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Locals and Visitors Invited to Explore The Rest of Philly

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Karim Olaechea
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04/12/13

Visitors often never venture outside of Center City and many locals stick to their own ‘hoods.  GPTMC’s new Philadelphia Neighborhoods campaign helps you plot your next adventure and discover the rest of Philadelphia.

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Recapping the GroundSwell Instrument Donation Drive for Musicopia!

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Alison Zeidman
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02/14/13

The first GroundSwell action campaign, a February musical instrument donation drive for Musicopia's Gift of Music program, was a huge success!

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GroundSwell Launch Recap

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Alison Zeidman
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01/29/13

Nearly 300 GroundSwell supporters came out to have fun, meet their fellow community advocates, and find out more about the GroundSwell mission to make Greater Philly a better place to live, work and play.

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Introducing the CDP’s new CEO

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01/30/13

After a six-month national search that attracted a large pool of extraordinary candidates from across the country, CDP is delighted to announce that Beth Tuttle will become its president and CEO. Beth’s distinguished career, on staff and as a consultant, in the nonprofit arts and cultural sector reflects her dedication to its advancement.

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Opera Philadelphia: New name, expanded reach

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David Patrick Stearns
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01/29/13

Though it's only a matter of two words, Opera Company of Philadelphia's adoption of the simpler moniker "Opera Philadelphia" in its 39th season is full of implications for 2013-14, right down to the cursive of the new logo.

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GroundSwell Launch Recap + Interview with GroundSwell Supporter Aye Nyein Thu

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Alison Zeidman
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01/29/13

Photo courtesy katrinaohstrom.com. L to R: Sorority alpha Kappa Delta Phi members Amy Ma, Joanna Shen, Helen Sohn, Carol Han and Aye Nyein Thu.

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Nonprofit Finance Fund "State of the Sector" Survey Needs You

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John McInerney
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01/15/13

The Nonprofit Finance Fund (www.nonprofitfinancefund.org) is conducting its fifth annual nationwide survey examining the current state of the nonprofit sector, and we hope that you will add your voice.

To take the 2013 survey, please click on this link before February 15th: www.nonprofitfinancefund.org/2013survey.
NFF will analyze the results and provide them to all of us—nonprofits, government, foundations, lending institutions, media, and umbrella organizations—in late March.

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Maybe the Internet Does Matter. Pew releases study on arts organizations and digital technology

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John McInerney
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01/14/13

The Pew Internet & American Life Project has released a comprehensive new analysis of cultural groups use of internet technologies. Culled from surveys of over 1200 NEA grantees, the study documents that the internet, social media and mobile apps are not just helping pull in audiences, but transforming how cultural groups engage audiences and create artistic product. The study, "Arts Organizations and Digital Technologies", documents how digital technology is blurring the boundaries of what is considered art, but found that groups often struggle to provide the labor and resources that new technologies demand. To learn more visit
http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2013/Arts-and-technology.aspx

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Philadelphia's Old City Named Among America's Top ArtPlaces

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Karim Olaechea
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01/14/13

Philadelphia's Old City has been named among America's top ArtPlaces, neighborhoods where "art has been a powerful catalyst for change within communities, invigorating neighborhoods, supporting local businesses, and creating vibrant places where people want to be."

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Happy Holidays from the Cultural Alliance!

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12/18/12

Season’s Greetings! No matter what your holiday season has in store, there’s one tradition that never goes out of style: the holiday TV special. From Techinicolor classics to made-for-TV masterpieces, the Cultural Alliance has made a list (some naughty, mostly nice) of our favorite holiday specials for your amusement. So drop some mini-marshmallows into your hot cocoa and grab a cozy blanket, and check out the shows that made the cut.

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