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Michael Bennet, Jane Norton To Attend Lobbyist Fundraiser At Same DC Townhouse

The Denver Post | Michael Riley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Republican candidate Jane Norton was in town Monday for a big-money fundraiser at a Capitol Hill townhouse owned by partners of Williams & Jensen, a p...

Obama, Democrats Face Liberal Fundraising Boycott

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

Liberal online activists have been using donor strikes for a long time. However, the current wave of strikes and rumblings on gay rights might turn into an ad-hoc, financially relevant coalition.

How One Small Town Is Bringing Fresh Water To Africa

Huffington Post | Victoria Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

What do a nightclub promoter, a set of adopted twins, and 30 spray-painted driveways have in common? They're all part of one Midwest community's missi...

Arthur Delaney

Rep John Larson: Political Fundraising Now "Borders On Insanity"

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. John Larson (D-Conn.) has a sad story to tell about how he lost a friend in Washington. "I came here in 1998. I served with a guy named Jim Malo...

Supreme Court Ruling Expected To End Limits On Political Contribution From Corporations, Unions

New York Times | DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Even before a landmark Supreme Court ruling on campaign finance law expected within days, a series of other court decisions is reshaping the political...

Hot Chocolate, Cold Cash: Members Of Congress Raise Money In The Holiday Spirit

Huffington Post | Julian Hattem | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Despite recent recession trend stories suggesting that lobbyists are in less of a mood to party, the Sunlight Foundation has heard of three times more...

Online Fundraising Campaign Raises $14 Million In 24 Hours

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

What does it take to raise $14 million dollars in one day? A lot of Minnesotans, Tonic reports. Minnesota nonprofit fundraising campaign, GiveMN chal...

The Obama-Effect in Journalism: Decentralized Editorial Power

Tanja Aitamurto | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tanja Aitamurto

Donors tend to feel empowered after the donation. Donating seems to create a sense of belonging to the community, and the donors also feel a sense of participation in the journalistic process.

The Power of Fear and the Obligation to Hope

Emma Ruby-Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emma Ruby-Sachs

It was not surprising to learn that New Jersey and Virginia both elected Republican Governors. But I could not have predicted the loss in the tiny, liberal, free state of Maine.

Book Club Activists Unite!

Linda Mason | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Linda Mason

Many Americans know about the inspiring book clubs of female media celebrities like Arianna Huffington and Oprah Winfrey. Most have not heard about unsung book club heroes like Rufi Natarajan.

Obama, Kennedys Join Coakley's Fight For Ted Kennedy's Senate Seat

AP | GLEN JOHNSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BOSTON — President Barack Obama and the family of Edward M. Kennedy on Thursday pushed to keep a Democrat in the late senator's seat and protect...

Andrew Romanoff Raises $200,000 In First 21 Days

The Denver Post | Jessica Fender | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The campaign for U.S. Senate candidate-come-lately Andrew Romanoff said Tuesday that it had raised more than $200,000 in the 21 days he was eligible t...

Fundraising The Honest Way

Lee Schneider | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lee Schneider

You wake up, and start plugging in numbers into a spreadsheet, ending up with a budget for a $15 million movie. Then you realize you don't know enough rich dentists to finance that, so you cut the budget...

'True Blood' Fans Unite and Bite For Virtual Fundraiser

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

With the recent release of "New Moon," it's all the "Twilight" diehard fans who've gotten the attention with their undying acts of devotion. But fans ...

President Obama's Entrepreneurial Mindset

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

I have not seen much evidence of Obama being in touch with small-town Kentucky, but after reading David Plouffe's new book, The Audacity to Win, I have become convinced that he knows what it takes to run a business.

Muslim Communities Rally To Support Victims of Fort Hood

HuffPost | Victoria Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Islamic communities in America have experienced a harsh backlash of popular opinion following the attacks at Fort Hood, in which 13 people were shot t...

Wall Street Steps Up Political Donations, Lobbying

Wall Street Journal | BRODY MULLINS and T.W. FARNAM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Some of the biggest Wall Street firms are back in the political-spending game after hunkering down while they were getting government bailout funds....

The Story of CAN-DO: Enough Is Enough

Eric Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Eric Klein

CAN-DO was born out of my own frustration with the system and the critical need I saw to hold charitable organizations accountable for hard-earned donations and to the communities they serve.

Survivor Winner Supports Cause While Battling Cancer

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Ethan Zohn, winner of "Survivor: Africa" in 2002 is facing a different challenge as of late. The reality celeb was diagnosed with a rare form of Hod...

The First Big Grant

Michael Kaiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Kaiser

I have long lobbied foundations to make their grants to smaller organizations in the form of challenge grants. A challenge grant must be matched by other contributions, often by new gifts or increased gifts from existing donors.

Fabulous Fundraisers Use Fashion For a Good Cause

Marissa Bronfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Marissa Bronfman

Fashionphiles flocked to the first annual Frocktail Party on November 12th, eager to bid on a bevy of designer dresses up for auction in support of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Jamba Juices Up PTA With New Fundraising Program

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

National smoothie chain Jamba Juice has launched a fundraising campaign to benefit school PTAs, the Orange County Register reported. School PTAs who ...

Congressional Democrats Lead GOP Counterparts In Fundraising

The Huffington Post | Jenna Staul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Though Democrats in Congress may seem in a state of upheaval over health care reform and climate change legislation, the GOP's lackluster fundraising ...

Obama Owes Progressives Answers Tonight in San Francisco on Three Health Care Questions

Jamie Court | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jamie Court

Obama owes San Franciscans some honest answers about how his health care plan lives up to the progressive legacy.

Greg Mortenson Inspires Branksome Hall to Raise $9,000 in Pennies for Peace Drive

Marissa Bronfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marissa Bronfman

What do you get when a passionate all-girls school in Toronto sets their sights on raising money for girls in Afghanistan and Pakistan to go to school? Millions of pennies!