MU tops $1.4 billion in fundraising campaign | Higher Education

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After eight years of giving, the “Mizzou: Our Time to Lead” fundraising campaign has passed $1.4 billion.

The campaign was publicly launched at Mizzou Arena in 2015 to much fanfare, including a performance from MU alumna Sheryl Crowe and an appearance from then student-athlete, now Olympian, J’den Cox, according to previous Missourian reporting.

The goal of the campaign, which had already raised $650 million in a silent phase starting in 2012, was clear: MU would raise $1.3 billion by June 30, 2020.

MU reached that number in March, more than three months early, and has now exceeded the original goal by raising $1.4 billion as of Sept. 25, according to an MU news release. This money has gone toward scholarships, research and improving the university’s infrastructure.

According to MU, the larger “Our Time to Lead” campaign is credited with a 101% increase in the university’s endowment, which totaled around $1.17

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New Black cultural centre at heart of fundraising campaign by Ottawa artist

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OTTAWA - SEPT. 16, 2020 - Afro-Canadian poet/rapper Wise Atangana in front of the


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The death of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, at the hands of a police officer in Minneapolis prompted an outpouring of creativity from Ottawa-area slam poet-musician Wise Atangana as part of a quest to understand the roots of systemic racism.

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“When he died in front of everybody, that was a big push,” said the 34-year-old Cameroon-born artist. “It made me very interested in understanding systemic racism: What is the cause? What are the consequences? What’s the solution?” 

He started to research the issue, and the words began to flow into poems and then songs. He worked incessantly, staying up long past his children’s bedtime. In a month, he wrote and recorded demos of 30 songs, more than enough for an album. 

After whittling it down to 12 tracks

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National Association of Realtors Takes Advertising Campaign Global

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September is Marketing and Branding Month at Inman. That means we’re talking to the chief marketing officers at major brokerages about how the pandemic is changing their jobs and what it means for agents. We’re publishing a suite of tactical Inman Handbooks for marketing on digital portals. And we’re looking at what pages of the traditional marketing playbook still work. Join us all month long.

The National Association of Realtors is adding more languages to its marketing collaboration with Photofy, to help Realtors capture more business outside of the United States, it was announced Thursday.

Vince Malta | Photo credit: NAR

The organization introduced its partnership with Photofy, a content creation app, in January. It allows members to create personalized content and messages from NAR’s “That’s Who We R,” campaign. Members can now share customized content in French, Japanese, Romanian and Portuguese, as well as Spanish and English, languages that

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Jill Biden and the Fashion Community Join Forces in a Fundraising Campaign for Joe Biden

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In recent years, the connection between fashion and politics has been a deep one, with designers like Diane von Furstenberg and Marc Jacobs playing active roles in the campaigning and fundraising for candidates. But as Joseph Altuzarra pointed out in an online fundraiser for the Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden Wednesday night, hosted by Anna Wintour and Jill Biden, fashion as a political statement actually goes back nearly two-and-a-half centuries and to the very birth of the United States.

Altuzarra talked about how Martha Washington commissioned a bandana with an image of her husband, George, during the Revolutionary War, “as a political promotion,” and that he specifically wanted to design a bandana for the Believe in Better collection being unveiled this week because it had a “long and significant history in American culture.” He explained that over the decades, it had been used as a symbol of workers’ rights in

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In the Hamptons This Summer, Campaign Fundraising Has Gone Virtual

While the online campaign pots keep growing, what has been lost (at least for this election) is less quantifiable.

“Nothing can replace the magic of meeting a presidential candidate barefoot in someone’s backyard eating pigs in a blanket,” says Pfizer’s chief corporate affairs officer and Democratic political bundler Sally Susman. “You could have a conversation that would change you. You’d come away feeling, bigger, taller, or better afterward. Zoom simply doesn’t pack the same punch.”

Live events are also a way to introduce new potential candidates to these seasoned fundraising veterans. Susman still remembers her first encounter with Stacey Abrams in Nantucket. “I’ll never forget that moment of being in the same room with her.”

