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Paul Blumenthal

Surprise! House And Senate Fundraising Drops Ahead of 2014 Election

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It may come as a surprise, but politicians running for Congress have raised less money for November's midterm elections than they had ra...

How A Custodian Taught This Veteran Nonprofit Exec A Crucial Lesson In Fundraising

The Chronicle Of Philanthropy | Carol Weisman | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact

I have a confession to make. It isn’t pretty and I know better. I thought I would share my failing with you to serve as an example of what not to do...

Turning Away Donations From "Bad Donors"

Ritu_Sharma | Posted 09.15.2014 | Impact
Ritu_Sharma

It's clear that Reddit wants to embrace this aspect of its community, which means it's offering something that could be very valuable to us in the nonprofit sector -- if we're open to it.

Homeless Elderly Couple Sleeping In Car Gets Help From 'Angels'

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 09.15.2014 | Impact

Dee and Gordon Head had been sleeping in their car with their three dogs when what some may consider divine intervention knocked on their window. ...

Paul Blumenthal

Is Washington The Only Place Where Campaign Finance Is A Partisan Issue?

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate voted Monday to debate a constitutional amendment overturning the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United decision and allowing ...

Here's How Charities Choose Which Celebrities To Work With

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 08.30.2014 | Impact

It turns out that being a celebrity charity ambassador is about much more than attending galas and reading a script for a PSA. In the Aug. 22 issu...

From Crane Operator to Artist: How a Homeless Man Is Transforming His Life

Liz Powers | Posted 08.28.2014 | Impact
Liz Powers

As my mailbox becomes inundated with flyers advertising extravagant Labor Day sales, I can't help but think about all of the people who became unemployed in the recession. How have their lives transformed over the last six years? Where are they now?

ALS Strikes Out Justin Bieber (in Search Volume): Measuring #IceBucketChallenge Awareness

George Weiner | Posted 08.28.2014 | Impact
George Weiner

It is a rare moment when our collective attention turns toward causes as worthy as ALS. The Ice Bucket Challenge has become an example of the increased awareness and fundraising that can result from the combination of creativity, social media, and a compelling cause.

The Diseases We Donate To Aren't Always The Diseases That Kill Us

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 08.27.2014 | Healthy Living

Doing the Ice Bucket Challenge isn't the same as supporting ALS research, and supporting ALS research isn't always the same as saving lives. A grap...

You Know The Ice Bucket Challenge, But You Probably Don't Know ALS

Katrina Sands | Posted 08.25.2014 | Impact
Katrina Sands

Uncle Mike was diagnosed in 2011 with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), otherwise known as Lou Gehrig's disease. I don't remember who told me, or when, but I vividly remember many conversations in the days to follow.

This Blind Grandpa Is Running 11,000 Miles Around The U.S. To Raise Funds For Cystic Fibrosis

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 08.20.2014 | Impact

David Kuhn is jogging through every perimeter state in the U.S., a distance about the equivalent of 420 marathons. It's a feat many would consider adm...

Giving Has Never Been More Contagious

Dr. Misee Harris | Posted 08.21.2014 | Impact
Dr. Misee Harris

Miyya is an amazing young lady who went through a horrible injury at an early age that scarred her for life. She could have become an outsider, as people called her a freak. But Miyya was courageous.

What All Nonprofits (and Donors) Should Know about Fundraising

Steven Crandell | Posted 08.15.2014 | Impact
Steven Crandell

Asking for a favor is one of the most important techniques of fundraising. That's according an expert who has helped raise an estimated $200 million for nonprofits as a volunteer in his home town of Santa Barbara, California.

The PMC: A Community That Makes a Difference

Felice Shapiro | Posted 08.15.2014 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

Every rider has a story at this event and cancer is our common thread. This disease impacts us all. Personally, cancer has attached itself into my closest circle of friends and family and shifted the very fibers of our lives. And frankly, like so many, I feel helpless.

Obama Hints Of Making Supreme Court Appointments Before He Leaves Office

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama suggested he will appoint more than one additional Supreme Court justice before he leaves office. Speaking at a fundraiser f...

10 Ways to Fundraise for Your Volunteer Travel That Actually Work

Sucheta Rawal | Posted 08.05.2014 | Travel
Sucheta Rawal

You want to travel abroad, learn about a different culture and make a difference. You have only two weeks of vacation time and very little savings. Do you: (a) not take the trip, or (b) defer the trip to when your financial condition improves? The answer is (c): Fundraise!

How To Make The World a Better Place: 4 Lessons on Founding a Non-Profit

Christopher Molaro | Posted 08.04.2014 | Small Business
Christopher Molaro

To be sure, there are many ways one can try to change and help their community, big or small. Admittedly, there are more effective and less effectiv...

Chris Christie Invites Mitt Romney To Birthday Party Fundraiser

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) is getting some fundraising help from the man who once called him "pufferfish," made fun of his weight and passed h...

The Mid-Sized Gift

Michael Kaiser | Posted 08.04.2014 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

Working with so many arts organizations that are facing financial challenges, I often hear board and staff discussion about the need for a mega-gift. "If only we had an angel" is a common refrain in the boardrooms of troubled institutions.

A Philanthropist and a Nonprofit ED Walk Into a Bar...

Steven Crandell | Posted 07.31.2014 | Impact
Steven Crandell

The philanthropist sighs and says she has money to give, but no nonprofit will agree to carry out her intent as she envisions it.

Curing a Lack of Government Funding for Disease Research Through Crowdfunding

S.Z. Berg | Posted 07.30.2014 | Impact
S.Z. Berg

Bake sales, car washes, and 5K races are all good fundraising events, but nothing has raised funds so fast and furious as crowdfunding for one man who is using it to fund medical research at the same level as major federal government grants.

The Magic Bullet of Crowdfunding

Marc Prosser | Posted 07.29.2014 | Small Business
Marc Prosser

If you're thinking about investing via a crowdfunding platform, do it with only money you can afford to lose, and realize that you have a high probability of losing your money.

Paul Blumenthal

Leaked Memo Tells Senate Candidate To Spend 80 Percent Of Her Time Raising Money

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A campaign strategy memo prepared for Georgia Democratic Senate candidate Michelle Nunn last year and leaked online on Monday reveals fa...

The Grass Is Always Greener

Michael Kaiser | Posted 09.20.2014 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

The American View: It would be so great to be working in a European arts institution. After all, those organizations get such a large portion of their budget from the government. The European View: It would be so great to work in an American arts organization. Everyone there is used to giving to the arts.

Sam Stein

DSCC Has Best 2nd Quarter Fundraising In Its History

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Continuing its trend of strong fundraising cycles, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee will announce on Friday that it raised n...