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  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 9, 2016

    College fundraising has become pivotal

    Budgetary pressure has put the squeeze on colleges and universities. This is a nationwide trend that has forced university presidents to be as adept at fundraising as they are at …


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 25, 2016, 4:03 P.M.

    Trump stops holding high-dollar fundraisers that were raising big cash for the GOP

    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has stopped holding events for his high-dollar fundraising operation for the rest of the campaign, an unusual move that deals another serious blow to the …


  • TUESDAY, AUG. 16, 2016, 2:02 P.M.

    Clinton’s August fundraising spree: From Scranton to Cher

    Scranton isn’t a standard stop on the Democratic fundraising circuit. Yet Hillary Clinton put the Western Pennsylvania city on her itinerary – several times. The Democratic presidential nominee and her …


  • WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2016, 12:36 A.M.

    Women and Children’s Free Restaurant closer to fundraising goal

    The Women and Children’s Free Restaurant and Community Kitchen is one step closer to a $2 million fund-raising goal after receiving a $5,000 grant from Avista Foundation, the community investment …


  • MONDAY, JULY 4, 2016, 4:46 P.M.

    Trump buys others’ email lists for fundraising pitches

    Donald Trump has sent a flurry of email fundraising appeals in recent days, though rather than originating from his campaign, some have been sent to addresses on lists purchased from …


  • THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2016

    Trump’s campaign may go the way of his Atlantic City casino

    Trump ignored warnings that he would not be able to attract enough gamblers to pay the bills – just as many warned that Trump’s coalition of angry white men was …


  • FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2016, 8:16 P.M.

    Bernie Sanders campaign down to less than $6 million in cash

    Bernie Sanders’ campaign had less than $6 million at the start of May, a critical cash shortage as he makes an admittedly tough final play to wrest the Democratic presidential …


  • WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2015

    Miss Manners: Number of fundraisers overwhelming

    DEAR MISS MANNERS: On a wonderful weekend in New York City with a friend and our two daughters, ages 9 and 12, we enjoyed a Broadway show, dinners out, sightseeing …


  • WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 2014

    Idaho PAC against Otter raises $107,000 in week

    BOISE – A new group with ties to Republican Party central committees in two Idaho counties has raised more than $100,000 in the past week for campaign attacks on Idaho’s …


  • SUNDAY, AUG. 11, 2013

    Spin Control: Summertime, and the deleting is easy

    OLYMPIA – Things are quiet enough at the Capitol that it’s possible to do something reporters generally avoid: clean out the unsolicited emails clogging up the inbox. We avoid wading …


  • SUNDAY, JUNE 23, 2013

    Spotlight: With pledge drive completed, Interplayers keeps swinging

    Even though May’s monthlong pledge drive to save Interplayers Theatres was a success, Interplayers isn’t done fundraising. The Spokane combo 6 Foot Swing will perform at a fundraising dance party …


  • THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2013

    Guilds’ School penny drive moving full-speed ahead

    A local organization that helps young children with disabilities adapt to school life now has to adapt its own fundraising practices to comply with Spokane’s new panhandling laws. The Spokane …


  • THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2013

    Fraternity plans relay run to benefit ALS

    Eastern Washington University’s chapter of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity is planning a fundraising relay run from the Cheney campus to the Wild Horse monument near Vantage, Wash., Friday through …


  • MONDAY, SEPT. 10, 2012, 6:38 A.M.

    GOP VP candidate Ryan raising funds in Seattle

    SEATTLE — Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan will be in the Seattle area today as part of a fundraising swing through the Northwest.


  • THURSDAY, JULY 12, 2012, 2:18 P.M.

    Gun top prize in fundraising raffle for shot deputies

    A handgun is the top prize at a fundraiser raffle for two Spokane County sheriff’s deputies shot by a heroin trafficking fugitive last month.


  • MONDAY, JULY 9, 2012, 2:32 P.M.

    Gay marriage supporters raise $952K in June

    OLYMPIA — Supporters of gay marriage in Washington state said today that they raised more than $952,000 last month for the campaign to uphold the state’s new law, which is …


  • FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2012, 8:14 A.M.

    UI goes public with $225 million capital campaign

    Officials at the University of Idaho are going public with a $225 million capital campaign aimed at bringing in money for scholarships, new faculty and upgrades to laboratory and classroom …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 2011, 10:12 A.M.

    Salvation Army makes final push for donations

    With three days of bell-ringing to go before Christmas, the Spokane Salvation Army is still $75,000 short of its $385,000 fundraising goal.


  • SUNDAY, DEC. 11, 2011

    Spin Control: GOP should be careful with fix for McKenna bind

    OLYMPIA – Washington Republicans are exercised over a wrinkle in state election laws that restricts some candidates, but not others, from raising money during a legislative session. Their concern is …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 10, 2011

    Girl Scouts ramp up fundraising

    Say “Girl Scouts” and people are likely to answer with “cookies, camp and crafts.” Everyone wants their Samoas or Thin Mints when cookie time comes around, and most organizations would …


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 23, 2011

    Ice arena: Welcome to the new Frontier

    A nonprofit ice arena in Coeur d’Alene that has been rebuilding since a 2008 roof collapse received a major boost Thursday when Frontier Communications announced a seven-year, $175,000 contribution. As …


  • THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2011

    Motorcycle ride cancer fundraiser

    The Inland Empire Motorcycle Coalition will hold its 10th annual ride on Saturday to benefit the American Childhood Cancer Organization of the Inland Northwest, formerly Candlelighters of the Inland Northwest. …


  • WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2011, 8 A.M.

    Obama raises more than $86 million for campaign, DNC

    President Barack Obama collected $86 million combined for his re-election campaign and the Democratic party during the past three months, giving him a large fundraising advantage over the Republican field …


  • MONDAY, JULY 4, 2011

    Face Time: Raffle proceeds make Really BIG difference

    Every year in July, the North Idaho College Foundation holds its largest fundraiser. Only 5,000 tickets are sold for the Really BIG Raffle, at $100 apiece. The grand prize is …


  • THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2011

    Trike races help cancer organizations

    Bill Heitner was just stopping in for a beer on his way home from work a couple of years ago. He had just moved to the Minnehaha neighborhood, and a …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 29, 2010

    Giving falls short of goals

    When it came to charitable giving this holiday season, the Spokane spirit was willing even if the economy is still weak. Four of the Inland Northwest’s most prominent charities reported …


  • FRIDAY, DEC. 17, 2010

    Riders from Sandpoint focus on autism

    For the past 12 years, David and Lisa Barth, of Sandpoint, have cocooned around their small family, maxed out with the day-to-day challenge and joy of raising an autistic son. …


  • SATURDAY, DEC. 11, 2010

    Make sure generosity hits mark, officials say

    Top state officials are warning kind-hearted Washingtonians this holiday season not to contribute to corporate greed by giving to fundraising organizations that take too big a cut. About a quarter …


  • FRIDAY, DEC. 3, 2010

    Allen’s $26 million gift will go to WSU’s animal health school

    SEATTLE – Washington State University is getting a $26 million donation from its richest dropout, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, the school said Thursday. The gift for the university’s School for …


  • SUNDAY, OCT. 3, 2010

    Street-corner donors feed dreams to get back to Africa

    Fundraising in a flaccid economy is a challenge. Even established nonprofit organizations are struggling because people hold on to their change and cut back on charity as their paychecks shrink. …


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