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Hilariously Honest PTA Form Goes Viral

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 08.28.2015 | Parents

Mom of three Dee Wise Heinz is no stranger to time-consuming PTA fundraisers -- from making endless treats for bake sales to selling wrapping paper to...

This Interview Will Help You Think Like A Venture Capitalist

Nina Tomaro | Posted 08.21.2015 | Business
Nina Tomaro

I sat down recently with venture capital lawyer, Jeremy D. Glaser, who struck my attention in a previous interview on the topic of fundraising for early stage ventures.

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.

Startup Insider: Shopline CEO Raymond Yip - Helping Merchants Go Online in Asia

David Ongchoco | Posted 08.10.2015 | Business
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...

Race, Presidential Politics, and the Challenge of Creating a Democracy for All of Us

Rahna Epting | Posted 08.07.2015 | Black Voices
Rahna Epting

Unfortunately, too few of our elected officials and candidates are talking about race, too few are championing an awakening of our humanity, too few are willing to take on the systemic challenges of our country. Presidential candidates aren't going to be able to hide from this issue for long.

3 Things Companies Want in Their Nonprofit Partnerships

Brady Josephson | Posted 08.10.2015 | Impact
Brady Josephson

It's a fundamental question when it comes to fundraising and marketing in general. If you know what _______ wants, then you just need to give 'it' to them.

Fundraisers, Are You Ready? Five Tips for a Successful Race Day Fundraising Event

Mark W. Guay | Posted 07.30.2015 | Impact
Mark W. Guay

Back in 1977, Billy Starr hopped on his bicycle and went for a ride. His mother had just died from melanoma and pushing the limits of the physical body helped Starr grieve the loss of his mother.

From Deadly to Dynamite: How the Ice Bucket Challenge Became a Viral Sensation (and May Be Again)

Joe Waters | Posted 07.29.2015 | Impact
Joe Waters

Will there ever be another wildly successful challenge like the Ice Bucket Challenge last summer? I'm sure of it. Somewhere out there is the next great challenge fundraiser that will raise more than $200 million.

Why We've Been Duped by Presidential Fundraising Numbers

Linsey Pecikonis | Posted 07.21.2015 | Politics
Linsey Pecikonis

Just last week, the political establishment was a flurry with news over which 2016 presidential candidate raked in the most money. Ever since the Ci...

Confronting Subtle Sexism When Fundraising While Female

Lauren Kay | Posted 07.14.2015 | Business
Lauren Kay

Fundraising decisions are often made off of little more than "gut instinct," and research shows that these gut instincts favor men and disfavor women. Subtle sexism is something that needs to be addressed and fixed, so that male and female founders can get the funding they need.

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.

Congress To Taylor Swift Fans: You Belong With Me

The Huffington Post | Dayana Morales Gomez | Posted 07.13.2015 | Politics

Nineteen U.S. lawmakers and political action committees, along with some of their supporters, will enjoy Taylor Swift’s Monday and Tuesday night con...

3 Things You Can Do to Engage Millennial Employees

Brady Josephson | Posted 07.13.2015 | Business
Brady Josephson

As companies become filled with Millennials and they start to drive more of the work and giving culture, the relationship between companies and causes will only grow in importance.

The Nonprofit Case for a Common Data Standard

Mark Daniel Snyder | Posted 07.10.2015 | Technology
Mark Daniel Snyder

It was the height of holiday fundraising season at Transgender Law Center. We had a party to plan, mailings to get out the door, and a robust email and social media fundraising calendar to implement.

American Muslims Are Helping Rebuild Black Churches

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 07.07.2015 | Religion

Muslims are bringing hope to Christian communities in the South after a recent spate of fires devastated black church buildings. Three Muslim organ...

A Benefit for Brain Injury in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana

Amy Zellmer | Posted 07.07.2015 | Good News
Amy Zellmer

I rolled into Breaux Bridge, Louisiana during a rainstorm, with raindrops the size of gum balls falling so fast on my windshield that I can hardly see the car in front of me. It is over almost as quickly as it started.

Making an Impact

Lynda Freeman | Posted 07.07.2015 | Good News
Lynda Freeman

For almost as long as I can remember my life has been very, very busy. I've been a wife, mother, teacher, the daughter of elderly parents, the advocate for a mentally ill sister, artist, writer and friend.

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

Melbourne's annual Reclink Community Cup has built a remarkable cult following over the years, its rules and culture deep rooted in the history of the city. Featuring a celebrity Aussie Rules match and performances by notable Australian bands and musicians, it's an event made by the people for the people.

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.