News and information on the role that government, small business, the nonprofit sector and philanthropy play in creating healthy and vibrant communities.

Trends in Philanthropy 2013
With the recent Giving USA report, philanthropy has managed to slowly break out some trends post-recession period. Philanthropy seems to be picking up after the economic recession ended. According...more

Beloved Billings Volunteer Commemorated
Billings resident who have served 17 years of voluntarism has passed away at 79 years old from esophageal cancer. Arthur Collins, mostly remembered for his food bank, brings local residents together...more

Volunteer Search and Rescue Units Score New Helmets
The Ventura County Sheriff's Office's all-volunteer search and rescue teams have received new helmets as protection and unifying equipment. The purchase of the new headgear is funded by...more

 Forest Grove to Use Videos in Pushing Tourism & Economic Development
The Forest Grove Economic Development team is looking to catch up with the fast-paced world of digital advertising by releasing videos that highlight the city's features for tourists and business...more

How Humor Can Address World\
Humor is capable of bringing out community involvement while addressing vital issues a powerful yet nonthreatening way. Comedy and witty antics can inspire change and empower people. For...more

Meet John Dolan: From Homeless to Author and Street Artist
John Dolan, at age 10, had his world turned upside down because of a family secret. That secret led him on the road to crime, addiction and homelessness. Until recently, Dolan was a heroin addict....more

Pittsburg Summit addresses Homelessness, centers on Best Practices
A three-day summit is held at Pittsburg to highlight the pressing issues of homelessness in the region. The summit included group role-playing exercises which participants learned about the many...more

Upcoming Plans to End Homelessness in Corvallis
An annual community open forum was held in the Benton County Library Meeting room to go over a 10-year plan to end homelessness in Corvallis. The meeting had various speakers, including local...more

Civil Society Institutions: The Pillar of a Better Future
South African Institute of Tax Practitioners (SAIT), a professional civil society institution, issued its new draft Constitution for comment. The main objective of the proposed Constitution is to...more

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India’s Rural Folk Saves Walking Miles with a Rural Utility Vehicle

India’s Rural Folk Saves Walking Miles with a Rural Utility Vehicle
In rural India, men, women and children are still trekking on foot for miles to retrieve...

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