On the other hand, Susman thinks the turn to virtual fundraising could be a catalyst for campaign-finance reform. Memorable as those backyard moments are, they certainly favor the elites. “Most people think there is too

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Steve Bannon charged with fraud in border wall campaign

An associate of the border wall crowdfunding group “We Build the Wall” told CNN Thursday federal agents “raided” his recreational vehicle in Mesquite, Nevada, hours before prosecutors unsealed charges accusing others involved in the group, including Steve Bannon, of defrauding donors. 

Dustin Stockton and Jennifer Lawrence — who are listed on the group’s website as part of the We Build the Wall team — were both served with warrants for their cellphones and subpoenas to appear before a grand jury, Stockton told CNN.

He and Lawrence have not been charged.

“In the predawn, heavily armed federal agents served Jennifer Lawrence and I with warrants for our cell phones and subpoenas to appear before a grand jury. We were in our RV in Mesquite Nevada. They took both of our cell phones and nothing else,” he said in a Twitter message.

Stockton said federal agents told him the warrants and subpoenas

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Battery & L.A. Clippers Advertising Campaign Named Finalist at ThinkLA Awards for Effectiveness

Los Angeles Creative Agency Recognized for Rallying Clipper Nation and Angelenos Around Shared Values and Culture of The Real, Authentic L.A.

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Battery, the L.A. based creative advertising agency known for unignorable work in entertainment, gaming, and consumer goods, has been named a finalist at the 2020 ThinkLA Awards in the Advertising Achievement Award category for its integrated marketing campaign for the L.A. Clippers 2019 – 2020 NBA season.

The Clippers have fearlessly put in the work to earn the respect of fans globally, establishing themselves through groundbreaking investments in the team, the greater Los Angeles community, innovative technologies and the game experience.

The Clippers style of basketball is tough, driven and built on unrelenting conviction, as witnessed during the 2018-19 season. Battery set out to highlight these admirable traits by crafting a TVC/Digital Film campaign for the ’19-20 season aimed at increasing

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Biden campaign raised more than $360 million in August, breaking fundraising records for both parties



Joe Biden standing in front of a flag: Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event on August 31 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Biden criticized President Trump’s response to protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin and Portland, Oregon. Alex Wong/Getty Images


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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event on August 31 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Biden criticized President Trump’s response to protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin and Portland, Oregon. Alex Wong/Getty Images

  • Former Vice President Joe Biden broke monthly fundraising records in August.
  • His campaign raked in a whopping $364.5 million, the largest amount of money raised in one month by candidates from either party. 
  • More than 1.5 million people donated for the first time to the Biden campaign.
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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden raked in a record-setting $364.5 million in donations in August, his campaign announced on Wednesday. 

The massive fundraising haul “makes August the best month for online fundraising in political history,” the Biden campaign announced. 

 

Over $205 million — or more than half of the money raised

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Scripps launches national fundraising campaign to give books to kids in need

CINCINNATI, Aug. 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — As families across the country enter a back-to-school season unlike any before, employees of The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) and communities where it does business in more than 40 markets across the country are raising money to ensure kids in low-income households have access to books.” data-reactid=”12″CINCINNATI, Aug. 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — As families across the country enter a back-to-school season unlike any before, employees of The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) and communities where it does business in more than 40 markets across the country are raising money to ensure kids in low-income households have access to books.

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The “If You Give a Child a Book …” childhood literacy campaign is an annual drive led by the Scripps Howard Foundation and supported by Scripps employees and Scripps family members. Over the last four

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How College Football Cancellation In Battleground States Affects Campaign Advertising : NPR

NPR’s Leila Fadel speaks with professor Ken Goldstein about what the cancellation of the Big Ten football season could mean for campaign advertising.



LEILA FADEL, HOST:

Two of the country’s biggest college sports conferences, the Big Ten and Pac 12, have announced they won’t play football this fall due to the coronavirus pandemic, but other conferences are still planning to. And yesterday, President Trump offered his support.

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PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: I’d like to see college football come back. I’d like to see them come back proud and strong.

FADEL: The main question, of course, is whether it’s safe for student athletes and coaches to play on during a pandemic. Well, we wondered about the political implications to this debate, given the huge TV audiences that college football typically attracts, especially in battleground states, where college football fans are a highly sought demographic for political advertisers. So

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