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Paul Blumenthal

Obama Bundlers Bring The Big Bucks | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The re-election campaign of President Barack Obama has a wide base of small-dollar donors and a small base of big-dollar bundlers. A tot...

Paul Blumenthal

Romney Raises $14 Million In 3rd Quarter | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The presidential campaign of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney announced a haul of $14 million in the third quarter of 2011, after r...

Paul Blumenthal

New Super PAC's Got Boehner's Back | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans will soon have another big money vehicle supporting them. The Congressional Leadership Fund, a super PAC that can rais...

WATCH: Hottest Elderly Church Calendar Ever

Posted 12.07.2011 | Comedy

It's not always easy to come up with a catchy fundraiser idea, especially when you're a church, but the fellas over at First Parish Unitarian Universa...

Perry Finds Texas-Sized Success On The Trail

AP | KASIE HUNT and PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republican Rick Perry raised more than $17 million in his first seven weeks running for president, a large haul that helps cement h...

2012 Republican Candidate Snaps At Reporter: 'Go Home'

Posted 11.29.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich told a reporter to "go home" when asked about his fundraising numbers Thursday in Des Moines, as his d...

'The Most Dangerous Vehicle For Corruption In The Political System'

AP | JACK GILLUM and BETH FOUHY | Posted 11.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Think of super PACs as shadow cash machines for presidential candidates. They're going to be big this year. Real big....

Serial Entrepreneur Carol Realini Shares Tips for Raising Venture Capital

Angie Chang | Posted 11.27.2011 | Business
Angie Chang

Carol's Law of "10-5-3-1" is her tried-and-true method to manage your venture capital pipeline.

Democratic groups re-group to clear up confusion among frustrated donors

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 11.27.2011 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Peter H. Stone, iWatch NewsThe proliferation of outside Democratic groups has sowed some confusion and frustration among donors. To sort out the ...

Michele Bachmann: 'We're In It For The Marathon'

AP | Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann refuses to accept that the 2012 Republican presidential sweepstakes has come down to a choice b...

California Democrats Facing Huge Challenges After Scandal

AP | Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics

By GILLIAN FLACCUS, Associated Press SANTA ANA, Calif. -- Democratic politicians in California are facing huge challenges as they work to rebuild d...

Tea Party Express Puts Focus On Primaries

Washington Post | By Aaron Blake | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

As evidenced by its co-sponsorship of last week’s GOP presidential debate in Florida, the Tea Party Express is emerging as a major voice in today’...

There Must Be a Leader

Michael Kaiser | Posted 11.19.2011 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

Those organizations willing to empower one such collaborative, creative, entrepreneur to lead the turnaround are a giant step towards solving their problems.

"Trapper John" Reveals How He Became a Business Star

S.Z. Berg | Posted 11.13.2011 | Entertainment
S.Z. Berg

Wayne Rogers, best known for his role as Trapper John on the now classic TV series M*A*S*H, is a man with many hats.

John Kerry: I'm Not Meeting With Lobbyists

Boston Globe | By Glen Johnson | Posted 11.12.2011 | Politics

As one of the 12 members of a congressional “supercommittee” charged with developing a plan by Thanksgiving for cutting $1.5 trillion from the fed...

Democratic Congresswoman: Fraudster Staffer Stole My Campaign Funds

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.09.2011 | Politics

Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Calif.) discovered her campaign funds were wiped out after her treasurer, Kinde Durkee, was arrested on suspicion of mail frau...

Fundraising Is Not About Being Charming to Rich People

Michael Kaiser | Posted 11.06.2011 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

Many board members, especially, think of a fundraiser as an alchemist, turning nice lunches into gold. While this lack of understanding provides job security for the fundraiser, both skilled and unskilled, it is terribly dangerous for our field.

Rick Perry's Mad Dash For Cash

AP | By WILL WEISSERT | Posted 11.02.2011 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry's on a mad dash for cash. He's reaching beyond his traditional in-state base as he tries to build a national fu...

We Have the Power -- A Constitutional Amendment to Take Back Our Government

Ed Koch | Posted 10.30.2011 | New York
Ed Koch

Money has taken over our political system in a way that is simply horrifying. Special interest groups, in particular corporations, unions, Wall Streeters and bankers, dominate our politics. But we are not helpless.

Paul Blumenthal

Democratic Fundraising Slows In July | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.22.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Democratic National Committee was not kidding when it hinted last month that fundraising would slow down from the torrid pace set du...

Endowments Are Not Safety Valves

Michael Kaiser | Posted 10.22.2011 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

The notion that an endowment is an insurance policy is simply not appropriate. Boards can create designated funds that serve as safety valves, but this is not the same as endowment that is meant to be a permanent source of funding.

Rick Perry Can Come From Behind in Fundraising With Texas-Size Donations

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 10.19.2011 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

Rick Perry needs to move fast in the presidential money chase to capitalize on his strong suit: the army of large donors who have raised more than $100 million for his gubernatorial campaigns since 2001.


Michael Kaiser | Posted 10.15.2011 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

One of the joys of working in the not-for-profit sector is that one is engaged in supporting a mission that is meaningful and motivational.

Cathy Conheim: A Woman Who Knows How to Make Things Happen!

BJ Gallagher | Posted 10.11.2011 | Impact
BJ Gallagher

"Wishing, waiting, and hoping -- that's the language of victims," Cathy asserts. "Those are all passive words. They're not active. If you want things to happen in your life, you have to get moving."

How Awkward Black Girl Raised Over $44,000 Through Kickstarter

Issa Rae | Posted 10.10.2011 | Black Voices
Issa Rae

After mapping out a budget and strongly considering what we needed to increase the show's production value and compensate the crew and actors who volunteered their time, we decided it was time to stop shortchanging ourselves.