News and information on the role that government, small business, the nonprofit sector and philanthropy play in creating healthy and vibrant communities.
Mitchell Kutney, co-founder of @JustChangeOtt and contributor at Huffington Post, writes about the social enterprise panacea and their actors in traditional businesses, nonprofits, foundations and...more
The Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce gives the head nod on a major economic develop announcement that will take place on Friday at the Dothan Civic Center.
A number of local dignitaries will attend...more
A recent research released by the Social Economy Alliance suggests consumers prefer to buy social, but in The Guardian's open thread, questions surface: Will social enterprises ever underpin the UK...more
Homelessness is increasing in schools with school officials are counting higher percentages of homeless children among their student body.
According to Jake Murray is the director of the Aspire...more
The Head Start program in Pembina County will receive the brunt of the federal budget cuts in which more children won't be returning next year.
The sequestration cuts the support for programs...more
The federal website, HealthCare.gov, has been undergoing some technical glitches, but through federal mandates for testing, Kentucky finds success in its separate web-based system for healthcare...more
Researchers at the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center evaluated water samples from rural lagoons for the existence of pharmaceuticals, personal care products and hormones. The test is to...more
The Community Development Finance Initiative (CDFI) is important funding for many charities.
CDFI funding comes from public and private sources, and is typically in loan form. Sometimes, the...more
Washington County has been approved to receive nearly $919,000 in federal housing funds, which is $100,000 more from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The funds aim to support...more
More than a thousand state and local hunger-relief charities lobby Congress with a letter to strengthen and protect hunger-relief programs in the farm bill negotiations.
The letter of appeal urges...more