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My Visit to Croatia

Michael Kaiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

Croatia is the rule in this world, not the exception. This is why people who do not feel bounded by the grants they receive from their own governments are so important.

Synagogues Rarely Mention God in Appeals, Unlike Churches | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Amid economic and sociological changes within the Jewish community, many communal and religious leaders are beginning to think about new models of syn...

WATCH: ART AND EDUCATION: REDU Rethinks Why Classrooms Need Funding

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Up until November 23rd, Reed Space's NYC show, REDU, serves as a fundraising exhibition that looks to put creativity and inspiration back into the cla...

Desecrating Nancy Pelosi

Bob Burnett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Pelosi's removal is tragedy because it means that the most effective senior Democratic leader won't be a featured player the next two years and because liberals' most articulate spokesperson will now be on the sidelines.

Confessions of a Female Entrepreneur

Michele Colucci | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michele Colucci

Fund-raising is an awkward and often uncomfortable effort for those raising funds. But when the person asking is a women entrepreneur, the dance takes on many more nuances.

The Fundraising Challenge in Europe

Michael Kaiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Kaiser

For the past ten years, my teaching abroad has focused on countries that are experiencing great political change and dramatic modifications in the art...

The Four Billion Dollars in Job Creation that Could Be Discouraging Voters: Electing Politicians

Rev. Romal J. Tune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rev. Romal J. Tune

For the past couple of weeks leading into the mid-term elections we have seen reports in the media on how much campaigns are spending to elect our nat...

One Billion Dollars

David Donnelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Donnelly

The solution to our broken campaign financing system doesn't lie in disclosing where the outside money is coming from -- though that'd be good to pass as legislation -- it lies in getting candidates off the fundraising treadmill,

Sam Stein

House Candidates To Spend Over $1 Billion On Elections | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The combined cost of the 2010 elections for the House of Representatives will total well more than $1 billion, according to a new analysis by a nonpar...

Mark Kirk Opens Campaign Office At The Chinese Consulate

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Matthew Filipowicz

If anyone had any questions about Mark Kirk's commitment to multi-national corporations in China, they can safely put them aside. After holding his i...

If you don't vote, they win and you lose

David Donnelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Donnelly

Secret wealthy individuals and corporations, both foreign and domestic, are financing attack ads against Democrats from one end of the country to the ...

Why #beatcancer Doesn't Help Fight Cancer

Dave Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Dave Taylor

Adding a hashtag or retweeting a message is not engagement. It's not making people stop and ask about the mission of the organization behind the fundraising.

Cooking Up A Cure Celebrity Chef Event

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Calling all foodies! Cooking Up A Cure is happening tonight--bringing some fantastic local chefs to the West Loop for some food, wine and charity. C...

Free Performances vs. Complimentary Tickets

Michael Kaiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Kaiser

I have often railed against the practice of giving complimentary performance tickets to lots of people who feel they deserve them. Too many arts orga...

Sam Stein

Tim Kaine: Anonymous Conservative Fundraising Could Be Biggest Scandal Since Watergate | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

DNC Chair Tim Kaine raised the rhetorical stakes surrounding the debate over anonymous political donors, saying that the funding revenues driving cons...

$500,000 Raised for Flood Relief in Pakistan at New Yorker Benefit

Rahim Kanani | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Rahim Kanani

"Ultimately, we were underestimating ourselves, but more importantly, we were underestimating our friends, neighbors, colleagues, and New Yorkers in general."

When the Jungle Calls, Answer the Phone

Carine Fabius | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carine Fabius

The very rich are being hit up more than usual, and for the rest of us, it's easy to feel that our small donations won't really help in the bigger picture.

Betsy Markey Breaks Fundraising Record With $858,000 Third Quarter Haul

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Colorado congresswoman Betsy Markey (CD-4) raised $858,000 in the third quarter of 2010, her campaign announced Monday. The incumbent Democrat has no...

How to Make Chess Cool (and Other Marketing Conundrums)

Claire Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Claire Wasserman

We aren't your typical educational nonprofit, providing the usual services of tutoring and SAT prep. We do something extra- something specific and a bit unusual. We do chess.

Indiana 2nd District Candidates Pick Up Cash, Major Endorsements

Chris Vanasdalan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Chris Vanasdalan

Indiana's 2nd District congressional candidate, Jakie Walorski (R), is celebrating some recent fund-raising success. The Sarah Palin backed candidate ...

Thinning Out the Field

Michael Kaiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

I have heard from so many people that this is the time to "thin out the field" of arts organizations. We need to remember that while it might make for more competition, it also makes for more interesting arts environment.

Colorado Republican Party Confident In Cash Despite Decline In Fundraising From Previous Years

POLITICO | Shira Toeplitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

On top of a bloody Senate primary, a stumbling candidate for governor and a third-party gubernatorial candidate likely to siphon conservative votes aw...

In an Internet Age, All Politics is Local -- But All Fundraising is National

Colin Delany | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Colin Delany

Originally published on In Saturday's AMP Summit panel discussion on effective online campaigning, fellow online politics old-timer Chri...

Responsible Philanthropy

Michael Kaiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Kaiser

Governments and other major institutional funders across the globe are cutting arts funding as other social needs take precedence. This situation leads to a discussion of the responsibility large donors bear when they wish to cut their grants substantially.

The Fool's Game of Anti-Incumbency

Mark Olmsted | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Olmsted

We have a system that does not reward who gets the most and best legislation passed. Our system rewards the congressman who raises money most effectively.