Two women-focused nonprofits were awarded $500 each at December 15th’s Social Venture Partners’ Full Circle Impact Accelerator Pitch Event. The event, held at Google Pittsburgh’s HQ, was a culmination of a fourteen-week accelerator program from Social Venture Partners Pittsburgh, a philanthropic grantmaking organization based on the venture capital model.
The night’s $500 recipients were Ujamaa Collective and Prototype PGH. Ujamaa Collective invests in the economic and social growth of Africana women entrepreneurs and artisans through a boutique in the Hill District and Prototype PGH operates a North Oakland maker-space and offers maker educational programming focused on equity and feminism.
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Are you a ‘buy local’ person? Did you ditch the big box stores and shop small for this holiday season? If so, then you get a gold star! Buying local is investing in your community. It’s taking your hard-earned cash and giving it to your neighbor. That transfer of money doesn’t go out of town; it stays right here in Pittsburgh.
But, shopping small is not be the only way to support your favorite local business. There is now a way to ‘invest local!’
We spoke with Ken Martin, Co-founder of Honeycomb Credit, to learn about the struggles small businesses… Read the rest
Have you been to the dentist this year? Have you been avoiding going to the dentist because you don’t have dental insurance? Do you know someone who has a tooth that has been bothering them?
Good news! There is a FREE, totally free, dental clinic this Friday & Saturday (July 28 & 29, 2017) in Pittsburgh at the AJ Palumbo Center.
Take it from me, you need to go to the dentist. I skipped those cleanings for a few years and ended up with a broken tooth, a lot of pain and a lot of expense. Not only can tooth… Read the rest
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When I first started blogging, I set up a google calendar to keep track of and share Pittsburgh events. In 2008 we wrote a post about the Three Rivers Postcard Club and I added a recurring event for their monthly meetings to the calendar. While the IheartPGH Google calendar has not been updated in years, each month I still get a reminder for the monthly meeting of the Three Rivers Postcard Club. And each month I’ve wondered if the club still exists.
As much as I love social media and I love looking at and sharing… Read the rest
Since election day, I have been thinking about best ways to support a sense of community, especially locally community right here in Pittsburgh. I wrote a blog post the week after election day with ways to support local community, number 1 on the list was shop local. I would like to update that list to include lend local and I think that Kiva loans are one of the best ways to support small businesses by investing and reinvesting funds in local communities. Kiva.org started as a platform to make loans to business owners in developing countries. A few years ago… Read the rest