipping an important step: knowing their business' credit score.

When Is the Best time to seek Startup Funding?

Dr. Sean Wise | Posted 09.24.2015 | Business
Dr. Sean Wise

When it is time to seek out investors, do your research first. Each investor will focus on different opportunities that suit their interests.

State of the Girl: Challenges (and Solutions) Facing Today's Young Woman

Christie Garton | Posted 09.09.2015 | Impact
Christie Garton

Young women are dedicated to doing everything they can to make their dreams come true, starting first by acquiring that critical knowledge. Unfortunately they are failing to launch because many of them simply need better access to opportunities.

4 Common Loan Mistakes Small Business Owners Make

Debra Carpenter | Posted 08.28.2015 | Business
Debra Carpenter

If it's time to seek a business loan for your company, you're probably worried about whether or not you can actually make it happen. After all, funds have dried up significantly since 2008 and it's very challenging to secure investment from banks and many other types of lending organizations.

Should My Startup Take Chinese Capital?

Murray Newlands | Posted 08.27.2015 | Business
Murray Newlands

In seeking startup funding, many entrepreneurs are now being actively pursued by Chinese investors and VCs who are eager to put their capital into U.S. companies. However, there are things to consider that may help you decide if your startup should work with Chinese investors.

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.

Industry-Funded Research: Conflict or Confluence?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.20.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The great public health imbroglio disclosed over recent weeks, in which widely, highly-regarded scientists were found to be running on Coca-Cola fundi...

The Art of Fundraising

Gary Laermer | Posted 08.18.2015 | Impact
Gary Laermer

One of the questions I am asked most frequently is, "How do you fundraise?" It seems like a simple question but, in practice, asking individuals and corporations for their support is more art than science.

Should You Raise Funding for Capital-Intensive Businesses?

Murray Newlands | Posted 08.14.2015 | Business
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Murray Newlands

There is no easy answer to that question because there are many factors involved in reaching a conclusion on whether funding should be raised for a capital-intensive business.

Friends of Polluters Rack Up More Dirty Votes

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 08.11.2015 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

While the bill has been pulled from the floor for now, you can bet the Dirty Air Villain leadership is already on the lookout for their next opportunity to enact the Big Polluter Agenda.

Autism: From Behavior to Biology

Richard E Frye | Posted 07.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Richard E Frye

Understanding the true causes of autism, and discovering truly effective treatments that address the underlying causes that produce it, must become a national priority.

Pot Investments Versus Angel Investments: It is Time to Worry, Ladies and Gentlemen.

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 07.21.2015 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

The devil is in the data. How else do you explain the fact that $23.3 billion was invested in the marijuana penny stock market last year -- almost as much as the $24.1 billion total of angel investments over the same period.