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Art Exhibit Displays Pennsylvania Artists with Disabilities
An art display featured creations made by Pennsylvanians with disabilities in recognition of the Pennsylvania Disability Employment Awareness Month as declared by Governor Tom Corbett. The exhibit...more



A Different Response to Tackling Homelessness and Alcohol Use
Shelter House, which opened a MAP (the Kwae Kii Win Centre) in Thunder Bay, Ontario in 2012, has approached a different style in helping the chronic homeless and people with alcohol...more

Teaching Kids about Homelessness in a Meaningful Way
Lisa Doyle, communications and donor relations manager for Bridge Communities, shares how Bridge saw the need to educate school-aged children about poverty and homelessness. At Bridge, kids get...more

Community Development Block Grant and Social Services Grant workshop in October
The City Council of Naperville will host a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Social Services Grant workshop in October. The workshop will discuss funding priorities for the two grant...more

Green Square Meals Offers Homeless a Warm Place to Stay During Winter
Green Square meals, which provides a hot meals to any one in need, has opened its doors to the homeless. The homeless were provided some extra beds, cots, pillows and blankets. According to Green...more

Healthy Lunchbox Challenge Encourages Healthy Eating among Children
In a new study by a research team in the University of South Carolina, a low-cost, incentive-based program called the Healthy Lunchbox Challenge promotes healthy eating habits among...more

How to Fight Poverty Now: 12 Things You Should Know
Greg Kaufmann of the Nation lists down 12 things you can do to prevent poverty at this very moment. Kaufmann has reached out to a number of people and agencies who dedicate their lives to fighting...more

Advocates Plead $100 Million to End Homelessness in Minnesota
Homeless advocates flocked to the State Capitol to lobby legislators in rolling out $100 million in funds to shelter the homeless in Minnesota. The hefty amount would fund 5,000 units across...more

DOnetwork and Independent Living Centers Aim to Create Accessible Communities
In light of the 23rd anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Disability Organizing Network (DOnetwork) enables California's 28 Independent Living Centers (ILCs)...more

Pierce County Conducts Homelessness Survey
Pierce county volunteers has recently conducted a homelessness survey to paint a more definitive picture of what the county needs to do to address this concern. Volunteers ask the homeless to...more






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Role Philanthropy Plays in Impact Investing

Role Philanthropy Plays in Impact Investing
CEO of the Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) Nonprofit Finance Fund and impact investment book...



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