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Free Nonprofit Lunchtime Lecture This Thursday: Writing Compelling Press Releases

CCTV - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 3:51pm
Thu, 04/02/2015 - 12:00 to 13:00

In this lecture we will review the key elements of a press release – who, what, where, why and when -– and then dive deeper to discuss what makes a pitch compelling. We’ll discuss what makes a story newsworthy, an essential element for getting coverage of your nonprofit. Instructor: Molly Akin

Date:

  • Thursday, 04/02/2015, 12PM - 1PM (optional 30 minute conversation at 1PM)

Registration is required. Contact Clodagh Drummey at clodagh@cctvcambridge.org or 617 401 4005 to register.

Lunchtime Lectures are paired with corresponding Workshops.

Lunchtime Lectures are free one hour sessions that offer nonprofit professionals a chance to learn about technology tools that will enhance your nonprofit communications. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunch.

Workshops are two hour, hands-on classes in which attendees will be able to apply the skills they’ve learned at the Lunchtime Lectures to their own nonprofit goals. Instructors will lead attendees on a deeper dive into the material, workshopping individuals’ drafted collateral as a group to strengthen skills and tighten communications. There is a $25 registration fee for CCTV Organizational Members, and a $50 registration fee for non-members.

All regular classes have two rates: one for Access Members and one for non-members. Advance registration is required and is accepted on a first-come basis. Early registration is advised since courses may fill up or be canceled due to low enrollment. Members with sufficient voucher balance may register over the phone (617) 661-6900; all others must provide full payment at the time of registration. Schedules are subject to change.

EducationClasses$0.00Member Cost: $0.00

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Greater Boston author readings March 29 - April 4 - Boston Globe (subscription)

Google News: Porter Square, Cambridge - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 12:39pm

Boston Globe (subscription)

Greater Boston author readings March 29 - April 4
Boston Globe (subscription)
... College, Newhouse Center for the Humanities, 106 Central St., Wellesley . . . Pedro Noguera (“Schooling for Resilience: Improving the Life Trajectories of African American and Latino Boys”) reads at 7 p.m. in Lesley University's Marran Theater, 34 Mellen St., Cambridge . . . David Shields (“I Think You're Totally Wrong: A Quarrel”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith . . . Katherine Grandjean (“American Passage: The Communications Frontier in Early New England”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books ...

Voices of Cambridge: New Works

CCTV - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 10:53am
Voices of Cambridge: New Works

Thursday, March 26, 2015, 7:00PM
Cambridge Community Television
438 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139

Cambridge Community TV will host a free evening screening of video work made by local filmmakers in Cambridge. These videos are raw and unexpected, telling a wildly varied story of the real Cambridge. They are as diverse and unique from each other as their makers. Each video was created by a student in this season’s media classes.


Screening work from CCTV’s media production classes including:
Music Video Production
Rogue Documentarian
Documentary Production: Zip Docs
DSLR Filmmaking
Time Lapse Video
Primetime! Beginning Studio Production


A Q&A with the student producers will follow the screening. Come learn about CCTV’s broad range of media classes and see the amazing work that is being produced by our students on March 26th.

Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.


For additional information, please contact Allison at allison@cctvcambridge.org or 617-661-6900 or visit www.cctvcambridge.org

Lunchtime Lecture and Workshop Series

CCTV - Sun, 03/22/2015 - 7:49pm

Lunchtime Lectures are free one hour sessions that offer nonprofit professionals a chance to learn about technology tools that will enhance their nonprofit communications. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunch.

Workshops are two hour, hands-on classes in which attendees will be able to apply the skills they’ve learned at the Lunchtime Lectures to their own nonprofit goals. Instructors will lead attendees on a deeper dive into the material, workshopping individuals’ drafted collateral as a group to strengthen skills and tighten communications. There is a $25 registration fee for CCTV Organizational Members, and a $50 registration fee for non-members.

Registration is required. Contact Clodagh Drummey at clodagh@cctvcambridge.org or 617 401 4005 to register.

