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"Crowdbailout" campaign raises big bucks for Greece

But online fundraising effort to drum up $1.7 billion for cash-strapped country may be a victim of its own success

Making Non-Profits SaaS-Savvy, Classy Raises $18 Million

Classy, a San Diego-based startup, has raised $18 million in new funding from Mithril Capital Management and Salesforce Ventures to bring nonprofits and social enterprises into the digital age. Classy powers fundraising campaigns, event management, and communication with donors for mission-driven organizations. Show More Summary

These Girl Scouts Lost $100,000 Because Some Jerk Hates Trans People

Earlier this year, the Girl Scouts offices in Queen Anne, Washington, erupted into cheers after a donor's generous contribution of $100,000—a full quarter of their annual fundraising goal, and enough money to send 500 girls to camp. But then things took a bitter turn. Show More Summary

The Time is Now to Designate JWA a US Port of Entry

President Barack Obama walks off of Marine One at John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, Calif., Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, to attend a fundraiser. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) Any reader of my blog knows I travel a lot. It’s part and parcel of the travel and hospitality business. When it’s efficient, and [...]

UK charities face pressure over fundraising after pensioner suicide

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - British charities faced pressure from the government on Tuesday to voluntarily change the way they raise funds following a barrage of complaints about the public being bombarded with appeals for money.

Rand Paul Holds Fundraiser in Colorado with Marijuana Industry

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul?s trip to Colorado this week includes a first for a presidential candidate: a fundraiser with the marijuana industry. The Republican is raising money Tuesday at the Cannabis Business Summit in Denver in what an industry trade group is billing as a history making event. Show More Summary

Anaheim Marriott on an auction stay

Last December, I came across a good auction from Omaha Children’s Miracle Network Fundraiser and won a 2-night stay at the Anaheim Marriott including breakfast for $110. Published rates during my June stay were about $250 per night after...Show More Summary

Today's Top 5: Tuesday

Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, June 30, 2015 as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing. • Mamma Mia at Knight Theater • Bottoms Up for Booty Fundraiser at Triple C Brewery • Singles...Show More Summary

Elizabeth Warren Blasts Scott Walker: ‘It is Our Job to Make Sure You Aren’t President’ – VIDEO

12 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Speaking at a Connecticut Democratic fundraiser on Monday night, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) took aim at several of the Republican presidential candidates, but saved a special ire for Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and his calls for...Show More Summary

Girl Scouts Return $100K When Donor Demands It 'Not Be Used' For Trans Girls

'Girl Scouts is for every girl,' explains troop leadership, who are now trying to bounce back from the financial blow with an online fundraiser. read more

Rand Paul 1st major-party candidate to court pot donors

Though legal weed business owners have been active political donors for years, presidential candidates have shied away from holding fundraisers made up entirely of marijuana-related business owners. Marijuana advocates say political candidates at every level are more publicly courting marijuana entrepreneurs for political donations.

Peter Oosterhuis goes public with early-onset Alzheimer's diagnosis

Long-time broadcaster and, before that, European standout Peter Oosterhuis has gone public with the news that he has early-onset Alzheimer's.  Oosterhuis first shared the news in May at Pebble Beach during a private fundraising event for former CBS colleague Jim Nantz's National Alzheimer's Center. Show More Summary

Top Romney bundler and Adelson ally Phil Rosen backs Rubio for president

Phil Rosen, a top fundraising bundler for Mitt Romney in 2012 and a close friend of GOP megadonor Sheldon Adelson, is backing Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) for president, a big boost to the Florida Republican senator as he looks to expand his political network. “For several months I’ve been talking with most of the 2016 Republican […]

Crowdfund My Outrage

Online fundraising turns to culture-war causes W hen leaders at Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Chicago wanted to update their school’s playground, they turned to WeRaise, a Christian crowdfunding site. They posted a short video featuring smiling school kids and a brief description of the $9,000 project. Show More Summary

Brother, can you spare a dollar? Clinton asking for $1 donations as deadline nears

With an important fundraising deadline approaching on Tuesday night, Hillary Rodham Clinton has been attending one, two or sometimes three ticket-only events nearly every day, while her campaign hits up potential supporters for online contributions as small as $1. The Federal Election Commission quarterly filing period that began on April 1 ends June 30. Presidential […]

A “Too Old” OTC Product Does Not A Class Action Make

This past weekend, we attended a fundraising 5K race organized by a friend who lives with a form of muscular dystrophy. We volunteered to photograph the event, because the usual photographer was not able to attend. And so, we didn’tShow More Summary

Spock Documentary Close To Funding Goal

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : TrekToday

Adam Nimoy‘s documentary on his father, For the Love of Spock, has raised much of the money necessary for the movie but more is needed to hit the goal of $600,000 before the fundraiser expires on July 1. The documentary will only be created if the entire amount is funded. As of this writing, the […]

Bernie Sanders Refuses to Create Super PAC

Bernie Sanders has an unusual approach to fundraising: Do as little of it as possible. Working almost exclusively from his website, Sanders has raised about $8 million so far with an average donation of around $40 -- impressive enough, given how little effort he's made. Show More Summary

Our false messiah

(Scott Johnson) President Obama recently denied that he ever promised, if elected, to heal our partisan divides. Referring to our so-called political gridlock, thus spake Obama at a fundraising event at the home of Tyler Perry: “When I ran in 2008, I in fact did not say I would fix it. Show More Summary

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