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Top 10 Historically Black College and University (HBCU) Successes of 2011

Marybeth Gasman | Posted 02.26.2012 | College
Marybeth Gasman

In honor of the New Year approaching, we thought we would put together a list of the Top 10 Black College Successes of the past year. There have been many, but these stand out in terms of innovation, boldness, and impact.

This Holiday Season, How About a Little Levity With Your Giving?

Phillip Haid | Posted 11.17.2012 | Impact
Phillip Haid

What if we could put a smile on people's faces and drive donations for worthy causes? What if humor could be used to incent people to want to give?

WATCH: Super PAC Makes 'Baggage' Claims Against GOP Candidate

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics

"Know what makes Barack Obama happy? Newt Gingrich's baggage." That's the claim put forth in a Tuesday ad released by Restore Our Future. The super...

Did Rudy Giuliani Just Sign Mitt Romney's Death Warrant?

Stewart J. Lawrence | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics
Stewart J. Lawrence

As the GOP presidential candidates square off tonight for their final debate before the January 2012 primaries and caucuses, former GOP front-runner Mitt Romney is taking some of his sharpest blasts yet. And from a surprising source.

Obama's Shameful Dodge on 60 Minutes

Dennis M. Kelleher | Posted 02.11.2012 | Business
Dennis M. Kelleher

As he has regularly done in the past with other media outlets, President Obama artfully dodged a straightforward question about lack of criminal prosecutions from Steve Kroft on 60 Minutes last night.

Occupy DC Protests the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee

Jerry Nelson | Posted 02.05.2012 | DC
Jerry Nelson

Right around 5 p.m. Thursday night, people started gathering in McPherson Square. The gathering of activists and allies was to prepare for a march a ...

GOP Candidate Beating Obama For Billionaire Support

The Washington Post | T.W. Farnam | Posted 12.06.2011 | Politics

The Republican presidential primary contest isn't over, but in the race to line up the richest donors, it's Mitt Romney vs. President Obama....

Politicians Crack Jokes For Breast Cancer

Posted 12.02.2011 | Impact

Capitol Hill was laughing Wednesday night, and not because of Herman Cain's pizza song. Politicians and journalists participated in the 18th annual...

Post-holiday Persuasion to Get Us Giving

David Tereshchuk | Posted 01.25.2012 | Media
David Tereshchuk

Be prepared for a full-fledged onslaught of image-enhancing and fund-raising advertisements across all traditional platforms -- plus an upsurge of banner ads, web videos and a multiplicity of 'social media' messaging in the digital space.

As Obama's Online-Enabled Grassroots Operation Takes Shape, Do Republicans Have Anything to Match It?

Colin Delany | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics
Colin Delany

Obama's online fundraising has to be viewed as a decisive factor in his victory three years ago. Based on the numbers we're seeing so far this year, his small donor base isn't just sticking with him -- it's expanding.

15 Tea Party Caucus freshmen rake in $3.5 million in first 9 months in Washington

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 01.18.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Aaron Mehta and Bob Biersack, iWatch NewsOn her website, Rep. Diane Black asks constituents to join advisory panels in her Tennessee district. "I...

There She Blows! Cause Marketing Mobile Gifts Surface With Give.Mobi

Joe Waters | Posted 01.16.2012 | Impact
Joe Waters

I've talked a lot about the coming of mobile payments and their intersection with cause marketing on both my blog and at speaking appearances. It's so...

Paul Blumenthal

Romney Lines Up GOP's Big-Money Bundlers | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney leads the crucial race for big-money fundraisers in the Republican presidential primary. Since Apr...

Board Members Need Training, Too

Michael Kaiser | Posted 01.07.2012 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

Those arts patrons, corporations and foundations that care passionately about the future of the arts in America must encourage members of arts boards to seek the training they need and must invest in the training programs required.

D.C. Council Candidate List Potential Donor Targets As 'Homosexual' And 'Super Wealthy'

Patch | Lauren Sausser | Posted 01.04.2012 | DC

A D.C. Council candidate included a list of fundraiser targets in a report filed with the city's Office of Campaign Finance, and the list identified a...

Barney Frank: I Thought About Texting, Sexting, Lip-Synching 'Danke Schoen'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics

Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) wrote in a thank you letter to his campaign contributors that he was thinking of new ways to thank them, including "textin...

Secretive 501(c)(4) nonprofits report only a fraction of elections fundraising and spending

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Peter H. Stone, iWatch NewsThe conservative American Action Network, a leading independent player in last year's election, poured $26 million -- ...

Ryan Grim

Adviser Argues Obama's Transparency Backfired | Ryan Grim | Posted 12.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's policy of fully disclosing the list of his top supporters who bundle campaign cash is ironically responsible fo...

Paul Blumenthal

Why Herman Cain Is Mr. October | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The presidential campaign of Herman Cain has capitalized on his surge in the polls and recent media attention by raising more than $3 mi...

Paul Blumenthal

Tea Party Senator Wants To Ask Business For Unlimited Money | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Freshman Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), a member of the Tea Party Caucus, is pushing the boundaries of campaign finance law by seeking to open ...

Obama Campaign Effort Fueled By Star Power

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 12.25.2011 | Politics

DENVER — Raising money and appealing for votes, President Barack Obama is framing his 2012 re-election campaign as a call to complete unfinished...

Fundraising: The Dilemma of Organizations of Color

Michael Kaiser | Posted 12.24.2011 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

Individual donors are the bedrock of American arts funding, giving more than 60% of the money received. Yet the average African American, Latino, Asian American or Native American arts organization receives less than 10% of its funding from individual donors.

Michael McAuliff

George Allen Finance Adviser Hails From RNC's Strip Club, Jewelry Past | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A former Republican National Committee finance official who was forced to resign last year following allegations that she had spent part...

Raising Capital? 3 Tips for Entrepreneurs

Scott Edward Walker | Posted 12.19.2011 | Small Business
Scott Edward Walker

I've been helping entrepreneurs raise capital as a corporate lawyer for 17+ years, and there are certain fundamental mistakes that I've seen entrepreneurs repeatedly make. Accordingly, I thought it would be helpful to share three basic tips for entrepreneurs in connection with raising capital.

Paul Blumenthal

Herman Cain Supporters Launch Super PAC | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Pizza mogul Herman Cain's recent rise in the polls has brought his candidacy greater attention and scrutiny from his Republican presiden...