Tired of purchasing gift wrap, candy or popcorn that would just sit in a closet somewhere, Stacey Boyd thought there must be an easier way to raise money for her children’s schools.
Like many modern entrepreneurs, she found the solution online. Boyd founded the San Francisco-based Schoola.com, a one-stop location for parents, teachers and community members to partner with businesses and give proceeds to schools anywhere in the country. Read More
The CEO of Razoo, a fundraiser for nonprofits, has helped the San Francisco company raise $100 million for more than 14,000 nonprofits, with more than half of that raised in the past nine months. The company reached that funding milestone in part through Giving Days, which are 24-hour online fundraising competitions that have spurred local giving events that blend social interaction and game-design thinking. For more information, visit www.razoo.com. Read More
All last week, President Barack Obama continued a cross-country tour to promote his jobs bill. But as the quarterly deadline for fundraising approached, he also found plenty of time to woo the West Coast’s rich and famous in search of their campaign dollars.
In fact, Obama attended seven fundraisers in the space of two days — a crash course cash-crawl that may have grossed his campaign up to $10 million. Read More
Could you raise $50,000 in eleven days? Could you do it if you couldn’t accept more than $500 from one person?Maybe you or I couldn’t do it, but Mayor Ed Lee sure can.Lee filed paperwork Wednesday required of candidates once they raise or spend $50,000. That’s a week and a half after Lee made his announcement that he is entering the race. Read More
The cash for mayoral campaigns continues to stream in as a crowded field of candidates vies for office in an election that’s only three months away.
Click on the photo at right to see more on this story, including the money raised for each candidate. Read More
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Chris Cillizza at The Washington Post asks an intriguing question:
Will President Obama be the first billion-dollar man? Read More
More than $1 million in donations have flooded in to help the victims of the Sept. 9 gas pipeline explosion and fire in San Bruno.The Silicon Valley Community Foundation has secured more than $420,000 in pledges to its San Bruno Fire Fund. A Red Cross spokeswoman said her agency has received around $750,000 so far in response to the disaster — which killed eight and destroyed around three dozen homes — with more still coming in. Read More
Most voters’ eyes glaze over when you bring up the topic of campaign finance. This was as true in 2002, when McCain-Feingold passed, as it is today. And so the late push by the Obama administration to highlight ad buys by outside groups, and to suggest without evidence that foreign money is involved, is pretty weak, at best. Read More
Democrats are probably not happy about today’s top-front Washington Post story on the Democratic House and Senate committees’ fundraising troubles (more on this later). Read More