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National Council on Aging Kicks Off Social Enterprise
The National Council on Aging (NCOA) launches the formation of a new subsidiary, NCOA Services, LLC, which operates as a social enterprise. NCO Services will team up with both for-profit and...more



House Farm Bill Denies Food Assistance to Families
In a CLASP study, House and Senate conferees are now meeting to try to reconcile the differences between the Farm bills passed by the two chambers. The Farm bill does not offer any new funding for...more

OASIS Program Revivify Healthy Habits in Kids
CATCH Healthy Habits, an evidence-based program provided by the OASIS Institute consists of grown up volunteers coaxing grades K-5 kids to "catch healthy habits." The volunteer program is...more

Major Business and Society Trends Transforming Community Development
What is going on now in community development is that major trends in business and society tend to move forward at a measured pace. However, the nonprofit angle sees the trend is moving toward...more

Young Adults Who Care for Animals May Have Stronger Communal Connections and Relationships
According to a study appearing in Applied Developmental Science, young adults who care for animals may have stronger social relationships and connection to their communities. Megan Mueller, Ph.D.,...more

A Social Entrepreneur\
Sophie Maxwell shares to Josie Gurney-Read, an Online Education Editor, about her journey from the streets to founding the Really NEET College following her win at Pitch @ Palace for the Most...more

How Twitter Can Be Used As An Avenue In Addressing Health Issues Such As Obesity
A new study recently published in the American Journal of Public Health deemed Twitter as a way to help address certain health issues. The study, conducted by Jenine K. Harris, PhD, assistant...more

North Dakota Communities to Get $266,850 in State Funds
Five North Dakota communities will land their share of the $266,850 in federal funds for economic development. The U.S. Economic Development Administration awards the funds which will be used for...more

VA Collaborates With Nonprofits to Solve Veteran Homelessness
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) focuses on veteran households that are still quite resilient, but need immediate short-term support to resolve their housing crises. VA partners with...more




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Social Enterprises: Key to Enhancing a Nation’s Health

Social Enterprises: Key to Enhancing a Nation’s Health
Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) has launched a series of noteworthy research projects to learn if...

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