I'm running a site for a nonprofit using Wordpress as a CMS. Our theme is a child theme built on top of Twenty Ten.
I'm looking for a plugin or code sample that would allow me to add a "featured content" block to the home page to highlight a current event or partnership. I'm thinking this could be a custom post type. I could code it from scratch, but I'd rather find a plugin that could just be dropped in to get this live as quickly as possible.
My goal is the featured content would have an expiration date where once reached, the content would stop being displayed automatically. A bonus feature would be to prioritize the order of the "live" features being displayed.