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Creating community data tools for local impact: Piton Foundation

10/29/2014 | by: Amy Gahran

Many local funders focus on providing grants and doing fundraising to support local organizations and projects. However, some local funders also directly operate their own programs to serve the local community.

This November in the Denver metro area, the Piton... 

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Nov. 6: What’s next in open government?

10/29/2014 | by: Melissa Kaplan

On Nov. 6,  in New York City, the Paley Center for Media will host The Next Big Thing in Open Government. This forum will feature conversations about successful use of technology at all levels of government in the U.S. The event is offered in... 

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How storytelling heals and strengthens communities


The Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers. Photo by Marvin Shaouni.

Cross-posted with permission from Creative Exchange

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Philanthropy Southwest Annual Conference November 6-8

November 6, 2014 - November 8, 2014

Philanthropy Southwest’s Annual Conference, this year in Phoenix, Ariz.,  consistently draws several hundred trustees and staff attendees from grantmaking organizations of all types and sizes.

American Library Association Midwinter Meeting

January 30, 2015 - February 3, 2015

Registration is now open for the ALA meeting, which will be held in Chicago.

Nonprofit Technology Conference

March 4, 2015 - March 6, 2015

The NTC is the nonprofit industry's signature technology event, bringing together more than 2,000 nonprofit staff, vendors, and consultants. 

2015 Computer-Assisted Reporting Conference, March 5-8

March 5, 2015

Join IRE and NICAR in Atlanta for our annual conference devoted to data journalism, March 5-8, 2015 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. Come and learn about tools you need to dig deeper into stories and give readers, viewers and your online audience the information they're demanding.

Sunshine Week: Your Right to Know

March 15, 2015 - March 21, 2015

Launched in 2005, Sunshine Week has grown into an enduring annual initiative to promote open government and push back against excessive official secrecy.  

2015 Philanthropy Southwest Spring Summit

April 19, 2015 - April 22, 2015

Save the Date! Philanthropy Southwest's 2015 Spring Conference will be held at the AT & T Executive Education and Conference Center, The University of Texas in Austin, Texas! Check back here for additional details as they become available.

Summer 2015 Journalism Ethnics Fellowship

May 24, 2015

The May 24-June 7, 2015 program is sponsored by Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics in collaboration with The Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. Applications are being accepting for a fellowship, which uses the conduct of journalists during the Holocaust and in Nazi Germany as a launching point for an intensive two-week summer program on contemporary journalism ethics.

IRE 2015 Annual Conference, June 4-7

June 4, 2015

The Investigative Reporters & Editors annual conference in Philadelphia attracts the best in the business and offers more than 150 panels, hands-on classes and special presentations about covering business, public safety, government, health care, education, the military, the environment and other key beats.

Allied Media 2015 Annual Conference, June 18-21

June 18, 2015

Save the date for the 17th annual Allied Media Conference, June 18-21, 2015 in Detroit.

Philanthropy Southwest 2015 Annual conference

October 22, 2015

Save the Date! Philanthropy Southwest's 67th Annual Conference will be held in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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Training Spotlight

A breakdown of the Publishers' Toolbox from Knight Lab

Knight Project Lab's Publishers' Toolbox offers five different, swift assets for telling multimedia stories. A site editor can access the toolbox to create interactive story timelines and maps, inline audio and content comparisons, and also offers a new way to search Twitter.

You don't need a deep understanding of code to use these tools. The Washington Post, Al Jazeera, and many other major media outlets are already using them as part of their web packages, and they're just as accessible to independent digital publishers.

[Archived Webinar, April 2014] Social and Web Metrics for Community Publishers

Google Analytics. Facebook Insights. Klout scores. There are lots of analytics available to community publishers. But it's not easy to figure out which ones are meaningful. This webinar will help you identify metrics that you can use to develop strategies to build your audience.