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3 Reasons Why Consumers Don't Like Checkout Donations

Brady Josephson | Posted 03.27.2015 | Impact
Brady Josephson

It's not that surprising to see some survey data showing that people don't like "feeling pressured" to give while buying other items. What is interesting, however, are some of the reasons why people don't like to give at the till and what companies can do to increase the likelihood of donation and overall experience when giving.

Young and Entrepreneurial: 25-Year-Old Tip'd Off CEO Akshay Oberai -- Building a Social Network for Wall Street

David Ongchoco | Posted 03.26.2015 | Small Business
David Ongchoco

Entrepreneurship runs in the blood of Akshay. His father was a Silicon Valley tech veteran who encouraged Akshay to intern in startups early on starting at 14 years old.

Creating Impact: 5 Communication Questions Every Campaign Needs To Answer

Benn Grover | Posted 03.24.2015 | Impact
Benn Grover

Communication needs to be an integral component from the very start. And so here are the five questions you should ask -- in order! -- before you kick off any campaign.

Through IGNITE, Students of Greater Newark Get a Fresh Set of Experiences

Golriz Moeini | Posted 03.18.2015 | Education
Golriz Moeini

The other day on my drive home I was listening KPFK to the story about education. The journalist, who is a producer on the show did a piece on the suc...

Going Against the Flow: Danae Ringelmann, Cofounder of Indiegogo

Charu Sharma | Posted 03.16.2015 | Technology
Charu Sharma

Danae Ringelmann co-founded Indiegogo in 2007 with a mission to democratize fundraising and has since helped to propel the company into the world's la...

These Students Are Changing the Perception of Fraternities and Sororities. Here's How.

Ben Lamson | Posted 03.12.2015 | Impact
Ben Lamson

The horrifying video coming out of the University of Oklahoma's Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity has put the entire collegiate Greek system under a microscope.

Stages Repertory Theatre: The Glitz and Glamour of Theatrical Fundraising

Pamela Glasner | Posted 03.10.2015 | Entertainment
Pamela Glasner

Perhaps theater has always been an idea whose best moment is yet to come. I mean, there must be something maddening about the year-in, year-out program model that regional theaters must bear in order to do their work.

You Don't Want Charities to Be Efficient

Brady Josephson | Posted 03.09.2015 | Impact
Brady Josephson

I realize not every organization has $500,000 just lying around to invest in growing their revenue base but you're missing the point. We've built a charitable system that isn't encouraging organizations to think like that.

Winning at Life in Croatia... and in Our World

Tajci Cameron | Posted 03.05.2015 | Impact
Tajci Cameron

Croatia is just a small sample of the world we live in. The world that needs to wake up to both its beauty and and its inner power, and to stand up against those who are mismanaging its resources and abundance of wealth.

Y Combinator Gathers 800 Startup Women to Jumpstart Gender Equality in Tech

Erica Swallow | Posted 02.24.2015 | Technology
Erica Swallow

Beloved seed accelerator Y Combinator hosted its second annual Female Founders Conference this Saturday, gathering 800 startup-type women in hopes of jumpstarting future gender diversity in the technology sector.

If Fundraisers Are Known As the Best Givers, Then Should Grantmakers Be Better Fundraisers?

Lori J. Bertman | Posted 02.18.2015 | Impact
Lori J. Bertman

As a CEO of a large foundation who receives grant requests of all types year-round, it is my fundraising acumen that helps my staff and me make better grantmaking decisions. Every organization likes to see its money leveraged.

Do You Hate Asking for Money? Here's a New Way to Look at Fundraising.

Rebecca Fishman Lipsey | Posted 02.17.2015 | Impact
Rebecca Fishman Lipsey

Fearing "the ask" is a professional hazard, and I want to help reframe the experience so that you can get out there, raise more money and actually start to enjoy doing it.

How to Fundraise During a Giving Day

Geoff Livingston | Posted 02.12.2015 | Impact
Geoff Livingston

The conference room was filled with eager nonprofits ready to begin their 2015 campaign. During breaks, they networked, shot promotional videos and took Big Payback social media pics in a photobooth.

Why Crowdfunding's a Good Idea

Craig Newmark | Posted 02.11.2015 | Money
Craig Newmark

Folks, lots of people have been doing crowdfunding campaigns lately, myself included, and they're pretty effective. In 2013 alone, crowdfunding raised about $5.1 billion worldwide.

GiveNOLA Day Rallies New Orleans Community

Geoff Livingston | Posted 02.04.2015 | Impact
Geoff Livingston

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu appeared at a press conference hosted by the Greater New Orleans Foundation to officially proclaim May 5, 2015 GiveNOLA day.

The One List I Found Myself Unable to Make

Beth Whitley | Posted 02.03.2015 | Parents
Beth Whitley

Five weeks after Hannah's diagnosis (five years ago today, hence the reflective post), I had six weeks off work, less because of the emotional trauma we'd been through and more because of the magnitude of the lists that needed to be dealt with.

How Saving a Child's Heart Is Crossing Boundaries In the Middle East

Jessica Katz | Posted 02.04.2015 | Impact
Jessica Katz

"I love you too" I told her, as I hugged her back. We both meant those words, even though we didn't know each other's names. She had a large scar that ran across her chest, poking out from her blue tribal print dress.

Internet Rallies To Support Man With Disabilities Who Was Mugged Outside His Home

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 02.03.2015 | Good News

After being mugged outside his house, a retired man with disabilities was too afraid to return to his home. But now, thanks to the kindness of one you...

Paul Blumenthal

Democrats Link Middle Class Woes To Need For Campaign Finance Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Wednesday, the fifth anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling, House and Senate Democrats aimed all the spotlights...

Paul Blumenthal

5 Years After Citizens United, Money Controls Politics More Than Ever

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Five years ago this Wednesday, the Supreme Court overturned two decades of precedent in a bitterly divided 5-4 decision to open the door...

Nonprofit Overhead Doesn't Matter. Except When It Does.

Brady Josephson | Posted 03.22.2015 | Impact
Brady Josephson

Nonprofits need to make their donors feel like they are changing the world. One of the main reasons people don't give is because of futility. They don't feel that their donation will make a difference.

5 Lessons I Learned From Running a Crowdfunding Campaign

Erica Swallow | Posted 02.28.2015 | Impact
Erica Swallow

This holiday season, my mother and I hosted a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for our local Humane Society animal shelter.

5 Ways to Tap the Crowd to Drive Change

Skoll Foundation | Posted 02.20.2015 | Impact
Skoll Foundation

As many other groups look to leverage crowdfunding and other unique approaches to fundraising, we wanted to share some of the our top five pointers for building successful crowdfunding campaigns.

A Foolish Way to Evaluate Charities

Brady Josephson | Posted 02.14.2015 | Impact
Brady Josephson

A reputable, financially focused magazine doing an analysis of charities to help donors make smarter decisions. What's wrong with that? It's not about impact.

Big News: Over $2 Million Raised for Nonprofits in CrowdRise Holiday Challenge

Craig Newmark | Posted 02.10.2015 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Each time a donation's made, a brick is added to the #GivingTower. What does this mean?