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

Does Gaming Have a Long-Lasting Impact on Our Environment?
The Emerson Engagement Lab is committed to boosting the participation of a city's residents through a lineup of original games designed for civic engagement. It's latest game, Community PlanIt,...more



Pope Francis Supports Caritas Internationalis Campaign to End Hunger
Faith leaders, along with Pope Francis, will participate in a prayer service supporting a global campaign to end hunger. The Caritas Internationalis campaign, the "One Human Family, Food for...more

How to Make Your Social Enterprise a Cut Above the Rest
Bridie Ritchie, Young Social Pioneer and founder of HalfGlassFull, a marketing agency specializing in social causes, writes on how to make your social enterprisestand out from the crowd. Ritchie...more

ALERT: Creating Healthy Communities As Part Of Energy\
The ALERT Project, which consists of scientists, health care professionals, and concerned citizens who have years of experience dealing with the human health and the costs of oil dependency, provides...more

Community Development Summit to Reach Across Boundaries and Unite Cities
Officials and representatives of Baltimore, Cincinnati, Cleveland and other cities participated in a community development summit, themed Reaching Across Boundaries, held at Pittsburgh. The summit...more

Advocates Lobby Congress to Strengthen New Markets Tax Credit
Thousands of businesses, investors, nonprofit organizations and community leaders urged Congress to keep the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC). The NMTC increases capital stream to businesses and...more

5 Stages of Grief after a Failed Social Enterprise
Dan Morrison, of The Guardian, speaks about the five stages of grief after a failed social enterprise, and how to cope and recover motivation to be willing to start all over again. Morrison, as he...more

Is Play The Key To Solving Social, Economic Challenges?
A recent study conducted by psychologists at the University of Hildesheim in Germany learned a "surprisingly high" interconnection between childhood play and social success in adulthood. The...more

NLIHC to Hold Conference for the Modification of the Mortgage Interest Deduction and Trust Fund Investment
The National Low Income Housing Coalition will discuss the launch of a $1 million campaign to amend the mortgage interest cut and invest in the National Housing Trust Fund. State...more





Turly Humphreys, founder of Circle Sports, has just launched her second store in Dalston. Circle Sports is a social enterprise that has currently placed more than 60 young people in permanent employment.




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