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

Cleveland Clinic Reveals Pancreatic Function Restoration by Bariatric Surgery
The Cleveland Clinic researchers, in part of the Surgical Therapy And Medications Potentially Eradicate Diabetes Efficiently (STAMPEDE) study, find that gastric bypass surgery reverts diabetes by...more

Not Done Yet: Ending Homelessness
According to the Point-in-Time Count last January, the number of the chronically homeless dropped to more than 50 percent, which is good news. However, there is still a mounting struggle to combat...more

Lakeshore and Crossroads Regional Collaborate on Economic Development Initiatives
The two largest Chambers of Commerce in Lake County, Lakeshore and Crossroads Regional (representing more than 1,200 businesses) has recently announced a new economic development alliance designed to...more

VA Collaborates With Nonprofits to Solve Veteran Homelessness
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) focuses on veteran households that are still quite resilient, but need immediate short-term support to resolve their housing crises. VA partners with...more

Social Enterprise Definition is Overemphasized
Defining social enterprise and social entrepreneurship has resulted into confusion and disputes. In brief, social enterprise is a powerful activity, ever growing and adapting to the social and...more

SNAP Cuts Places Youth At Risk
In a CLASP report, the benefit cuts of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly referred to as Food Stamps), places economically-disadvantaged young adults at risk. According...more

How Working as a Social Enterprise Apprentice Changed Life of Ex-Offender
Andy Kabeya, an apprentice at Jamie Oliver's social enterprise Fifteen, speaks about ow a social enterprise has changed his life. The 21 year-old Kabeya has been in prison four times, and sought...more

Urbana Pursues to Kindle Economic Development in 2014
Recently, Urbana saw a myriad of businesses open or expand, emphasizing an economic growth for the city. Patent attorney Andrew Scheinman urged the city to establish a relationship with the...more

A Recipe for Creating Healthier Neighborhoods
The Institute for Comprehensive Community Development has furnished a series of articles that looks at how revitalized low-income neighborhoods doesn't just create affordable, safe housing and...more

TechSoup is tapping impact investors to raise capital to fund initiatives that enable the nonprofit organization to grow and strengthen its work.

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