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Serving the nonprofit that serves nonprofits

by (Waltonm)

Submitted 07-22-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

The truth is that it’s not easy to run a nonprofit. There are many administrative difficulties that the outside observer might not realize. Tera Qualls, project manager at the Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University,...

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Local professor to tell story of philanthropy in upcoming film

by (Waltonm)

Submitted 07-18-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

What is philanthropy? It's a deceptively complicated question, but one that Salvatore Alaimo, a Grand Valley professor of public, nonprofit and health administration, sets out to answer. His upcoming documentary “What is Philanthropy...

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Middle school entrepreneurs sell their sweet creations at Breaktime Bakery

by (Waltonm)

Submitted 07-17-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

The Fourth Reformed Church kitchen is busy with tiny hands during the morning Monday through Thursday. The middle school entrepreneurs of Breaktime Bakery are hard at work mixing and measuring to make delicious pastries. They're led by...

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Emerging nonprofit professionals tackle healthcare inequality

by (Waltonm)

Submitted 07-16-2013 under NEWS

This Thursday The Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Greater Grand Rapids (YNPN) invites nonprofit professionals and interested community members to this month's Conversation Starter: "How Health Inequality Affects Our Community...

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Local creative inspires children to become published writers

by (Waltonm)

Submitted 07-12-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Good writing and presentation make a big difference in today’s professional environment, but it’s not always easy to get kids excited about learning to write. Lori Slager, co-founder and executive director of the Creative Youth Center (...

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Kids to learn bike safety, receive free helmet at annual event

by (Waltonm)

Submitted 06-28-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Business Leaders Linked to Encourage New Directions (BL²END) want to keep kids safe when they get out their bikes and are exercising the freedom of school's hiatus. BL²END will be running Salvation Army's annual Bike...

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New teen learning center to open in Eastown, holds open house during Bizarre Bazaar

by (Open_Doors)

Submitted 06-20-2013 under NONPROFITS

Fun with Fibers. Hip-Hop Culture.  Life Prep 101. These may not sound like your typical high school classes—but then again, what’s opening July 29 at 1324 Lake Drive is no typical high school. In fact, it’s not a school at all...

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Local woman running ultra-distance for charity

by (Ana Olvera)

Submitted 06-20-2013 under NEWS

For her second ultra-distance race Desert R.A.T.S, Pamela Mooty is raising money for Urban Transformation Ministries (UTM) which serves Grand Rapids at-risk youth. Mooty, who learned of UTM through members of her church that have participated in its...

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CYC to celebrate young writers, new center

by (Waltonm)

Submitted 06-13-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

On Saturday, Jun. 15, the Creative Youth Center (CYC) is having a party to celebrate the grand opening of their new location. This gives neighbors and citizens a chance to have fun, check out their facilities and meet the people in the organization...

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Join us: The Rapidian says thank you with hyperlocal donor incentives

by (Renato)

Submitted 05-14-2013 under OPINION

Our fund drive officially starts today! You may have noticed invitations already in your Facebook community or elsewhere that Rapidians are asking you to “Join Us.” Well, today, you finally can. Why should you join us? Maybe you value...

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