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

Cheatham Vision Campaign to Boost Economic Development
The Cheatham County Chamber of Commerce and the Joint Economic and Community Development Board work together to create the Cheatham Vision initiative. The initiative engages both people and...more

D.C. Officials Finalize Plans for Economic Development Trip
District officials are planning to catch Austin's annual South by Southwest entertainment and technology festival. The D.C. officials are hoping to boost the city's economic development profile...more

Contending Heroes for the Social Enterprise Champion of 2013
The UK Social Enterprise Awards will have five candidates from around the country to vie for the Social Enterprise Champion trophy. The shortlisted champions are: Rajeeb Dey of Enternships; Cris...more

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

Lessons Learned from a Russian Social Enterprise
Craig Dearden-Phillips, who writes for The Guardian, attended a a conference in Moscow. Craig explains that the social innovations conference is an eye-opener. He dishes out three points he has...more

Five Ways to Beam a Social Message Around the World
Joe Garbarczyk, who writes for The Guardian, shares his advice for marketing on a budget and how to spread a social message around the globe. For social entrepreneurs, Joe suggests five ways: Go...more

Social Investment Propels Into the Right Direction
UK's Social Value Act new act entails public bodies to consider social and environmental value when they choose suppliers instead of focusing solely on cost. As opined by Adrian Walker, member of...more

Emotional Awareness Spurs Healthy Eating Choices
In a new study appearing in the Journal of Marketing Research, being mindful of their emotions can promote better, healthier eating options. Authors of the study encouraged consumer educational...more

HHS Accelerates Ebola Vaccine Development
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) advances the development of a vaccine to prevent Ebola virus...more

Social Enterprise Corengi Provides Matches to its Patients OkCupid Style
Like the popular dating site, OKCupid, Seattle-based social enterprise Corengi acts as an online site that offers free informational resources for Type 2 diabetes patients. The website also...more

Social Entrepreneurship

Cornwall as First-Ever Rural Social Enterprise Zone

Cornwall as First-Ever Rural Social Enterprise Zone

Cornwall, England has been christened as the first-ever rural social enterprise zone. Minister for Civil Society Nick Hurd remarked that what was happening in Cornwall was an example to the rest of the United Kingdom.

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