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Japan at SXSW: Influence Used for Good

Francine Hardaway | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Francine Hardaway

The "geeks" who are involved in creating social media content recognize their power to influence, and are always willing to line up behind a good cause.

My Trip to Zanzibar

Michael Kaiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Kaiser

Traveling from Nairobi to Zanzibar is like traveling from New York City to Key West. Zanzibar is an island off the east coast of Africa. While it le...

LGBT Movement Makes Major Advances, But Are They Sustainable?

Ineke Mushovic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ineke Mushovic

Amid the current fiscal challenges, the ability of LGBT movement organizations to seize emerging opportunities and defend hard-won progress is critical.

Midterm Election Spending Thrusts Spooked Lawmakers Into Permanent Campaign Mode

Los Angeles Times | Tom Hamburger and Matea Gold, Tribune Washington Bureau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Several veteran Democrats accustomed to winning reelection by lopsided margins went down in defeat -- partly because of the anti-incumbent mood of ang...

And so the Co-Opting Begins

Bob Edgar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Edgar

As a former congressman myself, I understand the urgency every member feels to retire his or her campaign debt and raise the money needed to hold the hard-seat. That's where Trent Lott and the lobbying corps come in.

Homeless Sweet Homeless

Douglas Forbes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Douglas Forbes

Can we make 2011 the year that we take America back? Back from public policies forged for the wealthy and the "middle class," not the working poor.

Community Rallies Together To Help Teen In Need Of Lung Transplant

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Most three-year-olds are concerned with ABCs, cookies and cartoons. For Bethany Bibb, it was the year she was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. Now 1...

Christine O'Donnell Lacks Support From Conservative Donors

Reuters | Mark Hosenball | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

[Christine O'Donnell's] shocking victory in the Delaware Republican primary was a breakthrough for the conservative Tea Party movement that has up-end...

What I Want for Christmas

Michael Kaiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

Board members of arts organization who remember their missions. Arts leaders who focus on training the next generation of arts leaders. Political leaders to remember that almost 6 million Americans are employed in the arts...

HuffPost's Greatest People Of The Day

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

When flooding swept through Tennessee in May, destroying homes and property, shutting down workplaces and schools and killing over twenty people, Nash...

Laura Bassett

Susan G. Komen Foundation Elbows Out Charities Over Use Of The Word 'Cure' | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In addition to raising millions of dollars a year for breast cancer research, fundraising giant Susan G. Komen for the Cure has a lesser-known mission...

More Funding for the Arts, Please

John M. Eger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
John M. Eger

Today, the arts are being cut to one of the lowest points in history. It may seem ludicrous to say it, but we really need to be spending more on art education. Much more.

What Is Missing in too Many Strategic Plans?

Michael Kaiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

When we fail to recognize the primary role of programming in our strategic plans, we are implying a lack of trust in the value of the work we do in the arts.

Dan Maes's Struggles Could Result In Future Fundraising Problems For GOP

The Denver Post | Jessica Fender | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Republicans could face a massive fundraising hurdle in future election cycles if their gubernatorial nominee Dan Maes continues to lose support....

The Supreme Court Could Axe Efforts to Reduce Big Money

Jessica Levinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jessica Levinson

The Court's ruling will likely determine the constitutional limits of rescue fund provisions and define the boundaries of public financing laws across the country.

My Visit to Croatia

Michael Kaiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

Croatia is the rule in this world, not the exception. This is why people who do not feel bounded by the grants they receive from their own governments are so important.

Synagogues Rarely Mention God in Appeals, Unlike Churches | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Amid economic and sociological changes within the Jewish community, many communal and religious leaders are beginning to think about new models of syn...

WATCH: ART AND EDUCATION: REDU Rethinks Why Classrooms Need Funding

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Up until November 23rd, Reed Space's NYC show, REDU, serves as a fundraising exhibition that looks to put creativity and inspiration back into the cla...

Desecrating Nancy Pelosi

Bob Burnett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Pelosi's removal is tragedy because it means that the most effective senior Democratic leader won't be a featured player the next two years and because liberals' most articulate spokesperson will now be on the sidelines.

Confessions of a Female Entrepreneur

Michele Colucci | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michele Colucci

Fund-raising is an awkward and often uncomfortable effort for those raising funds. But when the person asking is a women entrepreneur, the dance takes on many more nuances.

The Fundraising Challenge in Europe

Michael Kaiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Kaiser

For the past ten years, my teaching abroad has focused on countries that are experiencing great political change and dramatic modifications in the art...

The Four Billion Dollars in Job Creation that Could Be Discouraging Voters: Electing Politicians

Rev. Romal J. Tune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rev. Romal J. Tune

For the past couple of weeks leading into the mid-term elections we have seen reports in the media on how much campaigns are spending to elect our nat...

One Billion Dollars

David Donnelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Donnelly

The solution to our broken campaign financing system doesn't lie in disclosing where the outside money is coming from -- though that'd be good to pass as legislation -- it lies in getting candidates off the fundraising treadmill,

Sam Stein

House Candidates To Spend Over $1 Billion On Elections | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The combined cost of the 2010 elections for the House of Representatives will total well more than $1 billion, according to a new analysis by a nonpar...

Mark Kirk Opens Campaign Office At The Chinese Consulate

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Matthew Filipowicz

If anyone had any questions about Mark Kirk's commitment to multi-national corporations in China, they can safely put them aside. After holding his i...