What is RSS?
RSS stands for "Really Simple Syndication," and it's a way for any website to distribute its most recent content to readers who sign up for the service. Think of it as a convenient, portable way to pick up information from Creative Capital. While we always welcome your visit to Creative Capital’s websites, you can now subscribe to have announcements of grantee events, grant cycles, and organizational developments come directly to you.
How To Do It
To subscribe to Creative Capital’s feed, you'll need an RSS reader. Google offers a free reader. You can also install a piece of software called an RSS aggregator.
Google Reader:Create an account through Google. Once you’re logged in, go to Google Reader. Click on “Edit Subscriptions,” and then “Add a Feed.” Enter the Creative Capital RSS URL (http://creative-capital.org/feeds/index.rss) and then hit "Subscribe." You’re now set up to receive the latest Creative Capital news
RSS Aggregators: There are many options for RSS aggregrators (also called RSS readers). For PC try SharpReader or RSS Bandit. For Mac try NetNewsWire, NetNewsWire Light (free), or NewsFire. Most of these programs are available as shareware for around $20. They resemble Microsoft Outlook in that new items appear in a list, like new emails
Once you have your RSS reader installed, right-click (control-click for Macs) on this link http://creative-capital.org/feeds/index.rss, save the file to your desktop, then import the file to your RSS reader. To do that in SharpReader, click "File", then "Import Subscriptions." In RSS Bandit, click "File", then "Import Feeds." In NetNewsWire, click "File," then "New Subscription." In NewsFire, click "File" then "Add Feed."
Once you've set up your feed you can utilize your RSS reader to stay up-to-the-minute with Creative Capital announcements!