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Aiming for Equitable Development
Civil society leaders are gearing up for equitable development while the United Nations is working on a scheme to succeed the Millennium Development Goals beyond 2015. During a recent meeting on...more



Concordia Researchers Promote New Tool for Sustainable Construction
Concordia University researchers develop new tool to a more sustainable construction policy in compliance with long-term urban planning objectives in Montreal. Concordia's Department of...more

Online Shopping Site Teams Up With Medical Philanthropy Group
Daily Grommet, an online shopping store and Internet Retailer's hot site of 2013, announces its collaboration with Watsi, a medical nonprofit organization. The partnership helps people who have...more

Nurse Home Visits for Infants are Avenues for Potential Savings
A new Duke University Center for Child and Family Policy study claims that nurse home visits for infants save $3 for every $1 spent. The home visiting program more than paid for itself within the...more

FAAS Salutes Over 100 Volunteers on National Volunteer Week
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS), a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization committed to caring for homeless pets in Alameda, gives thanks to its over 100 volunteer corps for their dedication...more

Big Data Analysis: Engine to Economic Development?
Wired.com contributing writer and CEO of Panjiva, Josh Green, discusses how "Big Data" can be utilized as an engine for economic development. Since economic development has been often been...more

Award-Winning Tax Attorney Inspires Youth of Germantown
Award-winning tax attorney and advocate, Nikki Johnson-Huston, hopes to affect policy change. She talks with Germantown youth of LOGAN Hope School at Tabor Children's Services to share her inspiring...more

Park Ridge to Hire Part-Time Staff to Meet Economic Development Goals
The 28-member economic development task force delivers recommendations to Park Ridge city officials to hire new part-time staff members, or an outside firm. The new recruits will have to market...more







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