Claudine Gay will become Harvard’s second female president and first Black president in July 2023.
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Despite what’s happening on the most prestigious campuses, fewer than a third of presidents at American colleges and universities are women.
Mehmet Oz speaks on Nov. 8, 2022, shortly before losing his bid for Pennsylvania senator during the midterm elections.
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Celebrity politicians have instant name recognition. But unless they trump competitors in fundraising, and hit other check boxes, they aren’t any more likely to win than traditional politicians.
A voting dropbox is pictured ahead of the midterm elections in Mesa, Ariz., in October 2022.
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Most of the election-related lawsuits now before state courts focus on fine details of election procedures. This can be a costly, time-consuming process for state courts.
Participants on a Women’s March rally in front of San Francisco’s City Hall in 2019.
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From protest marches and fundraising to parliamentary petitions and talking with friends, there are many ways to make your voice heard.
Sexual harassment is a common workplace hazard for nonprofit fundraisers.
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After studying this #MeToo problem for years, two researchers have drafted a toolkit to help nonprofits address it.
Competition is hurting charities and the causes for which they raise funds. There must be a better way.
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.