Author Archives: Emma Frisch

PEAKS News: July 2014

A Summer of Crowdfunding Summer seems to be the season for fundraising! PEAKS has seen a lot of activity in the past few months. Read below to see which campaigns have recently finished up, which ones will be closing soon and campaigns that have just begun! Congratulations to these organizations for completing their crowdfunding campaigns! [...]

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PEAKS News: Summer 2014

First of all, Happy May! Summer is right around the corner, as evidenced by the peaking sun we’ve been seeing lately, and the absence (finally?) of SN*W! There are so many exciting things happening right now with PEAKS, it’s Staff (both current and previous) and with Cornell Cooperative Extension! If you haven’t yet checked out [...]

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PEAKS Welcomes New Director in 2014!

A Farewell Letter from PEAKS Co-Founder, Emma Frisch: Dear friends of PEAKS, I always welcome the holiday season as a time to reflect and give thanks. As I look back on the past twelve years while preparing for 2014, I feel truly blessed. I have a lot to be thankful for! At the top of [...]

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How to make a 2-minute crowdfunding pitch

There’s no question about it. In the digital age, with less time spent reading online and amateur filmmaking at our fingertips, video has become a critical tool for telling your story. A well-made video is concise and feels personal, and has the potential to be one of the most powerful forms of online fundraising. Sharing [...]

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Crowdfunding Sessions: How to Raise Money with PEAKS

Our top priority at PEAKS is to work closely with each and every Changemaker interested in exploring crowdfunding as an effective tool for raising money and building expanded donor networks and communities. In an effort to provide personal, hands-on support we would like to invite Changemakers to participate in our Crowdfunding Sessions: How to Raise [...]

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Keynote: Passion as a Vehicle for Change

For the Community Foundation of Tompkins County’s Annual Celebration Keynote Speech, Emma Frisch (PEAKS Founder) shared her story about using passion as a vehicle for change, and inspired the audience to think about how they could transform their community through their own passions. A refreshing approach to crowdfunding as a new way to raise money [...]

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Crowdfunding Workshop: A Proven Way to Raise Money

Crowdfunding: A Proven New Way to Raise Money with Emma Frisch Tuesday, June 4, 2013 9:00 am – 12:00 pm    Fee $50 Borg Warner Conference Room, Tompkins County Public Library,  E. Green St. at S. Cayuga St., Ithaca (driving and access directions below) Co-sponsored by the Tompkins County Public Library A WORKSHOP FOR ANYONE WITH [...]

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Buzzing with Spring: Mark your Calendars!

Ithaca Loves Local: The Economics of Community  Tompkins County may already be leading the “local” revolution, but really, we’re just getting started.  So what’s next?  To find out, join us for a community discussion on how smart development, social equity, technology, and collaboration will help us cultivate a thriving local economy and a more inclusive, resilient community. Host: Alex Colket, [...]

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2013 Summer Internships

To apply for one of these positions, please submit your cover letter and resume to the Director, Emma Frisch at evk9@cornell.edu.  Background screening may be required of successful applicant. Download Position Description: Campus Outreach Internship Download Position Description: Web Development Internship  

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Save the Date: Passion as a Vehicle for Change

    Make sure to mark your calendars for this fantastic annual celebration of philanthropy and the generosity of people in Tompkins County! Registration will open for this event by April 1. Visit the Community Foundation of Tompkins County website for more details. Keynote presentation: March 28, 2013 @ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. “Passion as [...]

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