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My Gay Brother's Keeper

Ben Francisco Maulbeck | Posted 04.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Ben Francisco Maulbeck

We need to build systems that support and reinforce these strengths so that more gay, bi, and trans men of color can succeed in a world that too often rejects them.

The 3 Deadly Mistakes of Crowdfunding

Lili Balfour | Posted 04.01.2014 | 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.

Why Restricting Foreign Funding of NGOs Is Wrongheaded

Danny Sriskandarajah | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics
Danny Sriskandarajah

There is a new weapon of choice for governments that want to undermine bits of civil society that irritate them: restricting funding from foreign sources. These measures not only go against established international conventions and commitments, but they will not work.

How Not to Muddle the Middle

Gary Laermer | Posted 03.25.2014 | 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.

4 Steps to Prepare for an IPO

Lili Balfour | Posted 03.19.2014 | Business
Lili Balfour

If you are building a company today, you may want to consider whether or not an IPO is right for your company. Here is a quick guideline to assist with your planning.

Getting the Most From Your Most Potent Board Members

Michael Kaiser | Posted 03.10.2014 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

As virtually every arts organization tries to improve their fundraising results, the pressure to get help from board members becomes a priority. And yet, try as they might, I find that many arts managers find it difficult, and often impossible, to get board members to assist, actively, in the fundraising effort.

March Is LGBT Health Month

Nathan M. Schaefer | Posted 03.06.2014 | Gay Voices
Nathan M. Schaefer

The findings we've discovered so far show a bleak landscape when it comes to some of the health issues we face in much higher numbers than our heterosexual counterparts.

5 Areas That Will Continue to Challenge Entrepreneurs in 2014

Kari Warberg Block | Posted 03.03.2014 | Business
Kari Warberg Block

Speaking from experience, being an entrepreneur is a huge responsibility.

Theaters Contribute to Social Justice and Meaningful Change in Communities

Bruce E. Whitacre | Posted 04.01.2014 | Impact
Bruce E. Whitacre

The arts are losing out in the wave of a new philanthropic emphasis on measurable "investment."

Kentucky Rivals United in Call for Commitment to Research

Dr. James Ramsey | Posted 02.26.2014 | College
Dr. James Ramsey

Universities across the United States are urging President Obama and Congress to recommit -- now -- to necessary and fundamental investments in research.

Top 10 LGBT Wins for New York in 2013

Nathan M. Schaefer | Posted 02.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Nathan M. Schaefer

2013 was a huge year for LGBT equality and justice and we're proud of the Pride Agenda's role in helping to share a more equitable New York and United States.

School Food Gets Its Close-Up -- But Is It a Fair One?

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 02.05.2014 | Food
Bettina Elias Siegel

Districts are still unconscionably underfunded when it comes to school food, and Big Food still plays too large of a lobbying role in shaping what appears on kids' trays.

Go Broke and Ignore Customer Feedback -- Succeeding in the Startup World

Minh Chau | Posted 02.01.2014 | Technology
Minh Chau

The archetypal image of two guys in a garage cranking out a tech-based, soon to be VC-backed startup in Silicon Valley is one of the many myths of the entrepreneurship world that drive away a lot of potential entrepreneurs.

U.S. Catholic Funders: Resist Calls to Abandon Social Justice

Laura Barrett | Posted 01.27.2014 | Religion
Laura Barrett

In the last few years community organizers have learned it's in their self-interest to become astute Vatican watchers. The Catholic Campaign for Human...

Social Finance vs. Traditional Finance: What's the Difference and Why it Matters

Don Shaffer | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Don Shaffer

Most growth businesses face challenges raising capital at some stage in their development. But for social enterprises, which use the power of business to directly improve society and our environment, the obstacles tend to be tougher and more persistent.

5 Ways to Get Funding (Avoiding Banks)

Elaine Thompson | Posted 11.07.2013 | Small Business
Elaine Thompson

One thing the online options for raising money have in common is that they all are transparent about the deals they do.

Voting for Parks

Adrian Benepe | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Adrian Benepe

More and more, it appears, people are not just voting with their feet to visit and use parks, but they are literally casting their ballots and voting with their pocketbooks to say that parks are crucial parts of their communities.

If Americans Overwhelmingly Love Our National Parks, Why Isn't Congress Fully Funding Them?

Theresa Pierno | Posted 12.23.2013 | Green
Theresa Pierno

If Congress stays on this damaging course of chipping away at the Park Service budget, we will continue to see cutbacks, closures, crumbling infrastructure, and disrepair in these places we love -- the very places that should represent the best we have to offer as a nation.

Is 'Convergence' the Next Revolution in Science?

James M. Gentile | Posted 12.11.2013 | Science
James M. Gentile

Convergence indeed represents a new era of solving complex scientific questions, certainly in, but not limited to, the biomedical sciences.

Putting the Feminism in Funding

Meaghan Emery | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Meaghan Emery

This year's funding application season is almost upon us, which means that my fellow students and I are getting ready for another round of talking ourselves up and finding ways to make our research sound important to people who don't know anything about it. And in a surprising* twist of fate, all my female colleagues and I have to work harder to get these than our penis-possessing** counterparts.

The Art of the Elevator Pitch

Dorie Clark | Posted 11.09.2013 | Small Business
Dorie Clark

You're an aspiring entrepreneur on your way to beg for dollars, and you find yourself on the elevator next to Warren Buffett/Marc Andreesen/Santa. How do you make use of what could be the most important 30 seconds of your life?

Funds Are Gearing Up for General Solicitation of Accredited Investors -- Are You Ready?

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 10.21.2013 | Business
Kay Koplovitz

We are about to enter a new world of investing I think it will democratize capital in some profound ways, which, I believe, in the long run, is good. Take incremental steps instead of leaping in. Time is on your side as this new opportunity evolves.

Sell Your Company, Not Your Soul

Lili Balfour | Posted 08.25.2013 | Business
Lili Balfour

So, how does one land a company? I've created a simple structure to allow entrepreneurs to evaluate various landing methodologies (read: exit strategies).

200 Million Snaps A Day And Counting

Reuters | Posted 08.24.2013 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Snapchat, a service that allows users to exchange fleeting photo messages, raised $60 million in a funding round led by vent...

7 Tips for Funding Science Education

Douglas Haller | Posted 08.24.2013 | Technology
Douglas Haller

Realistic expectations, passion, and vision are not enough. Funders want to see concrete results from their investments. Successful proposals explain how progress toward the objectives will be measured. Include opportunities for formative assessment - immediate feedback that informs and allows you to improve your work during the funding period.