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    Adding to its capacity-building strategy in recent years, The Cameron Foundation has sought expertise from independent evaluators for some of its larger grant investments. During 2016-2017, the Foundation enlisted consultant Scott M. Hebert to conduct …

Registration now open for August Duke U nonprofit class at Cameron

The next 2019 Nonprofit Management classes is now open for registration. “Marketing — Part I” will be held on Thursday, August 15, here at the Foundation.

Marketing is important for nonprofit organizations. Knowing who you are marketing to is the most important of all. Find out how nonprofits use different marketing tactics to promote their message and their organization. Also, why it is good for nonprofits to channel their energy into the best ways for them to be heard?

Part I provides an overview of how to plan your marketing and communications program by starting with a strategy, identifying your audiences, and understanding the mediums available. Topics discussed will include advertising, print, social media, video and outreach platforms.

Register now! Class size is limited to 25 participants, and participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Renovations begin on Cameron initiative to create affordable artist live-work space, studios and creative spaces in Petersburg

The Cameron Foundation celebrated the groundbreaking of a new development in Petersburg on July 12, 2019, following more than five years of study and predevelopment work to create affordable artist live-work space. The initiative is a key component of a much larger, 226-unit, $57 million investment, ArtistSpace Loft Apartments, which is being undertaken by 110 South Perry, LLC. In addition to efficiency, 1- and 2-bedroom units, the project includes a four-story atrium, artist live-work spaces, art galleries, studios, and state-of-the-art amenities. The full endeavor is one of the largest economic development initiatives in downtown Petersburg in recent years.

“This groundbreaking is an important milestone in Cameron’s efforts to bring affordable artist live-work units and creative placemaker spaces to this community,” noted The Cameron Foundation’s president, J. Todd Graham. The artist components of the project result from a national model developed by Artspace Projects, Inc., the nation’s leading nonprofit developer for the arts. ArtistSpace Loft Apartments represents a unique partnership between the for-profit developer 110 South Perry, LLC and the nonprofit community.

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Cameron Foundation approves nearly $1.3 million in grant awards

The Cameron Foundation has approved $1,297,896 in new grant awards to benefit residents of the Tri-Cities area. “While we continue to partner with many of the regionally serving nonprofits, such as Virginia’s Gateway Region and Central Virginia Health Services, The Cameron Foundation also had the opportunity to support some smaller, significant community-based efforts this time,” said The Cameron Foundation’s Board Chair Pam Martin Comstock.

Among new grantees this cycle, the Jessica Ann Moore Foundation received $8,580 for its operations in Sussex County, and The Southside High School Alumni Association was awarded $4,000 to purchase a portable sound system and to support events as part of its Continuing the History and Legacy of African American Education in Dinwiddie County project.

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Cameron Foundation awards $250,000 to Petersburg Library Foundation

Funding supports construction of new addition

The Cameron Foundation has approved $250,000 to the Petersburg Library Foundation for construction of a new addition to the library. The Petersburg Public Library Conference and Event Center is intended to answer an unmet need for mid-sized, flexible meeting space in the City. This pledge brings The Cameron Foundation’s total commitment to the library foundation to more than $3 million.

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