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2014-01-21 23:25:54

Bluehost, an Endurance International Group company, offers free shared web hosting packages to nonprofit organizations in partnership with Grassroots.org and Guidestar. Register for the webinar to learn more. Provo, UT (PRWEB) January 21, 2014 With over 2 million nonprofit organizations in the United States today, charities and nonprofits looking to grow their positions of influence need to start not with an office space, but rather with virtual real estate on the Internet. After all,...

2013-06-27 23:32:21

Tools for GuideStar Exchange Participants allows them to be more efficient and effective. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 27, 2013 A new partnership between Grassroots.org and GuideStar now offers exclusive complimentary tools and services to GuideStar Exchange participants, nonprofits that have taken the time to become more transparent and provided GuideStar with additional information about their missions, programs, and finances. Exclusive tools and services from Grassroots.org include no...

2010-06-07 07:54:00

WASHINGTON, June 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Adam Boalt, first prize agency winner of Apps for Democracy, has helped fund the Grassroots Mapping initiative led by Massachusetts Institute of Technology student Jeffrey Yoo Warren. The Grassroots Mapping initiative is an activist group of citizen mappers documenting the environmental effects of the Gulf Coast oil spill using inexpensive cameras attached to balloons and kites. The aerial photos, taken from heights of up to 1500 feet, are...

2009-04-06 18:00:00

INDIANAPOLIS, April 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hawthorn Group Chief Communications Officer Suzanne Hammelman addressed the challenges and opportunities involved in building grassroots constituent support for state and federal public policy issues in a speech Saturday to the Indiana Municipal Power Agency's Board of Commissioners during its annual meeting in Indianapolis. Hammelman, who oversees Hawthorn's grassroots practice, outlined how an effective grassroots campaign is organized and...

2008-10-24 09:00:11

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Aristotle announced today the launch of whereIvote.com (http://www.whereivote.com/), an innovative web portal for voters to locate polling sites, find sample ballot information, network online, and access candidate information from non-partisan smartvoter.org. Utilizing proprietary software, data systems and social networking functionality, whereIvote.com is a quick and easy-to-use online election resource designed to connect voters to...

2008-10-03 03:00:25

By Slepkov, Howard Abstract Increments in educational budgets have been devoted to professional development for teachers to help them accommodate their practices to the realities of their classrooms. Previous research has suggested that despite this significant investment, there has been little, if any, positive change. This begs the question of what else might be done to reverse this outcome and contribute to transformational change of the profession. This article reports on a study that...

2008-09-24 00:00:27

On Oct. 6, Bill Sexton will be the new chief executive officer of Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital. He will succeed Harold W. Brown, who is retiring after spending more than 35 years with the hospital.Sexton currently works for Providence Health and Services, headquartered in Seattle, as the chief executive for the North Coast Service Area in Oregon, where he has served for the past eight years.Prior to that, Sexton was the administrator/CEO in Sparta, Wis., for 10 years and is a retired...

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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'