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Giving Shouldn't Be Confined To One Day A Year

Dan Corry | Posted 05.14.2013 | UK
Dan Corry

We like to think of ourselves as a generous nation in the UK - especially with the success of our national fundraising appeals like Red Nose Day and Children in Need. There is a lot of visible giving in this country, from high-street charity shops to fun runs and sponsored stunts. But actually, the culture of giving in the UK is not as strong as we think.

10 Lab-Tested Ways To Inspire Random Acts Of Kindness

Posted 03.16.2015 | OWN

By Jena Pincott Want to inspire random acts of kindness? Click through the slideshow below for some ideas. Keep in touch! Check out HuffPost O...

Nonprofit ABFs: Always Be Fundraising

Gary Laermer | Posted 05.11.2013 | Impact
Gary Laermer

Similar to social media, fundraising never sleeps. It's an ongoing effort and an art to be practiced and nurtured throughout all levels of an organization, not just the fundraising department.

Nonprofit Trends: Flight to Quality

Marc Chardon | Posted 05.08.2013 | Impact
Marc Chardon

When I say "flight to quality," I'm talking about the observable trend of donors deciding to support fewer organizations, consolidating their giving with those that mean the most to them from a mission perspective, demonstrate sustainability and treat them well.

Head vs. Heart

Michael Kaiser | Posted 05.04.2013 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

The mystery surrounding fundraising has led many people, usually board members, to ask: What makes a good fundraising executive?

Nonprofit Brands in the Age of Supporter Shift (Part 2)

Marc Chardon and Hal Williams | Posted 05.01.2013 | Impact
Marc Chardon and Hal Williams

So what exactly is a brand, that ethereal thing that is more concept than concrete? A brand is a promise, a point of view or as Kate Coleman, CMO of the YMCA of the USA, said a while back, "a discipline for how an organization acts and communicates."

OFA and the Fundraising Thing

Mike Lux | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

To say a president and other politicians shouldn't try to raise money to help fight for his agenda is simply wrong, especially with the huge buckets of money being raised and spent to fight him.

Ron Dicker

Boy, 6, Writes Book To Raise $30,000 For Pal With Rare Disease

HuffingtonPost.com | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.26.2013 | Impact

Dylan Siegel goes beyond what many first graders might do for a pal. Siegel, a 6-year-old from Los Angeles, wrote a book called "Chocolate Bar" to ...

New Congressman: Corporations Are 'Neither People Nor Patriots'

The Huffington Post | Preston Maddock and Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics

Rep. Scott Peters (D-Calif.) has been in Congress for only seven weeks, but he already supports measures to decrease the influence of money in the pol...

Development Directors and Their Challenges

Michael Kaiser | Posted 04.27.2013 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

A fascinating article recently published in the L.A. Times evaluated reasons why arts organizations and other not-for-profit institutions have problems meeting their fundraising goals.

Five Steps to Turn Data Into Dollars

Juma Ventures | Posted 04.22.2013 | Impact
Juma Ventures

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif Outcomes! Data-driven! Performance management! These words are buzzing throughout the nonprofit sector. Funders want to fund them, nonprofits want to have them. How do you get your nonprofit to the point where data can demonstrate that you're effective?

What I Hope My Search Committee Thinks About

Michael Kaiser | Posted 04.21.2013 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

I hope the Search Committee finds a remarkable person to run the Kennedy Center, someone who can take the institution to new places and can educate and entertain our audience in ways I could not even imagine.

Nonprofit Brands in the Age of Supporter Shift (Part 1)

Marc Chardon and Hal Williams | Posted 04.16.2013 | Impact
Marc Chardon and Hal Williams

We've evolved to a point where, brands -- and a focus on branding -- are everywhere. And brands have become especially important in the nonprofit sector.

"They Know We Know It."

Lawrence Lessig | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics
Lawrence Lessig

"There's another challenge that we must address and it is the corrupting force of the vast sums of money necessary to run for office. The unending cha...

From Nonprofit Scarcity to Social Change Abundance

Nell Edgington | Posted 04.14.2013 | Impact
Nell Edgington

Nonprofit leaders often put themselves in a vicious cycle of thinking they don't have enough money to be risky, so they don't create ambitious goals and then their lack of ambition impedes greater outside investment.

An Update From Miami

Michael Kaiser | Posted 04.13.2013 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

Eight months ago, the Miami City Ballet was a mess. The remarkable Edward Villella was beginning his last season as artistic director, the organization had run out of cash, its executive director had left and the survival of the institution was truly in doubt.

Is Pinterest Worth $2.5 Billion Dollars?

Jeanette Cajide | Posted 04.09.2013 | Technology
Jeanette Cajide

Call me foolish but I rather have a $100 million dollar company that actually makes money than a $1 billion dollar company that prints Monopoly money.

Republican Establishment Turns Machine on the Grassroots

Andrew Ian Dodge | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics
Andrew Ian Dodge

A group (unintentionally one has to presume) mockingly called the Conservative Victory Project seeks to give the establishment more control over who gets selected to run for U.S. Senate as Republican.

Taking Endowment Earnings: How Much Is Too Much?

Michael Kaiser | Posted 04.06.2013 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

While reading the financial reports of numerous arts organizations recently, I have been alarmed at how many of them are taking large percentages of their endowment as income each year.

Entrepreneurship, The Political Bridge to everywhere.

YouthBiz | Posted 04.03.2013 | Impact
YouthBiz

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifAfter what felt like a life time (10 years) in the political arena, I can vouch for America's frustration with political parties, bickering and the never ending battle of the sound bite.

Romney Advisers Get Big Post-Election Payday

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The campaign of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney made large payments to the companies of some top Romney aides in the final...

How Watching Jerry Maguire Can Help You Raise Money

Nayia Moysidis | Posted 04.01.2013 | Business
Nayia Moysidis

"Show me the money," I told myself six or seven times, and then just once, just as a final pump-up tactic, one epic shout: "SHOW ME THE MONEY!" When I emerged from the Starbucks bathroom, a young woman peeked inside, visibly nervous.

College Dropout Crowdfunds To Return To Campus

The Huffington Post | William McGuinness | Posted 01.30.2013 | Impact

Sure, $4 can’t buy you a college degree, but it could help return a creative Howard University student to the classroom. Corey Arvinger, a 21-yea...

Fundraising Events Can Be More Productive!

Jeffrey Walker | Posted 03.30.2013 | Impact
Jeffrey Walker

Start today and make your fundraising events more productive (and yes, let's get something other than money out of them!).

Fundraising: Oui or Non?

Michael Kaiser | Posted 03.30.2013 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

As government funding for the arts has fallen (as it has in most European countries), museums are trying to fill their budget gaps by asking the public to contribute.