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The Startup Skill Set

Daniel Tenner | Posted 03.24.2012 | Small Business
Daniel Tenner

Success in the startup world has more to do with skills than with ideas. The best approach as a new entrepreneur is to try and fill the glaring gaps in your skill set, so that if your startup fails, at least it will be failing for an interesting reason.

NY Mets Pitcher Climbs Mt. Kilimanjaro To Fight Sex Trafficking

Posted 06.14.2012 | Impact

While most professional baseball players spend their off season kicking back, New York Mets' R.A. Dickey decided to risk his safety -- and his job -- ...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Huge Haul For Elizabeth Warren 'Money Bomb' | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 01.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In her closely watched bid to unseat Republican Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.), consumer advocate and Democrat Elizabeth Warren has decided ...

5 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make While Raising Capital

Eric M. Jackson | Posted 03.18.2012 | Small Business
Eric M. Jackson

Raising capital can be a challenging process, especially in an economic environment marked by so much uncertainty and risk. But entrepreneurs often make the process harder on themselves by committing several common mistakes. Here are five pitfalls to avoid.

Dems Using Walker Aides' Scandal To Raise Money

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.12.2012 | Politics

Wisconsin Democrats are using a recent scandal surrounding former aides of Governor Scott Walker (R) to raise money. Supporters received an email o...

The Presidential Primaries as Reality TV

Steven Cohen | Posted 03.05.2012 | Politics
Steven Cohen

As the media frenzy in Iowa fades to the media frenzy in New Hampshire, the selection of an American president has completely descended into a poorly acted reality TV show. This show will continue through the winter and into the spring. Several contestants will be thrown off the island. With re-runs and conventions over the summer, the fall season opens up with a whole new horse race: President Obama (the battered champ) vs. "who knows who?" (the determined challenger). For the media, the challenge will be to ensure that the race is close enough to stimulate viewership and high ratings. For the nation, the challenge will be to select the person most qualified to lead the American people.

Using Mobile Technology to Take Nonprofits on the Road

Dylan Kendall | Posted 03.04.2012 | Impact
Dylan Kendall

In 2012, I propose nonprofits look at the way they've traditionally approached fundraising and programming goals and turn them upside down.

Meryl Streep Plans To Open Museum

Posted 01.03.2012 | Arts

Meryl Streep will appear as Margaret Thatcher in the new film, "The Iron Lady," but the Oscar-winning actress has more on her mind that merely playing...

Top 10 Historically Black College and University (HBCU) Successes of 2011

Marybeth Gasman | Posted 02.26.2012 | College
Marybeth Gasman

In honor of the New Year approaching, we thought we would put together a list of the Top 10 Black College Successes of the past year. There have been many, but these stand out in terms of innovation, boldness, and impact.

This Holiday Season, How About a Little Levity With Your Giving?

Phillip Haid | Posted 11.17.2012 | Impact
Phillip Haid

What if we could put a smile on people's faces and drive donations for worthy causes? What if humor could be used to incent people to want to give?

WATCH: Super PAC Makes 'Baggage' Claims Against GOP Candidate

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics

"Know what makes Barack Obama happy? Newt Gingrich's baggage." That's the claim put forth in a Tuesday ad released by Restore Our Future. The super...

Did Rudy Giuliani Just Sign Mitt Romney's Death Warrant?

Stewart J. Lawrence | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics
Stewart J. Lawrence

As the GOP presidential candidates square off tonight for their final debate before the January 2012 primaries and caucuses, former GOP front-runner Mitt Romney is taking some of his sharpest blasts yet. And from a surprising source.

Obama's Shameful Dodge on 60 Minutes

Dennis M. Kelleher | Posted 02.11.2012 | Business
Dennis M. Kelleher

As he has regularly done in the past with other media outlets, President Obama artfully dodged a straightforward question about lack of criminal prosecutions from Steve Kroft on 60 Minutes last night.

Occupy DC Protests the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee

Jerry Nelson | Posted 02.05.2012 | DC
Jerry Nelson

Right around 5 p.m. Thursday night, people started gathering in McPherson Square. The gathering of activists and allies was to prepare for a march a ...

GOP Candidate Beating Obama For Billionaire Support

The Washington Post | T.W. Farnam | Posted 12.06.2011 | Politics

The Republican presidential primary contest isn't over, but in the race to line up the richest donors, it's Mitt Romney vs. President Obama....

Politicians Crack Jokes For Breast Cancer

Posted 12.02.2011 | Impact

Capitol Hill was laughing Wednesday night, and not because of Herman Cain's pizza song. Politicians and journalists participated in the 18th annual...

Post-holiday Persuasion to Get Us Giving

David Tereshchuk | Posted 01.25.2012 | Media
David Tereshchuk

Be prepared for a full-fledged onslaught of image-enhancing and fund-raising advertisements across all traditional platforms -- plus an upsurge of banner ads, web videos and a multiplicity of 'social media' messaging in the digital space.

As Obama's Online-Enabled Grassroots Operation Takes Shape, Do Republicans Have Anything to Match It?

Colin Delany | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics
Colin Delany

Obama's online fundraising has to be viewed as a decisive factor in his victory three years ago. Based on the numbers we're seeing so far this year, his small donor base isn't just sticking with him -- it's expanding.

15 Tea Party Caucus freshmen rake in $3.5 million in first 9 months in Washington

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 01.18.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Aaron Mehta and Bob Biersack, iWatch NewsOn her website, Rep. Diane Black asks constituents to join advisory panels in her Tennessee district. "I b...

There She Blows! Cause Marketing Mobile Gifts Surface With Give.Mobi

Joe Waters | Posted 01.16.2012 | Impact
Joe Waters

I've talked a lot about the coming of mobile payments and their intersection with cause marketing on both my blog and at speaking appearances. It's so...

Paul Blumenthal

Romney Lines Up GOP's Big-Money Bundlers | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney leads the crucial race for big-money fundraisers in the Republican presidential primary. Since Apr...

Board Members Need Training, Too

Michael Kaiser | Posted 01.07.2012 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

Those arts patrons, corporations and foundations that care passionately about the future of the arts in America must encourage members of arts boards to seek the training they need and must invest in the training programs required.

D.C. Council Candidate List Potential Donor Targets As 'Homosexual' And 'Super Wealthy'

Patch | Lauren Sausser | Posted 01.04.2012 | DC

A D.C. Council candidate included a list of fundraiser targets in a report filed with the city's Office of Campaign Finance, and the list identified a...

Barney Frank: I Thought About Texting, Sexting, Lip-Synching 'Danke Schoen'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics

Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) wrote in a thank you letter to his campaign contributors that he was thinking of new ways to thank them, including "textin...

Secretive 501(c)(4) nonprofits report only a fraction of elections fundraising and spending

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Peter H. Stone, iWatch NewsThe conservative American Action Network, a leading independent player in last year's election, poured $26 million -- ou...