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Spokes Supports Small, Local Nonprofits

As we've noted before, running a nonprofit organization is hard. Finding the right way to bring financial, human, and infrastructural resources together is difficult in any organization, especially when it's all in service of a specific mission by which thew world is made just a little bit better. Things are even more difficult still for smaller organizations operating on a purely local level.

Spokes gives small, local nonprofit organizations the tools they need in order to balance the interests of their board with ...

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501 (c)ommunity Helps Nonprofits Collaborate

Non-profit resources can be stretched very thin at times, so those of us working for 501(c)(3) organizations are always looking for opportunities to collaborate with and share with others working in a similar context. Providing these sorts of opportunities is the goal of a project of Mission Capital called 501 (c)community. Now serving a constituency of over 3200 members, 501 (c)community is making not-for-proft endeavors a lot more efficient and sustainable. We are proud to support them in this work, and ...

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AFFF Supports The Institute for Nonprofit Education and Research

Running a successful nonprofit is difficult, and hinges on the balance between executing on a given mission and maintaining fiscal viability, transparency, and sustainability. Housed at the University of San Diego, The Institute for Nonprofit Education and Research takes aim at supporting small nonprofits through organizing gatherings and events at which administrators can collaborate and share their processes and ideas with one another. They are meeting a very real need in a powerful way, and for these reasons AFFF is proud to offer them our ...

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AFFF Loves The Pacific Pinball Museum

Abe Farag Family Foundation is happy to announce its support of the Pacific Pinball Museum, a non-profit showcase of 20th Century American amusements based in Alameda, CA. Housing roughly 100 playable pinball machines, some of which date back as far as the 1930's, the museum preserves a fascinating and important part of recent American culture that is rapidly fading from most of our memories.

Currently as of this writing the Museum is exhibiting work from over 20 Bay Area artists who were asked to ...

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Visit the Glen Park Festival This Weekend

The 2016 Glen Park Festival is this Sunday in the eponymous San Francisco neighborhood. Vendors, artists, musicians and neighbors come will come together as they do each year. From the festival's site:

Glen Park has felt like a neighborhood for a very long time. In fact, the first Glen Park all-neighborhood gathering took place 90 years ago, in 1911!

But the modern-day Festival came to life in 1997, created by a group of neighbors who had been talking about the neighborhood's many artists ...

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