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.

Foundation Grants to Rural Community Development Networks Gradually Grow
Rick Cohen, a writer for the Daily Yonder, reports that foundation grants in rural community development corporations (CDCs) are moderately rising since 2006. Cohen furnishes a Nonprofit Quarterly...more

Internet Entrepreneur to Launch 2 New Startups
Tech entrepreneur Krishnan Ganesh announces plans to launch two new startups: one in the housing and construction sector and another that will provide higher education for working...more

The collaborative city-county Ten Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness is in need of a revision, and more transparency. The Ten Year Plan should consider the findings of a community group to...more

Getting Ahead in the Social Enterprise Scene
The charity New Entrepreneurs Foundation has released a guide that lists more than 500 different organizations that can advise young entrepreneurs about where they can get help, including start-up...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

Closing the Digital Divide? Annual Report of the CA Emerging Technology Fund
Though much progress has been made in California over the last 5 years in closing the Digital Divide much remains to be done 225,000 rural households in remote communities and more than 880,000...more

Homeless Count Growing in New Hampshire
According to a statistical study conducted by the state Department of Health and Human Services' Bureau of Homeless and Housing Services, homelessness in New Hampshire is slightly growing....more

Rochester City Announces Resolution Strategy for Homelessness
The City of Rochester recently announces the release of its Homeless Resolution Strategy to address the issue of homelessness. The City of Rochester has been managing a study to help recognize...more

Albermale Considering Expansion of Economic Development Efforts
As Albemarles three-year economic vitality action plan comes close to completion, county staff are preparing to ask the Board of Supervisors to consider expanding economic development efforts. In...more

HHS Awards $1.2 Million Grant to Standing to Achieve New Directions
Standing to Achieve New Directions (STAND) is receiving a $1.2 million grant to provide behavioral health services for men out of jail. The grant will go towards expanding STAND's work to...more

Social Entrepreneurship

Forbes Contributor Shares Lessons He’s Learned for Social Entrepreneurs

Forbes Contributor Shares Lessons He’s Learned for Social Entrepreneurs
Tom Watson, contributor at Forbes, shares four important lessons for social entrepreneurs – lessons that build...

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