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4 Tips On How to Raise Venture Capital With Topher Morrison

Jairek Robbins | Posted 04.11.2014 | 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 04.07.2014 | 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 04.03.2014 | 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 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.

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 03.28.2014 | 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 03.27.2014 | 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 03.26.2014 | 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 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.

Angels or Devils

Michael Kaiser | Posted 03.24.2014 | 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 03.21.2014 | 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.

DNC Narrows RNC Savings Lead, Still Laden In Debt

AP | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic National Committee narrowed the savings gap with its Republican counterpart in February but is still carrying $15 m...

Paul Blumenthal

These Numbers Look Good For House Democrats

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee raised $6.4 million in February, keeping up its record fundraising ahead of the 2014 mid...

Bill Clinton Will Stump For Chelsea Clinton's Mother-In-Law In Congressional Campaign

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics

Former President Bill Clinton will headline a fundraiser for his daughter Chelsea's mother-in-law, former Rep. Marjorie Margolies (D-Pa.), in the hope...

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.

Mitt Romney Dives Into Competitive 2014 Senate Race

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney put his chips into a competitive Republican Senate primary in a fundraising email sent Wednesday. Romn...

Tattoo Parlors Ink 'My Little Pony' Cartoons In Support Of Boy, 11, Who Attempted Suicide

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 03.17.2014 | Impact

Last month, after being bullied ruthlessly for liking the cartoon "My Little Pony," 11-year-old Michael Morones, of Wake County, N.C., tried to take h...

Paul Blumenthal

House Democrats Score A Record January In Fundraising

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After a record-setting 2013, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee keeps up the strong fundraising numbers this year with $6.8...

Here's How Much Senate Candidates Raised Per Day Last Year

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Candidates in U.S. Senate races this year collectively raised more than a half-million dollars a day in 2013, suggesting a spate o...

How to Assess a Social Enterprise

Hila Mehr | Posted 02.19.2014 | Impact
Hila Mehr

How do we really know when an organization is doing quality work we should rally behind and having a real, positive impact, versus just using the right buzzwords?

Dem Committee Bests GOP Counterpart

AP | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democrats' committee trying to keep the party's majority in the Senate raised more money in January than its Republican counte...

Likely vs. Able

Michael Kaiser | Posted 02.18.2014 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

The fact that people once came to a gala, made a modest contribution or attended a performance -- and happen to have a great deal of discretionary funds -- does not make them strong prospects for a capital campaign.

Bill Clinton Repays His Former Campaign Driver, Arkansas Gubernatorial Candidate Mike Ross

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics

Former President Bill Clinton, who served nearly 12 years as the governor of Arkansas before heading to the White House, sent a fundraising email Wedn...