Community Development, General/Other News

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

Make Impact: Social Enterprise Learning
Angela Sanders of Paramus Post shares examples of local social enterprises that may not be obvious, but are slowly making a difference. Sanders put the spotlight on social enterprise, defining it...more



Parents Involve in Civic Engagement
Three Hispanic parents encourage people in the community to participate in sport initiatives for their families and kids. These parents, who belong to the Family Support group, kicks off their Youth...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

Mesa County Fighting Homelessness
From the Veterans Affairs Hospital, to the city of Grand Junction and various non-profit agencies, homelessness is a fight Mesa County is taking on as a community. Lieutenant Governor Joe Garcia...more

Lyndon Station Takes Aim at Economic Development
Officials at Lyndon Station have recently expressed their urge to spur economic development within the village through the formation of an Economic Development Committee or a chamber of commerce, or...more

6 Western North Carolina Nonprofits Receive Economic Development Grants
It has recently been announced that six western North Carolina nonprofit organizations have received over $5.85 million in grants from the NC Community Development Initiative. The Initiative's...more

Developing Cities Get an Enhanced Makeover with Minecraft
Part of the United Nations' Block by Block program, community members are asked to redesign public spaces, which includes parks and public squares that need to be redeveloped, inside the popular...more

Fresno and Madera Counties Share Over $5.3 Million Grant to End Homelessness
Fresno and Madera counties have a high number of homeless residents. Nonprofits operating within the two areas receive their share of more than $5.3 million to give support to the homeless. The...more

5K Marathon Raises Funds For Kids, Firefighters, Economic Development
The Silvis Home Run 5K marathon, part of the Silvis, Illinois' Family Day, which continued into the night with the 13th Annual Moonlight Festival, has successfully garnered funds to help kids,...more






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Social Entrepreneurs, Which Comes First? Social Mission or Business Goals?


Social Entrepreneurs, Which Comes First? Social Mission or Business Goals?

For social entrepreneurs, what comes first? Business or mission?




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