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Sens. Mitch McConnell and John McCain walk down a corridor to a TV studio, where they will discuss their different positions on the McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform bill. Stephan Savoia/AP hide caption

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Essential Mitch: The Money, Part 1

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Protesters march in New York City on June 19th, as ongoing demonstrations against police brutality and racism continued through Juneteenth, the holiday that marks the end of slavery in the U.S. Donations to bail funds spiked as protests spread across the country earlier this month, surprising many nonprofits that suddenly saw their resources swell. Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Protest Arrests Led To Surge Of Bail Fund Donations: Impact Could Be Long Lasting

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Fed Up With Fundraisers On Facebook? You're Not Alone

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Pete Frates, (seated, center) participates in the Ice Bucket Challenge with Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker to raise money for ALS research at the Statehouse in Boston in 2015. Charles Krupa/AP hide caption

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks to the media in the spin room after the first night of the Democratic presidential debate in Miami last month. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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President Donald Trump speaks during an August 2018 fundraiser in Charlotte, N.C. As president, Trump has embraced high dollar fundraising events that he criticized while running for office. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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For 2020, Trump Campaign Woos Big Donors Who Spurned It In 2016

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There are a lot of ways to donate to a cause online. While using social media may help in promotion, it may not be the most effective way to get people to actually give. Tomacco/Getty Images hide caption

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A view from the starting line of the sixth annual Krispy Kreme Challenge in Raleigh, N.C., in 2010. The local children's health clinic takes its name from this annual charity race, which draws about 8,000 participants each year. Courtesy of Dustin Bates hide caption

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Naming Kids' Clinic For Doughnuts Irks Nutritionists

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Rick Perry ended his presidential campaign Sept. 11, but there was $13 million left in the bank of a superPAC supporting him. The superPAC says it's given donors their money back. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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A big crowd turned out for the March of Dimes walkathon in Gainesville, Fla., in early March. But overall, the March of Dimes' March for Babies raised $3.5 million less in 2014 than it did the year before. Elizabeth Hamilton/Gainesville Sun/Landov hide caption

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Trading Walkathons For Ice Buckets, Charities Try To Hold On To Donors

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has launched an Ebola donation campaign on the website and tossed in $25 million of his money to help fight the virus. Ben Margot/AP hide caption

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Tom Murphy, 56, in his home in Gainesville, Va., was diagnosed with ALS four years ago. An experimental drug seems to have slowed the progression of his disease, he says, though most ALS patients aren't as lucky. T.J. Kirkpatrick for NPR hide caption

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Patients Vulnerable When Cash-Strapped Scientists Cut Corners

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Bill Gates, Martha Stewart, LeBron James, Lindsay Lohan, Kermit the Frog and Conan O'Brien all got icily drenched for charity. via YouTube hide caption

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Life After Ice Buckets: ALS Group Faces $94 Million Challenge

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie turns to leave a news conference at the Statehouse in Trenton on Tuesday after he announced that he will not run for president in 2012.

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