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NPO Showcase: West Michigan Gay Men's Chorus

by (GRTV)

Submitted 05-13-2014 under NONPROFITS

INTERVIEW The latest segment of NPO Showcase features the West Michigan Gay Men's Chorus, a nonprofit chorus organization composed of both gay and straight men and women that perform throughout West Michigan. The West Michigan Gay Men's...

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Remembering Noah

by (LCirivello)

Submitted 05-09-2014 under OPINION

I never met Noah Miesch, but I remember him. Thanks to a mother willing to share both the joy and the pain of her son’s life and death, many grateful readers will welcome Noah into their memories as well. "He Plays a Harp," a new...

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Catalyst Radio: Noorthoek Academy's family event Big Step Walk fundraiser is Saturday

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Submitted 05-09-2014 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW In this episode of Catalyst Radio we feature the nonprofit Noorthoek Academy, and the May 10 fundraiser, Big Step Walk. Noorthoek Academy partners...

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Catalyst Radio: The Geek Group opens its doors with new makerspace facility

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 05-05-2014 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW In this episode of Catalyst Radio we feature a nonprofit that just opened its doors in February – The Geek Group. The Geek Group provides access...

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NPO Showcase: Kent County Elder Abuse Coalition

by (GRTV)

Submitted 04-28-2014 under NONPROFITS

INTERVIEW This latest segment of NPO Showcase features the Kent County Elder Abuse Coalition, a large group of agencies representing non-profit, profit, and government organizations that are dedicated to the elimination of elder abuse...

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Meet civic investor Diana Sieger: Investing in inclusion

by (chelsiewyse)

Submitted 04-25-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Coursing through the veins of every individual is some sort of passion, something that makes getting up everyday just a little more inspiring. Civic investor Diana Seiger found that passion as a young girl while volunteering at an inner city...

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Meet civic investor Jack Hoffman: Investing in a better city- through law

by (Holly)

Submitted 04-24-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Attorney Jack Hoffman may be most widely known for his public role in the ballot efforts with Decriminalize Grand Rapids (DCGR), including his public letter to the City Attorney that he published as a citizen journalist on The Rapidian. “The...

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Build youth literacy: How investing in The Rapidian invests in your community

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 04-24-2014 under NONPROFITS

Ver este video en español | See this video in Spanish This video tells the story of how we build a youth literacy and build bridges thanks to investments in The Rapidian. In this video, young Rapidian reporter Edgar re-enacts his experience...

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Invest in democracy

by (Marie Orttenburger)

Submitted 04-23-2014 under OPINION

If you've ever read The Rapidian, contributed to it or had your business or organization featured in it, you know the role it plays in the Grand Rapids community. You will have undoubtedly experienced the connection you feel with your neighbors...

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Local restaurants, businesses help The Rapidian thank investors

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 04-22-2014 under NONPROFITS

This year, for The Rapidian's third annual spring fund drive, over 28 local restaurants and businesses have provided gift certificates to their establishments. These gift certificates, used to thank donors at the $25 level and up, provide a...

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