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Paul Blumenthal

This Is How Campaigns Get You To Open Their Emails And Give Them Your Money

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- "[T]hey're coming for your guns," blared the subject line of an email sent out by the campaign of Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in Januar...

The Internet in Politics: What's It Good For?

Colin Delany | Posted 02.09.2014 | Politics
Colin Delany

Sure, the internet brought us the glory of unlimited kitten photos, but what's it done for us lately? In the political world, quite a lot -- and more every election cycle. Let us count the ways.

6 Celebrities Who Remind Us to Not Forget Typhoon Haiyan Survivors Too Soon

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 11.27.2014 | Impact
Jonha Revesencio

While the spotlight is starting to fade as to the real situation of the survivors, there are still a handful of celebrities who never cease to use their global reach for good and constantly urge their fans to continue supporting the relief operations for the typhoon Haiyan survivors.

Crowdfunding 2.0: A New Means for Capitalist Participation

Himanshu Sareen | Posted 02.09.2014 | Technology
Himanshu Sareen

The JOBS Act has opened the floodgates for small-time investors. Now there just needs to be a comprehensive platform that attends to this area. Such a tool could maintain momentum for the entrepreneurial renaissance occurring around us.

The Only Way I Know How To Celebrate My Dying Daughter's Birthday

Maria Kefalas | Posted 02.08.2014 | Parents
Maria Kefalas

It's hard not to be angry and bitter when people ask, "So, what are you doing for your daughter's birthday?" So, for now, I will keep writing and selling cupcakes.

Are You a Slacktivist?

Adam Grant | Posted 02.04.2014 | Impact
Adam Grant

As Seth Meyers said on Saturday Night Live, "Look, if you make a Facebook page we will 'like' it -- it's the least we can do. But it's also the most we can do."

Why I Hate #GivingTuesday

Brady Josephson | Posted 02.02.2014 | Impact
Brady Josephson

Because it's not about the donor. And fundraising that's not about the donor is bad fundraising. So we end up with day full of bad fundraising.

Pope Francis, Liberal Populist

Brent Budowsky | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Politically the moral leadership of the pope is bad news for those Republicans, conservatives, Tea Party advocates and libertarians who politically worship at the altar of the unbridled and unregulated excesses of capitalism that Francis deplores.

Holiday Special: Celebrate With Dance and Culture

Lane Harwell | Posted 01.27.2014 | New York
Lane Harwell

There is magic all around us in New York City during this season, with its spirit of togetherness, remembrance, and hope.

When Cultivation Events Are Not Cultivation Events

Michael Kaiser | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

I think there is a great deal of confusion about the meaning of 'cultivation event.' Every arts organization I know mounts several of these a year - ...

Paul Blumenthal

Democrats Beat Republicans In Fundraising For Second Straight Month

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Democratic National Committee beat the Republican National Committee in October fundraising, the second consecutive Democratic month...

Paul Blumenthal

House Democrats Raise Money At Record Pace For 2014 Elections

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats' chief political arm maintained a record-breaking fundraising pace in October, adding $7 million to its existing $25 mil...

The Award-Winning LGBT Book Missing Becomes the Indie Movie He Is Gone

Kergan Edwards-Stout | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Kergan Edwards-Stout

I had the pleasure of speaking with Gregory G. Allen and director/producer Lois Munoz Merka to learn more about their project and its journey from page to screen.

Do eCommerce Giving Programs Effectively Raise Money for Charity?

Craig Newmark | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Craig Newmark

The idea behind craigconnects is giving the voiceless a real voice, and the powerless real power. I see it as everyone doing some small, or big, part. One way to do this is by giving back via purchases and a few key initiatives.

It Ain't the Bylaws

Michael Kaiser | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

One of the tell-tale signs that a troubled arts organization is off course is when one or several board members announce they are revising the bylaws of the organization.

Empowering youth through digital jobs: How innovative approaches are creating opportunities for disadvantaged youth

Digital Divide Data | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Digital Divide Data

by Bathylle Missika and Alessandra Fiedler When Emmeldah walks through the dirty lanes of the Mathare Valley in Nairobi, what she sees is far from a...

How to Successfully Crowdfund for Your Nonprofit

Ben Lamson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Ben Lamson

One of the most difficult parts of crowdfunding is getting off zero. Fundraising campaigns tend to be a bit like middle school lunch tables: Nobody wants to be the first to sit down but they quickly attract fair-weather fans and band-wagon jumpers.

What's on Your Thanks Giving Menu?

Gary Laermer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Gary Laermer

Invitations, décor, seat arrangements, turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, green bean casserole, and of course, cranberry sauce - planning, organizing and creating a Thanksgiving feast for your friends and family can take months of preparation.

Help Give Away $200,000 for the Holidays

Craig Newmark | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Hey, I've teamed up with CrowdRise and the Huffington Post to host a Holiday Challenge over on CrowdRise to help nonprofits raise a lot of money thi...

The Secret of the Avatar Can Deepen Your Partnerships

Jeffrey Walker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Jeffrey Walker

How can organizations that don't need hands-on volunteers achieve a similar level of personal connection with their supporters?

For Public College Presidents, Fundraising Is Full-Time Job on Top of Their Full-Time Jobs

Jennifer J. Raab | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Jennifer J. Raab

The cultural change that is necessary to make donating the rule, not the exception at public college can be rooted in this perception -- when graduates realize how far their educations have brought them and recognize the value of giving back.

Fundraisers: Sinking One Politician at a Time

Julianne Shinto | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Julianne Shinto

One surprisingly hot topic at fundraisers lately is campaign finance reform. Surprising to me because I can't imagine trying to make a sale and telling my customers that buying is itself a dangerous trend.

All Hail, Supermarket Fundraising Volunteers!

Amy L. Freeman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Amy L. Freeman

When I go to buy groceries, I am not interested in the Boy Scouts' latest accomplishments. Standing at Bethesda Cares' table, I hate it when shoppers ignore me.

5 Taboos Nonprofits Must Get Over

Nell Edgington | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Nell Edgington

Nonprofit taboos are so insidious because they are unwritten and unquestioned. But that has to stop. If we want to move the nonprofit sector forward, we must uncover certain taboos and determine whether they are really unacceptable anymore.

The Changing of the Guard

Michael Kaiser | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

As governments worldwide cut their level of subsidy to arts organizations, these same organizations are increasingly turning to the American model of private arts funding. And a substantial amount of this funding is typically given, or raised, by members of the board.