'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' is marking its 40th anniversary in 2017 and a mysterious new video is teasing a very special event.
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- A Mysterious ‘Close Encounters’ Teaser Is Promising Something Special For The 40th Anniversary
By Dan MacRae - Tuesday Jul 4, 2017
- Is it time to ditch that fundraising event?
By Sandy Rees - Wednesday Apr 26, 2017
This may be unpopular and you may not like it, but it’s the truth. You CANNOT build sustainable funding with fundraising events. In other words, you’ll never fully fund your nonprofit’s good work through golf tournaments and 5K races. Why? Most fundraising events are labor-intensive, transactional in nature, and don’t30
- Artistic collaboration led the way to love
By Alix Wall - Wednesday Mar 2, 2016
On their first date in March 2012, Robert Trujillo and Joy Liu were at the New Parish in Oakland seeing jazz pianist Robert Glasper, when his band did a cover of Floetry’s “Say Yes.”The Oakland couple had already been friends and artistic collaborators for six years, so the transition to a relationship was seamless.Joy, 36, a graphic designer and line cook at Oakland’s Communite Table, also holds a monthly vegetarian pop-up there called Mudita Ramen, which Joy is working toward turning into a restaurant.When Robert was about to move to New York to attend the New School — taking his then-partner and son with him — he held an art night as a last chance to hang out before he left, which Joy attended.While in New York, Robert started a project called Come Bien Books (“Eat well,” in Spanish), which connects writers and illustrators of color, and asked for Joy’s help with the design work.At some point, through their network, Joy heard that Robert and his partner had split up.“I don’t talk to anyone on the phone,” she said.Robert moved back to Oakland in 2009, and they maintained a work relationship as well as a “refreshingly platonic” friendship, as Joy calls it, although Robert says that eventually his friends began teasing him that he should ask her out.While standing in the freezing ocean, Joy put her hands in Robert’s pockets to warm them, and found a ring.Joy also addressed Robert’s son, Saja, saying, “Thank you for sharing your family with me and for welcoming me like a champ.”In a community vow, the officiant asked guests if they would promise to continue “to build community,” to support Robert and Joy in times of great challenge, offer guidance and hold the couple to their “highest selves.”Robert told Joy that among the things he loved about her was her attention to detail.When you sit down to do a project or agree to help someone, you are 100 percent there.The only time really that we argued was whether a paper-cutting art piece we created should leave some remnants of the razor in the cut (I thought so) or no trace at all, perfect in fact (your position on the matter).[...] Joy told Robert, I promise to keep myself open to you, and to listen mindfully to all that you share with me.[...] I promise to share with you my time and attention and to bring joy, strength and imagination to our relationship.I promise to continue protecting your solitude as well, that fertile space you need to be alone sometimes to create or just unwind.Or attend to social media.From home garden and Oakland Flower Mart; corsages by Sophia BlumEvent planner:Done by the couple, with calligraphy / hand-lettering by Robert Liu-Trujillo; design by Joy Liu-TrujilloSpecial catered meals for vegans:
- Psst…the Backdoor Route to a Roth IRA
By Your (optional) podcast author email address (Your (optional) podcast author name) - Monday Mar 3, 2014
High earners can’t contribute directly to popular Roth individual retirement accounts. But there’s still a way in. We explain a simple two-step strategy that works for many people. WSJ's Karen Damato explains.
- Two Tips to Make Your Event Ticketing Process Easier
By Sandy Rees - Thursday Apr 20, 2017
It’s event season! As you prepare to get your gala on, here are some insights from our friends at AccelEvent to make it easier for participants to get tickets to your upcoming shindig. As fundraisers and nonprofits tirelessly plan their fundraising events, one aspect that is typically taken for granted is the30
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- Futuristic NY pier project pits billionaire vs billionaire
By VERENA DOBNIK, Associated Press - Sunday Jul 23, 2017
Proponents and opponents of the $250 million project plan to meet Monday to try and reach a settlement that would avoid more legal action in a conflict that has pitted media mogul Barry Diller and his wife, fashion maven Diane von Furstenberg, against Douglas Durst, the real estate developer and skyscraper baron.The plan to tear down the old, deteriorating Pier 54 on the Manhattan waterfront and replace it with a new structure, Pier 55, seemed like a fait accompli when it was first announced in 2014.Opposition emerged, though, partly based on environmental concerns about the pier's impact on aquatic life, and partly rooted in complaints from some over the way in which the project had been planned without broader public input."The way they've operated is like moving plants around their personal backyard," said Emery, a civil rights attorney representing the nonprofit City Club of New York, a civic group fueling the contrarian position.Durst recently acknowledged that he had quietly funded the lawsuits — two unsuccessful ones in state courts, and a third that resulted in a federal court revoking the project's permit this past March.Durst's estranged brother, Robert Durst, was acquitted in the death of an acquaintance in Texas and is now facing charges in Los Angeles that he killed a longtime friend because he feared she might divulge incriminating information regarding the 1982 disappearance of his first wife.