April

Lunchtime Lecture: Writing Compelling Press Releases
Thursday, April 2nd, 12:00PM - 1:00PM (optional 30 minute conversation at 1PM)
Free
In this lecture we will review the key elements of a press release – who, what, where, why and when -– and then dive deeper to discuss what makes a pitch compelling. We’ll discuss what makes a story newsworthy, an essential element for getting coverage of your nonprofit.

Workshop: Press Release Writing Workshop
Thursday, April 16th, 10:00AM - 12:00PM (optional 30 minute conversation at 12PM)
$25 for CCTV organizational members, $50 for non-members
In this hands-on workshop you will write a professional and engaging press release for your nonprofit. Each participant will bring a story idea and rough outline to work on in class, which the group will then workshop together, giving feedback and learning from each others’ suggestions.

May

Lunchtime Lecture: Social Media Strategy
Thursday, May 7th, 12:00PM - 1:00PM (optional 30 minute conversation at 1PM)
Free
In this lecture we will explore the myriad ways in which nonprofits are using social media to raise awareness, solicit funds, and steward donors. We will review examples of stellar campaigns on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube from the nonprofit sector.

Workshop: Building a Buzz: Storytelling for Social Media
Thursday,, May 21st, 10:00AM - 12:00PM (optional 30 minute open assistance at 12PM)
$25 for CCTV organizational members, $50 for non-members
In this hands-on workshop you will learn how to tailor your organization’s story to social media platforms. All participants will bring a copy of their mission statements and ‘about us’ page from their websites and we will work as a group to draft a social media campaign for each organization.

Instructor Bio

The April and May Lunchtime Lecture and Workshop Series will be taught by Molly Akin. Molly is an artist and communications professional. Molly directs marketing and PR for the Cambridge Arts Council, a city agency and public non-profit dedicated to nurturing arts and culture across Cambridge. Prior to joining the Arts Council, she managed external communications at the New England School of Art & Design at Suffolk University. Molly is an instructor at Cambridge Community Television and Suffolk University where she teaches workshops on social media, digital media applications, web development, and professional practice. Through her business, Molly Akin Web Communications + Photo, she has been providing communications guidance and expertise to individuals and organizations since 2007. She received her Bachelors of Fine Arts from School of the Museum of Fine Arts and is currently pursuing a graduate certificate in nonprofit management from Harvard University Extension School. Molly and her family live in Cambridge.

Halloween Emerges

Flickr "PorterSquare" - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 5:34pm

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...from the receding glaciers of Boston. Porter Square, 02/22/2015

MBTA to offer 1-day commuter rail pass, give regular passholders discount, in ... - MassLive.com

Google News: Porter Square, Cambridge - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 9:35pm

MassLive.com

MBTA to offer 1-day commuter rail pass, give regular passholders discount, in ...
MassLive.com
The Porter Square Commuter Rail station stands idle in Cambridge, Mass., Tuesday, Feb. 10. The third major winter storm in two weeks left the Boston area with another two feet of snow and forced the MBTA to suspend all rail service for the day. As a result of ...

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History of Video Formats

CCTV - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 4:42pm
Wed, 03/11/2015 - 18:00 to 21:00

This class will survey the artistic and technological developments that have steered the evolution of visual media since the earliest days of cinema. From the Zoopraxiscope to the celluloid movie camera, from the Portapak to the DSLR, we will trace the history of film and video formats to the present day, noting how the design and limitations of a given format may affect the technological as well as the aesthetic. We will also examine how increased access and affordability of media-making tools has historically affected the form and content of much of the media produced. Instructor: Brad Glanden

Date:

  • Wed, 03/11/2015, 6:00PM - 9:00PM

All regular classes have two rates: one for Access Members and one for non-members. Advance registration is required and is accepted on a first-come basis. Early registration is advised since courses may fill up or be canceled due to low enrollment. Members with sufficient voucher balance may register over the phone (617) 661-6900; all others must provide full payment at the time of registration. Schedules are subject to change.

EducationClasses$15.00Member Cost: $10.00

Sky

Flickr "PorterSquare" - Sat, 03/07/2015 - 11:41pm

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Porter Square, Somerville, MA 02/22/2015

New Power

Flickr "PorterSquare" - Sat, 03/07/2015 - 11:41pm

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New Power

MBTA 2007 cruises into Porter Square with train 2453 to Littleton. Note the new signals in the distance.

