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    Communities

    A foundation eager to act learns to listen first

    Dec. 17, 2014, 4:35 p.m., Posted by Steve Outing


    The nine fellows who will deploy the Silicon Valley Community Foundation's "Silicon Valley Stories" program. From left to right: Celina Rodriguez, David Wang, Giang Phan, Harvey Barkin, Henrietta Burroughs, Lisa Tsering, Melissa Hernandez, Rian Dundon and Veronica Taylor Avendano.

    This post is one in a series on what four community and place-based foundations are learning by funding media projects that help to meet their local information needs. All are funded through the Knight Community Information Challenge.

    For a growing number of community and place-based foundations, recent years have moved them from understanding that the communities they serve have a news and information gap, to beginning to act as information providers themselves to help meet that need. It’s no simple task to take a community foundation into what used to be the purview of others — most notably local news media, which have suffered nearly universally in recent years.

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    Arts

    Festival and event marketing workshop shares secrets for success

    Dec. 17, 2014, 1:50 p.m., Posted by ylatimore

    Festival and Event Marketing Power Seminar and Workshop. Fantastic fundraisers and solid sponsorships are key elements when it comes to planning a festival or event. Many of these productions are created to help with a cause marketing effort where donations are essential. While other events may...

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    Arts

    Cuban attorney, author and actor Emilio Cueto speaks at Miami Dade College- Hialeah Campus

    Dec. 17, 2014, 1:44 p.m., Posted by Valerie Nahmad

    By Stephanie Portalatin, Miami Dade College Hialeah Campus Photo by: Luis Delgado On November 18, 2014, Emilio Cueto, Cuban attorney, author, and actor, delivered a lecture and visual presentation to approximately one hundred Hialeah community members including Miami Dade College- Hialeah Campus students, faculty and staff...

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