Category Archives: Observations and Press Releases
Author: Marybeth Cicirello
In honor of International Women’s Day on March 8th, a round table discussion will take place in Uganda. The U.S. Mission’s inaugural “Social Media Meet-Up” will bring together relevant minds to discuss effective communications pertaining to women’s health and educational issues, as well as Read the rest of this entry
NFFTY ANNOUNCES ADDITION OF FUTURE OF FILM EXPO AS PART OF 2012 FILM FESTIVAL
NATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FOR TALENTED YOUTH ANNOUNCES ADDITION OF FUTURE OF FILM EXPO AS PART OF 2012 FILM FESTIVAL
NFFTY and the Next Fifty To Host Free, Two-Day Film Expo
SEATTLE – The largest youth film festival in the world, the National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY) has added a free, two-day Future of Film Expo to the 2012 festival. The Future of Film Expo Presented By NFFTY and The Next Fifty takes place April 27-28, 2012, and will feature exhibitor booths, speakers, workshops, panels, demonstrations, lounges and networking opportunities, targeting young filmmakers, and Read the rest of this entry
January 18, 2012
Powered by Youth, I.N.C. • Sponsored by Bloomberg
In 2012, Youth, I.N.C. will recognize the outstanding work of three of its most enterprising nonprofit partners for improving the lives of New York City youth at the organization’s first annual Innovators Breakfast. Nonprofit honorees, Futures and Options, Girls Write Now, and Minds Matter, have exemplified excellence in one of Youth, I.N.C.’s core program areas which focus on Read the rest of this entry
“KEXP understands the power of its listeners. The staff members reach people at a deeper level than your average radio station. Humans crave companionship whether it’s sharing that experience of how a good song can affect you, or working together for a common goal. KEXP understands the intrinsic need for community.” – Julia Aaker, Development Assistant
Audioasis is KEXP’s long-running Northwest music show hosted by Hannah Levin. Audioasis delivers three hours of local and live bands from all areas and genres of the Northwest. On Audioasis, you’ll hear the new, the old, the demos, the vinyl, and the future of Read the rest of this entry
Vote for Your Favorite Releases of 2011!
KEXP is counting down the top releases of 2011, according to you! Vote for up to ten of your top favorites at KEXP.org now through 5pm on Monday, December 19th. The countdown starts Friday, December 30th! A few tips:
- Songs are sorted alpha by Artist
- You get up to ten votes
- Please vote only once
- Write in any releases we might have missed!
Like the poster art? See original at www.sugarblast.com here!
Published Date: 2011-03-29
New York, March 29, 2011—The Bridgespan Group and Public Affairs Books today announced the release of Give Smart: Philanthropy that Gets Results, a book designed to assist individuals who are seeking to get results with their Philanthropy.
According to Bridgespan Co-founder and Give Smart Co-author Thomas J. Tierney, “Philanthropy represents an opportunity to make an unprecedented impact in our world; Americans donated approximately $300 billion in 2010, and in the first half of the twenty-first century giving to family and community foundations alone will be ten times in today’s dollars what it was throughout the entire twentieth century.”
More than 50 billionaires have joined Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates’ Giving Pledge to donate half their fortunes, commitments that are estimated to total over $600 billion. We are poised at the brink of a historic wealth transfer. And the giving is more than financial—service programs like Teach for America and City Year are rapidly becoming premier choices for America’s top college graduates while more trailing boomers are seeking “encore careers,” postponing retirement to pursue work that creates social impact. “However,” says Co-author Joel L. Fleishman, “tremendous innovation in the social sector and the best of intentions are not enough—because of its very nature, philanthropy regularly underperforms… Read the rest of this entry
Alphabet Arts’ co-founders, puppeteer Kirsten Kammermeyer and poet Amber West, will offer a series of workshops in Brooklyn, NY in Winter 2011 for artists and community members interested in collaboratively exploring the relationship between puppetry and poetry, two of the world’s most ancient and diversely practiced art forms. Each workshop will culminate into a showcase performance in which participants’ “puppet poems” will make their debut…
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THE GREATEST STUPID IDEA EVER came back in full slow-cooked force at The VERA Project and we were there to judge each and every dish. Contestants set up crock pots early in the day to compete in their chosen category: soups, stews, chillis, veggie, carnivore, or desserts! Out of all the tasty drips and bits, the overall winner for the night was a chai-soy-white-chocolate bread pudding by a gentleman who entered last minute after glancing at a promotional poster. Ah, to know that print ads still work.