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The Cradle Project San Francisco at Alter Space

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Work in progress. From the studio of Vanesa Gingold.   The Cradle Project San Francisco is showing in San Francisco April 17 to May 24th at Alter Space. We talked with Kevin Krueger to hear about his thoughts on The Cradle Project and the impact it’s had since opening a few weeks ago. Why did you choose to show The Cradle Project at Alter Space? There are a number of reasons that we are excited for the chance to work with Firelight on [...]

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Adopting the Storytelling Method to a Local Context

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A few months ago we told you about The Global Giving Storytelling Project. We’re keeping an eye on this project because it’s an exciting approach that goes directly to people who benefit (or don’t) from community efforts to learn what works. Marc Maxson is an innovation consultant at Global Giving and the person behind the project. Marc told us that local context is a big part of what makes the storytelling approach work, which reminded us once again why we love this project. This [...]

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A Community Lullaby for the Cradle Project

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A big thank you to Julia Chiapella, Director of the Young Writers Program for this blog post. Matching The Cradle Project with the Young Writers Program, in hindsight, was not only serendipitous but a pairing of efforts in support of young people: the one in Africa and the other here on the home turf. Julia Chiapella writing on the Community Lullaby Last Friday night the Museum of Art and History at 705 Front Street hosted the Poetry and Book Arts Festival. The [...]

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The Global Giving Storytelling Project

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Evaluating impact is something we’re always interested in learning more about. When we heard about the Global Giving Storytelling Project, we were pretty excited about it because it includes talking directly with communities to find out what people say about the impact of community projects on their lives. We asked Marc Maxson to tell us more about the project and why it matters. The Global Giving Storytelling Project By Marc Maxson For the past few years, GlobalGiving has been working with organizations in [...]

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Moms Helping Moms Around the World

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“Talking with Nancy Alpert always leaves me inspired and with a new perspective. She is one of our most loyal and thoughtful supporters. She lives in the Bay Area with her daughter. A geriatric social worker for 20 years, she now writes and volunteers her time. I talked with Nancy recently about the Fund: Child Safety and explained how this Fund would make a big impact on the ground. How she responded was wonderful and so I asked her if she’d [...]

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