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Engaged and Enraged People Vow to End Alzheimer's by 2020

Marie Marley | Posted 09.14.2014 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Bea Lerner, Trish Vradenburg's mother, called at 3:00 AM one morning to complain about a strange man in her house. Trish and her husband, George, immediately went there to find only one man in the house, her husband.

If They Lock Me Up, Call My Attorney: The Culture of Retaliation in the Federal Bureau of Prisons

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 08.20.2014 | Crime
Christopher Zoukis

The Federal Bureau of Prisons has a long and colorful history of retaliating against inmates for the exercise of their legal rights. Over the years, I have learned to expect the worst when dealing with these officials. This desensitization occurs, in the literal as well as the figurative sense.

Joint Venture: Business Agreement for International Trade

Darilyn Aquino | Posted 07.29.2014 | Business
Darilyn Aquino

You must keep in mind that a joint venture is particularly aimed at obtaining the respective commercial benefits, but does not include all business or economic activities of the participating members.

6 Funding Options for Young Businesses

Yun-Fang Juan | Posted 07.18.2014 | Small Business
Yun-Fang Juan

A lot of budding entrepreneurs have asked us how they can raise capital for their new businesses. The answer is it's extremely hard . Investors/lenders rarely fund companies at this stage -- however, there are other options.

Why Philadelphia Is Ground Zero for Problems and Opportunity

Christopher Norris | Posted 09.14.2014 | Impact
Christopher Norris

From its cash-strapped school district and embattled police department, to its eye-popping poverty and unemployment rates, Philly presents real challenges and opportunities for those bold active citizens who dare to engage and transform the system.

Jeanne M. Sullivan: Funding and Fueling Women Entrepreneurs -- And a Few Good Men

Anne Ravanona | Posted 09.09.2014 | Business
Anne Ravanona

Jeanne M. Sullivan has been investing in and growing tech companies for many years.

Jobs/Transit, Hope on the Horizon?

Laura Barrett | Posted 09.01.2014 | Politics
Laura Barrett

With all the gridlock in DC, it seems impossible that anything fruitful or significant can really happen. But a few dedicated public officials are starting to push two very promising proposals that could affect millions.

16 Moments of Pride for LGBTQ Philanthropy

Lyle Matthew Kan | Posted 08.28.2014 | Gay Voices
Lyle Matthew Kan

While the work of the LGBTQ movement is far from done, Pride Month is a great opportunity for the LGBTQ community to reflect on just how far we've come in a relatively short period of time.

Koch Brothers' UNCF Gift Is Worst Symptom of HBCU Financial Crisis

Jarrett L. Carter | Posted 08.11.2014 | Black Voices
Jarrett L. Carter

One of the nation's richest and most influential companies with political leanings that weigh heavily against the mission and the culture of historically Black colleges and universities, is one of the largest benefactors to our most vulnerable institutions.

'School Choice' -- As Long as Your Child Doesn't Have a Disability

Shayna A. Pitre | Posted 07.13.2014 | Politics
Shayna A. Pitre

In a voucher system, disabled students are not always given true choice, as no choice exists if private schools refuse disabled students' needed services.

How to Fund a 'Fat Startup'

Sramana Mitra | Posted 07.02.2014 | Small Business
Sramana Mitra

These days, we focus a lot more on lean startups than startups that require capital to get going. The entire industry has moved away from the 'fat' st...

My Gay Brother's Keeper

Ben Francisco Maulbeck | Posted 06.11.2014 | 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 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.

Why Restricting Foreign Funding of NGOs Is Wrongheaded

Danny Sriskandarajah | Posted 05.27.2014 | 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 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.

4 Steps to Prepare for an IPO

Lili Balfour | Posted 05.19.2014 | 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 05.10.2014 | 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 05.06.2014 | 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 04.29.2014 | 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...