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Social Fundraising Platform Rally Plants Its Flag in Europe, Opens Up in Berlin

BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Thursday, February 7 2013

Photo: Onnola/Flickr

Rally, the San Francisco-based social fundraising platform, whose users range from Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign to thousands of more esoteric personal charitable causes, threw open its doors for business ... Read More

Social Fundraising Platform Rally To Launch One-Click Donations

BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Tuesday, July 10 2012

One-click donations are coming to the world of politics, causes and campaigns. Read More

Romney Campaign Asks Supporters To Become Bundlers Online

BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Monday, July 9 2012

Mitt Romney's campaign piggybacked on the success of its June fundraising numbers on Monday by sending out an e-mail asking supporters to start social fundraising pages on the campaign's Web site. Read More

Social Fundraising Platform Rally Grows With A New Round of $7.9 Million

BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Tuesday, June 26 2012

The online social fundraising company Rally.org has landed a new $7.9 million round of funding from a group of brand-name investors. Rally.org, headquartered in San Francisco, raised the new round from some of its ... Read More

San Francisco, Organizational Hub for a New Class of National Politicos

BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Thursday, March 8 2012

From left to right: Chris Kelly, Christine Pelosi and Fred Davis at Rally's Super Tuesday party. Photo: Rally.

What was unusual about an evening Super Tuesday gathering in San Francisco was that many of the people there aren't working in a startup aimed at making some commercial aspect of life easier, faster and more fun. Instead, they are part of a generation of people with both political and tech savvy, using the web to fundamentally alter politics in general and specific campaigns in particular. For these people, the promise of a networked world and a new, networked politics — where people connecting outside the by-all-accounts-flawed and scandal-fraught party apparatus are starting to make an impact — is coming into focus. And rather than using their knowledge of the technology world to start the next Facebook, they're building a cadre of Silicon Valley companies that work in public affairs — not just non-profits, government, and civic life, but politics and campaigns. Read More

The Evolution of a Social Fundraising Platform: Piryx Relaunches as Rally.org

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, June 16 2011

This morning, Piryx co-founder Tom Serres announced that the company will completely relaunch as Rally, supporting a refocused version of the platform. Piryx, one of a new breed of social fundraising platforms that ... Read More