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A Foolish Way to Evaluate Charities

Brady Josephson | Posted 12.18.2014 | Impact
Brady Josephson

A reputable, financially focused magazine doing an analysis of charities to help donors make smarter decisions. What's wrong with that? It's not about impact.

Big News: Over $2 Million Raised for Nonprofits in CrowdRise Holiday Challenge

Craig Newmark | Posted 12.11.2014 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Each time a donation's made, a brick is added to the #GivingTower. What does this mean?

The Sound a Thank You Makes

Hildy Gottlieb | Posted 12.09.2014 | Impact
Hildy Gottlieb

I dialed with a fever. I forgot about the week behind me, where the mountain of work had overshadowed the reasons we were doing the work in the first place. I listened to donor after donor tell me what amazing things we were doing, and how they wished they could give us more.

10 Last-Minute Fundraising Strategies For The Holiday Season

Rebecca Fishman Lipsey | Posted 12.04.2014 | Impact
Rebecca Fishman Lipsey

'Tis the season to... raise more money. People feel sentimental, it's the "giving" time of the year, and as the fiscal year closes many people and corporations are determining where to spend their leftover charity dollars.

Soaring With the Washington Ballet's Noche de Pasión: The Tango Soirée

David Drake | Posted 11.30.2014 | Arts
David Drake

The new edition of performers and the charm of the artistic director Septime Webre were only exceeded by his impromptu Cuban salsa in sync with his Latin ballet dancers.

Democratization of Philanthropy Through Crowdfunding

Ritu_Sharma | Posted 12.01.2014 | Impact
Ritu_Sharma

Nonprofits that are used to relying on super donors writing hefty checks need to learn to embrace a better way: The idea of crowd-funding, where numerous smaller donations add up, powered by social media marketing.

The Real Potential of Giving Tuesday

Hildy Gottlieb | Posted 11.29.2014 | Impact
Hildy Gottlieb

Imagine if Giving Tuesday were instead a day of celebrating the power and strength that already exists within communities and within the organizations that support those communities.

In the Memory of Abdul Rahman Peter Kassig

Zaher Sahloul | Posted 11.26.2014 | Impact
Zaher Sahloul

I am confident that the Syrian people who knew Peter and loved him as a person and as a humanitarian will one day establish a school, a hospital and a foundation under his name. His legacy will outlive the criminals who took his life away.

#GivingTuesday: A Guide for Nonprofits

Hilary A. Doe | Posted 11.25.2014 | Impact
Hilary A. Doe

It's coming up. Every Dec. 2nd, families, students, businesses, and organizations around the world come together for Giving Tuesday, a day dedicated to giving back.

Want to Be Happier? Give More. Give Better.

Brady Josephson | Posted 11.21.2014 | Impact
Brady Josephson

Giving to others gives us pleasure. It makes us happier people which in turn leads us to give more which makes us even happier and... you get the picture.

How Congress Auctions Off Power

Avram Billig | Posted 11.21.2014 | Politics
Avram Billig

Warren's elevation is the latest instance of fundraising prowess helping to open the gates to party leadership, a trend that cements money's role in politics and could worsen polarization.

We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live: The Joan Didion Documentary's Pioneering Approach to Collaborative Filmmaking

Elizabeth Nicholas | Posted 11.17.2014 | Arts
Elizabeth Nicholas

Here is a compendium of characters Didion herself might appreciate, and one which her own family is now joining.

Tom Tierney, Chairman and Co-founder, The Bridgespan Group & Co-author, Give Smart: Philanthropy That Gets Results

Ann Paisley Chandler | Posted 11.14.2014 | Impact
Ann Paisley Chandler

Tom Tierney is a recognized leader in serving the nonprofit sector. In 1999, he co-founded The Bridgespan Group, an independent, nonprofit organization that collaborates with mission-driven leaders and organizations to help accelerate social impact.

8,000 People Gather on National Mall to Raise $1.9M for Heart Disease Research

Janessa E. Robinson | Posted 11.12.2014 | Black Voices
Janessa E. Robinson

Last Saturday the Greater Washington Region of the American Heart Association hosted its 11th Annual DC Heart Walk on the National Mall.

5 Questions To Ask Before Seeking Startup Funding

Jose Vasquez | Posted 11.10.2014 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

Before you start looking for ways to fund your startup, make sure you can answer these questions.

How to Fund Your Startup -- With VCs, Angels and Crowdinvesting

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 11.05.2014 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

"Every one of my books had killed me a little more," - this profound and highly personal quote by American author Norman Mailer has become one of my f...

Jets Fans REALLY Want The GM Fired

The Huffington Post | Kyle Franco | Posted 11.04.2014 | Sports

At some point in November and lasting through early 2015, New York Jets general manager John Idzik might see a billboard demanding his firing every ti...

Have Fun While Fundraising

Tammara Fort | Posted 10.28.2014 | Impact
Tammara Fort

Do you like raising money for charity? Do you like being outdoors? The staff at WorkerAnts.com sure does. So we thought we would take a moment to h...

Going Against the Flow: Vivienne Harr of Make a Stand

Charu Sharma | Posted 10.20.2014 | Technology
Charu Sharma

When Vivienne Harr, Chief Inspiration Officer at Stand, was eight years old, she saw a photo of two boys, her age, from Nepal living in modern-day slavery. She said: "Compassion is not compassion without action."

Paul Blumenthal

Democrats, Republicans Take Advantage Of New Big-Money Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Both the Republican and Democratic parties are raising historic sums from single donors for the 2014 midterm elections under new rules r...

What Jon Stewart Missed In Skewering Scary Dem Fundraising

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.14.2014 | Politics

A recent string of desperate-sounding Democratic fundraising emails caught the attention of Jon Stewart on Monday night, and he did his usual best wit...

People and Other Animals: Helping the Animals Near You

Ken White | Posted 12.14.2014 | San Francisco
Ken White

The ASPCA operates out of a shelter in Manhattan. Manhattan is literally a country away from the San Francisco Bay Area. If an animal "perhaps not far from you" in the Bay Area is being abused, contacting ASPCA will do nothing to help that animal.

Why Charities 'Are Missing Out On Several Billion Dollars' (INFOGRAPHIC)

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 10.09.2014 | Impact

Nonprofits could be doing a lot more to better their online fundraising efforts, new research suggests. A survey by fundraising consultants Dunham...

Paul Blumenthal

Crowdpac Helps Small Donors Find A Perfect Match In Politics

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Combining a unique data set with a nonpartisan outlook, a new organization called Crowdpac hopes to break out of the pack of political c...

7 Techniques on How to Tell Real Stories That Will Make People Connect With Your Mission

Suzanne Skees | Posted 10.06.2014 | Impact
Suzanne Skees

How do you make people CARE about your mission? This is what I do every day: I work with nonprofits to tell stories that make people care about their...