Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking, General/Other News

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Blackbaud Chief Executive to Step Down
Blackbaud, the country's largest maker of fundraising software has recently announced that its CEO is set to step. This bold move is said to be caused by the company's declining quarterly earnings,...more

Reading Program Needs Volunteers
The Start Making a Reader Today Program, organized by SMART, is seeking for volunteers to help them cater to more than 700 student participants in Klamath County. The program reportedly needs 95...more

Senior Volunteer Opportunities Earn Federal Grants
Senior volunteer opportunities in the Monadnock and Upper Valley regions get a federal grant boost. The grants were awarded through the Corporation for National and Community Service's Senior...more

Maple Ridge Boy Raises $24,000 By Making Lemonade Out of Lemons
Seven-year-old boy from Maple Ridge, Quinn Callander, has set up a lemonade stand to raise funds for his friend, Brayden Grozdanich, who needs surgery available in New Jersey because of his cerebral...more

SF Outreach Workers Plan New Ways to Move Homeless in Encampment Clearing
Homeless encampment on King Street near Interstate 280 is being cleaned up by San Francisco outreach workers. The workers herded out many people into housing, but a vast majority simply returns to...more

Building an Economy Based On Purpose and Meaningful Relationships
Pro bono services nonprofit Taproot Foundation founder, Aaron Hurst, predicts the rise of a new economy - the Purpose Economy. According to Hurst, the changes people see are about developing...more

Lorain County To Get $4 Million Economic Development Funds
Over $4 million in state funding for economic development, job training and corrections projects in Lorain County has been announced by Ohio Rep. Matt Lundy (D-Elyria). Funds for the Lorain...more

Alaska Nonprofits Receive Federal Funding To Help Fight Off Veteran Homelessness
Two Alaska nonprofits have garnered $768,000 in federal grants from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to help reduce veteran homelessness. The funding was released through VA's...more

Women Build Week Gives Women Volunteers Opportunity to Build for a Family
As part of Women Build Week, Habitat for Humanity urges women volunteers to take part in construction projects usually dominated by males. Women Build Week presents women the opportunity to learn...more

United Way of Washtenaw County Unveils Virtual Volunteer Center
The United Way of Washtenaw County will introduce a new online volunteer center by the end of summer. The center will connect people interested in volunteering with local nonprofits that depend on...more

Social Entrepreneurship

Wealthy Resource Generation: Tax Us More!

Wealthy Resource Generation: Tax Us More!

Resource Generation, a group of young people who grew up wealthy, wish to give something back. They published a letter this week that implies advocacy and participation in structural change that will ultimately improve the resourcing of schools in Pennsylvania.

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