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2012-01-30 17:04:00

SEATTLE, Jan. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fidelma McGinn has joined The Seattle Foundation as vice president of philanthropic services, announced Norman B. Rice, the Foundation's president and chief executive officer. Formerly executive director of Artist Trust, McGinn now leads a team of nine professionals who advise Seattle Foundation donors on strategic philanthropy, helping them develop giving plans, build their knowledge of community issues, and make impactful grants....

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2012-01-26 10:05:48

Who´d have thought Facebook was popular in an ancient Tanzania culture? Well it wasn´t, but the people of the Hadza group exhibited many of the “friending” habits familiar to today´s Facebook users, suggesting that social networking patterns were set early in the history of our species. While ancient humans didn´t have the luxury of updating their social status, social networks were indeed an essential part of their livelihood, say authors of a new study,...

2012-01-23 09:00:00

PHOENIX, Jan. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Communications, in partnership with The Trust for Public Land (TPL), today announced finalists for Arizona's Cox Conserves Heroes program. A total of $15,000 will be donated to local environmental nonprofits on behalf of the finalists. By being a finalist, each individual has secured a $2,500 donation for his or her nonprofit of choice. The finalists are now competing for an additional $7,500 - bringing the total donation on behalf of the...

2012-01-19 13:00:00

ANNISTON, Ala., Jan. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama recently announced grants being distributed from the Foothills Community Partnership Charitable Fund. This fund was created by the Foothills Community Partnership with a gift of $500,000 in July, 2008. The fund was established to benefit and enhance the sustainability of services of not-for-profit organizations that address human care issues in Calhoun County, specifically in the areas of education,...

2012-01-19 13:06:00

U.S. Conference of Mayors and ScottsMiracle-Gro Announce GRO1000 Gardens and Green Spaces Award at Mayors' Winter Meeting in Washington, D.C. WASHINGTON, Jan. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG) today announced the recipients of the 2012 GRO1000 Gardens and Green Spaces Grant Awards Program. The grants, which focus on improving our nation's cities through the development of community gardens and...

2012-01-17 08:00:00

NobleHour's service-oriented social platform helps volunteers and organizations connect for social change. LAKELAND, FLA (PRWEB) January 17, 2012 Tech-enabled change makers can increase volunteerism, civic engagement, corporate social responsibility, and social good through a new kind of social networking. NobleHour has announced the official launch of http://noblehour.com, an online platform for civic engagement that fosters community growth through volunteering and service learning....

2012-01-04 07:30:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than a decade after saving scores of community gardens from the auction block, The Trust for Public Land has signed over the deeds to 32 gardens to the Brooklyn Queens Land Trust, the organizations announced today. To date, TPL has invested more than $4 million in improvements to 69 gardens, which cover nearly eight acres and are worth more than $7 million. "The Trust for Public Land didn't just buy the gardens, we embarked...

2011-12-29 04:00:00

SEATTLE, Dec. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With Seattle ranking high in many national lists for philanthropy, we can expect local residents to be very busy this week with their year-end charitable giving, particularly online contributions to organizations addressing basic needs and international causes. According to a seven-year study by Network for Good of online-giving behavior, 22 percent of all online gifts to charities are made in the last two days of the year. These two days of...

Harvard Researchers Use Facebook To Study How Friendships Form
2011-12-22 05:04:05

Long-term study analyzes social selection and peer influence in online environments New research funded by the National Science Foundation and published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by three Harvard University sociologists examines how we select our friends and the role that friendship plays in transmitting tastes and new ideas. Relationships are basic building blocks of society, and understanding who befriends whom can therefore provide insight into...

2011-12-15 09:05:00

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Dec. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The HealthWell Foundation(®), a national nonprofit providing financial assistance to insured individuals with high out-of-pocket medication expenses, was recently recognized by Forbes as "one of America's 20 most efficient charities." Additionally, HealthWell was one of only 18 charities nationwide to achieve a 100 percent fundraising efficiency rating. The rankings are part of Forbes' annual list of America's 200...


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2013-08-21 07:25:44

Community gardens are plots of land that are tended by a community of gardeners. In the UK they are knows as allotment gardens where local officials will rent a piece of land for their growing needs. Community gardens come in all sizes and functionality from the small planters found hanging around town, to the large plantings to help preserve natural habitats. Community gardens may be privately owned as well as publicly. One plot of land can be used as a whole, with everybody working...

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