Elton John's annual Academy Awards party raises money for his AIDS Foundation. As usual, this year's exclusive event was attended by a parade of celebrities. In this slide show check out some of the most glamorous stars in attendance. Contributor: Jacob Anderson-... read more
Last year WVUE did a series called “Louisiana Purchased.” One of the stories the New Orleans FOX affiliate did was on St. Tammany Parish District Attorney Walter Reed who paid his son nearly $30,000 for a campaign fundraiser. Now, Federal prosecutors wants a copy of newscast and the story. Show More Summary
by guest blogger George Crankovic, Senior Writer at TrueSense Marketing. That fundraising message you just wrote -- it's going to get your donors involved and engaged, right? If you're ready to learn the cold truth, try this: Call a donor out of the blue and start asking questions. Show More Summary
A week ago, Pebble began fundraising for its latest smartwatch with a color screen through Kickstarter — since then, it’s raised more than $12.1 million from over 54,000 backers. But Pebble isn’t done. On Tuesday it introduced another watch: The Pebble Time Steel, which happens to look exactly like the gold Apple Watch that’s going on sale in April. Show More Summary
The biggest surprise from the California Republican convention Sunday was not the party's decision to formally recognize the Log Cabin Republicans; it was that it hadn't done so already.
In 2012 my partners and I raised our sixth fund, aptly named August VI. August VI is a $550 Million fund, with $300 Million focused on early stage opportunities and $250 Million designated for what we call "Special Opportunities" (spinouts, take private transactions, later stage opportunities, etc.). As we have...
So what’s the hottest ticket in town to watch Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s joint address to Congress Tuesday? If you’re not a member of Congress who plans to be there in person, the place to be is the Capitol Hill Club, a GOP social club where Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina is holding […]
Included in my personal pantheon of great copywriters and curmudgeons is the late, great British copywriter George Smith. In his Tiny Essential of Writing for Fundraising, George offered this observation on the importance of being succinct, relevant and engaging when it comes to storytelling … “This”, says George, “is the age of Bullshit. We live in […]
Facts of Today – After a video that went viral in 2012 showing a bus monitor getting bullied by students – a Canadian man set up a fundraiser to collect $5,000 for a vacation for her. In the end, they ended up collecting and giving the women over $700,000. She has since retired. Via Facts […]
From: http://www.shsvcrawl.com/The fifth annual Superhero & Supervillain Pub Crawl and fundraiser is hitting the streets and bars of East Atlanta Village on March 7, 2015. This year we are sponsored by the fine folks at Budweiser and...Show More Summary
On March 5, Tim Gunn from Project Runway will be headlining a luncheon for Planned Parenthood of South Texas. Gunn recently admitted that initially he was hesitant about accepting an offer to speak because of his “gun-toting and conservative Christen thinking.” However, then he realized that they do so much “good” he just couldn’t turn […]
Fundraising is not unlike courtship, or at least dating. Good dating advice is a lot like good fundraising advice, as you can read in this post from Marketing the Arts to Death: Dating Advice for Arts Marketers. It's aimed at arts marketers,...Show More Summary
Should you compromise your principles to get the money you need?
Associated Press: “Nearly a dozen people close to Rubio, including GOP officials, fundraisers and his advisers, say Rubio has told them he is in the final stages of planning the launch of his presidential run and will formally join the [...] The post Rubio Close to Announcing White House Run appeared first on Political Wire.
Gov. Chris Christie’s supporters are holding their first event for bundlers backing his potential presidential bid, as he struggles to match his potential GOP rivals in fundraising.
Pamela Barden offered 6 Habits of Fundraising Excellence in an article last week in Fundraising Success. I thought it was a great list, but like all lists, it prompted me to think about whether there was anything I might add. First, her list: Curiosity — questioning and challenging Appreciation of people — donors are not […]
Lady Gaga and Vince Vaughn made the plunge into the icy waters of Lake Michigan for a fundraiser for Special Olympics. Gaga and Vaughn took the plunge along with more than 4,500 other participants. Gaga recently announced her engagement to "Chicago Fire" actor Taylor Kinney. Show More Summary
Jeb Bush will hold a meeting with top donors to and fundraisers for his presidential campaign-in-waiting on April 13 in Miami, according to people familiar with the plans. The date, location and purpose of the meeting might appear to suggest that the former Florida governor and Miami-area resident will announce that he is indeed mounting […]
Each year, the Napa Valley Vintners Association pulls out all the stops to host its annual fundraising event known as Premiere Napa Valley. Not to be confused with its star-studded charity auction in the spring (known as Auction Napa Valley), Premiere Napa Valley is a more focused event. Show More Summary
An 18-year-old Massachusetts high school senior is accused of spurring a friend to kill himself before putting on fundraisers using his name, the Attleboro Sun Chronicle reported on Friday. Prosecutors charged Michelle Carter with involuntary manslaughter, saying text messages show her encouraging...