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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...

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.