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Rethinking Veterans Support and Charities

Tom Aiello | Posted 08.26.2014 | Impact
Tom Aiello

I challenge more veteran organizations to fundamentally re-engineer their operating model to consider self-sustaining paradigms that can help them better support veterans in the years to come.

What Makes a Plan Strategic?

Michael Kaiser | Posted 08.23.2014 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

While many arts institutions may have the same general goals (sell more tickets, raise more money, etc.) the path to achieving these goals will differ markedly from one organization to another.

Arab Community Raises Funds for Israeli Charity

Anav Silverman | Posted 08.19.2014 | Impact
Anav Silverman

The Israeli Arab city of Kalansua in central Israel last week held a fundraising event called "A Smile of Hope" for leading Israeli disabilities organization, Beit Issie Shapiro and their Sindian Center, which serves the Kalansua community and Arabs from across the Southern Triangle.

Paul Blumenthal

Billionaire's Campaign Contribution Among Biggest In Recent History

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With a $2.5 million contribution to Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner, Chicago-based hedge fund executive Ken Gri...

Internet Rallies Around 4-Year-Old Eliza, Shatters Online Fundraising Record

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 06.09.2014 | Impact

Eliza O'Neill has several supporters who've got her back -- more than 20,000, in fact. That's how many people have donated -- mostly gifts of $10...

Is Crowdfunding for Social Change More Than Hype?

Nell Edgington | Posted 08.02.2014 | Impact
Nell Edgington

I hate to be a Debbie Downer, but I'd like us to dig a bit deeper to understand what the real effects of crowdfunding are so far and what it's true promise is.

The Lean Interfaith Nonprofit

Frank Fredericks | Posted 07.29.2014 | Impact
Frank Fredericks

It's pay day. The bills are due. The fundraiser flopped, the ask unanswered. Donations are diminishing and expected grants taken for granted. Program ...

Father's Day Heroes

Andrea Pett Joseph | Posted 07.29.2014 | Impact
Andrea Pett Joseph

Imagine watching your child face each day with pain and suffering, when even gentle hugs can bring about tears and every day is a challenge just to take a bath or walk up stairs.

We're All Liars: Creative Storytelling Is the Nonprofit Sector's Drug of Choice

Pippa Biddle | Posted 07.28.2014 | Impact
Pippa Biddle

Just as professional athletes take steroids, it seems as if embellishing or even fabricating stories has become the stimulant of choice for nonprofit leaders looking to gain a competitive edge.

Republicans Launch Another 'Jumbo Joint' In Wake Of McCutcheon Ruling

Center For Public Integrity | Michael Beckel | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics

National Republicans have launched another jumbo joint fundraising committee in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s McCutcheon v. Federal Election ...

The Kennedy Center International Committee on the Arts

Michael Kaiser | Posted 07.27.2014 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

I have learned that we cannot simply impress donors and audience members by showing them the great level of accomplishment of our artistic and educational endeavors.

Paul Blumenthal

David Koch, Donald Trump Lead Wealthy Donors Past Now-Dead Campaign Finance Limit

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Some wealthy donors have already blown past limits on campaign contributions to political parties that were voided by the Supreme Court'...

Senate GOP Campaign Inflated Its April Fundraising

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans' campaign arm overstated its cash savings by $2.6 million in a summary to reporters, a spokesman for the commit...

Survey Shows Fundraiser Pay Is Dropping, But Experts Aren't Buying It

The Chronicle Of Philanthropy | Posted 05.21.2014 | Impact

Experts questioned the accuracy of a new survey showing that the median salary of American fundraisers fell 8.5 percent last year to $65,000, saying t...

This Artist is On a Mission to Replace Your Selfies with Something Far Better

Simone Collins | Posted 07.20.2014 | Style
Simone Collins

When Philadelphia-based illustrator Michele Melcher turned to Kickstarter to launch The UnSelfie Project on May 1st, she hoped to strike a chord with people, but the public's enthusiastic reaction to her campaign has by far exceeded initial expectations.

Fundraising With a View and Pinot Too

Mary Orlin | Posted 05.20.2014 | Taste
Mary Orlin

When a charity event celebrates 30 years, no doubt it's not only been successful but has helped beneficiaries and local community along the way. That'...

Help Us Change How Colleges Act On Sexual Assault

Katherine Long | Posted 07.18.2014 | College
Katherine Long

The issue of sexual assault on college campuses -- primarily, but not exclusively, affecting women -- is a national problem, as indicated by President Obama's creation of a Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault. The problem stretches far beyond college campuses.

Democrats Condemn Progressive Outside Group For Fundraising Off Of Benghazi Investigation

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics

In a move that may undermine some of the Democratic Party's outrage over Republicans fundraising off of the newly-created Benghazi special investigati...

This Congressman Is Now Accepting Bitcoin Campaign Donations

Center for Public Integrity | Dave Levinthal | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics

By Dave Levinthal, Center for Public Integrity The campaign coffer of Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., is steadily filling with invisible money. As of...

'Employee Engagement' Is Great, But Will Charities End Up Losing?

Steve Delfin | Posted 07.12.2014 | Impact
Steve Delfin

Over the 14 year history of the Charities@Work Conference, which took place this Spring in New York, we've seen the workplace giving discussion move f...

Why We Still Give

Roger Doughty | Posted 07.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Roger Doughty

The important thing is to give. Tell your friends to give. Tell your co-workers. Spread the word. Together, we make not just a difference, but a movement.

How Charities Can Raise Millions With Mega-Events

Auren Kaplan | Posted 07.02.2014 | Impact
Auren Kaplan

Mega-events are those events that, when properly leveraged with the right social sharing platforms, can bring in millions of dollars in donation revenue to your charity.

If It's a Contest, Who Wins? Brandraising vs. Fundraising

Gary Laermer | Posted 07.02.2014 | Impact
Gary Laermer

By marrying branding and fundraising, non-profits can achieve a strong, consistent and persuasive message, one that provides the "who" and the "what" -- and for supporters, the all-important "why."

Give More to Get More: What Fundraisers Know About Meaning and Work

meQuilibrium | Posted 06.29.2014 | Impact
meQuilibrium

Few of us are nonprofit fundraisers, but we can apply the lessons of the fundraiser to our toughest jobs.

An Underdog Story in Global Development

Weh Yeoh | Posted 06.28.2014 | Impact
Weh Yeoh

For the past year, I have worked, mostly on a voluntary basis, with CABDICO, a local Cambodian non-profit organization working with people with disabilities.