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Soaring With the Washington Ballet's Noche de Pasión: The Tango Soirée

David Drake | Posted 01.30.2015 | Arts
David Drake

The new edition of performers and the charm of the artistic director Septime Webre were only exceeded by his impromptu Cuban salsa in sync with his Latin ballet dancers.

More Soup, Please

Carolyn Ossorio | Posted 01.07.2015 | Parents
Carolyn Ossorio

It's going to take more than arts and crafts to fix funding education in America. But the constant barrage of fundraisers isn't fixing the problem either.

Can Money Solve a Bad Coming Out?

Dieter Holger | Posted 11.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Dieter Holger

Daniel Pierce's bravery touched many. After-all, his story garnered over 3.5k donations. We hope the best for Pierce and other youth in his situation. Assumedly, that cash will come in handy for him though.

Survey Shows Fundraiser Pay Is Dropping, But Experts Aren't Buying It

The Chronicle Of Philanthropy | Posted 05.21.2014 | Impact

Experts questioned the accuracy of a new survey showing that the median salary of American fundraisers fell 8.5 percent last year to $65,000, saying t...

Give More to Get More: What Fundraisers Know About Meaning and Work

meQuilibrium | Posted 06.29.2014 | Impact

Few of us are nonprofit fundraisers, but we can apply the lessons of the fundraiser to our toughest jobs.

Salaries Rising For Top Fundraisers, 'Defies What Nonprofits Were Created For'

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 04.22.2014 | Impact

WASHINGTON (AP) — Raising money for charity has become lucrative work. A new study of 280 nonprofits released Monday by the Washington-based Chroni...

Zach Carter

WATCH: This Guy Spilled Bags Of Money At A Political Fundraiser To Make A Point About Derivatives | Zach Carter | Posted 12.16.2013 | Politics

Letting a Wall Street lobbyist write your legislation is a surefire way to catch flak from campaign finance watchdogs. Rep. Jimes Himes (D-Conn.) lear...

Luke Johnson

Government Shutdown Shuts Down Fundraisers | Luke Johnson | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the federal government shuttered, forcing mass furloughs and others to work without pay, many lawmakers have decided that it's not ...

Texas Passes Law to Keep Junk Food in Schools (Yeah, You Read That Right)

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics
Bettina Elias Siegel

Even as the nation as a whole is moving ahead to improve student health, here in Texas the legislature has just taken a big step in the wrong direction.

Candy and Junk Food in the Classroom: the Other 'Competitive Food'

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 06.12.2013 | Parents
Bettina Elias Siegel

Kids spend the vast majority of their waking life at school and the food they encounter there does matter. It matters on a purely nutritional level, of course, but it also matters on an educational level.

Money: It's an Underachiever

Ari Nessel | Posted 03.13.2013 | Impact
Ari Nessel

We've all seen ways that money is used for societal and personal harm, or for benefit. It can be wasted or used effectively toward a stated goal. Ultimately, money is nothing more than a product of what you choose to do or create with it.

WATCH: Nick Offerman Strips For Charity

Posted 12.18.2012 | Comedy

Comedy Central's Night of Too Many Stars may have created some memorable moments, but at the end of the day the event is still about charity. To do...

Poor Students Who Can't Afford Graduation Fun Get Help From Friends, Neighbors

Posted 06.19.2012 | Education

Family financial struggles prevent many students from going to school dances and participating in other festivities that accompany the end of eighth g...

Chefs Love Democrats: The Top 15 Chef Political Donations

The Braiser | Posted 07.21.2012 | Home
The Braiser

How do celebrity chefs support political candidates? With fancy dinners? With non-connected joint expenditure committees? With hundred dollar bills baked into pies?

Double Amputee Skydives For Justice

Posted 02.08.2012 | Impact

Malcolm Lambert relied on his legs to carry him through races to raise awareness and aid for missing persons cases. But after he lost his legs to gang...

Advice to Fundraisers: Go West (and East and South)

Michael Kaiser | Posted 04.07.2012 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

As country after country announces substantial cuts in government arts funding -- and the economic challenges the EU is now facing should only hasten this trend there -- the need to develop more sophisticated knowledge of fundraising techniques is only going to grow.

Occupy DC Targets Romney Fundraiser, GOP 'Cool Kids'

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.14.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Occupy DC protesters plan to crash a Mitt Romney presidential fundraiser at an Abraham Lincoln-themed restaurant that boasts an Occupy-f...

Blondes vs. Brunettes Face Off For Football Fundraiser (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.11.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- It's time again for women of varying hair colors to play Powder Puff football and raise money for a worthy cause. This Saturday marks...

WAMU Celebrates 50 Years On The Air (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.28.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- WAMU 88.5-FM, D.C.'s much-loved public radio station, is turning 50. A black-tie gala featuring past and current WAMU voices will be...

Washington, D.C.'s Glamorous Gala List

Washington Life Magazine | Posted 11.15.2011 | DC
Washington Life Magazine

The start of the 2011-2012 social season in Washington D.C. has officially begun. It's a when politicos, philanthropists, socialites, celebrities and our local movers and shakers step out in Black Tie to support their favorite worthy causes.

Sport-Themed Fundraisers: Popular, Yet Costly

The Chronicle of Philanthropy | Posted 08.18.2011 | Impact

As "fun runs," walkathons, and other athletic fundraising events proliferate, The Wall Street Journal notes that such efforts are among the most expe...

Books You Can Eat | Posted 06.04.2011 | Books

Charles Frazier's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "Cold Mountain" is a fiddle made of fruitcake and pecans. At least that's how Marianne Moriarty of N...

To Do's In Colorado This Weekend (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

There should be plenty to do this weekend as Colorado continued to thaw down. Comedian Aziz Ansari is in town on his new stand-up tour and the Nationa...

Cyclist Raising Money For BP Spill Killed In Crash

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

GULF BREEZE, Fla. — A Florida man on a cross-country bicycle ride to raise awareness and money for victims of this year's massive Gulf oil spill...

Sam Stein

New Lawmakers Hit Fundraising Circuit 'Before They Even Find The Bathrooms' | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Well before they cast their first votes, attend their first committee hearings or settle into their new offices, the newly-elected membe...