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

Volunteer Spirit Alive and Well Among Older Adults
In a recent study by AARP, a nonprofit organization that helps people aged 50 and above improve the quality of their lives, the spirit of volunteering is alive and well among older...more



Social Entrepreneurs: How to Foster Social Impact
Katie Smith Milway contributes a Bloomberg post that has been adapted from her remarks at Babson College's 2014 Lewis Institute Social Innovator Awards. Milway discusses how social entrepreneurs...more

Skoll Foundation Grantee Subject of New Book
Danville High School alumnus and Skoll Foundation grantee, Molly Melching, is the subject of the new book, "However Long the Night." The book is about Melching's experience living and working...more

Moving Into Social Enterprise, Avoiding Charities, NGOs
Founder of The Growing Leaders Foundation, Sallyann Della Casa,says the archaic, dinosaur-like charity systems of NGOs must give way to social enterprise. Della Casa asserts they need to be...more

Southeast Raleigh Nonprofit Grocery Store Provides Shopping Oasis in Food Desert
The Ship of Zion Ministries and Hope Community Church sponsored a new nonprofit grocery store backed by Whole Foods market. The 900-foot Galley Grocery Store smack dab in Southeast Raleigh shelves...more

What Needs More Funding is Special Education
Jospeh Malinga, an allAfrica.com writer, participated in a civil society team that released a position paper to the parliamentary committee on Education. The paper is part of an effort pushed by...more

Getting Millennials To Create Vibrant, Healthy Communities
Morgan J. Bettes, executive and creative associate at Realize Bradenton, a nonprofit that promotes the arts, culture, heritage and sports in Bradenton, shares how to attract millennials like herself...more

Global Fund for Children Founder Appointed Social Entrepreneur in Residence at Duke
Global Fund for Children founder, Maja Ajmera, has been appointed the Duke university's first social entrepreneur in residence. In her role, Ajmera will engage with all levels of the Duke...more

SwitchPoint 2014 Gathers Creative Minds to Tackle Global Health and Development Challenges
SwitchPoint 2014, an annual two-day conference, will gather experts, entrepreneurs, and philanthropists around the world to form partnerships, address and solve the major global health and...more

San Francisco Hatches New Plan to Curb Homelessness for the Next Decade
San Francisco has a new 10-year plan that aims to end chronic homelessness to replace an old one. The city has created a plan to fix the situation of people living on the streets a decade ago. The...more





Tom’s, the social enterprise popular for its shoes, has released a pair of shoes and a pair of shades to benefit Make It Right, a nonprofit founded by Brad Pitt in 2007 that builds affordable, green homes, buildings and communities for underserved and low-income populations.




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