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Ryan Grim

Adviser Argues Obama's Transparency Backfired | Ryan Grim | Posted 12.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's policy of fully disclosing the list of his top supporters who bundle campaign cash is ironically responsible fo...

Paul Blumenthal

Why Herman Cain Is Mr. October | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The presidential campaign of Herman Cain has capitalized on his surge in the polls and recent media attention by raising more than $3 mi...

Paul Blumenthal

Tea Party Senator Wants To Ask Business For Unlimited Money | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Freshman Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), a member of the Tea Party Caucus, is pushing the boundaries of campaign finance law by seeking to open ...

Fundraising: The Dilemma of Organizations of Color

Michael Kaiser | Posted 12.24.2011 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

Individual donors are the bedrock of American arts funding, giving more than 60% of the money received. Yet the average African American, Latino, Asian American or Native American arts organization receives less than 10% of its funding from individual donors.

Michael McAuliff

George Allen Finance Adviser Hails From RNC's Strip Club, Jewelry Past | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A former Republican National Committee finance official who was forced to resign last year following allegations that she had spent part...

Raising Capital? 3 Tips for Entrepreneurs

Scott Edward Walker | Posted 12.19.2011 | Small Business
Scott Edward Walker

I've been helping entrepreneurs raise capital as a corporate lawyer for 17+ years, and there are certain fundamental mistakes that I've seen entrepreneurs repeatedly make. Accordingly, I thought it would be helpful to share three basic tips for entrepreneurs in connection with raising capital.

Paul Blumenthal

Herman Cain Supporters Launch Super PAC | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Pizza mogul Herman Cain's recent rise in the polls has brought his candidacy greater attention and scrutiny from his Republican presiden...

Jordan Howard

GOP Senator Accuses Warren Of Ties To Special Interests | Jordan Howard | Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a fundraising email sent on behalf of Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) on Tuesday, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) accuses Brown's likely oppone...

Dan Froomkin

Who Are The Big Banks Banking On In 2012 | Dan Froomkin | Posted 12.17.2011 | Politics

The bankers love Mitt Romney, but their affair with President Barack Obama hasn't gone completely cold. A new analysis by the Center for Responsive...

The Dream: Diversity in the Arts

Michael Kaiser | Posted 12.17.2011 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

Why, given so much social progress, have we failed to produce more leading arts organizations of color? I think there are two different answers.

Paul Blumenthal

What Does The Campaign Money Tell Us? | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican presidential primary is heading into the home stretch before voters get to select which of the nine major candidates will...

Paul Blumenthal

Worrying Signs Despite $17.2 Million Haul For Rick Perry | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Despite a late entrance into the Republican presidential primary, Texas Gov. Rick Perry has reported an impressive $17.2 million in camp...

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...

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...

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 ma...

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.