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Charity Leaders Hope to Draw from $48 Billion Share of Wealth
Minnesota charity officials hope to tap into the largest transfer of wealth happening in the nation. An estimated $43 trillion is expected to pass from baby boomers and their parents to the...more



Donna Officials Call Off Contract with Economic Development Firm
Donna city officials have placed contract negotiations on hold with Advent GX, an economic development firm. There are two phases of the contract, and only phase one has been carried out. Phase...more

New Report Reveals Changes in Army Dining Facilities Spur Healthy Eating
According to a new report published by the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, obesity is increasing among the military. As a solution to fight obesity, a team of researchers...more

Cork County Council Plans Festive Lighting Funding Economic Development for Towns
Cork County Council is planning on providing its towns with festive lighting this upcoming holiday season. County officials consider using its Economic Development Fund (EDF) to fund Christmas...more

Urban Orchard Brings to Life Neglected Vancouver Brownfield
Between three to five years, a vacant Vancouver brownfield has been planted with more than 400 fruit-bearing trees. The city of Vancouver calls the site as the largest urban orchard in North...more

Eye-Opening Videos Show Real Deal Behind Social Work Field
The state Department of Health and Human Services produced a series of videos showcasing what working in health and human services is really like. The real deal behind these videos exposes high...more

200 Peninsulans Volunteer on MLK Day
About 200 Catholics, Mormons, Jews, Buddhists and Muslims from 15 different faith communities fanned out across the Peninsula on Monday as volunteers for the region's first Multifaith Day of Service...more

Financial Literacy to Improve State Economy
An event at a South Providence community outreach center addressed how small businesses can access capital and what steps individuals can take to become more financially literate. The event was...more

Utah Employers who employ the Homeless may be Eligible for Tax Credit
A bill passed by the Utah House will enable Utah employers who hire homeless people to have a limited number of tax credits. Rep. Brian King, D-Salt Lake City backed the HB140 bill, where...more

Why Funders View Connections as Vital for Arts Development
Huffington Post writer and Executive Director of National Corporate Theatre Fund (NCTF), Bruce E. Whitacre, regards arts development with a "cautious optimism." This cautiousness stems from the...more






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The Power of Being Unreasonable


The Power of Being Unreasonable

Teju Ravilochan co-founded the Unreasonable Institute in 2009 to design an academy to tackle poverty, social justice, and educational voids. It’s a social-good school for traditional and nonprofit companies to learn how to speed-up, find partners, and help fund their world-changing ideas.


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