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.

Big Data Analysis: Engine to Economic Development?
Wired.com contributing writer and CEO of Panjiva, Josh Green, discusses how "Big Data" can be utilized as an engine for economic development. Since economic development has been often been...more



Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation Rejects $200M Request for Economic Development Initiative
The board that oversees Wisconsin's pension program for public employees has recently rejected a request by the head of Gov. Scott Walker's semi-private economic development agency to tap $200...more

CommunityWorks Carolina Gets $600,000 from Community Development Financial Institution Fund
The CommunityWorks Carolina (CWC) received $600,000 from the U.S. Department of Treasury's Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) Fund. The award will enable CWC to build up its loan...more

Chino Hills Officials Looking To Address Homelessness Issues
Chino Hills officials are looking to hold a meeting in an effort to gather more information from the community regarding issues related to affordable housing, homelessness, special needs, and...more

A Safe Haven for the Homeless
Author and co-founder of A Safe Haven Foundation Neli Vazquez-Rowland asks the question everybody is still wondering about: "Can We End Homelessness?" A Safe Haven Foundation is a nonprofit...more

Funding of $535,000 Gives Canadian Social Entrepreneurs a Boost
Canadian young entrepreneurs are being awarded a $535,000 in provincial funds to start businesses in Northern Ontario through the Ontario Trillium Foundation's Future Fund Program. NORDIK...more

Herkimer Foods Receives Economic Development Grant
Herkimer Foods, an Ilion-based cheese company, has received an economic development grant to help the company expand their online sales and marketing efforts. Herkimer Foods bigwigs hope that...more

Rockefeller Invests $100 Million For Stronger Cities
The Rockefeller Foundation expressed enthusiasm in building up cities to be more stronger and resilient in times of looming disasters. The foundation has committed $100 million directly into city...more

Democrats Open To Economic Development Plans
One of the major issues to be addressed by South Dakota lawmakers this year is to be able to come up with an economic development plan. House Minority Leader Bernie Hunhoff says legislators are...more

Community Alliance to End Homelessness in Memphis and Shelby County
The Community Alliance for the Homeless has brainstormed an idea and forged strategies to make the homeless get off the streets and afford them with services they really need to stay off the...more






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How to Get Company Leaders Participate in Employee Volunteer and Giving Programs


How to Get Company Leaders Participate in Employee Volunteer and Giving Programs

Get your company’s top dogs engaged more in volunteer work and giving back programs through these 5 helpful steps: 1) Attend volunteering events, 2) Send some emails, 3) Put your money where your mouth is, 4) Board up, and 5) Celebrate successes.




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