Happy New Year from The Rapidian

by (mvandenend)

Submitted 01-03-2020 under OPINION

There’s a common theme resonating across the country: Local news coverage is vital for an informed and educated community. And there’s a common worry: Local news is an endangered species. An October 19, 2019 New York Times article...

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Young Professionals Gala puts 'Prohibition on Cancer' to benefit American Cancer Society

by (drakeharper1)

Submitted 11-12-2018 under NEWS

The 2nd Annual Young Professionals Finding a Cure Gala, Putting Prohibition on Cancer in support of the American Cancer Society was held on November 9th, 2018 at the Loft at Luna in Grand Rapids, MI. The event was themed with a step back into the...

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Attention Foodies: 2019 Festival of the Arts Food Booth Applications Now Open

by (ric72528)

Submitted 10-11-2018 under NONPROFITS

Planning for Festival of the Arts’ 50th year is officially underway, and now is the time to submit applications for food booths for 2019. Interested parties should visit and complete the application electronically or print and...

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Local fundraising association announces honorees for 2017 celebration

by (afpwestmichigan)

Submitted 10-25-2017 under NEWS

National Philanthropy Day (NPD) provides an opportunity to reflect on the meaning of giving and all that it has made possible. For thirty years the West Michigan Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals has celebrated the endless...

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Hunger Walk 2017: Make a difference on Sunday afternoon stroll

by (Access of West ...)

Submitted 04-20-2017 under NONPROFITS

Marsha DeHollander is looking forward to joining with her community and being a part of Access 40th Annual Hunger Walk, for the 33rd time. But the Hunger Walk is just one of the many ways Grand Rapids native DeHollander has been involved in...

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Planning for Successful Fundraising

by (johnsoncenter)

Submitted 10-31-2016 under

Do you feel your organization approaches fundraising haphazardly? This workshop led by Tamela Spicer puts a laser focus on proper planning for a successful fundraising program. It offers an overview of how and why planning is important to successful...

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How to triumph over the Wolverine Worldwide Super Mega Shoe Sale: Tips from a bargain hunter

by (Heart of West M...)

Submitted 07-28-2016 under NONPROFITS

With over 10,000 pairs of shoes and savings of up to 80 percent off, the annual Wolverine Worldwide Super Mega Shoe Sale is a bargain hunter’s dream. I would know. Sales are my weakness. At Christmas, my family and I wrap the receipts with our...

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Nonprofit sustainability in West Michigan

by (GRTV)

Submitted 05-25-2016 under NONPROFITS

Here in Grand Rapids, and extending throughout West Michigan, we’re known for our many nonprofit organizations and our culture of philanthropy. From services for those in need, to organizations that support the arts, from nonprofits that...

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids names Chief Development Officer

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 03-17-2016 under NONPROFITS

Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids has added a new key member of its senior management staff. The organization recently announced that Nikki Outhier will serve as Chief Development Officer.  In her new role, Outhier will provide vision,...

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Local writer battling brain cancer seeks help to write his story with Kickstarter campaign

by (NGarbaty)

Submitted 07-09-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

A Grand Rapids man with an inoperable brain tumor turned to Kickstarter, an online fundraising service, to help write his life story. David Wenzel, a 33-year-old writer, wants his story to serve as an advisory narrative for the millennial generation...

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