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Big Donor, Small Donor, What Do I See?

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, July 22 2010

The Washington Post says that the old Democratic Party circuit of intimate high-dollar fundraising events in the palatial apartments of a tight circle of New York City donors is dead, killed off by the White House's ... Read More

Care and Feeding of the Big-Dollar Grassroots

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, July 22 2010

Some Democratic donors are wondering if Obama's reliance upon small-dollar online donor base is a smart, sustainable choice, reports the Washington Post's Jason Horowitz: Read More

Pew: Mobile Internet Usage Grows Explosively, Esp Among Minorities and Young

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, July 7 2010

A new survey by the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project shows that Americans are clambering onto the mobile internet at an astonishingly fast pace, with African-Americans, English-speaking ... Read More

Flattr Me? Will Online Micropayments Ever Take Off?

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, June 23 2010

I'm noodling around with a new micro-payments platform called Flattr. The button below links to our PdF 2010 video of Meetup founder Scott Heiferman's keynote talk at the conference, where he argued that "followers" do ... Read More

ActBlue Tallies One Millionth Contribution

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, May 10 2010

The netroots online fundraising platform ActBlue passed a big milestone today: it tallied the one-millionth contribution to flow through its system since being founded in 2004. The group's director of communications, ... Read More

How You Know It's the Last Day of the Quarter

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, March 31 2010

Your email inbox looks like this: Read More

ActBlue Opens Real-Time Stream of Donor Data for Dem Campaigns

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, March 26 2010

Democratic fundraising powerhouse ActBlue has just finished engineering a way for the many Democratic campaign who use the Salsa platform to get a steady stream of updates on who's raising what online on their behalf in ... Read More

All Sides Scramble to Capitalize on "Baby Killer"

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, March 23 2010

Maybe it's that after a year-long battle over health care reform that was at turns exhausting, exasperating, and thrilling for the Democratic base, there's a lack of energy on the left for fundraising over Texas ... Read More

Right-roots vs Net-roots: Whose Online Donor Base is Bigger?

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, March 5 2010

How big are the right-roots? And how do they stack up against the net-roots? I've been asking that question of various people lately, and also looking at some of the metrics available, as both sides of the American ... Read More

Social Media, Huh, What Is It Good For? A Report

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, February 25 2010

Credit: IdealWare The non-profit IdealWare surveyed more than 400 staffers at various non-profits back in November to find out what social media tools Read More