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New Report Provides Guidance to Implement Obesity Programs for Community Benefit
The Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance releases new report that identifies the challenges and opportunities for nonprofit hospitals to tackle obesity through community benefit...more



Cutting Food Stamp Funding May Put 6 Million Americans At Risk
Bread for the World Institute president, Rev. David Beckmann, cautions proposed House cuts for food stamps would increase hunger for six million Americans. Beckmann's warning is entrenched in a...more

Fresno City Plans to Spend $1 Million for Homeless
Fresno City plans to spend $1 million this year for rental assistance for the homeless. Plans were discussed during a two-hour workshop on homelessness. A coordinated effort between nonprofits,...more

Employee Ownership Scheme: Why Businesses Are Doing It
More businesses want to get their employees involved in ownership. However, there are specific issues that need to be addressed before jumping on the employee-ownership...more

Orford Women Knits and Designs Quilts for Good
Sally Arcolio, a former home economics teacher from rural Tuston, California, is often seen leading and working with members of the Ville Quilters on the quilt they are designing and will make to ...more

One Man Envisions the World as Being More Connected and Sustainable
Daan Roosegaarde, the famous Dutch innovator and founder of social design lab Studio Roosegaarde, wants to create a more connected, sustainable world, which ignites from his obsession with the...more

How Does Having an MBA Help an Entrepreneur?
In an interview with Mayura Balasubramanian, Co-founder of Craftizen & ISB Alumnus (Class of 2004), Riddhi Kapoor, a PGP student at Indian School of Business wants to know if having an MBA can help...more

Higher Physical Activity in Less-Educated People Linked to Unhealthy Diets
According to new research published in the open-access journal PLOS ONE, individuals with lower levels of education may eat larger amounts of unhealthy food than those with a higher education level,...more

Social Entrepreneurs in the Limelight
Social entrepreneurs will take the spotlight at the Nerve disruptive technology congress from June 25-27. The Business Weekly in Cambridge UK organized the event. The congress takes place at the...more

International Students Contribute Billions to US Economy
According to a new economic data reported by NAFSA: Association of International Educators, over 700,000 international students throughout the country supported close to 300,000 jobs and contributed...more




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