Craigslist founder Craig Newmark donates millions of dollars to journalism schools as well as other causes.
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How much money it takes to attain this status varies according to the size of the nonprofit getting the gift.
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Why does raising money for charity have to involve the pain of running a marathon, or the indignity of growing unflattering facial hair? Because research shows people will give more money if you suffer.
Christmas is the most popular time for Australians to give to charity. But it’s important to do some research first.
Eugene DePasquale, left, Democratic candidate in Pennsylvania’s 10th Congressional District, in Harrisburg, Penn., Sept. 19, shows that even the traditional handshake with voters has changed in pandemic-era campaigns.
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How do you run a political campaign in a pandemic? From data brokers to advertising firms to voter registration volunteers, the players in campaigns are making adjustments, large and mostly small.
You just got another – yes, another – political text message.
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Mobile phones across the country are buzzing nonstop with text notifications from both presidential campaigns. A scholar of campaign communications explains why.
The Conversation’s management accountant, Suji Gunawardhana.
The Conversation isn’t just a news site. We care less about clicks than we do about making a real difference.
A comedian’s record-breaking fundraiser shows us the power of celebrity. But it also reveals the complexities of raising a lot of money very quickly.
Andrew Yang ended his campaign after the New Hampshire primary.
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When political campaigns end, candidates often are left with a fair amount of money. They have a lot of options about how to spend it.
On November 12, 2019, in Venise, the sea rose 1.87 metres above its normal level, flooding much of the city.
More than 1 billion euros were donated after Paris’ cathedral was grievously damaged by fire in April. By comparison, just a few million euros were given after catastrophic flooding in Cité des Doges.
Images in support and thanks of firefighters were projected onto the sails of the Sydney Opera House on January 11.
Artists and entertainers have raised millions of dollars for the current bushfire crisis – so why are they still at the receiving end of so much criticism and so little funding and support?
Comedian Celeste Barber’s fundraising efforts have gained monumental support. But we need to think of long-term engagement in climate action too.
Celeste Barber’s $45 million fundraiser is amazing, but battling Australia’s fires should be an ongoing effort. With the help of social media, it can be.
A volunteer sorts through donated clothing as part of a bushfire appeal. Generally, it’s best to give money - unless the organisation to which you are donating has requested specific goods.
It’s worth thinking carefully about how to give, to ensure you’re not wasting your contribution or inadvertently making things worse.
Volunteer firefighting crews have attempted to crowdfund equipment and supplies.
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Farmers seeking relief from the drought and firefighters stretched to their limits have turned to crowdfunding for help. But public appeal shouldn’t replace good governance.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has more than $3 billion in its endowment.
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Overall, the growth in giving to public higher ed institutions isn’t compensating for a reduction in funding by the states.
From bake sales to office Olympics, fundraising for Red Nose Day can boost staff morale and lets employees support a good cause.
Political clout doesn’t guarantee a healthy bottom line.
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More often than not, the group owes more money than it has available to spend at the end of the year.
Social media is one avenue for proclaiming generosity.
Some people are more inclined to give when they know their friends will find out.
There’s no such thing as a free luggage tag.
Donor premiums are a common fundraising tactic. But recent research suggests that they are not cost-effective.
Fraud has organizational consequences.
Adopting best practices like making it easier for staffers to blow the whistle when they observe wrongdoing can help.
Michelle Duster holding a portrait of her great-grandmother, Ida B. Wells.
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My great-grandmother, an early civil rights champion, path-breaking journalist and suffrage leader, was among the most influential women of her time.