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2012-03-29 06:23:43

10,705 Donors Gave During the 36-Hour Online Event SARASOTA, Fla., March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 36-Hour Giving Challenge - a first of its kind online fundraising event in Southwest Florida made possible by Community Foundation of Sarasota County, Gulf Coast Community Foundation, Manatee Community Foundation, and The Patterson Foundation - raised $2,401,601 on March 27 and 28, 2012. The challenge generated 10,705 donations in support of 109 area charitable organizations...

2012-03-27 23:00:27

Gardening expert Melinda Myers shares tips on successfully growing edibles while incorporating them throughout the landscape. Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) March 27, 2012 Nothing beats the flavor of a fresh-from-the-garden tomato; warmed by the sun, plucked right from the plant and eaten in the garden. “And the good news is gardeners don´t need much space to grow their own edibles,” explains gardening expert, TV/radio host & author Melinda Myers. “Many gardeners have and...

2012-03-05 08:31:00

CHESAPEAKE, Va., March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Communications, in partnership with The Trust for Public Land (TPL), are proud to present Virginia's 2nd Annual Cox Conserves Heroes program. This is the final week for nominations, which will be accepted through 5 p.m. EDT on March 12 at CoxConservesHeroes.com. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20070925/CLTU013LOGO-a ) A total of $15,000 will be donated to local environmental nonprofits on behalf of the finalists. Judging panels...

2012-02-27 09:00:00

CCF Also Offers Seminars to Help Nonprofits and Donors with Planned Charitable Gifts LOS ANGELES, Feb. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- California Community Foundation (CCF), one of the largest and most respected charitable organizations in Southern California, has announced the availability of a new no-cost toolkit for local nonprofit organizations to help their donors provide greater financial support through planned gifts. Because most nonprofits have no planned giving...

2012-02-22 11:24:00

LAKEWOOD, N.J., Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CharityChoice, the nonprofit pioneer and a leader in Charity Gift Cards, now offers a turnkey solution to community foundations, for a comprehensive charity gift card program. Much like retail gift cards, these charity gift cards are given to celebrate birthdays, holidays, a job well done, or other special occasions. Community Foundation Gift Cards benefit the local community and can be redeemed to any charity on the foundation's member...

2012-02-22 07:00:00

EVANSTON, Ill., Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Power can be isolating. Although people often seek power in the pursuit of feeling loved and valued, the powerful often find true love elusive. The moment a subordinate or fan tries to get close may be the very moment in which power-holders become cynical of others, and this can heavily impact relationship development, according to new research. Exploring how power corrupts relationships, researchers from the United States and Europe...

2012-02-20 10:00:00

SARASOTA, Fla., Feb. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Local foundations have joined together to power The Giving Partner, a free online tool to share community knowledge about charitable organizations in Southwest Florida, helping donors and citizens make more informed decisions about their philanthropy. The Giving Partner is set to publicly launch with a fast-paced 36-Hour Giving Challenge during which more than $501,000 will be available to match online donations: More than 100 local...

2012-02-13 08:00:00

CHESAPEAKE, Va., Feb. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Communications, in partnership with The Trust for Public Land (TPL), today launched Virginia's 2nd Annual Cox Conserves Heroes program. Nominations are being accepted at CoxConservesHeroes.com for volunteers who are helping to create, preserve, or enhance our shared outdoor spaces. A total of $15,000 will be donated to local environmental nonprofits on behalf of the finalists. (Logo:...

2012-02-07 15:03:00

NY bureau chief takes over marketing for national community development group NEW YORK, Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Geraldine Baum, former New York bureau chief of the Los Angeles Times, has been named senior vice president of communications and marketing for the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), a nonprofit that brings people together to transform distressed neighborhoods across America. In a memo to LISC's staff, Michael Rubinger, president and CEO, noted...

2012-01-31 09:00:10

Reducing the disconnect between virtual network models and real-life communities Scientists have created a new algorithm to detect virtual communities, designed to match the needs of real-life social, biological or information networks detection better than with current attempts. The results of this study by Lovro Å ubelj and his colleague Marko Bajec from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia have just been published in EPJ B´. Communities are defined as systems of...


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Community garden
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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