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

Obamacare Should Help More People with Mental Health Care Issues
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, an estimated 32 million people will receive mental health or substance use disorder benefits, or both, under the Affordable Care...more

How Do You Bring Sexy Back to Civic Engagement?
William Wolfe-Wylie, writer for O.Canada, shares about Richard Pietro's fight for an open government. To spread awareness about open government and open data, he's riding his motorcycle across...more

Lakota Spiritual Leader Penalized for Drug Charges
Jerome Labeaux, supposed Lakota spiritual leader and cultural coordinator, pleaded guilty last Monday due to drug charges. Labeaux was accused for drug possession and driving under the influence...more

FHA Loan Limits and Its Impact
Recently, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) reduced the loan limits for its single-family insurance program in 652 counties, while raising them in 89 counties. In an Urban Institute...more

Minnesota Coalition Pursues $100 Million in Bonds to Tackle Homelessness
The Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless hopes that the Legislature will approve $100 million in bonds this year to build affordable housing. According to Willmar-based Rhonda Otteson, southwest...more

SRPMIC Indian Community Gives Props To Action Done By U.S. Senators John McCain, Jeff Flake
The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC) President, Diane Enos, has lauded the actions of Arizona Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake for backing up the federal legislation entitled...more

TANF, UI Applicant Drug-Testing Is Ineffective and Costly
Recently, states of Kansas and Texas have conducted suspicion-based drug testing for TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) and Unemployment Insurance applicants. However, evidence found...more

What Punk Rock Can Teach Us about Philanthropy
In this narrative written by Forbes contributor John Kluge (who is also a straightedge), he described the Philanthropunks, a scene that centers on positive aspects of the Punk ethos. The...more

CauseWired Founder: Four Tips for Social Entrepreneurs
Tom Watson, consultant and Forbes contributor, shares four critical lessons he's learned to social entrepreneurs. He left the corporate world to build his own social venture, a small consulting...more

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How Social Enterprises Are Transforming Societies

How Social Enterprises Are Transforming Societies

Duncan Thorp, Policy and Communications Officer at Social Enterprise Scotland, writes for the Scotsman about empowering community groups, local authorities and social enterprises.

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