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Some Lobbyists' Gifts to Lawmaker's Pet Causes Remain in the Dark

The Sunlight Foundation | Posted 09.14.2011 | Politics
The Sunlight Foundation

Donations from big companies' charitable foundations are just one way in which funds flow to lawmakers' pet charities but remain out of the public eye.

Paul Blumenthal

Sarah Palin's PAC Raises $1.6 Million So Far This Year | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The political action committee of former Alaska Governor and Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin raised $1.6 million over...

Jordan Howard

Obama Campaign Touts Grassroots Strength, Calls On GOP Candidates To Name Big Donors | Jordan Howard | Posted 09.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On a conference call with reporters this morning, Barack Obama's 2012 reelection campaign touted the their second-quarter fundraising nu...

Online Giving and the Health Landscape

Azita Ardakani | Posted 09.10.2011 | Impact
Azita Ardakani

There is a growing disconnect between the public's perception of their individual micro-actions of giving and how that connects toward a tangible outcome: new treatments for these incurable diseases.

Andrea Stone

Nonprofits See Google+ As New Way To Do Good | Andrea Stone | Posted 09.05.2011 | Technology

WASHINGTON -- Nonprofit techies aren't waiting for the full roll out of the newest social network to start figuring out ways to use Google+ to do grea...

Fred Wilson: How Much Money To Raise

Fred Wilson | Posted 09.04.2011 | Business
Fred Wilson

I spent some time yesterday talking to an entrepreneur about this topic and I thought I'd share what I told him with everyone.

Jon Ward

Rick Perry Watching 2 Things: Bachmann's Excitement And Romney's Money | Jon Ward | Posted 08.30.2011 | Politics

ROCK HILL, S.C. – The Texas state legislature special session is over (without a win on the anti-TSA bill), and Texas Gov. Rick Perry will now enter...

Jason Linkins

Pawlenty's PAC Still Helping Michele Bachmann Raise Money | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.27.2011 | Politics

Michele Bachmann has once again announced that she is running for president, this time at an in-person news conference in Waterloo, Iowa. (She's been doing so well in the polls since announcing her decision the first few times, that she might just keep on announcing this all the way through Inauguration 2013!)

7 Cause Marketing Lessons From Machiavelli

Joe Waters | Posted 08.23.2011 | Impact
Joe Waters

Niccolo Machiavelli, the Italian diplomat who wrote the classical treatise The Prince 500 years ago, probably would have been a big fan of cause marketing.

My Trip to England: The Ministry of Culture

Michael Kaiser | Posted 08.20.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Kaiser

The importance of cultural tourism in England is astonishing, the level of theater, opera, symphony and dance performance is extraordinary, the museums are crowded and the export of arts of all kinds is thriving.

Sport-Themed Fundraisers: Popular, Yet Costly

The Chronicle of Philanthropy | Posted 08.18.2011 | Impact

As "fun runs," walkathons, and other athletic fundraising events proliferate, The Wall Street Journal notes that such efforts are among the most expe...

My Trip to England

Michael Kaiser | Posted 08.13.2011 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

When I was running the Royal Opera House, private fundraising was considered distasteful, at best. Now the English reticence to talk about money, let alone ask for it, is beginning to evaporate.

'Sister Act' To Host An Obama Fundraiser

Posted 08.07.2011 | Arts

Barack Obama's campaign to be re-election campaign just got a little help from Whoopi Goldberg. The actress, who produced the Tony-nominated musical "...

Are Unions to Blame?

Michael Kaiser | Posted 08.06.2011 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

It is impossible to blame unions for the lack of revenue for arts organizations when so many are doing such a poor job of managing themselves.

An Interview With Alexandra Almore, Harvard University Class of 2012

Rahim Kanani | Posted 08.03.2011 | College
Rahim Kanani

I spoke with Harvard senior Alexandra Almore, who serves as the president of the multinational NGO, the African Development Initiative and director of the College Bound Mentoring Program.

Merging Isn't So Easy

Michael Kaiser | Posted 07.31.2011 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

In a perfect world every arts organization would be in a position to pursue its own mission independently. Unfortunately we do not live in a perfect world.

Making a Difference: The World of Giving -- Running, Walking or Biking for Charity

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 07.26.2011 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Support your favorite charitable cause by participating in their walkathon, marathon or bikeathon. These are easy ways to be involved in the philanthropic world!

How a Group of Friends Are Working to Find a Cure for Autism

Charles Howard | Posted 07.25.2011 | Impact
Charles Howard

Also remember that we can all make a difference for whatever cause tugs at our hearts -- like a bunch of guys outside of Boston have.

Beautiful Dreamers

Michael Kaiser | Posted 07.23.2011 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

As I travel the nation and the world speaking to arts leaders, there is one phenomenon I observe virtually everywhere: arts organizations consistently grow to the point where they are slightly uncomfortable financially.

Charity Explorers' Wild Ride: What A Death-Defying Rickshaw Race Taught Three Men About India And Fundraising

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Canon | Posted 07.22.2011 | Impact

The late April light had begun to disappear behind the Indian horizon as Daniel Gonzalez took the key to the small auto rickshaw. The ill-fated vehicl...

Nudge the Market, Change the World

Rich Tafel | Posted 07.20.2011 | Business
Rich Tafel

Government incentives can allow greater freedom of choice and, unlike government grants, do not require an annual public request for funds.

Jon Ward

GOP Donors Deserting Newt Gingrich | Jon Ward | Posted 07.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Newt Gingrich's catastrophic first week as an official Republican primary candidate may knock him out of the race before it even gets st...

Alex Wagner

Boehner Makes Inroads With Silicon Valley Powerhouses | Alex Wagner | Posted 07.17.2011 | Business

With local heroines including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Silicon Valley has long been perceived to be a stronghold ...

3 Tips for Creating a Powerful Nonprofit

Earl Martin Phalen | Posted 07.12.2011 | Impact
Earl Martin Phalen

I believe that many leaders too often make three critical mistakes when starting their nonprofit. I have highlighted these pitfalls and some potential ways you can avoid them.

The Republican Money Problems

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 07.11.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Palin, Romney, Huckabee, Bachmann and the other Republican presidential aspirants have enjoyed a great deal of media exposure, but they have been unable to convince enough wealthy donors that their presidential hopes are plausible.