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Michigan Municipal League to Launch Crowdfunding Portal for Community Development
New company partnerships with Michigan Municipal League (MML) will launch a new portal by summer to offer training on crowdfunding and bring together investments available in Michigan. MML aims to...more



Workshop on Community Development Block Grants for Flood-Affected Businesses
The Colorado Springs Small Business Development Center is going to conduct a workshop on community development block grants and loans targeted to businesses hurt by flooding last September. The...more

Little Italy in Erie to Get $412,899 Grant Boost
A Little Italy neighborhood in Eriewill get a $412,899 state grant to improve its new sidewalks and lighting along West 18th Street, between Sassafras and Cherry streets. Erie has entered into a...more

Human Awareness Day Teaches Students about Voluntarism
Coyle and Cassidy High School, a Catholic, college-preparatory, co-educational institution, held Human Awareness Day that spotlights various volunteers, religious leaders and nonprofit workers as...more

SVP Summit Assembles Philanthropy Groups and Leaders at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill will hold the influential Southeast Venture Philanthropy (SVP) Summit for regional life science companies and national disease foundations this April. Major philanthropic...more

Five Airport Businesses For Tax-Exemption Possibility
Washington County signed five contracts to lease land at Hagerstown Regional Airport ten years ago. However, the properties are being made taxable when the state agency discovered they are being used...more

Indiegogo\
Indiegogo, the popular global fundraising and crowdfunding site, will be introducing a new pilot program called "Forever Funding" that will enable anyone with a successful campaign to keep raising...more

Volunteers Concoct Desserts at Chocolate Extravaganza
Volunteers slice up of cakes, tortes and other desserts for the Chocolate Extravaganza. The Chocolate Extravaganza event, now in its 22nd year, benefits the Pomerene Center for the Arts, a...more

Volunteering With Youth Service and Conservation Corps on Earth Day
The Youth Service and Conservation Corps welcomes volunteers and provides them with paid job and leadership training, academic programming, and extra support through an approach that enhances...more

Key Ideas on Transparency
With a background in human rights and global development, Anna Scott, content coordinator for the Guardian's Global Development Professionals Network, summarizes 20 prerequisites for...more






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Nonprofit Website Freely Connects Low-Income Individuals to Social Services They Need

Nonprofit Website Freely Connects Low-Income Individuals to Social Services They Need
Rey Faustino, who experienced poverty and had to make ends meet to help his struggling...



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