Event: Upcoming CFA Trainings & Idea-Sharing Forums

From our friends at the Regional Alliance for a Creative Economy and the Capital Region Economic Development Council: The Capital Region Economic Development Council (CREDC) Arts, Culture and Tourism work group invites you to share your thoughts! The CREDC Arts, Culture and Tourism work group has scheduled three upcoming sessions (dates below). The first half…

Renowned Speaker Dan Pallotta Challenged Region to Rethink Charitable Giving

From our friends at Saratoga Today: Representatives of nonprofits, businesses, and people interested in philanthropy traveled from as far as Hudson, N.Y. to hear nationally renowned TED Talk speaker Dan Pallotta challenge their thinking about charitable giving on Tuesday, April 21, at the Saratoga Springs City Center. His talk before a crowd of nearly 400…

The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region 2013-2014 Annual Report

Building a Stronger Community: 2013 – 2014 Annual Report

In partnership with donors and the Board of Directors, the Community Foundation accomplished great things in the 2013 – 2014 year, such as: Helping local nonprofit organizations build capacity and respond to the Nonprofit Revitalization Act; Working with the Regional Alliance for a Creative Economy on ways to harness the region’s creative assets as economic…

Don't Iron While the Strike is Hot

From the Times Union: Troy’s union history past comes alive

By Paul Bray The nation’s first bona-fide all-female union was formed in Troy 150 years ago under the leadership of a young Irish immigrant, Kate Mullany, and her colleague, Esther Keegan, in reaction to low wages, 12- to 14-hour workdays and unsafe conditions in the collar factories. Local writer and director Ruth Harvey dramatizes the story in…