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Think Tankers "Often Asked to Manipulate Data," Claims Expert

Till Bruckner | Posted 07.14.2015 | Politics
Till Bruckner

In this interview, Don Abelson shares his views about think tanks, research integrity, advocacy and lobbying.

Congress To Taylor Swift Fans: You Belong With Me

The Huffington Post | Dayana Morales Gomez | Posted 07.13.2015 | Politics

Nineteen U.S. lawmakers and political action committees, along with some of their supporters, will enjoy Taylor Swift’s Monday and Tuesday night con...

3 Things You Can Do to Engage Millennial Employees

Brady Josephson | Posted 07.13.2015 | Business
Brady Josephson

As companies become filled with Millennials and they start to drive more of the work and giving culture, the relationship between companies and causes will only grow in importance.

The Nonprofit Case for a Common Data Standard

Mark Daniel Snyder | Posted 07.10.2015 | Technology
Mark Daniel Snyder

It was the height of holiday fundraising season at Transgender Law Center. We had a party to plan, mailings to get out the door, and a robust email and social media fundraising calendar to implement.

American Muslims Are Helping Rebuild Black Churches

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 07.07.2015 | Religion

Muslims are bringing hope to Christian communities in the South after a recent spate of fires devastated black church buildings. Three Muslim organ...

A Benefit for Brain Injury in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana

Amy Zellmer | Posted 07.07.2015 | Good News
Amy Zellmer

I rolled into Breaux Bridge, Louisiana during a rainstorm, with raindrops the size of gum balls falling so fast on my windshield that I can hardly see the car in front of me. It is over almost as quickly as it started.

Making an Impact

Lynda Freeman | Posted 07.07.2015 | Good News
Lynda Freeman

For almost as long as I can remember my life has been very, very busy. I've been a wife, mother, teacher, the daughter of elderly parents, the advocate for a mentally ill sister, artist, writer and friend.

Melbourne's Iconic Community Cup: 'Footy As It's Meant To Be'

The Good Men Project | Posted 07.07.2015 | Sports
The Good Men Project

Melbourne's annual Reclink Community Cup has built a remarkable cult following over the years, its rules and culture deep rooted in the history of the city. Featuring a celebrity Aussie Rules match and performances by notable Australian bands and musicians, it's an event made by the people for the people.

IPO for All or How to Create Your Own Currency

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 06.26.2015 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

Okay, let me state upfront that I am completely biased when it comes to running a compelling business: for I believe if you happen to live in the 21st century, your company's stock should be worth money, and you should be able to turn around and sell it.

Breaking Records for Love, Peace, and Soul in Oakland

Nancy Davis Kho | Posted 06.26.2015 | Good News
Nancy Davis Kho

In a week where racial hatred resulted in a tragedy in Charleston, I had a crazy thought: what would happen if we held a four hour Soul Train line in every city in this country?

How Businesses, Individuals Are Helping the Families of Charleston Shooting Victims

Joe Waters | Posted 06.23.2015 | Impact
Joe Waters

Businesses and individuals have responded to the the killings at Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Charleston last week with donations and fundraisers.

A Story About the Power of Giving

Kim Mecca | Posted 06.19.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kim Mecca

"This place where you are right now, God circled on a map for you" -Hafiz. A few months ago Arianna Huffington's name appeared in my inbox introduc...

Coins for Clemens: Collaborative Fundraising for Mark Twain

Cindy Lovell | Posted 06.05.2015 | Arts
Cindy Lovell

Four nonprofit institutions have committed to preserving the legacy of Mark Twain. Now, in an unusual collaborative fundraising initiative, they are joining forces to ask "Twainiacs" around the globe to preserve Mark Twain's homes, papers, and publications.

Small, Young, Cash Strapped and Lean? Good.

Brady Josephson | Posted 06.01.2015 | Impact
Brady Josephson

Now being a small cash-strapped nonprofit is not easy and there are many, many, many challenges. But have you thought about the advantages? Or the opportunities?

Bob Saget Shines a Light on Scleroderma With Cool Comedy -- Hot Cuisine

Xaque Gruber | Posted 05.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Xaque Gruber

In 1982, management consultant and former competitive figure skater, Sharon Monsky was diagnosed with scleroderma (in Latin "hard skin") a rare, potentially fatal disease that hardens the skin and internal organs and often strikes women of child-bearing age.

So You Think You Can Go Public? (Re)Meet the OTC

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 05.26.2015 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

I believe, if you run a modern company, your stock options should be worth money and you should be able to turn around and sell or exercise them. In other words, your company stocks should be able to become your own currency.

5 Ways Technology Can Help Your Nonprofit Do More Good

Sarah Hillware | Posted 05.22.2015 | Impact
Sarah Hillware

The way people give is constantly changing. People may care about your cause, but it doesn't mean they will donate. So what drives them?

Beware of Nonprofit Boards That Don't Ask Their Directors for Money

Alice Korngold | Posted 05.21.2015 | Impact
Alice Korngold

It's often a red flag when a nonprofit board does not expect its board members to "give/get" a meaningful amount of money.

I'm Admitting My Shame: I. Am. A. Crowdfunder.

Rebecca Jane Weinstein | Posted 05.19.2015 | Money
Rebecca Jane Weinstein

As a three-time crowdfunder let me tell you a little secret: almost no one gets rich. There are a few exceptions, those are celebrities and people pre-selling really cool gadgets.

Man Runs Cross-Country 'Forrest Gump' Route To Fight Poverty

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.20.2015 | Impact

Run, Barclay Oudersluys, run! Oudersluys is a recent University of Michigan graduate incorporating his favorite big screen flick into his summer pl...

Boy's Birthday Wish To Help Nepal Raises More Than $31,000 For Relief Efforts

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.18.2015 | Impact

Family heritage and giving back are two very important things to Neev Saraf. When the 8-year-old from Laurel, Maryland, learned about the two recen...

The Future of Buddhism: Race, Money, Mindfulness and the World

Yael Shy | Posted 05.21.2015 | Religion
Yael Shy

Buddhists have the opportunity to uplift and maximize one of the central principles that underlies the religion itself: we are all deeply, completely, inextricably interconnected.

Protecting the Nonprofit Brand

Steve Nardizzi | Posted 05.07.2015 | Impact
Steve Nardizzi

In the for-profit world, the importance of brand is readily understood. For nonprofit organizations, brand identity and loyalty is equally important. And yet, charities are often challenged when they create, license and protect the first impression of their work.

7 Fundraising Strategies I Used to Raise Millions

Steve Mariotti | Posted 05.07.2015 | Business
Steve Mariotti

Got a wonderful idea you know will change the world for the better? Fantastic! But to get any idea off the ground, you need one thing: money.

NYC Teens' Bar Mitzvah Projects Support Youth Baseball in Detroit

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 05.06.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Jason Miller

The true meaning of a bar mitzvah. A charitable initiative like the one these boys have created combines their own passions, helps those less fortunate and brings more meaning into their Jewish coming-of-age ritual.