Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking, 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.

Volunteer Hackathons Bring Tech-Savvy People, Nonprofits Together
Hosted by an organization called ReAllocate, a low-profile volunteer hackathon connected techies and nonprofit organizations together to address the income gap, community space projects, and...more



How a Social Entrepreneur Created an Impactful Organization to Reduce Homelessness
Ed Peterson, the founder and Executive Director of Housing Hope is one of Everett, Washington's best social entrepreneurs. Peterson has been highly regarded businessman in the community when he...more

Profit Mastery Course Scholarships Now Available
In collaboration with the Mohave County Economic Development Department, the Bullhead Regional Economic Development Authority is providing scholarships to businesses for their involvement in the...more

Nonprofits Go for Global Innovation
Many nonprofits around the world have the resources to invest in innovation and are cooking up new solutions and devices to meet the specific needs of a community. The book, "Global Fundraising:...more

McGruff the Crime Dog Injects Life into Meridian Veterans Post
Vietnam Navy veteran Frank Griffith joined the Meridian Veterans of Foreign Wars post have volunteered his extra hours to serve the community. Griffith wanted to turn things around, so he started...more

Youth Philanthropy Council Awards $10,000 to Nine Organizations
The Northern New York Community Foundation Youth Philanthropy Council distributed a total of $10,000 to nine organizations within the Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties. A collaborative...more

Discovering Peace of Mind Through Music
Intersections, an international organization dedicated to forming positive relationships between individuals and their communities, holds workshop for Coalition for the Homeless' First Step Job...more

The Good Karmic Cycle of Intentional Philanthropy that Stimulates Social Change
When Dr. James "Greg" White and his orthodontist practice firm White, Greer and Maggard became involved in specific philanthropic projects, they realized that more people also became involved with...more

Grand Island Volunteer Shifts Focus on Children
Grand Island volunteer Jody Backer has recently talked about her community involvements, including being a Heartland CASA and Project Everlast member, a member of the YMCA board, and her tremendous...more

Multifamily Property Management Group Introduces Volunteer and Donation Program to Benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of America
One of the leading privately-owned, third-party multifamily property management companies in the U.S., Riverstone Residential Group, unveils a program that aims to grant financial and volunteer...more






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Social Enterprise Is Re-Housing Unwanted Furniture


Social Enterprise Is Re-Housing Unwanted Furniture

Weston Mill-based social enterprise Surplus Rescue CIC (Community Interest Company) recycles and finds homes for unwanted furniture. To date, it has received “extensive amounts” of quality second-hand furniture including desks, pedestals, cupboards and office chairs from a former local authority office equipment – and wants to find them a good home.




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