Bookcase Factory Outlet

Flickr "PorterSquare" - Sat, 03/07/2015 - 11:41pm

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Bookcase Factory Outlet

Porter Square, Camberville, MA 02/22/2015

Late 2408

Flickr "PorterSquare" - Sat, 03/07/2015 - 11:41pm

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MBTA 1061 splits the signals just east of Porter on the rear of a half-hour late 2408 on a balmy 40-degree Sunday afternoon.

Not Art Strikes Again

Flickr "PorterSquare" - Sat, 03/07/2015 - 4:46pm

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Not Art Strikes Again

Porter Square, Camberville, MA 02/22/2015

Roseland Street

Flickr "PorterSquare" - Sat, 03/07/2015 - 4:46pm

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Roseland Street

Porter Square, Camberville, MA 02/22/2015

Porter Square Westbound

Flickr "PorterSquare" - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 10:00pm

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Porter Square Westbound

2407 arrives at Porter, running about 15 minutes late behind MBTA 1036.

Snow clearing equipment.

Flickr "PorterSquare" - Sun, 03/01/2015 - 1:09am

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Snow clearing equipment.

MBTA Commuter Rail (Keolis). Brush on one end, plow on the other. Porter Square Station, Cambridge.
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Commuting

Flickr "PorterSquare" - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 11:29pm

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Extreme Makeover: LUCAD Edition - Cambridge Community Television

Google News: Porter Square, Cambridge - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 4:12pm

Extreme Makeover: LUCAD Edition
Cambridge Community Television
If you've walked near Porter Square anytime in the past year, you've undoubtedly noticed a large construction project that is underway. The addition of the Lunder Arts Center has been in the works, and visible to the surrounding community for about a year ...

Build Smarter Digital Strategies: A Breakfast Gathering with Google, Nonprofits & City Departments

CCTV - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 2:21pm
Thu, 03/19/2015 - 09:00 to 11:30

Agenda
9:00-9:30am: Breakfast and Networking, Sponsored by Whole Foods Market
9:30-11:00am: Google For Nonprofits Presentation by Curt Fennell of Google
11:00-11:30am: An Overview of CCTV’s Nonprofit Resource Center

Staff members from nonprofits and city departments serving Cambridge can register here: www.cctvnpobreakfast.eventbrite.com.

Google for Nonprofits
This seminar, taught by Google team member Curt Fennell, will cover Google products and services that are free for nonprofit organizations, through Google for Nonprofits. Learn how to communicate your agency’s mission, impact and solicitations in the clearest and most powerful way, using these free digital tools.

Google for Nonprofits provides organizations with:

  • Free access to the Google Apps suite including Gmail, Google Calendar and Google Drive
  • Storage in the cloud: 30GB of storage across Gmail and Google Drive
  • The ability to stay connected from anywhere; and securely access data anywhere
  • 24/7 support; no hardware, no updates

You will learn how to reach and engage supporters with Google Adwords. With Google Ad Grants (AdWords for nonprofits), you can:

  • Promote your organization’s website on Google with in-kind AdWords advertising
  • Raise awareness by choosing relevant keywords and creating unique ads to highlight your work
  • Track online donations, newsletter sign-ups, volunteer registrations and more, so you can craft more effective communications

CCTV’s Nonprofit Resource Center
Using media and technology to promote your nonprofit can be an expensive investment, and it can be a nerve wracking one if you can’t guarantee results. We know the feeling – CCTV is a nonprofit, too. Unlike many media options, we are tailored specifically to nonprofits. We will train you to produce your own content, or produce it for you, cost-effectively. CCTV’s Nonprofit Resource Center offers training and production services for Cambridge nonprofits and organizations. Learn more about how your organization can better reach and engage members of the community through CCTV.

Questions? Contact Clodagh Drummey at 617 401 4005 or clodagh@cctvcambridge.org.

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Davenport Street During The 19th Century

Flickr "PorterSquare" - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 11:23pm

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Davenport Street During The 19th Century

Joshua Winer, 2000, exterior, Porter Square Shopping Center, Porter Square, North Cambridge, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, mural. Photo 2 of 2.

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