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Local Festival Signs Up Organ Transplant Donors
According to the US Department of Heath and Human Services (HHS), more than 20,000 Latinos across the country will be participating in a local festival to sign up as organ transplant donors. In...more



Blint Volunteer Pianist Provides Joy To Cancer Patients Through Music
Sharon Gill, a blind pianist who volunteers at the Essentia Health Cancer Center, has been bringing joy and entertainment to cancer patients through her music. Gill might not be able to see how...more

The Rapid Rise of the Arts and Culture Philanthropic Cause
In the latest edition of Giving USA, a research publication that reports on the sources and uses of philanthropic giving in the US, findings state that the arts and culture charitable cause is...more

Historic Preservation Boosts Economic Development, Study Finds
According to a study by the Utah Heritage Foundation, historic preservation and conservation spur economic development. The Washington, D.C., real estate and economic development consulting firm...more

Crowdfunding to Support Independent Journalism
Spearheaded by Sasa Vucinic, IndieVoices has jumped into the crowdfunding bandwagon by having its website cater to crowdfunding initiatives to support independent journalism. IndieVoices is...more

Why Funders View Connections as Vital for Arts Development
Huffington Post writer and Executive Director of National Corporate Theatre Fund (NCTF), Bruce E. Whitacre, regards arts development with a "cautious optimism." This cautiousness stems from the...more

Star Wars Launch Contest to Raise Funds for UNICEF
Star Wars filmmakers have launched a contest to raise money for UNICEF programs by offering its fans a role in the movie. The Star Wars: Force for Change challenge is intended at "finding...more

Potato Salad Kickstarter Campaign To Hold Benefit Concert for Homeless
Zack Danger Brown, who spearheaded the scrumptious potato salad Kickstarter campaign that started with a modest amount of $10 for a quality side dish, will host a benefit concert to help alleviate...more

A $6.5 Million in Economic Development Funds
The arts and cultural organizations in the greater Capital Region and North Country have received nearly $6.5 million in economic-development funds. These organizations also maintain the vital...more

Leveraging Arts and Culture to Transform Communities
Erik Takeshita, Deputy Director of Local Initiatives Support Corp., shares on a Huffington Post blog his cross-country perspective at how arts and culture programs are helping bring vibrancy into...more




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