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Melbourne's Iconic Community Cup: "Footy As It's Meant To Be"

The Good Men Project | Posted 07.07.2015 | Sports
The Good Men Project

Footy, music, beer and a good cause. It's a formula that's worked in Australia for a long time - and in the case of the Community Cup, it's captur...

IPO for All or How to Create Your Own Currency

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 06.26.2015 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

Okay, let me state upfront that I am completely biased when it comes to running a compelling business: for I believe if you happen to live in the 21st century, your company's stock should be worth money, and you should be able to turn around and sell it.

Breaking Records for Love, Peace, and Soul in Oakland

Nancy Davis Kho | Posted 06.26.2015 | Good News
Nancy Davis Kho

In a week where racial hatred resulted in a tragedy in Charleston, I had a crazy thought: what would happen if we held a four hour Soul Train line in every city in this country?

How Businesses, Individuals Are Helping the Families of Charleston Shooting Victims

Joe Waters | Posted 06.23.2015 | Impact
Joe Waters

Businesses and individuals have responded to the the killings at Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Charleston last week with donations and fundraisers.

A Story About the Power of Giving

Kim Mecca | Posted 06.19.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kim Mecca

"This place where you are right now, God circled on a map for you" -Hafiz. A few months ago Arianna Huffington's name appeared in my inbox introduc...

Coins for Clemens: Collaborative Fundraising for Mark Twain

Cindy Lovell | Posted 06.05.2015 | Arts
Cindy Lovell

Four nonprofit institutions have committed to preserving the legacy of Mark Twain. Now, in an unusual collaborative fundraising initiative, they are joining forces to ask "Twainiacs" around the globe to preserve Mark Twain's homes, papers, and publications.

Small, Young, Cash Strapped and Lean? Good.

Brady Josephson | Posted 06.01.2015 | Impact
Brady Josephson

Now being a small cash-strapped nonprofit is not easy and there are many, many, many challenges. But have you thought about the advantages? Or the opportunities?

Bob Saget Shines a Light on Scleroderma With Cool Comedy -- Hot Cuisine

Xaque Gruber | Posted 05.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Xaque Gruber

In 1982, management consultant and former competitive figure skater, Sharon Monsky was diagnosed with scleroderma (in Latin "hard skin") a rare, potentially fatal disease that hardens the skin and internal organs and often strikes women of child-bearing age.

So You Think You Can Go Public? (Re)Meet the OTC

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 05.26.2015 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

I believe, if you run a modern company, your stock options should be worth money and you should be able to turn around and sell or exercise them. In other words, your company stocks should be able to become your own currency.

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?

Beware of Nonprofit Boards That Don't Ask Their Directors for Money

Alice Korngold | Posted 05.21.2015 | Impact
Alice Korngold

It's often a red flag when a nonprofit board does not expect its board members to "give/get" a meaningful amount of money.

I'm Admitting My Shame: I. Am. A. Crowdfunder.

Rebecca Jane Weinstein | Posted 05.19.2015 | Money
Rebecca Jane Weinstein

As a three-time crowdfunder let me tell you a little secret: almost no one gets rich. There are a few exceptions, those are celebrities and people pre-selling really cool gadgets.

Man Runs Cross-Country 'Forrest Gump' Route To Fight Poverty

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.20.2015 | Impact

Run, Barclay Oudersluys, run! Oudersluys is a recent University of Michigan graduate incorporating his favorite big screen flick into his summer pl...

Boy's Birthday Wish To Help Nepal Raises More Than $31,000 For Relief Efforts

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.18.2015 | Impact

Family heritage and giving back are two very important things to Neev Saraf. When the 8-year-old from Laurel, Maryland, learned about the two recen...

The Future of Buddhism: Race, Money, Mindfulness and the World

Yael Shy | Posted 05.21.2015 | Religion
Yael Shy

Buddhists have the opportunity to uplift and maximize one of the central principles that underlies the religion itself: we are all deeply, completely, inextricably interconnected.

Protecting the Nonprofit Brand

Steve Nardizzi | Posted 05.07.2015 | Impact
Steve Nardizzi

In the for-profit world, the importance of brand is readily understood. For nonprofit organizations, brand identity and loyalty is equally important. And yet, charities are often challenged when they create, license and protect the first impression of their work.

7 Fundraising Strategies I Used to Raise Millions

Steve Mariotti | Posted 05.07.2015 | Business
Steve Mariotti

Got a wonderful idea you know will change the world for the better? Fantastic! But to get any idea off the ground, you need one thing: money.

NYC Teens' Bar Mitzvah Projects Support Youth Baseball in Detroit

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 05.06.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Jason Miller

The true meaning of a bar mitzvah. A charitable initiative like the one these boys have created combines their own passions, helps those less fortunate and brings more meaning into their Jewish coming-of-age ritual.

How I Came to Milk a Cow

Tim McDonald | Posted 06.30.2015 | Impact
Tim McDonald

This April, I found myself walking on a wet concrete floor, wet and covered with mud and manure, surrounded by cows.The smells might not have been too uncommon, but the scenery was anything but normal for this suburban boy.

Paul Blumenthal

Supreme Court Actually Upholds Campaign Finance Restrictions On Judicial Fundraising

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.29.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a 5-4 decision on Wednesday, the Supreme Court upheld the right of states to ban elected judges from soliciting campaign contribution...

Paul Blumenthal

Wealthy Donors Are Throwing Way More Money At The Republican Party This Year

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican Party is taking full advantage of the new campaign contribution accounts and limits slipped into the omnibus budget bill ...

6 Principles of Influence You Can Use For Your Cause [INFOGRAPHIC]

Brady Josephson | Posted 06.20.2015 | Impact
Brady Josephson

Last week I attended one of my favourite conferences/events, The Art of Marketing, and was able to hear Dr. Robert Cialdini present on social influence (among other great speakers - more to come).

Why A Little Competition Can Make Men Way More Generous When It Comes To Charity

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.20.2015 | Impact

Men may be more likely to display generosity for a good cause if there's a little competition involved. Researchers from the U.K. examined thousand...

Increased Alumni Giving at Public Historically Black Colleges and Universities: The Case of Morgan State University

Marybeth Gasman | Posted 06.17.2015 | Black Voices
Marybeth Gasman

I wanted to dig a bit deeper and find out what Morgan did to have such an impressive alumni giving increase. Here is what I found.

An Impulsive Trip to Detroit to Meet a Stranger Ended up Being the Best Money I Ever Spent

Andrew_Yang | Posted 06.16.2015 | Impact
Andrew_Yang

In late 2010, I was telling people about my plan to recruit top college graduates to join and start early-stage companies around the country to generate U.S. job growth. I wanted to start in Detroit.