Fund Drive

Our place, your voices: Beers, words and oxford commas

by (andreemi)

Submitted 05-17-2015 under OPINION

When I applied for an internship position at The Rapidian, I did it with the expectation that they might give me an interview, but that they probably would not hire me. The only “real world” writing experience I had at the time consisted...

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Our place, your voices: A place to start the conversation

by (erictank)

Submitted 05-15-2015 under OPINION

I like Grand Rapids. Really, I do. I’ve been here about thirteen years and most of that time has been spent living between Heritage Hill, Eastown and East Hills. I like my neighborhood. No. I love my neighborhood. Both my wife and I have been...

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The Rapidian to celebrate the "we" that makes citizen journalism powerful

by (Briana)

Submitted 05-05-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

On May 14 at 7:00 p.m., The Rapidian will be holding its annual Community Celebration at Brewery Vivant to help kick off our Spring Fund Drive, which runs May 15 to 22. We will be celebrating and recognizing all the different working parts...

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Support local radio by donating to WYCE fund drive

by (erictank)

Submitted 10-28-2014 under NEWS

Beginning Friday, October 31 local community radio station WYCE will begin its Fall fund drive. Listeners can donate at their convenience by giving online at  Some new happenings at WYCE include the new station manager, AJ...

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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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Meet civic investor Carol Lautenbach: Investing in education, investing in community

by (Holly)

Submitted 04-17-2014 under NONPROFITS

“When I was in college I thought I was going to be a journalist. That’s what I aspired to,” says Carol Lautenbach, Assistant Superintendent of Teaching, Learning, and Accountability at Godfrey-Lee Schools. “Even when my kids...

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Rapidian community celebration to recognize civic investors

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 04-15-2014 under NONPROFITS

On Friday, April 18 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. The Rapidian will present its annual community celebration, this year hosted by the Richard App Gallery. The event is part of a two week fund drive campaign that started on Monday and lasts through April...

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Invest in your community: The Rapidian to launch fund drive, celebrate civic investors

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 04-07-2014 under NONPROFITS

Starting next Monday, April 14, and running through Friday, April 25, The Rapidian will be holding its third annual spring fund drive.  Five years ago, huge investments of time and finances started the opportunities we now have on The Rapidian...

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Join us: Celebrate your community

by (JimTalen)

Submitted 05-19-2013 under OPINION

I live in Heritage Hill. It’s a great community and I have fabulous neighbors. Many of them have been there as long as I have – 38 years!  It’s my neighborhood. Or is it? I’m just four blocks from Heartside, where I can...

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Join us: Nonprofits find voice on The Rapidian

by (Heartside Galle...)

Submitted 05-18-2013 under NONPROFITS

Working for a small nonprofit, getting the word out about our studio and events has been a challenge. Newspapers close down left and right, and media is so difficult to navigate and capture, especially when we often report on positive happenings in...

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