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Getting Local: How Nonprofit News Ventures Seek Sustainability

[Source: John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, October 18, 2011]
GFEM is pleased to share with you this new Knight Foundation report, which provides a detailed, behind-the-scenes look at local, nonprofit news sites and their search for sustainability.The report ...

"Appropriart!" A Graphic about Copyright by Susie Cagle, Co-produced by MDF and GIA

[Source: Media Democracy Fund, October 11, 2011]
MDF has partnered with Grantmakers in the Arts to produce Appropriart!, a graphic about copyright developed by Susie Cagle. The graphic was originally published in the GIA Reader. Click here to ...

Fledgling Fund October Film Screenings

[Source: The Fledgling Fund, September 29, 2011]
Recently, the Fledgling Fund worked with Working Films and BAVC to host Reel Change in San Francisco. This interactive workshop focused on building the skills required to be an audience ...

How Documentaries Have Become Stronger Advocacy Tools

[Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, by Vincent Stehle, October 2, 2011]
Turn on your television to watch the evening news and you are bound to see a stream of commercials from the oil and natural-gas industry telling you that drilling for natural gas is ...

A Q&A with Orlando Bagwell, Director, JustFilms Initiative

[Source: PhilanTopic, by Kathryn Pyle, October 4, 2011]
This week, the Ford Foundation officially launches JustFilms, a new initiative designed to expand support for social issue documentary films.

AIR's Localore Taps Public Media Ingenuity

[Source: Association of Independents in Radio, September 15, 2011]
Gates are open for producers, stations to sign on.

Chicken & Egg Pictures Mother Wit Human Rights Fund Open Call

Chicken & Egg Pictures is looking for more talented and amazing women filmmakers. They are writing to you on behalf of their MOTHER WIT HUMAN RIGHTS FUND open call. The deadline for entries is ... Launches with a Boost from Knight Foundation

[Source: Arts & Science Council, by Aaron Fiedler, August 23, 2011]
The Arts & Science Council has launched, a new way to give to and support arts, science, history and heritage programs in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. The site will offer a ...

The One-in-Seven Project

[Source: The Leichtag Family Foundation, by Deirdre Maloney, September 9, 2011]
The Project Like so many organizations around the country and the world, we at the Leichtag Family Foundation take the issue of hunger very seriously. Knowing how many people in the United States ...

ITVS Indies Showcase Celebrates 20 Years of Independents

[Source: ITVS Beyond the Box, July 25, 2011]
The Independent Television Service is turning 20! To celebrate, we're launching the ITVS Indies Showcase, a free online film festival featuring a succession of 20 unforgettable documentaries from ...