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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.

Key Highlights from Mashable's Social Good Summit for United Nations Week

Naomi Hirabayashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Naomi Hirabayashi

With a diversified panel of speakers working across the eight verticals of MDGs, the Summit highlighted the most recent trends of digital media used for social good.

Romanoff Posts $619,814 In 2nd Quarter Fundraising Totals

Colorado Statesman | Ernest Luning | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Democratic Senate challenger Andrew Romanoff raised $619,814 in the 2nd Quarter, according to figures obtained by The Colorado Statesman. It's his bes...

Recent O'Donnell Fundraising Letter

Ellis Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ellis Weiner

Am I the only one who received this email yesterday? E.W. Dearest Most Beloved-- I am Mrs. Charity Heavensent Obolele, widow...

What Kind of Images are Appropriate for NGO Campaigns?

Tom Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tom Murphy

Do NGOs have the opportunity to operate both ethically and successfully? Or do some sacrifices need to be made?

Sam Stein

O'Donnell Hauls In $1 Million, Dem Coons Takes In Just $125k | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The best spin coming from the Republican Party in the wake of Christine O'Donnell's primary victory in Delaware this past Tuesday has been that a GOP ...

Behind the Tea Party Victories in Delaware & Alaska: A Big Fat Email List & A Whole Lotta Crazy

Colin Delany | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Colin Delany

The Tea Party Express just ran over its second establishment Republican in the past few weeks, and since Delaware's victorious Christine O'Donnell doesn't seem to stand much of a chance in the fall, it's lucky for the Democrats.

Amanda Terkel

Democratic Incumbents Owe Millions In DCCC Dues | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) battles to keep ahead of the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), a handful o...

Billions for Charity, But Not One Cent for Taxes!

Kelly Kleiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kelly Kleiman

Even the best-intentioned best-directed private donations are a way for moneyed people to work their will on the public, while the rest of us have nothing but the vote.

Sam Stein

Steele Already Targeted For Blame Should GOP Stumble In 2010 | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

News that the Republican National Committee had just over $5 million cash on hand for the stretch run of the 2010 elections has sparked operatives in ...

GOP's Fund-Raising Handicap Raises Election Concerns

The Wall Street Journal | Thomas Catan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON--The Republican National Committee's $5.3 million war chest for the final stretch of the midterm election campaign--which is half the amoun...

Obama's Victory Lap At Rush Hour Gridlocks Middle Class LA To Raise $1 Million For Congress

Jamie Court | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jamie Court

Gridlock is one thing in Washington, but in this unending recession voters can only stand so much in their own back yard. Obama's Los Angeles trip cost his party a lot more than it raised.