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'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.

Crowdfunding for Sherpas After the Everest Avalanche

Elaine Heinzman | Posted 06.24.2014 | Impact
Elaine Heinzman

At the time of the avalanche, the Sherpas were working on a notoriously dangerous slope, setting ropes and ladders for hundreds of mostly Western climbers who pay tens of thousands of dollars to attempt an Everest ascent.

Top 6 Tips for Taking Your Cause Mobile

Darian Rodriguez Heyman | Posted 06.24.2014 | Impact
Darian Rodriguez Heyman

Just as most nonprofits initially resisted getting on board with social media, they're also apprehensive to spend the time and resources to devise and implement a mobile strategy. But with over 28 percent of web traffic now coming from mobile devices, the truth is the mobile age isn't coming, it's here.

10-Year-Old Boy With Cancer Raises $150,000 For Charity

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 04.23.2014 | Good News

He's battled multiple inoperable brain tumors for more than half of his life, but this inspiring 10-year-old from New Jersey has refused to let his ow...

Food Network Chopped Star Ted Allen Invites You to "Dine Out, Fight AIDS" (AUDIO)

Nicholas Snow | Posted 06.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Snow

On the latest episode of my radio show, SnowbizNow, Ted Allen, host of the extremely popular Chopped show on the Food Network, talks about this year's Dining Out For Life® taking place this Thursday, April 24th, in over 60 cities throughout the US and Canada

Salaries Rising For Top Fundraisers, 'Defies What Nonprofits Were Created For'

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 04.22.2014 | Impact

WASHINGTON (AP) — Raising money for charity has become lucrative work. A new study of 280 nonprofits released Monday by the Washington-based Chroni...

Emily's Entourage: College Students Rally to Cure Rare Form of Cystic Fibrosis

Brandon Faske | Posted 06.14.2014 | Impact
Brandon Faske

People connect to Emily's story, and -- amazingly -- they want to help. Not just the traditional philanthropists with millions of dollars, but everyday people -- even notoriously apathetic and disengaged college students.

4 Tips On How to Raise Venture Capital With Topher Morrison

Jairek Robbins | Posted 06.11.2014 | Business
Jairek Robbins

"What's more important is that everyone who comes in contact with your business must get with absolute clarity what your business does and who they do it for."

Thousands Across The Country Dive Into Freezing Water To Raise Funds For Missouri Boy With Cancer

AP | BILL DRAPER | Posted 06.07.2014 | Good News

KANSAS CITY, Missouri (AP) — An effort to help the family of a 5-month-old Missouri boy with cancer has inspired thousands of people across the U.S....

For 30 Years, Trek Across Maine Cyclists Have Kept Their Eye on the Prize: A World Free of Lung Disease

Jeffrey Seyler | Posted 06.02.2014 | Impact
Jeffrey Seyler

As the American Lung Association gears up for celebrating 30 years of what has become our organization's largest fundraiser, it's hard to not think b...

Michele Bachmann's Reelection Campaign Is Nonexistent, But Her PAC Lives On

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) isn't running for reelection to Congress this year, but her leadership political action committee is raising funds by ...

The 3 Deadly Mistakes of Crowdfunding

Lili Balfour | Posted 06.01.2014 | Small Business
Lili Balfour

As with any form of monetary solicitation, crowdfunding has its perils and setbacks. Let's walk through the three deadly mistakes entrepreneurs make with crowd funding.

Paul Blumenthal

Bombshell Corruption Case Shines Merciless Light On How Politicians Raise Money

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- California state Sen. Leland Yee, a Democrat running for secretary of state, was arrested March 26 as part of a wide-ranging federal inv...

Peter and the Wolf: How the Opera Is Dying With Its Patrons

Renee C. Herrell | Posted 03.28.2014 | Impact
Renee C. Herrell

To stay alive, an art nonprofit organization must engage the next generation of major donors now.

The World's Weirdest Fundraisers, From Naked Ziplining to Tater Tot Eating Contests

Aimee Heckel | Posted 05.28.2014 | Weird News
Aimee Heckel

Fun-run peer pressure is a growing stress in my life, with fundraising races pretty much every weekend around Boulder. Maybe the participants are moved by the excitement. Maybe they just want to share the pain. Maybe I want to choose my own kind of pain.

The Hidden Terms of Startup Capital

Anna Barber | Posted 05.27.2014 | Small Business
Anna Barber

When you are starting a business, where you get your money from has mostly to do with who is willing to give it to you. Most entrepreneurs just want to get funded, and often don't think through the ramifications of their funding source.

The New Rules of Fundraising

Lili Balfour | Posted 05.25.2014 | Small Business
Lili Balfour

The world of fundraising has been turned on its head. A decade ago, entrepreneurs had limited sources for capital -- angel investors, venture capital funds and rich Uncles. Today, entrepreneurs have a plethora of options.

How Not to Muddle the Middle

Gary Laermer | Posted 05.25.2014 | Impact
Gary Laermer

Unfortunately, the mid-sized donor base has reduced its nonprofit support in recent years. The good news is that there are ways to reverse this trend and prevent core donors from drifting.

Angels or Devils

Michael Kaiser | Posted 05.24.2014 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

There is one reason that a subset of arts organizations are facing difficulties that can and must be avoided at all cost: the loss of one, incredibly important donor whose gifts were so large that the organization does not know how to move forward without them.

The Ripple Effect

John Malik | Posted 05.21.2014 | Healthy Living
John Malik

I sat in my supervisor's office and wiped away my tears as Karen told me that yes, the memory of that entire week was already gone. She had seen many families torn apart by Alzheimer's and now here I was, going through the same thing.