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.

Bellaire Officials Narrow Their Focus on Economic Development Priorities
Following two economic development workshops conducted by consultants from Marsh Darcy Partners, Bellaire officials have expressed their desire to focus on economic development priorities. In line...more



Increasing Entrepreneurship in Iowa with Special Funds
Iowa Economic Development Authority officials announce there are special funds available to would-be entrepreneurs who want to start a new business. The funding is part of an effort to try to...more

Parents Involve in Civic Engagement
Three Hispanic parents encourage people in the community to participate in sport initiatives for their families and kids. These parents, who belong to the Family Support group, kicks off their Youth...more

Veterans Affairs Announces Over $1.9 Million Grants for New Mexico\
Eric K. Shinseki, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, recently awarded more than $1.9 million in homelessness prevention grants to New Mexico counties as part of an effort to serve 1,300 homeless and...more

Park Ridge to Hire Part-Time Staff to Meet Economic Development Goals
The 28-member economic development task force delivers recommendations to Park Ridge city officials to hire new part-time staff members, or an outside firm. The new recruits will have to market...more

Artists as Natural Resource for Community Development
Laura Zabel, a Kansas University graduate and executive director of a Minnesota-based economic development organization called Springboard for the Arts, led a talk at the Lawrence Arts Center about...more

LaPorte County Council Approves Economic Development Funds
The Laporte County Council has recently voted to approve funding for the new Laporte County Office for Economic Development. The commissioners requested nearly $200,000 but a lesser amount was...more

Highway Safety Community Calls on Congress to Fund Section 405
Known as Section 405, the Priority Highway Safety Grant Program will be fully funded as appealed by traffic safety advocacy groups and communities. Section 405 delivers performance-based fund...more

Annual Tri-City Homeless Census
It has recently been announced that Tri-CAP and the Tri-City Housing and Homelessness Task Force are conducting their annual Tri-City Homeless Census. This data is gathered at the request of the...more

African Philanthropy Network to Promote Continental Economic Development
The African Philanthropy Forum (APF), an affiliate of the Global Philanthropy Forum (GPF), partakes in networking with various philanthropists to discuss the expansion of strategic philanthropy by...more






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Essence of Social Entrepreneurship


Essence of Social Entrepreneurship

The gist of social entrepreneurship: Why do people do it? Because they can. Lara Galinsky of Echoing Green says, “the key to successful social entrepreneurship is finding the way to sync your heart and your head, which will unlock your hustle.”




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