iOS app Android app

Fundraising

Getting the Most From Your Most Potent Board Members

Michael Kaiser | Posted 05.10.2014 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

As virtually every arts organization tries to improve their fundraising results, the pressure to get help from board members becomes a priority. And yet, try as they might, I find that many arts managers find it difficult, and often impossible, to get board members to assist, actively, in the fundraising effort.

Mitt Romney Dives Into Competitive 2014 Senate Race

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney put his chips into a competitive Republican Senate primary in a fundraising email sent Wednesday. Romn...

Tattoo Parlors Ink 'My Little Pony' Cartoons In Support Of Boy, 11, Who Attempted Suicide

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 03.17.2014 | Impact

Last month, after being bullied ruthlessly for liking the cartoon "My Little Pony," 11-year-old Michael Morones, of Wake County, N.C., tried to take h...

Paul Blumenthal

House Democrats Score A Record January In Fundraising

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After a record-setting 2013, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee keeps up the strong fundraising numbers this year with $6.8...

Here's How Much Senate Candidates Raised Per Day Last Year

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Candidates in U.S. Senate races this year collectively raised more than a half-million dollars a day in 2013, suggesting a spate o...

How to Assess a Social Enterprise

Hila Mehr | Posted 04.21.2014 | Impact
Hila Mehr

How do we really know when an organization is doing quality work we should rally behind and having a real, positive impact, versus just using the right buzzwords?

Dem Committee Bests GOP Counterpart

AP | Posted 04.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democrats' committee trying to keep the party's majority in the Senate raised more money in January than its Republican counte...

Likely vs. Able

Michael Kaiser | Posted 04.20.2014 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

The fact that people once came to a gala, made a modest contribution or attended a performance -- and happen to have a great deal of discretionary funds -- does not make them strong prospects for a capital campaign.

Bill Clinton Repays His Former Campaign Driver, Arkansas Gubernatorial Candidate Mike Ross

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics

Former President Bill Clinton, who served nearly 12 years as the governor of Arkansas before heading to the White House, sent a fundraising email Wedn...

The New Four-Letter Word In The Nonprofit Sector

Renee C. Herrell | Posted 04.13.2014 | Impact
Renee C. Herrell

The "overhead myth" is centered on the idea that nonprofits are valued by how little they spend on overhead. Overhead includes salaries for non-program management, office space, office technology and office supplies -- the non-sexy budget line items of a nonprofit organization.

A Million Reasons Why Los Angeles Could End Homelessness

Joel John Roberts | Posted 04.11.2014 | Impact
Joel John Roberts

We are the epitome of the first world clashing with the third. European luxury cars cruise by people sleeping under a lean-to, as if it is morally justified to drive a car worth more than a house where that sleeping person could inhabit.

Samantha Lachman

Tea Party Group Pretends To Launch New PAC That It Launched Last Year

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.06.2014 | Politics

The political nonprofit group Tea Party Patriots told The Hill on Monday that it was launching a super PAC to target Republican incumbents. Problem is...

Building Bears, Building Relationships

Megan Rosker | Posted 04.05.2014 | Impact
Megan Rosker

In a society that struggles to be empathetic, this is the kind of loving experience that many of our children need. It's an experience that lifts them out of pure consumerism and strives to teach about generosity of spirit.

Stealing From Teachers

Adam Kirk Edgerton | Posted 04.05.2014 | Education
Adam Kirk Edgerton

When teachers sit down to complete their federal taxes this year, they will see one big change: the $250 classroom supply deduction. The failure to extend this tax break for teachers has gone largely unnoticed. It should be a source of outrage.

An Amazing Week

Michael Kaiser | Posted 04.05.2014 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

I have grown increasingly nervous about the future of diverse arts institutions in the United States. So many have disappeared, others are facing huge cash problems and most are watching as donors shift their priorities to other interests.

The Case of Bixi Bikes: A Learning Opportunity for Social Enterprise

John Brothers | Posted 04.02.2014 | Impact
John Brothers

Living in and around New York City, it has been hard to miss the explosion of blue bicycles that have found themselves throughout the city streets.

Paul Blumenthal

How Henry Waxman's Campaign Contributions Changed Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the news that Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) will retire at the end of the year, it's time to remember how the 20-term veteran helped...

Michelle Obama To Democratic Donors: 'Write A Big, Fat Check' In 2014

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

First lady Michelle Obama urged Democratic donors at a fundraiser in Los Angeles Wednesday to “write a big, fat check” to help the party's incumbe...

Former Obama Official Reports Big Haul In What Could Be The Most Expensive Dem Primary Ever

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Attorney and former Obama administration official Ro Khanna, a Democrat, raised more than $400,000 in the last fundraising quarter for his bid to oust...

If Hillary Clinton Is Running for President, Here's the One Thing She Should Be Doing Right Now

Colin Delany | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics
Colin Delany

Is Hillary Clinton running for President? I don't know -- but if she is, I know what she should be doing right now.

She's My Partner, Not My Sidekick

Sue Kerr | Posted 03.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Sue Kerr

We notice when you call and ask for "Mr." Insert-either-last-name, and when you mention our husbands. We notice when your forms don't have an option for domestic partners.

Unbelievable: Over $2 Million Dollars Raised for Nonprofits

Craig Newmark | Posted 03.15.2014 | Impact
Craig Newmark

The CrowdRise #HolidayChallenge just ended last week, and you won't believe how much the organizations raised collectively in small donations for their nonprofits: $2,394,827, more than double last year's total for the Vets Challenge.

Is Someone Accountable for Your Nonprofit's Fundraising Mistakes?

Phil Cooke, Ph.D. | Posted 03.08.2014 | Impact
Phil Cooke, Ph.D.

Accountability matters in fundraising. Don't let personal relationships, loyalty or long term employment cloud your vision when it comes to results. The stakes are too high. If things aren't working, you need to act, and act now.

Raising Your Capacity for Fundraising

Gary Laermer | Posted 03.04.2014 | Impact
Gary Laermer

Honesty is the best policy when appraising your organization's fundraising ability. It is important for non-profits to take a self-inventory that results in a wholly accurate assessment of current resources and their capacity to build on them.

My Nonprofit New Years Resolution Wish List

Ben Lamson | Posted 03.04.2014 | Impact
Ben Lamson

Millennials are the most connected generation in history and therefore are in a better position than any other group to promote your organization's work. Embrace change, embrace new technologies, embrace the future of the nonprofit industry.