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NPM: Ready, Set, Blog!

September 30th - By Ellie Diaz

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It’s a simple idea. A blogger writes a post about a current issue on October 16th. The only difference is the writer will be joining more than a thousand other bloggers from 85 countries. Blog Action Day, founded in 2007, gathers bloggers from around the world to discuss an important global issue once a year. Ideas, strategies, pictures and thoughts raise awareness for the cause and money for the supporting charities. Previous themes include Environment, Poverty, Climate Change and Water. …

SBF: An Elegant Bakery Finds Beauty in Simplicity

September 27th - By Dan

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Small Business Fridays: Featuring the small business that bring the Yum, Wow, Ohhh/Ahhh’s, Thanks, and Smiles to the community. This week’s small business will make your mouth water. I am not sure about you guys, but I love cake! If you haven’t noticed, we at FunderHut, love food in general! But who doesn’t? The reason why I picked Miette Bakery for this week’s Small Business Friday was because this was a video that genuinely makes you happy. The charming bakery, …

CSW: Two Great Artists Sending a Positive Message

September 25th - By Dan

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Community Story of the Week: 9/25/2013 Happy hump day everyone! For today’s Community Story of the Week, we decided to feature some great artists. You know as well as I do that it is not easy to create the pieces that these artists come up with. Some days, I would feel creative and believe that I can paint or sculpt anything, but after about 2 hours, I would come to the sad realization that I have painted some stick figures …

NPM: Open Books Promotes Reading the Right Way

September 23rd - By Ellie Diaz

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Non-Profit Monday: 9/23/2013 We all know the feeling. The texture of the scratchy ink-blended surface between our fingers. The inexplicit joy of beginning an adventure and the unsatisfied craving for more when we get to the last page. Boundless options are waiting when we walk into their home with a membership card and an open mind. Books are knowledge. They help form ideas, foster education, and express creativity. But according to The National Endowment for the Arts, in the last …

SBF: Upcycle your home décor!

September 20th - By Bineeta Monga

This week’s Small Business Friday is a Chicago-based, mother-daughter pillow-design team. These women design and create unique, custom pillows which help add the right touch of luxury and comfort in your home! These ladies are obsessed with upcycling items, in fact many of the materials they use are eco-friendly. Fashionable and eco-friendly? Sign me up! You would think that designing a pillow would be hard work, but Bethie B. makes it very simple for customers to design a one-of-a-kind pillow. …



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