Category Archives: Observations and Press Releases

PTVN Days: International Women’s Day with BABY! IFF

Author: PTVN Network

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

Film Festival: Talented Youth



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

Innovator’s Breakfast: 1st Annual in NYC

Innovators Breakfast
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 fundraising, board advancement, and organizational capacity building.

National Advisory Board member Alan D. Schwartz, Executive Chairman at Guggenheim Partners, along with Board member Jonathan G. Weiss, Co-Head of Investment Banking at Wells Fargo Securities, LLC will present awards at this special oocasion.

Youth, I.N.C. – Improving Nonprofits for Children

Audioasis: KEXP features NW music and charity

photo credit: john leach“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

HARD: Trent Reznor, Taped Shut and the Dragon Tattoo

Trent Reznor doing promotions his way ‡ always a sucker for people who do original, or follow their own drummer as my mom used to say. And in this economy, FREE is the new black, so coming to a city near you – check out the HARD lineup and RSVP Free.

KEXP: Vote for Your Favorite Releases of 2011!

Silk-screen Poster by Sugarblast

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 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!

Get your vote on here!

Like the poster art? See original at here!

Laura Veirs and the Tumble Bees Dec. 3rd

Laura Veirs and the Tumble Bees at the Vera Project.

Philanthropy That Gets Results

Published Date: 2011-03-29

“…An absolute must-read…This book is among the very best I have seen in an emerging genre of donor-education literature.”—Phil Buchanan, president, Center for Effective Philanthropy in the Chronicle of Philanthropy

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

Puppets & Poets December 17-18, 2011

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…

What a Crock

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.

Watch out – I judge beans.

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