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Sport-Themed Fundraisers: Popular, Yet Costly

The Chronicle of Philanthropy | Posted 08.18.2011 | Impact

As "fun runs," walkathons, and other athletic fundraising events proliferate, The Wall Street Journal notes that such efforts are among the most expe...

Janet Jackson Performs At The Louvre

AP | By JENNY BARCHFIELD | Posted 08.15.2011 | Arts

PARIS -- It's a safe bet that the Louvre Museum, that hallowed sanctum that houses the Venus de Milo, the Mona Lisa and countless other priceless arti...

My Trip to England

Michael Kaiser | Posted 08.13.2011 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

When I was running the Royal Opera House, private fundraising was considered distasteful, at best. Now the English reticence to talk about money, let alone ask for it, is beginning to evaporate.

'Sister Act' To Host An Obama Fundraiser

Posted 08.07.2011 | Arts

Barack Obama's campaign to be re-election campaign just got a little help from Whoopi Goldberg. The actress, who produced the Tony-nominated musical "...

Are Unions to Blame?

Michael Kaiser | Posted 08.06.2011 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

It is impossible to blame unions for the lack of revenue for arts organizations when so many are doing such a poor job of managing themselves.

An Interview With Alexandra Almore, Harvard University Class of 2012

Rahim Kanani | Posted 08.03.2011 | College
Rahim Kanani

I spoke with Harvard senior Alexandra Almore, who serves as the president of the multinational NGO, the African Development Initiative and director of the College Bound Mentoring Program.

Merging Isn't So Easy

Michael Kaiser | Posted 07.31.2011 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

In a perfect world every arts organization would be in a position to pursue its own mission independently. Unfortunately we do not live in a perfect world.

Making a Difference: The World of Giving -- Running, Walking or Biking for Charity

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 07.26.2011 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Support your favorite charitable cause by participating in their walkathon, marathon or bikeathon. These are easy ways to be involved in the philanthropic world!

How a Group of Friends Are Working to Find a Cure for Autism

Charles Howard | Posted 07.25.2011 | Impact
Charles Howard

Also remember that we can all make a difference for whatever cause tugs at our hearts -- like a bunch of guys outside of Boston have.

Beautiful Dreamers

Michael Kaiser | Posted 07.23.2011 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

As I travel the nation and the world speaking to arts leaders, there is one phenomenon I observe virtually everywhere: arts organizations consistently grow to the point where they are slightly uncomfortable financially.

Charity Explorers' Wild Ride: What A Death-Defying Rickshaw Race Taught Three Men About India And Fundraising

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Canon | Posted 07.22.2011 | Impact

The late April light had begun to disappear behind the Indian horizon as Daniel Gonzalez took the key to the small auto rickshaw. The ill-fated vehicl...

Nudge the Market, Change the World

Rich Tafel | Posted 07.20.2011 | Business
Rich Tafel

Government incentives can allow greater freedom of choice and, unlike government grants, do not require an annual public request for funds.

Jon Ward

GOP Donors Deserting Newt Gingrich | Jon Ward | Posted 07.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Newt Gingrich's catastrophic first week as an official Republican primary candidate may knock him out of the race before it even gets st...

Alex Wagner

Boehner Makes Inroads With Silicon Valley Powerhouses | Alex Wagner | Posted 07.17.2011 | Business

With local heroines including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Silicon Valley has long been perceived to be a stronghold ...

3 Tips for Creating a Powerful Nonprofit

Earl Martin Phalen | Posted 07.12.2011 | Impact
Earl Martin Phalen

I believe that many leaders too often make three critical mistakes when starting their nonprofit. I have highlighted these pitfalls and some potential ways you can avoid them.

The Republican Money Problems

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 07.11.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Palin, Romney, Huckabee, Bachmann and the other Republican presidential aspirants have enjoyed a great deal of media exposure, but they have been unable to convince enough wealthy donors that their presidential hopes are plausible.

'Tractor Dave' Drives Across Country For Charity

Posted 07.11.2011 | Impact

When Dave Wolfsen restored his 1937 cherry-red COOP #2 tractor, it wasn't to show off his sweet paint job around town. Rather, he's preparing it for a...

Romney Corrals Hundreds of Fundraisers to Dial-For-Dollars From Las Vegas

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 07.10.2011 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Peter Stone In the wee hours next Monday in Las Vegas, when many Sin City visitors are still sound asleep or just going to bed, an army of top fun...

Is It Quantity or Quality That Counts in the Arts?

Michael Kaiser | Posted 07.09.2011 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

An arts organization that does fewer productions, but makes each of them incredibly interesting, engaging and of high quality, is better placed than one that does lots of under-funded, uninteresting weak projects each year.

Look out! Here Comes The Mom Bandwagon

Jamie Bechtel | Posted 07.03.2011 | Impact
Jamie Bechtel

If the difference you want to make is to improve the lives of women and the communities they support, then make sure you are getting the real deal.

Raising Money to Build a Better Mousetrap

Dylan Kendall | Posted 06.28.2011 | Impact
Dylan Kendall

After a decade of thinking about creativity and programs myself, I became interested in how I could apply design thinking to fundraising, the engine that drives the rest of the machine.

Spring Brings Fundraising Frenzy For Potential GOP Presidential Hopefuls

AP | By BETH FOUHY | Posted 06.24.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Mitt Romney is organizing a phone bank fundraiser in Las Vegas next month. Tim Pawlenty is holding regular "friendraising" meetings in big...

Taking Back Our Government

Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 06.18.2011 | Politics
Sen. Fritz Hollings

Limiting spending in campaigns would give the senator time to listen. Lobbyists and special interests would be limited. There would be time to debate rather than fundraise. And the people would recoup their government.

Dan Froomkin

Big PAC Money Flows To New Republican House Chairmen | Dan Froomkin | Posted 06.16.2011 | Politics

It's true what they say about victors and spoils. Fundraising reports for the first quarter of 2011 show that the new Republican chairmen of key Ho...

WATCH: 10 New York Kickstarter Projects Worth Funding

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 06.14.2011 | New York

Kickstarter, the online funding platform for creative projects, is one of the web's biggest success stories of late. For the uninitiated, the site...