Laurie Cirivello – About Me

For over 16 years I have worked with people who are passionate about their organizational mission, and help them figure out which tools and media services will help them achieve their goals. Laurie CirivelloWhether it is trying to figure out how to best way to use video to tell stories or creating social networking policies and strategies for a nonprofit…it starts and ends with mission.

Current Position: Executive Director, Grand Rapids Community Media Center – home of WYCE-FM, GRTV Public Access Television, Wealthy Theatre, The Rapidian – Citizen Journalism Project, CMC media and web services for nonprofit organizations in West Michigan.

Frequent writer, presenter and advisor related to community use of media & technology, nonprofit organizational development and NPO board development. For my recent audio interview on the Community Media 2.0 blog site, click here.

For more info, or to discuss your organization’s new media strategy, contact me at


3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Genevieve Cloutier  |  July 24, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    Hi Laurie,
    I was at your presentation put on by the Winnipeg Foundation and have a software question. Do you recommend/know of any free software that can turn photos into print quality sketches? We’re hoping to do this inhouse (kinda like what Facebook does – that’s great!)

    Thanks so much,

    • 2. Laurie Cirivello  |  July 27, 2009 at 8:43 pm

      Send me your email address at and let me know a bit more about how you want to use them. Photoshop is the most common application, but depending on what you need, there are some open source apps that could work. I will send you some specific suggestions.

  • […] Media Center, cuenta con la financiación de la Knight Foundation y la Slemons Foundation. Laurie Cirivello, directora ejecutiva del Community Media Center declaraba sobre los objetivos del proyecto: […]


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